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Old 03-01-2012, 08:30 PM   #11
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So if you store it sanitized u still resanitize it again before fermenting? Also is a sump pump needed? I've seen diys on pond pumps with at least 500gph

 
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:00 PM   #12
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Depends on how its stored and how long, for a couple hours sealed, no I dont resanitize, but I never sanitize before the day of use as you are asking for problems

Pond pumps and sump pumps are pretty much the same thing if I remember correctly, you want a submersible pump or you are going to have to put input and output lines, but should still work
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Old 04-15-2012, 06:11 PM   #13
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So.... I'm new to all this. Still trying to get all my equipment together before the first batch. I thought to myself that a carboy washer would definitely come in handy, and I really like this design, as I already own a pump plus looks real easy to build. With all that aside, what sanitizer solution do you use? I have buddies who brew, and they swear by the Star san, which i plan on getting anyway. But, doesn't that stuff get foamy?

 
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:20 PM   #14
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Yeah star san gets foamy, they have a low foam version which i use, but the iodophor actually foams less, I use both and just watch for too much foam when sanitizing. When cleaning its not a problem
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:23 PM   #15
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When setting up my cleaner, i had foam pouring out of the bucket down the way. no big deal for me, but for those doing it indoors, it might be. I had mine going into the gas and liquid lines for a full cleaning. One round of oxyclean, one round of starsan. Both are very foamy, FYI

 
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:37 AM   #16
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Cool, thanks!!! Every bit of info helps. Thanks for getting back to me. Love this site.

 
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:45 PM   #17
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oops

Reason: wrong thread (window)

 
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Old 06-27-2012, 02:14 PM   #18
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I can't see any pictures, can anyone update this thread so we can see the pictures please?
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Old 06-27-2012, 05:36 PM   #19
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Cant wait to start on mine this weekend

 
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Old 06-27-2012, 07:22 PM   #20
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What's the minimum GPH that is acceptable for a pump? I've read mixed things in different threads. Morebeer sells a pre-made one with a 520 GPH pump. It seems like that might be weak?

I'm looking to get a 1350 GPH on Friday to start the project.

http://morebeer.com/view_product/118..._Carboy_Washer
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