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  1. bhambrew

    6 Tap Keezer Build (Insignia 10.2 cu. ft.)

    Just gotta say...wow, well done sir! I'm a geek for the little details, and the beer lines neatly organized around the collar is a nice touch. Custom mount for the fan, check; mount for the C02, check; color coded beer lines, check. I would love to see a pic of the inside of this thing with six...
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    Multiple test batches split from one base mash?

    Thanks, I have been searching, but so far have only come up with threads where guys are splitting different boils/hops or fermenters/yeast. I'll keep looking.
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    Multiple test batches split from one base mash?

    Never thought of that angle, not a bad idea. You are suggesting one big base mash, and four mini-mashes which include a small amount of the base malt (for conversion)? That way I can mash out the big base mash, then combine with the smaller speciality mashes. Seems like that would work.
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    Multiple test batches split from one base mash?

    Greetings all, I'm looking to get some input regarding doing some smaller size experimental batches. I've been brewing AG for about 8 years, and currently use a three-vessel HERMS system to make 10 gallon batches. Lately I've wanted to experiment with fine-tuning new recipes using smaller...
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    RIMS or HERMS: Understanding Mashing Equipment

    Actually, that's exactly how I have always done it. My system is a direct-fire, single-tier rig with burners under the Boil Kettle and HLT, and bottom-drain Mash Tun (in fact, that's my setup pictured on the article page). I have my HERMS coil inside my HLT, and I keep the HLT temperature around...
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    No Tricks Just Treats Halloween Inkbird Giveaway~

    Happy Halloween!
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    Ss Brewtech’s Biggest Baddest Holiday Giveaway Ever!

    Yes! Thank you Ss Brewtech!
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    Keg Connection New Inline Flow Control Valve Giveaway

    Thanks for the giveaway!
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    Budweiser Admits Craft Beer is for Real

    @sudbuddy this forum is about beer & brewing. I applaud the effort of those who take the time to submit articles and engage the members. Many articles include photos, video, and in this case a bit of research. We are not professional journalists, we are homebrewers. Austin volunteers to...
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    Is a 58 litre sanke too big for pressurized 10 gallon batches?

    Sounds like a good plan, I'd like to see some photos of the setup when you have it all together!
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    Is a 58 litre sanke too big for pressurized 10 gallon batches?

    About a year ago I switched from glass carboys to using 1/2 bbl (15 gal) Sanke kegs for primary fermentation, and I absolutely LOVE IT. I brew ~10 gallon batches, and usually end up with about 11 gallons +/- in the keg when I pitch the yeast. I have not tried the "pressurized" fermentation...
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    My HERMS with 'bottom drain' MLT

    Bd2xu I had the same thing happen to me, which is why I decided to go with the HERMS system. Compared to the Direct-Fire MLT, I think the HERMS is superior in ease of operation, and control, hands down. With regards to operation, the HERMS is very simple. The first thing I do on brew day...
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    My HERMS with 'bottom drain' MLT

    Yes, I think that with an electric system there is no reason that you couldn't have a bottom drain on each of your kettles, and that would be awesome in my opinion! The Tri-Clamp for the Sankey neck is 2", and works especially well with a special silicone gasket sold by Brewer's Hardware...