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    Taste of Scorching

    Wow. We should definitely keep in touch. I think that we are both in the same position. I've already had to dump one double batch day due to the bad element problem. Sounds like we can benefit from some of each other's lessons learned. Im keeping my account load small for awhile so that when...
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    Taste of Scorching

    Hey cool, another Nano. How long have you guys been up and running? I was officially licensed in October. I feel bad that I've never gone back through and posted on this site with pics since I learned a lot about RIMS, brewing, wiring, and such from using this site, but its been a little...
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    Taste of Scorching

    The system is pretty big. I brew 50 or so gallon batches. Kind of a small nano here in town. I dont think its in the malt. I buy a pallet at a time and it usually runs out inside two months. Only open the bags right before milling and mill them the night before brewing.
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    Taste of Scorching

    You were supposed to say that it totally came from the scorching. Except it didnt, and I know that. Crap. Id like to see that thread on cleaning it though.
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    Taste of Scorching

    Morning all, So I've got a pretty big RIMS system set up and have had some batches that make me think Im scorching the wort. Ive got a 6 kW low density element in my RIMS. I'm kind of looking for someone to help me figure out if this is the problem, because I think I have a solution if it...
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    Screwed up My Hole Placement

    Yeah that's kinda what I had in mind. I don't to wreck my volume so it would have to be a short stem. I don't have a pic that I have access to right now. Its a standard 55 gallon drum. Plugging is not an option.
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    Screwed up My Hole Placement

    So I got some fittings welded to these 55 gallon barrels that I picked up. I'm going to place them on the brewstand that I build and I was worried about clearance of the valves underneath so I authorized the welder to put them in the middle of the barrels. Problem is, now I have effectively...
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    1.5" Sanitary Tri clamp Valves

    Dont I lose the sanitary aspect of the fittings if I have to have a threaded to triclamp adapter? Maybe thats a misunderstanding on my part.
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    1.5" Sanitary Tri clamp Valves

    So, Im working on a 1.5 Barrel system with SS drums, have been putting together the nanobrewery for a while and Im starting to figure out how to automate the thing. Ive got the heating figured out, will probably be running with the BCS from ECC (thats not what this thread is about) to control...
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    SS Drum Mash Tun

    Well at any rate thanks for showing me which parts would work. Just in case I decide that there was another good reason to do it. I think avoiding my male instincts in this case is probably a good way of avoiding spending a ton of money.
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    SS Drum Mash Tun

    Guess thats a good suggestion. I dont really know why I was attached to going through the side. In fact, now I kinda feel like an idiot :o
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    SS Drum Mash Tun

    I think its just a standard drum, but here is a pic I found on the internet thats equivalent. Im pretty sure that the hole is 2" diameter I was thinking about having a T come off whatever I get to seal the hole so that I could run a temp probe in there. The tee would probably have a 1/2"...
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    SS Drum Mash Tun

    Okay, so I've been searching around for a while to see if anyone has addressed this topic to no avail. I recently got my hands on some 55 Gallon SS Drums from a closed down winery and would like to build a very large system for doing club brews. Unfortunately, these are somewhat on loan so I...
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    Do hops wilt during the day ?

    Mine are doing fine. Ive got 5 plants in direct sun. I water pretty frequently. Three of the Cascade Vines are putting out a large number of cones. One is probably 25 feet long at the others are probably around 15-18 feet. The Centennial that I have didnt grow nearly as fast. Its almost...
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