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  1. Coldies

    RIMS

    Great idea with the element being killed when the pump isn’t on. I’ve toasted a few elements (some ruined my brew day) a few times when I first starting running my RIMS system. You’ll love the system.
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    Ferm chamber set-up

    I wish I had the room for a full sized fridge ferm chamber. You’re stoked on the new set up, looks great. You may want to consider taking the probe and taping it to the side of your bucket/carboy to get a better temp reading.
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    ANVIL FOUNDRY ALL-GRAIN BREWING SYSTEM

    Why not sparge and squeeze? I think we’ve gotten to spoiled with this system as my old RIMS system and I’m sure yours was a bigger pain to sparge then the AF, haha! So my last brew I lifted the grain basket, sparged, and let it drip for a while, I then used a stainless plate to push down on the...
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    Kegerator Inkbird Probe Placement

    My Ranco controller went out (even after heat shrinking it) after a while when it was submersed directly in water so this time I figured I would try a ghetto thermowell to see how that works. If I had 1/4” copper on one of my jobs I would have used that instead.
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    Kegerator Inkbird Probe Placement

    I know my kegerator needs a cleaning..
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    Kegerator Inkbird Probe Placement

    I’ll grab it tomorrow. Nothing special. Just a 1/2” copper pipe with a cap soldered on inside a cup filled with water.
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    Kegerator Inkbird Probe Placement

    I’ve got mine in a thermowell that’s in water. I change the water whenever I remember too
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    Closed transfer with beer gas

    I’ve got CO2 but have this large bottle of beer gas for my old nitrogen handle (it’s on the fritz right now) so I rarely use it compared to my CO2. I use to use it to start my siphon a while ago, but it wasn’t a completely closed transfer
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    Closed transfer with beer gas

    I’ve got a large bottle of beer gas (75% nitrogen and 25% CO2) and was wondering if anybody has used this to do a closed transfer. I’m not a scientist by any means but I’m pretty sure nitrogen is an inert gas and should be fine. Thoughts?
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    ANVIL FOUNDRY ALL-GRAIN BREWING SYSTEM

    Yeah I’m def gonna clean it similar to that. I was sinuses to just moving my kettles and cleaning them off my brew stand it was just second nature to me. Will utilize the pump next brew for sure. I’m hindsight I should have waited for the system to get in prior to getting the hop spider but like...
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    What do you do with your spent grains?

    I throw them in my canyon about 100 yards from my house, they’re usually gone within a few days. The rodents, rabbits, birds and coyotes make short work of them.
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    ANVIL FOUNDRY ALL-GRAIN BREWING SYSTEM

    So part of the reason I left it sit for 15 min was hearing how many issues people were having with stuck mashes, I would probably say 50% of those having issues are probably having it with their pump control and not necessarily the grain bill (my brew was a NEIPA and no issues), that being said...
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    ANVIL FOUNDRY ALL-GRAIN BREWING SYSTEM

    I used a hop spider with this brew as well and at my 160° hop addition I had to hang the spider off the IC coil for full submersion. Yes the clean up was easy enough considering it was only two vessels but the kettle it a awkward to clean cause of the control panel. Not really a complaint but I...
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    ANVIL FOUNDRY ALL-GRAIN BREWING SYSTEM

    Was able to brew this weekend on my 10.5 and what a great rig so far. I got the recirc kit but haven’t received it so I made a quick screen using stainless burner covers from Walmart that I drilled a bunch of holes in. Worked great, I also used a bag in the malt pipe and everything ran as it was...
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    ANVIL FOUNDRY ALL-GRAIN BREWING SYSTEM

    for under $20 it makes to much sense. I’ll eventually fabricate something that fits the needs exactly, but this will do for now. I need to raise my pump a tad though. That being said I need to raise both, the AF more as well. Even with my burp valve it was super hard to get my pump primed
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