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    Counterflow Chiller Tutorial

    I'm not trying to smart A$$ but I wouldn't risk any chance introducing bad chemicals in my beer. I would feel bad if someone got sick from drinking it. Maybe the lubricating oils in the freon can be washed out. Maybe not. I would scrap it and get some fresh copper.
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    Counterflow Chiller Tutorial

    Because it has had freon in it. I would be pissed if someone served me beer made with contaminated equipment.
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    Soldering Stainless steel

    It is also wise to have a good tight connection between the two pieces before soldering for a few reasons. Easier solder, and if you happen to make a mistake and dry fire the fitting wont move or fall out.
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    Indiana Counter Flow Chiller

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    Indiana Counter Flow Chiller

    25ft Counter flow chiller. Never used. Has 1/2 Inch threaded fittings to easily connect to your system. 3/8 Copper coil with heavy duty high temp goodyear outer hose. Way better quality than the ones on ebay or amazon. $85 shipped in Cont. USA What is shown in the pictures is what will be...
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    Counterflow Chiller Mi

    Pictures of the chiller. Way better than any of the I ones for sale on the net. I think I have about $80 in material for this one.
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    Counterflow Chiller Mi

    Are you still looking for one? I have a 25 ft never used if you are interested.
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    Beetle problem

    After doing some more research I do have Japanese beetles. I have only seen a few but they are going to town eating my hops leaves. I am going to try Neem Oil on them and see if that works. It is organic and non toxic so they say. I will post an update for others that might have the same problem.
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    Beetle problem

    I am a first year hop grower and have noticed a few beetle type insects chewing my hop leaves. Is there something all natural I can do to get rid of these guys? Also noticed the bottom leaves on a few of the plants are turning brown and dying. Thanks for any help.
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    Favorite Hop Combinations

    How are you hopping with this combo? Fuggles for bittering only? Add any at 30 min left? Then EKG for the rest? Or do a mix of both through out?
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    RIMS and Mash

    I got them from Bobby's site. Same price or cheaper trying to piece it all together. I figure let him do the leg work and pay shipping once. They are quality pieces too. No machining crap leftover to clean. Basically pbw and go. http://brewhardware.com/rimsherms-parts
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    RIMS and Mash

    More pictures of the set up. I have a 8" Temp sensor that reaches to right in the middle of the mash. That worked out better than I had planned. I added an extra half coupler a little higher up so I can add another temp senor for bigger mashes I am also using a 4" temp sensor for the...
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    RIMS and Mash

    Thanks for the tips. I think I need run it a few more times to get a feel for it. I was impressed with how it held temp and I was able to ramp up to close to mash out temps. Which I didn't think RIMS had enough output to do that. When I started sparging with 200 deg water I leveled out at 168...
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    RIMS and Mash

    I guess I am not too concerned about scorching I am running a 5500w ULD at 120v. So having said that how slow are you running your flow rate? Is it better to run it as slow as you can? Seems like a balancing act between keeping the heat up and not too fast of a rate to compact the mash.
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    RIMS and Mash

    Recently did my first RiMS brew using a RIMS tube. I had to watch the flow pretty close because the flow would slow down. I used about a pound of rice hulls in a brown ale. Which normally would be over kill. I am using a keggle with a jbird false bottom and a 1.5" RIMS tube from Bobby. So...
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