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    Improving my CFC?

    I bought a cheap 12 dollar heater core from a Ford truck at the local parts store and added two feet of heater hose on the ends. The hose got terminated with garden hose repair ends. Once I hit cooling threshold for groundwater I would throw it in a bucket, cover with a couple pounds of ice...
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    Hop back/hop filter idea. Your thoughts?

    Ok. Build went fine, but I came to the realization my step-bits need to be replaced. I still want to find a perforated steel false bottom for it though. The included basket is rather shallow, but should work fine to catch larger chunks.
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    Hop back/hop filter idea. Your thoughts?

    OK. I ordered my fittings and brush washer. Hopefully all parts will be in next week. I'll post info after build.
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    flow metre

    If you can, stay away from those cheap plastic ones. I'm currently having issues with mine leaking at the seams.
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    Asl-51 timer/ counter with flowmeter question

    That's what I was figuring. I plumbed my water system today, and did a low pressure test. The flowmeter is leaking along its seams, so I may scrap the idea until I find a better meter to use. Luckily, its easy to delete for now.
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    Asl-51 timer/ counter with flowmeter question

    I have been accumulating parts for my ongoing project of semi- automating my brewstand. So far the pids and wiring is not an issue, but rather a hair-brained idea. BbI would like to have an easy water fill for my HLT; as in program a counter to fill ten gallons via a solenoid valve and...
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    Hop back/hop filter idea. Your thoughts?

    Most all spec with stainless. Some are chrome plated, but it will be stainless for sure when I get one.
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    Pellicle Photo Collection

    SMaSH with pilsner and summit hops, and fermented with dregs from Russian River Consecration
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    Hop back/hop filter idea. Your thoughts?

    Guess it's a bad idea. Oh well. I'll source one next payday and build anyway. I'll post pics and progress.
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    Hop back/hop filter idea. Your thoughts?

    I've recently started upgrading the brewery, including a large plate chiller. I usually always use whole cone hops, but occasionally need to use pellets. My current kettle hop-stopper has large 1/4 inch holes, and stops most of it, but After seeing some horror stories of clogs, I thought of an...
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    Are SSRs really necessary?

    I have seen multiple build here that use those exact valves for gas, and even some that have used them for liquid. So far, I have not heard of any issues with them.
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    $8.50 Hop strainer

    I thought about using mesh on it when I first got it. After my experiance with the tea ball, I decided to stay away from mesh. It worked well enough that I decided not to do anything to is. Of coarse its no Blickman hopblocker, but does the job at hand. The other idea I had for it was to loosly...
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    $8.50 Hop strainer

    I found this at Ikea. Its a stainless utensil holder. It was about 6inches tall, but I trimmed it down to about 3 inches to fit the dip tube. I use a lot of whole leaf, and this suprisingly blocks about 95% of the leaf. If I let it settle after chilling, I get about the same percent with...
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    $8.50 Hop strainer

    Do not bother trying this if you are using a pump. I completely collapsed the same tea ball in a mildly hopped pale ale. Worst part was it happened in less than a minute as I was transfering into my fermenter. Had to Star san my arm and pull it off. Beer came out fine, but lesson learned.
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