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    35L Fermenter Package Giveaway! from Keg King

    Count me in, too. Thank you for doing this!
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    Ground Up Brew Room Build

    Your build looks great. I especially like the eclectic surfaces throughout your brew room.
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    I built a walk in cooler - on wheels

    Honestly, my short answer is "no, not really on the inside of the cooler itself." However, the longer version is....no, not really inside the cooler itself; however, it has crossed my mind numerous times and obviously I have tried taking that into consideration with my construction method and...
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    I built a walk in cooler - on wheels

    Thank you! If I understand you correctly, I have done the finishing you are suggesting. The walls, floor and ceiling are all 7" thick (3/4" plywood + 5.5" lumber and rigid insulation + 3/4" plywood) adding up to a R Factor of about 29.38 (.94 plywood, 27.5 rigid insulation (5pts/inch) .94...
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    I built a walk in cooler - on wheels

    I will post more info on the operation of it once I get it up and going. Just finished 2 coats of primer and 2 coats of paint (pre-catalyzed waterbased epoxy (food grade paint)) both from Sherwin Williams. My build cost is skewed because I had a lot of this material around since another...
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    I built a walk in cooler - on wheels

    So that I can move it from my shed into our garage. I made it only 7' tall (83" actually) so that it will fit into the garage, too. I'm not sure how often I plan to move it once I find a semi-permanent home for it.
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    I built a walk in cooler - on wheels

    I just finished building a walk in cooler on wheels. Outer dimensions are 4' x 8' x 7' (h) including wheels. Inside dimensions are 34" x 82" x 65" (h). It is going to be cooled by a LG 8000 BTU A/C controlled by a CoolBot Pro with wifi. I panelized all the walls, floor and ceiling because I...
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    7-Tap Black Iron Pipe Kegerator

    Hot Girls Who Vape....now that's a unique name for a beer. Love it!
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    First BIAB yesterday

    Did you mean to say not an insignificant amount? If yes, I interpret that to say "You lost a significant amount." Is 1/3 of a gallon a lot to lose post mash? I'll attach a picture of my milled grains. Please give me your opinion about if they are milled fine enough. Also, what do you...
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    First BIAB yesterday

    Both BK's looked to be boiling equally. Yes there was cool air after I opened 2 doors in the shed. I was thinking that the BK using propane had less amounts of visible steam because of the warm air coming up around the BK off of the burner. However, there was visually "less steam" inside the...
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    First BIAB yesterday

    Good morning brew703, When you say circulating during the mash, do you mean with the lid and pump? If yes, because I wanted to keep it as easy and simple I did not circulate during my mash. I just stirred the mash with a spoon several times. My LHBS told me to sparge with heated clean water...
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    First BIAB yesterday

    Kenmoron, Thank you for your reply. Yes it makes sense that post boil would have a higher gravity. Here's another question that came up during today's brew. Yes, I brewed last night and again this afternoon. That's 3 batches in two days. That's a lot for me. We (neighbor and I) brewed...
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    First BIAB yesterday

    Yesterday was my first ever BIAB. I was like a kid on Christmas...I used my new grain mill(3 roller Malt Muncher), new electric system (Wort Hog EBC-130 with 15g BK), and already transferred to my new conical (Spike CF5). I made a Munich Helles and did my calculations off of Brewers Friend...
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    Spike Conical- observations and best practices

    I believe that the lid gasket is on correctly. However, now I'm questioning that. I'll have to check when I get home on Sunday. I did not put it (the gasket) in the freezer. Why would I do that? To me it fit well when I put it in. I will lubricate all of the clamps on Sunday. Will soapy...
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    Spike Conical- observations and best practices

    I've looked for this answer with no luck. I put together my CF5, pressurized it (with my compressor) to 13 psi. At best it loses around 1 psi/day. I have put this together numerous ways but I still have leakage. I have tightened every clamp with a wrench, too. I have used petro gel but still...
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