I did not pay for powder coating. I just used spray paint have been more than happy with 60+ hours of flame. That being said it is a HERMS and the only thing I am flaming for the most part is the boil kettle. I will take pics if you want to see them.
Rys06Tbss I hope you and yours are in a better if only slightly better place than in December.
@Gadjobrinus I can only say my experience has been very good with little to no rusting with the mild steel COATED with paint. Not sure why you wouldn't consider a coating? I just used high...
Its resin. It will end up all over anything that wort touches after you add it.
It was over just about every inch of my boil keggle. I had to really get in there with isopropyl to get it out. Oxyclean soak did nothing.
I built mine with 1.5 inch mild steel. I dont think 1/8 inch is overkill.
Also shop around locally. I did not think I had a supplier until a I really looked. It was a 45 minute drive but worth it. It is way cheaper than ordering online... one of the few times that'll happen. I think I paid...
Did you make a starter or pitch "100 billion cells" into 5 gallons of 1.050.
If you did not make a starter you under-pitched by a ballpark 250 billion cells (assuming your yeast pack was brand new).
S04 11.5 gram pack would be about perfect
I don't mean to hijack but I have a quick question. I have an apec 3 gallon RO system that I use and start filling 2 days ahead of time. The drum with float valve seems like it might have to get installed here.
Are you gravity feeding out of the drum?
Is the drum open or have an air...
All sounds pretty good.
Two things I would try:
1. Turn your regulator down to about 12psi. If that solves it then you need a longer beer line to serve at 22psi. Edit: Also equalize your kegs so that they are 12psi.
2. Do another keg full of water and let it come to your kegerator...