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    How to explain belgians to a BMC drinker...

    Hahaha that's pretty funny. I've described french belgians as wanna be frenchies that are twice as self absorbed and snobby about their culture than the french are about theirs. And flemish belgians as less rambunctious germans. Course that may just fit the people i met when I was over there...
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    How to explain belgians to a BMC drinker...

    My fiance's idea of a nice romantic night: steak dinner, grilled asparagus, bottle of wine Mine: A priceless bottle of beer that can't be found in the states. (like Schladminger Pils which I'm currently craving, but have none of, and won't get till I go back to Austria this december)
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    Beer is good for nursing Mothers...

    If this is true my wife will be drinking homebrew every day while nursing. I hope my kid (when i eventually have one) will get into beer like we are. After 9 months of no alcohol, I don't think my wife will have ANY problems with this either lol
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    How to explain belgians to a BMC drinker...

    It saddens me that this is a deal breaker for so many people (not your friend, my friends too). I'll spend 16 bucks on a bottle of gueze if I'm out on the town. Someone will ask to try it, I'll let them have a sip and they'll love it / hate it whatever. If they like it they find it on the menu...
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    Official Broken Hydrometer Count

    1 year brewing, 1 hydrometer. So... 76?
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    Explosive decompression!!

    Yea I've seen a ton of those videos! There are a couple about power plants and stuff, those are even crazier. But the reason they explode is the reason I want it! Steam heat! I want steam heat!
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    Explosive decompression!!

    Yea 30kW isn't very feasible unless I get a special tap from the utility co. Luckily I work for my utility company lol, so i'm going to look into that. But it probably isn't a very good option. Given that limitation I guess I'll have to steer clear of the flash boiler. :( Let me know if you have...
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    The Incredible, Invisible, AG Sculpture (Picture Heavy)

    lol i see. Makes a lot of sense. How big is it? Maybe you need a bigger one. Might be a huge pain to replace though. Also, you could get one of those keg glove type things off the net and throw a little insulation on your rig fairly easily. Might keep you from losing so much temp.
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    Explosive decompression!!

    Mr K i was just drooling over your brewery pr0n. Do you have any guidance you can lend me on howh to build a flash boiler / mixer? I love the idea of less and less water in play. Less damage if the PRV were to fail lol. Only catch is I want to do electric heating elements. Eventually I'm...
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    Explosive decompression!!

    That's crazy... I'm going to have to look into how to build an on demand boiler, not sure how to do that one. That would be flippin amazing though. I am going to use electric heating elements. Definitely cheaper and cleaner and more efficient. I just want to use them to make steam so I can...
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    The Incredible, Invisible, AG Sculpture (Picture Heavy)

    shortyjacob, nice system! Reminds me of the auto manufacturing plants i've been in with the winch and everything lol. You could get some siphoning hoses rolling so all you have to do is lift one vessel instead of lifting it and tipping it.
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    Explosive decompression!!

    I've been reading up on Yuri's steam systems, and taken a large amount of inspiration from them indeed. I don't know how that post escaped me, but i never saw that thread until you two pointed it out! Thanks so much!!
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    Explosive decompression!!

    Wow brilliant. I didn't think it could be that simple, but that makes too much sense. I've got too much engineering blood in me. My gut reaction was to make it way more complicated than it needed to be. Only thing I'll do differently will be to attach an on off valve in addition to the flow...
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    Explosive decompression!!

    i'm not going to certify my boiler, and i'm not going to sell it. Besides, My dad is a PE and has been welding for years. I'm not concerned about needing certificates to build my system. Please people, I obviously am aware of the dangers involved and understand the risk in undertaking this...
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    Explosive decompression!!

    Hm interesting. I'm not sure even 50 ft would cool it below 100C without some kind of cooling. But if that was how I was doing it I could use something akin to a counterflow chiller. Hopefully somehow mix the water coming out at both ends to make 170F. That would probably be a lot better than...
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