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  1. Sidman

    Robobrew/Brewzilla Discussion

    Two questions for everyone...Just ran my third batch on a 65l V 3.1.1 and I have noticed that at even at low flow levels I am getting wort up to the overflow pretty quickly. First batch was a wheat and it was so bad i stopped recirculating and it scorched the wort. The second batch was better...
  2. Sidman

    Robobrew/Brewzilla Discussion

    I ended up installing one of these over the space and so far it's working out great. Ironton winch
  3. Sidman

    What beer/homebrew blogs/magazines do you read?

    zymurgy, BYO, brew strong, brulosophy
  4. Sidman

    sanitation in aftermath of lacto infection

    Excellent, So PBW soak followed by citric acid rinse followed by starsan soak ought to work OK?
  5. Sidman

    sanitation in aftermath of lacto infection

    appreciate the reply - what acid rinse would you recommend?
  6. Sidman

    Cleaning and Sanitation Processes

    I set up a similar sink with a pump to send the waste over to a nearby bathroom. Check out laundry tray pumps. I am so happy to have a sink nearby as it saves literally thousands of extra steps in a brew day and keeps my kitchen clean for swmbo.
  7. Sidman

    sanitation in aftermath of lacto infection

    Hi All, I could definitely use some help here. After 130 batches I have finally run into an unintended infection. I believe it's lacto after doing some web surfing. This was a Irish red that sat for about three weeks in the fermenter. I tasted a sample from below the surface and the beer was...
  8. Sidman

    Optimal PID settings for Inkbird ipb 16

    I have changed out a couple of elements since I first got this controller. I started using an element from brew hardware but ended up burning that one up. Then I started using a store bought 240 4500 w element but found I got a lot of scorching. I finally replaced my rims element with another...
  9. Sidman

    Still top lid for boil kettle

    Awesome, Thanks!
  10. Sidman

    Still top lid for boil kettle

    I have seen some still top lids that work for robo brew type equipment. Anyone seen a still top lid that would work for 15 or 20 gallon boil kettles?
  11. Sidman

    cheap Hopper Upgrade for Cereal Killer mill

    Right now I am just using a cheap corded drill. One of my next upgrades will be a motorized mill but that's down the road a bit. :cask:
  12. Sidman

    cheap Hopper Upgrade for Cereal Killer mill

    Here's the link to related items on ebay. I think my purchase was from the first seller on the list. https://www.ebay.com/sch/sis.html?_nkw=5+Plastic+4+1/4+Gal-Square+food+grade+buckets-HDPE+2-Ropak-reuse-lids+free+SH&_id=352046408505&&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2658
  13. Sidman

    cheap Hopper Upgrade for Cereal Killer mill

    I have been doing 10 gallon batches and using somewhere in the 22 to 25lb grain bills. While I enjoy my cereal killer mill, it gets to be a pita to continually stop and feed more grain. In doing another project I ended up purchasing (5) 4.25 gallon HDPE containers. In this case it looks like...
  14. Sidman

    Looking for suggestions on gas routing with new rims

    Just got an awesome new rims set up and trying to incorporate it into my single tier brew stand. I have a brass line for my gas that is directly below the end of the burners that unfortunately would be in the way of where I want to mount it. So I see three options, two of which I am not sure...
  15. Sidman

    Hunt for a better 1/2" bulkhead plug

    These cover 1/4” holes I believe. One is brewhardware and the other is as brewtech.
  16. Sidman

    Hunt for a better 1/2" bulkhead plug

    I seem to be able to find some better looking plug covers for the smaller thermometer style holes like the pics below but all of the larger bulkhead covers seem to be just ugly hex head style. Anyone seen a more stylish plug?
  17. Sidman

    Homebrew Talk Super Awesome Happy Funtime Giveaway

    @TxBrew Enjoying the late November weather here in TX with an NEIPA. Thanks for the upgrade and the giveaway!
  18. Sidman

    Sweet stout - Stalled or user error?

    Hello all, Could really use your help. I wanted to try the 2016 Homebrew con winning Girl Scout Sweet stout for relatives this holiday. I followed the recipe and my FG has now settled at approx 1.026. The recipe calls for 1.018 so I thought maybe it's stalled. I checked back at Beersmith and...
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