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  1. Boar Beer

    How do the craft breweries heat their equipment?

    You cant go wrong with an electric system. simple to operate, great temperature control. spare parts easy to get and install. Steam is hard to regulate and control stay away from it if you can good luck
  2. Boar Beer

    If you were going to get a 1, 2 or 3 bbl system which would you get?

    Ok Here is the question. Are you going to be a large home brewer or a small commercial brewer. We ran Blichmann 1 bbl and then a 2 bbl systems as a small commercial brewer and then changed to all Stout equipment. Huge improvement in repeatably, quality and greater yealds. Try Clamp...
  3. Boar Beer

    3-in-1 "Boil Kettle, Jacketed Chiller, Conical Fermenter" by Brewha

    Mdime Add some water. Not all grains absorb the same amount of water per pound. So if you do not have a good looking mash add to it. If you get too much liquid then you can boil it down a little bit more. OR maybe you just have to stir your mash more and wait a little longer...
  4. Boar Beer

    mash tun with reflectix wrap

    I have run many batches and controlling the temperature of the MLT is always important from a technical point. but in practice consistency is number one in my book. If you always loose 5 degrees thats ok. All the gadgetry required to control your MLT is just not worth the effort. I must say...
  5. Boar Beer

    Using a plastic food drum for fermentation in a nano-brewery?

    I agree with your buddy for fermentation use SS or glass. With plastic you will never know when you get an unwanted infection You will make brewing decisions on future brews with flawed information For your Mash Tun or your HLT plastic is fine.
  6. Boar Beer

    Questions on running 2 120v elements on 1 PID

    Munkee I see lots of people making similar set ups and that is fine. But IMO you are better off just building a BK with electric controls. Make your Hot water in the BK and pump it over to the MT and then make your sparge water and send it to a HLT and hold it there until needed. good luck...
  7. Boar Beer

    Electric Kettle: 1.5" TC and Ripple Element question

    I agree you should not have a problem... As for all grain its easy. 10 gallon Rubbermaid cooler and false bottom and your off and running. all your doing with all grain is making wort. all your doing with extract is making wort. all grain IS more fun
  8. Boar Beer

    Best Bitter Special Bitter (1st place HBT Comp)

    5 year old bottle This is an interesting UP date on the Original Beer. Last week we found a bottle of this beer in our root cellar. It was a 22 oz bottle and after cooling it down I gave it a try. We split the bottle 5 ways and everyone agreed it was excellent. Good carbonation, nice...
  9. Boar Beer

    3-in-1 "Boil Kettle, Jacketed Chiller, Conical Fermenter" by Brewha

    vclaroch Welcome to HBT What state are you working in?
  10. Boar Beer

    Stout Kettles powered by BCS Build

    globetrekker FYI electric is cheaper and much easier to work with. I have run both and Love the electric set up.
  11. Boar Beer

    Home Super Brewery Build: Hybrid Electric/Gas 3BBL Build

    We use just standard elements and have no problems with them. Our cleaning process is simple. We only use PBW (and Starsan). We use it to clean kegs, bottles, the plate chiller, pumps and the conicals. Our conical are not easy to clean. Our next step is to move to a couple 7 bbl...
  12. Boar Beer

    Home Super Brewery Build: Hybrid Electric/Gas 3BBL Build

    Marcb Last week we ran into an interesting problem. We run three elements in our BK and some time towards the end of the boil we took what looks to be a chunk of trub on top of two of the elements. The trub burned (charred) and caused a smoky smell. Not sure if it was going to...
  13. Boar Beer

    Home Super Brewery Build: Hybrid Electric/Gas 3BBL Build

    Yes You have two 1.5in TC drain connections. one from the BK and the other in the MT. You will want to drain directly into your floor drain with a similar hose to the one we use. While you cant keep all the water off the floor this will help. I would also recommend...
  14. Boar Beer

    Home Super Brewery Build: Hybrid Electric/Gas 3BBL Build

    Ok did I forget to tell you we put the MT on 4 in blocks? You will also want a 1.5in TC adapter and drain hose. One works fine for us.
  15. Boar Beer

    Home Super Brewery Build: Hybrid Electric/Gas 3BBL Build

    Yes MT120TW-RF-MW (450). 120 Gal. Mash Tun with Manway, Thermowell, Recirculation fitting, False Bottom, (1) Thermowell and thermometer, (1) 1.5in. Butterfly valve Not sure you want the one your looking at. The reason we use the bucket is that it fits just under the manway and you can use...
  16. Boar Beer

    Home Super Brewery Build: Hybrid Electric/Gas 3BBL Build

    Good luck with the TTB and your paperwork. FWIW we used painted cinder blocks to stand on for extra height. We also used something like this for the spent grains. http://www.tractorsupply.com/en/store/fortiflex-large-capacity-plastic-bucket-175-gal-capacity-blue You will want 3-4 depending...
  17. Boar Beer

    Home Super Brewery Build: Hybrid Electric/Gas 3BBL Build

    Is that a 3bbl or 4bbl set up? Looks like Stout tanks.
  18. Boar Beer

    panel for 5 ripple elements 24,750W of power...

    ok now we are cooking. Love to have that baby on hand for when I loose a couple bbl's of beer to an infection or it's just is not right. keep us posted
  19. Boar Beer

    lets see your full Fermenters

    96 Gallon Blichmann with extension piece
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