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  1. Vintage63

    Blichmann BrewEasy / Gas or Electric

    Thank you. I have watched the Short Circuit guy on YouTube in the past, but need to revisit it and see what his brew day looks like with the 240V breweasy.
  2. Vintage63

    Blichmann BrewEasy / Gas or Electric

    Thanks for the feedback and insight. Sounds like going electric won't bring on much buyer's remorse.
  3. Vintage63

    Blichmann BrewEasy / Gas or Electric

    Thank you so much for the insight and feedback.
  4. Vintage63

    Blichmann BrewEasy / Gas or Electric

    Thank you, day trippr. I have been home brewing for 10 years on a 10 gallon MoreBeer Tippy Dump system. That was gas and I brew in the garage. I recently sold the sculpture to downsize. I do have access to a 240V outlet that I use for an EV. So, access to 240 is no issue. I have never brewed...
  5. Vintage63

    Blichmann BrewEasy / Gas or Electric

    Hey Everyone, Looking to get the Blichmann BrewEasy and wanted to see what the forum feedback is on going electric v. gas. I don't have any real preference and both can work, but was hoping I might get some honest feedback on both set-ups and pros and cons you can think of. If you got the...
  6. Vintage63

    Turn-Key Home Brew Sculpture - 10 Gal More Beer Tippy Dump

    Yes, still available. Sorry, I do not login very often.
  7. Vintage63

    Turn-Key Home Brew Sculpture - 10 Gal More Beer Tippy Dump

    I am selling my MoreBeer 10 gallon Tippy Dump HERMS because I need to downsize the home brewery. Every piece was purchased new and kept in my garage, covered and out of our harsh San Diego elements. This is a turn-key set-up that can brew up to approx. 11 gallons of wort depending on style and...
  8. Vintage63

    BeerSmith 2 PC Estimated IBU v. Mobile App Estimated IBU

    @day_trippr Thank you. I never even checked. Mobile was set to Tinseth. Now they line up. I appreciate your help.
  9. Vintage63

    BeerSmith 2 PC Estimated IBU v. Mobile App Estimated IBU

    I am brewing an American Pale Ale and the PC version estimates 47.2 IBU. When I open the mobile app on my iPad and look at the same recipe on the cloud, it indicates estimated IBU of 42.2. I double-checked both alpha acid and quantities and both platforms are the same. Does anyone out here...
  10. Vintage63

    I built a HERMS and it’s not efficient

    Thanks augie. That makes sense about how you are just rotating the liquid under the FB and replacing it. I entered 0.00 gal. in the mash losses field and 2 gallons for the mash tun addition field (under the FB and does not contact the grain) on BeerSmith2 and the water to grist ratio is true...
  11. Vintage63

    I built a HERMS and it’s not efficient

    Bobby- Rad cam locks! Thank you. I use a HERMS systems with 2 gallons under the false bottom. I fly sparge continuous adding 170F water to the top of the mash as I drain into the boil kettle. I use a float switch to keep about 1" of water on top of the grain. I run this until I reach...
  12. Vintage63

    Mash & Lautering Adjustments in BeerSmith 3 Software

    After reading several posts on this topic and trying to determine the correct figures to input, I am even more confused. Is there anyone out there that can help in lay person terms? I measured all my MLT numbers and came up with the following: Total water underneath false bottom: 2 gallons...
  13. Vintage63

    HERMS Coil Opinions / Feedback

    Thanks Day Trippr. I did my first true run through brew session with a simple pale ale recipe. The mash temp was pretty consistent, but fluctuated a little more than I would have liked, but I was playing around with the HLT temp to see where the "sweet spot" may lie with temperature. It seems...
  14. Vintage63

    HERMS Coil Opinions / Feedback

    Makes sense. My MLT thermowell is about center of the vessel. Nonetheless, if roughly 4 degree difference in the HLT won’t affect it too much, sounds like I’m good to go. The true test will be the next brew session, coming up in about a week. Thanks again, Doug.
  15. Vintage63

    HERMS Coil Opinions / Feedback

    Thanks SoCal-Doug. For now, I’m only measuring in two places. A Ranco with thermowell into the MLT and a dial thermometer into the HLT. I️ don’t have any other thermometers set up. Would you recommend one more connected to the heat exchanger exit, just before hitting the sparge arm/top of mash?
  16. Vintage63

    HERMS Coil Opinions / Feedback

    Ok, fellas. I ran a test recirculation with water through the 25' HERMS copper coil and a "mash" at 152. To maintain 152, I had to have the HLT about 6 degrees warmer or roughly 158, while recirculating the whole time. On the surface, this seems to be too warm to be running wort through the...
  17. Vintage63

    California Sparge Arm Assembly - $50

    40oz - Yes, I still have this.
  18. Vintage63

    HERMS Coil Opinions / Feedback

    Ride, Agreed. For me, they have become a total pain is the a$$ to work with and very little customer support. In my case, I let them know about it on social media and they called me right away! It didn't really solve anything, but in 2017, the competition is too fierce to stand idle and not...
  19. Vintage63

    HERMS Coil Opinions / Feedback

    Thanks, day_trippr. I do fly sparge after I hit mash out temp and simply just transfer the hose to the HLT and run through the pump, coil and back on the mash. My process for that has been to add about an inch of water on top of the grain bed, set up the float switch and then slowly drain into...
  20. Vintage63

    HERMS Coil Opinions / Feedback

    I have an old school tippy dump system that is only partially digital. For 6 years, I have questioned the accuracy of the dial thermometers in each vessel and after talking with more people and the MoreBeer folks, I have settled on trusting the Ranco as the "more" accurate option. So much so...
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