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    Blichmann Riptide overheating?

    Ill check this too! Thanks!
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    Blichmann Riptide overheating?

    I recirculate to prevent scorching. I do believe cavitation would make sense as how the problem starts, but when it reaches a certain point it wont attempt to run, unless I give it time to cool down (or the wort that is in the line- both I guess). Pump seems to run fine when its at ambient...
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    Blichmann Riptide overheating?

    I use 2 Blichmann pumps with my HERMS setup. During the boil, i use one to re-circulate the wort. The last few brews the pump has begun to fail about 30 minutes in to the boil. The pump will make some very loud noises, and then stop spinning altogether. This last time I turned the pump off...
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    El Dorado hops - I get the candy

    Thanks for the feedback. I think I have 12 more ounces to use up. I will definitely cut the carapils in half, and see if I change my late additions if the batches will be less sweet.
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    El Dorado hops - I get the candy

    Just sampling a brew I came up with... 13lb 2 row 2 lb maris otter 1 lb Carapils 1 oz 60 min El D 1 oz 30 min El D 2 oz whirlpool El D 2 oz dry hop 6 gallons there about- 1.069 OG Currently 1.032 on the refracto (so 1.01 or 1.004 range) Safale 05 yeast My El D's were something like 16 alpha...
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    Wyeast 3864 (Canadian/Belgian Ale Yeast) Imperial Stout?

    Hmm, I am going to look for it. Have you had it?
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    Wyeast 3864 (Canadian/Belgian Ale Yeast) Imperial Stout?

    I was at a brewery the other day and they had a banana flavored imperial stout. It was pretty good... didn't love it but was definitely something different. It did get my wheels turning. I have a couple jars of 3864 and I am thinking how this might work. Anyone make an imperial stout with...
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    Filter dry hops from conical on transfer

    So I called brewershardware to get their opinion on using one of these as a hop filter. Great conversation and I was convinced it was worth a shot. First batch I tested on was a west coast IIPA with 6 ounces of dry hops. Figured, if it works with this one it'll work with any brew! I should also...
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    Festbier Oktoberfest (1st place, scored 42)

    Same here... I love this beer. This will be my first 10 gallon batch so I bumped up the two base malts by 1 pound, thinking I will lose some efficiency.
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    SS Brewtech Unitank VS Spike Unitank

    Haha yea I even quoted him and screwed that up! I should add I put the coil in my Chronical, so its not a factory install.
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    SS Brewtech Unitank VS Spike Unitank

    Working here. Here's the 5 gallon mark on a 14 gal chronical.
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    DIY Glycol chiller, question on heat exhange

    I am making a DIY chiller with a window unit and cooler. I was looking at the AC coil and thinking about the fins. Seems like they may not be necessary due to the heat exchange is occurring in a liquid state (glycol/water mix) and not with air. So the increased surface area that the fins take...
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    Festbier Oktoberfest (1st place, scored 42)

    Yep, Ive decided I am doing this one now and see if I can hold one to a keg till September. Question for all, I see folks doing 10 gallon batches, any adjustments or simply double everything?
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    Ss brewtech conical

    Thanks for the photos! Interesting, this still suggests you do not take the coil out, because it is blocked by the QD fitting. I can see that you can loosen to clean around it though, or are you using a CIP and havent had a need to take the coil out?
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    Ss brewtech conical

    Do you happen to have a picture? I am having a hard time visualizing the barb thread securing to the fermenter. Is the barb fully threaded to also be the bulkhead fitting?
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    Ss brewtech conical

    Yea I was looking in to these. I'm going to have a problem getting it to pass through the hole drilled for the coil.
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    Ss brewtech conical

    Now that you have to unscrew the coil to take it out, do you have issues with gylcol pouring out? Or do you never take the coil out to clean? Curious how you deal with this. Thanks!
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    SS Brewtech Unitank VS Spike Unitank

    It may be a difference in design from the Chronical and the Unitank from SS, but the thermowell on my 14 gallon Chronical is certainly below the 5 gallon mark. I can do 5 gallon batches in it.
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    Tip Draw Floating Dip Tube Issue

    Good idea with the nut! Ive had issues with what sounds like happened to Boobajoob in that mid-keg CO2 would dispense and not beer. shaking the keg eventually righted the situation but weighing the tube down might fix the problem too. Someone needs to invent a submarine dip tube that rises...
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