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  1. Minbari

    northern brewer hefe -all grain

    so I brewed the northern brewer hefe kit. all grain. used the Wyeast 3068 Weihenstephan yeast. fermented at 65 F for 2 weeks and hit the FG. it was a 5 gallon batch and had about 4-5" of yeast slurry on the bottom. I mixed this in when I bottled it and now each bottle has about 1" of...
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    Heat exchanger

    Anyone see any reason I couldnt use coiled copper tubing as a heat exchanger IN the fermentor? This would circulate cooled water/glycol to control Ferm temp. It would get cleaned and sanitized at the same time the bucket does, of course.
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    Heating element covers

    What do you guys use to cover the exterior of heating elements in your electric setups? I dont like the idea of 240VAC just sitting out in the open for a wandering finger to touch. Here is what I mean:
  4. Minbari

    Home made Pipe bender

    I am sure I am not the first one to do this, but thought I would share. Only took about 10 minutes to make with scrap wood. Have you ever wanted to make a bend in a copper "L" Grade pipe? That stuff is tough and you will kink it of you try to just bend it. If you are like me you dont...
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    I did a quick search and couldnt find if this has been suggested before or not. I know you guys have a tapatalk powered app for HBT, but could you add your site to the full tapatalk site? for those of us that already have the app, this is alot more convenient.
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    Two container HERMS

    hopefully this hasnt been answered too many times before. I am looking to biuld up my first brew system and it is looking like a HERMS is the way to go. I am curious if some experienced people think this will work well? please poke any holes in my idea and suggest fixes for anything I...
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    Hello from STL

    Have been a fan of beer since I was old enough to drink but never really considered making it, lol. putting together my brew gear list for now, in a few months I should have it all built. (hopefully) Then I can try my hand at the elixir from the gods! Looks like a nice, knowledgeable...