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  1. Humuleneman

    WL545 yeast dual fermentation

    Ive done a belgian strong ale with a starter made from a simgle vial of wl545. my fermentation was agressive fast and clean. the yeast seemed to give an active fermentation and then make a settle to the bottom in a pretty even layer. the beer was excellent . att 90%. To save this living worker...
  2. Humuleneman

    Turkey Day Giveaway from Inkbird

    im in. thanks to all the people on HBT who helped me in my e-herms projet. thanks to my family and friends for the feedback of the finished product. thanks to obk, brewhardware, hopdawgs for all the goodies to help me brew that liquid bread. save water, drink beer.
  3. Humuleneman

    First brew day

    Thanks to you all. My E HERMS projet has given off a sweet reward. My electric panel worked like a charm . Ive brewed a strong belgian ale first. My mash tun performed well with 13 pound of grain. I did a yeast starter with WLP545 in my stirrer flask . Oxygenate wort with o2 and got a crazy...
  4. Humuleneman

    HLT DIY stirrer

    Thanks for the suggestions. The stirrer was made because i only have one pump. For the HERMS coil. You are probably right for the nightmare! After the build i was holding my head thinking about it. The double coil was to minimize the space of a 50' copper tube. In the end im starting to see the...
  5. Humuleneman

    HLT DIY stirrer

    The basic idea was that i only have one pump. I'm planning on getting a second one. For the recirculation and the sparging of my grain.
  6. Humuleneman

    HLT DIY stirrer

    I am working on a stirrer to keep the temperature even in my HLT. Im planing on a e HERMS setup. My dual copper coil has an inside diameter of about 7 inch. So that gives me enought space to put in a water stirrer. ive use a geared DC motor from ebay. A 400 rpm one. . There was six little...
  7. Humuleneman

    DIY sight glass

    For the compression fittings. Those neon glass tube are around 5/8 OD. I guess you could use some o ring and a compression fitting. For me the hole idea was to get it as cheap as possible. The M/F elbow and the 1/2 to male NPT costed me a few bucks. Those 5/8 SS compression fitting are quite...
  8. Humuleneman

    DIY sight glass

    I was looking at all the tubing used for sight glass tubing on the internet and on HBT. I found that polycarbonate tubing was very popular. After a few research on the material. I found that there is some hydrolysis that occur a high temp with water. Giving off some byproduct that would be...
  9. Humuleneman

    Thread sealant concern

    Thanks John. Ive redone all the leaking parts with loctite 55. Filled up my HLT up to the top. Waited half an hour. Voila! No leaks what so ever. I love this stuff too. I did my BK with it last night. I will do a leak test tonight.
  10. Humuleneman

    Thread sealant concern

    You know what? I did a leak test for my HLT. All the fittings done with loctite 55 teflon cord did ok. All my teflon tape ones a leaking a little. . It seems to be all the copper to stainless ones. I did 6 turns with ordinary teflon tape an then hand tightened. Plus 1 to 1 1/2 turn with a...
  11. Humuleneman

    Inline aeration question.

    Heres my setup. The picture is from a past article. It was the unfinished version of my inline aerator
  12. Humuleneman

    Inline aeration question.

    I'm planing on using a inline aeration setup that i already made. It consist of a pyrex tube ( dunlop 203 slide) between two stainless flange. On one side is a thermometer and a 6 mm stainless capilary tube with the air stone on the other side. I will be using pure oxygen. From what i read. You...
  13. Humuleneman

    Thread sealant concern

    From what i understand from people who use loctite 55. The only advantage is that you can unscreew a fitting, most likely a valve, without the fear of having a leak. Some others said they saw a demonstration where fitting were hand screewed .The whole setup was put under pressure and it held...
  14. Humuleneman

    Thread sealant concern

    I understand what you mean about pipe sealant. Ive unscreewed all the fitting that hade some gasoila on. After cleaning all the thread i'm starting over. Loctite 55 is a PTFE cord. No chemicals there. I just wanted to know if any of you experience this stuff on your brewing rig. I found a 145m...
  15. Humuleneman

    Thread sealant concern

    Could loctite 55 be a good safe alternative?
  16. Humuleneman

    Thread sealant concern

    Anybody did use gasoila thread sealant on 1/2 inch stainless fitting? It claimes to be non toxic and to hold temp up to 600f. If its ok for brewing can it still leave a taste to liquid circulating in those fitting?
  17. Humuleneman

    Ss Brewtechs Biggest Baddest Holiday Giveaway Ever!

    This is just awesome. count me in. thanks
  18. Humuleneman

    Distance between element and HERMS coil

    Dear Double_D , i like the look and simplicity of your copper coil. If i may return your question !! How long is your coil? And is this 1/2 OD? Do you get quick mash heating if you need to bring up temperature really fast? What is you element wattage? Thanks again.
  19. Humuleneman

    Distance between element and HERMS coil

    Thank you Kal. I always love to see nice clean all stainless pot. Ive use 1/2 OD copper tubing. 50 feet of it. Its a little heavy and not as strong as stainless. I went for copper for the better heat transfer. I also did a dual coil to minimize the height. My connection to the pot are using ss...
  20. Humuleneman

    Distance between element and HERMS coil

    I was wondering what do you guys use to rise your HERMS coil from the bottom of you pot. I just finished my new dual coil and a small stand. Im not sure if its too high? Is the only downside to this is to have to keep a high level of water in your HLT? Thanks
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