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  1. Heitdj22


    Things I have decided on is 2 vessel (15G each) 1 pump rims tube and k-rims hybrid setup. My kettle port locations are below. I am going to be doing a electric setup. In the BK, I will have a 5500W 240V element. I will place the rims tube with a 1600W 120V element and flow from the BK to MT...
  2. SmokeyRydr

    Tired of HERMS, considering RIMS

    I'm not real happy with my HERMS process flow and considering switching to RIMS. I'd like your advice. Rig: I've got a good 3-vessle set of Keggles & dual pumps. my HLT has a HERMS coil installed and a 120v electric heater w/ PID control. I run the boil kettle with a gas burner and don't run...
  3. Steven Sinclair

    Kettle Port Configuration

    Here's what I have planned... All fluid transfer connections are positioned at zero degrees at the front of the kettles, while the heating elements are positioned at 135 degrees (BK) and at -135 degrees (HLT). Does it make a difference as to the positioning of the fluid transfer connections...
  4. J

    Is Home Brewing Ever Easy

    Is homebrewing ever easy? In short, yes and no. When I first started thinking about brewing beer I felt unsure at first if I had the skills it would take to be successful. It seemed that somehow I had adopted the assumption that brewing beer was simply too hard. I thought that the brewing...
  5. A

    10 Tips To Optimize Dry Hop Aroma

    Crave that pungent hop aroma in your IPAs and Pale Ales? Enjoy coating your nostrils with sticky hop goodness? Want to achieve the dry hop character of The Alchemist's Heady Topper in your own beer? Below are 10 things you can do to enhance the aroma of your hop-forward beers. 1 - Use pellets...
  6. B

    What NBA Players Can Teach You About Homebrewing

    What NBA Players Can Teach You About Homebrewing Imagine an NBA point guard about to take his first of two free throws. A couple warm up dribbles....he lines up...pauses....crouches..... release! Miss. So close. And the second shot? "Swoosh" What just happened here? Benefits Of The Warm-up...
  7. Turbogator

    Lager Process advice

    Hey Y'all I need some process advice. This weekend the temperature is going to hit 60 so we are planning a rare winter brew. I am planning on making my first lager. Ive been brewing for years but I still consider myself a beginner. Over the summer I acquired a 14 gallon SS Brewtech Chronical...
  8. theinterneti

    Developing an ideal "basic juice" cider

    Thanks for visiting my thread, Really enjoying the "Everyday simple cider" and "Graham's English" ciders that I've made up to this point. Working on dialing a blend of these for my taste, process and gear. I've read through the threads mentioned and a lot of the encyclopedia of yeast...
  9. olie

    Wort filtering before chilling?

    TL;DR: What is your process for wort-filtering before chilling? I'm looking at counterflow & plate chillers. (Not looking for advice there -- yet! That'll be a different thread, when the time comes. Focus! ;) ) It seems to me that, for any chiller that the wort flows through -- i.e., not an...
  10. Nacho Campana

    cider process doubts

    Hello to all, I am a 6 y/o beer maker and today I want to start brewing my own cider. I saw many videos of how to make cider and I have a few questions, perhaps someone here can help me. 1. I saw that there is no need to "cook or boil" the apple juice at any time like in beer, is that correct...
  11. N

    Re-usable labels

    Hey everyone, I'm working on a new homebrew product (re-usable labels) that I expect to be available in the next two months, but I'm trying to gage interest in such a product. If you have 5 minutes, please click the link below and fill in my survey. I'd really appreciate it. Thanks...