I’ve been wanting to put this together for quite some time. I’ve had the coil for a long time and the Quick Disconnects have been installed onto the hoses for about as long. Well, now is that time. I am going to use this HERMS coil externally because I do not want to install it into my HLT. It will also make the system more modular to be its own entity. Continue reading “External HERMS Coil”
The little things I use or have built for the Brewery
In this post, I am opening my toolbox and will list some of the items that I have come across or built that have been incorporated into my Brew Days. These will be smaller items that won’t take a lot of space or need their own post. Continue reading “The little things I use or have built for the Brewery”
Adding a Sight Glass to a Coors Keggle
Instead of performing the arduous task of placing the 1″ dowel rod into the Keggle that is used as the HLT, I decided that a Sight Glass was needed. Why, exactly? Why not. It seems the best answer I can give and a sight glass allows for a quick glance to determine the amount of strike/sparge water being transferred. Continue reading “Adding a Sight Glass to a Coors Keggle”
Aeration with an Aquarium Pump
The next item on the agenda was aeration (oxygenation) of the wort. This is done after the wort has been transferred to the fermenter, but prior to pitching the yeast. The two most common methods of doing this are: Continue reading “Aeration with an Aquarium Pump”
New 12v Pump Controller with Temp Probes and Switched AC Power
I wanted to be able to use digital thermometers with my brew house and set off on a quest. This was a long time in the making and I have learned a lot in the process.
Mash Tun Fly Sparge Float Switch
On our last brew day, our Mash Tun over-filled with water during the Fly Sparge. I knew there was a way to rectify this, so I set out to do just that. And then some. Our 70 quart Coleman Xtreme Mash Tun Cooler didn’t have a sparge assembly, and I decided to fix that at the same time. This is a very popular cooler to use as a Mash Tun, so I will provide the measurements for the sparge assembly.
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So, I was researching hose labels. When I take the hoses off the brew equipment to wash, I wanted a way to identify which hoses go where quickly. The cost of laminated hose labels are ridiculous!
What should I do? Create my own, of course! Here is what I used:
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12V High Temp Food Grade Pumps
OK, so in going with pumps in our system, we decided on these:
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12V Pump Controller
Time to detail the Pump Controller box. We decided to go with the 12v High Temp Solar Pumps for our system. We knew that we wanted to grow to three pumps and the price for a Chugger or a March pump is prohibitive.
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