what are you doing with home brew today

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  1. thunderwagn

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    I'm hoping it's about perfect at 3/4" off the bottom. I could probably get it a bit closer with a bit of pipe in the fitting, but not overly concerned. I've typically accounted for .5 gallon of deadspace and adjusted my brewing to reflect that. I'll see what the next brewing session brings. I'll see if displacement and gravity are on my side!!
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    +1 one the PVC....just turn the hole-ie side to the bottom so to take advantage of the reason you are using PVC...no compression!

    This works the same way a false bottom works and you can certainly still take advantage of your BIAB. I have never had a stuck sparge with this method. My Vorlauffing is quick and I have found that there is less lost wort with this method since putting my square cooler back to it original use....keeping finished wort cold!


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    Could be anywhere from impeller housing(not likely) to liquid intake, good luck! I had a suction air leak on a racking cane once that caused tiny bubbles. Had to heat hose to get it on the cane so was amazed to see it. Cut it off, reinstalled and it was fixed.
     
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    Thanks for the tips. I'm pretty happy not using a manifold. :D
     
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    That signifies one of us is a Luddite! I've never used a bag except when steeping grains when I was doing extract recipes.
    Slainte!
     
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    It's at the mash tun so it's either the joint where the valve joins the nipple through the bulkhead, the male quick connect to the valve or the quick connect itself. Take them off, retape the threads, put them back on. Should fix it.
     
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    Happy the method you've chosen works well for you.
     
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    Thunder: this what I use in my MIAB mash tun. I also use the same device in my boil kettle. I do cut the ears off.[​IMG]
     
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    Job took minutes. I took the valve off, removed an unnecessary gasket, retaped and replaced the valve. Checks good.
     
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    You can always tilt the tun forward to catch that extra wort as well.
     
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    Exactly. I usually tilt the cooler to get what I can, but for a few pennies and points, I don't go all crazy with it.
     
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    Trying to add malts to inventory with no luck!
    Hey but looky looky see what we have found stashed in a tub away from the gaze of the inebriated hombrewer:p¿ 20190825_100503.jpg an unopened bag of Thomas Fawcett's Choc malt so silly me didn't add any to that Brewersfriend Stout! Looks like I'm just going to have to brew this again sometime:rolleyes:.
     
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    Nothing but drinking this beautiful beer, I better like it I have 20 gallons :D
     
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    I had a spare bazooka tube so I used that in my mash tun with my brew bag. Works pretty good, but your setup should do it too. I have my mash tun propped at an angle to mitigate all the wort sitting in the bottom. I have just enough left when I finish for my dog to get a treat.
     
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    Yep I'm sure my dog gets excited when I brew now and hangs around like a blue arse fly just waiting to get her malt treat:D.
     
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    Brewing a porter today, should be interesting.
     
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    Not the BF community Nautical Porter?Nothing like something Dark brewing in the pot. Someones got a long weekend :)
     
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    The more frugal I make my brewing looks, the more money my wife lets me spend on it :) Dunno about anybody else, but that works for me :)
    I go for every last drop of wort. With the Rubbermaid 10 gallon water cooler MLT you can lift the bag and screw the top over it to drain. Before the wort comes to a boil it's all drained. Pull the bag and just manually dump the remaining wort into the boiler.
     
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    Nah I am trying to copy a local porter I really like. My buddy got me half of the recipe in drunken recall, so when the owner let me take a picture of the the actual recipe I just decided to try and merge the two concepts. Should be interesting. I might brew a Vienna lager tomorrow, I want something light and crushable and all the stuff I have is high ABV.
     
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    Having stripped down the frame and burners of my new to me brew rig, I dropped everything off to get sand blasted and powder coated. Away Glamping next week, so won't get it back until returning from the "near north" of Ontario. Ordered new casters for it, as well as a couple new pumps, and a counte rflow chiller. On down the rabbit hole I goooooooooooooooooo:D
     
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