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= Noise Tower =
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= Noisebridge Extraction and Brewing =
  
 
== Available (or soon to be available) Setups ==
 
== Available (or soon to be available) Setups ==
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Note: All equipment is made from lab grade borosilicate glass
 
Note: All equipment is made from lab grade borosilicate glass
  
=== Noise Tower Junior ===
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=== Noise Tower "Little John" ===
 
* 3L 5 neck round bottom flask (24/40 joints and 29/42 joints)
 
* 3L 5 neck round bottom flask (24/40 joints and 29/42 joints)
 
* 3L heating mantle
 
* 3L heating mantle
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* 0.5" distillation receiver and connecting glass
 
* 0.5" distillation receiver and connecting glass
  
=== Noise Tower Big Boy ===
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=== Noise Tower "Friar Tuck" ===
 
* 22L 5 neck round bottom flask (29/42 joints and 45/50 joints)
 
* 22L 5 neck round bottom flask (29/42 joints and 45/50 joints)
 
* 22L heating mantle
 
* 22L heating mantle
 
* 1 Variac for heating mantle control
 
* 1 Variac for heating mantle control
** ''A second Variac is needed!''
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** '''A second Variac is needed!'''
 
* 6 stage 1" inner diameter plate distillation column (no packing needed)
 
* 6 stage 1" inner diameter plate distillation column (no packing needed)
 
* 1" inner diameter distilling adapter with needle valve reflux control
 
* 1" inner diameter distilling adapter with needle valve reflux control
 
* 1" inner diameter coil condenser
 
* 1" inner diameter coil condenser
  
* ''No receiver is available for this size, but the distilling adapter ends in a 0.75" compression fitting, so something could be fashioned if needed''
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* '''No receiver is available for this size, but the distilling adapter ends in a 0.75" compression fitting, so something could be fashioned if needed'''
* ''No thumper is available for this size''
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* '''No thumper is available for this size'''
  
 
=== Purification / Aging Equipment ===
 
=== Purification / Aging Equipment ===
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* 500mL capacity glass frit filters
 
* 500mL capacity glass frit filters
 
* 2x 19L glass carboys for storage/cleanup w/ rubber plugs
 
* 2x 19L glass carboys for storage/cleanup w/ rubber plugs
* ''No activated carbon is available in the space''
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* '''No activated carbon is available in the space'''
* ''Filtering through the glass frits without using vacuum takes forever...we should probably devise a better solution for filtration in the future''
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* '''Filtering through the glass frits without using vacuum takes forever...we should probably devise a better solution'''
* ''Some means to stir the contents of the carboys for aging would be awesome''
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** ''Potential better idea: construct a column out of pvc pipe with a hose barb at the bottom. Carbon granules must be big enough to do this though''
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* '''Some means to stir the contents of the carboys for aging would be awesome'''
  
 
=== Condenser Loop Equipment ===
 
=== Condenser Loop Equipment ===
* ''We need to buy an aquarium pump and enough adapters to allow 1/4" ID flexible tubing to attach to the pump''
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* '''We need to buy an aquarium pump and enough adapters to allow 1/4" ID flexible tubing to attach to the pump'''
  
=== Test Equipment ===
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=== Test and Monitoring Equipment ===
 
* 6x hydrometers for rating specific gravities from 0.8 - 0.95 in 0.001 increments
 
* 6x hydrometers for rating specific gravities from 0.8 - 0.95 in 0.001 increments
* ''We need a glass sample cylinder''
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* 2x K type thermocouples w/ glassware adapters.
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* 2 channel battery operated thermocouple display
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* '''We need a glass sample cylinder'''
  
 
=== Brewing Equipment ===
 
=== Brewing Equipment ===
 
* 2x 19L glass carboys for w/ rubber plugs
 
* 2x 19L glass carboys for w/ rubber plugs
* ''No Turbo-yeast is available in the space''
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* '''No Turbo-yeast is available in the space'''
* ''No Airlocks available''
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* '''No Airlocks available'''
* ''No temperature control equipment is available in the space. This could become a problem when we try to make large batches, but maybe it won't''
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* '''No temperature control equipment is available in the space. This could become a problem when we try to make large batches, but maybe it won't'''
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* '''Currently, mouth siphoning is the only way to move liquid from vessel to vessel - this is a sterility concern for brewing'''
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=== Safety Equipment ===
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* Silicone mat for "Little John" tower
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* '''A heat proof platform needs to be made for the "Friar Tuck" tower to prevent accidentally burning the floor'''
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* '''We needz a dedicated fire entinguisher for the setup - it can be a tiny one, but it should be rated for electrical fires'''

Latest revision as of 19:18, 10 January 2011

Contents

[edit] Noisebridge Extraction and Brewing

[edit] Available (or soon to be available) Setups

Note: All equipment is made from lab grade borosilicate glass

[edit] Noise Tower "Little John"

  • 3L 5 neck round bottom flask (24/40 joints and 29/42 joints)
  • 3L heating mantle
  • Variac for heating mantle control
  • Vacuum jacketed distilling column w/ ~0.4" internal diameter
  • Beryl saddle packing for distilling column
  • "Thumper" to fit 0.5" glass joints
  • 0.5" distilling head with ball valve reflux control
  • 0.5" high efficiency condenser
  • 0.5" distillation receiver and connecting glass

[edit] Noise Tower "Friar Tuck"

  • 22L 5 neck round bottom flask (29/42 joints and 45/50 joints)
  • 22L heating mantle
  • 1 Variac for heating mantle control
    • A second Variac is needed!
  • 6 stage 1" inner diameter plate distillation column (no packing needed)
  • 1" inner diameter distilling adapter with needle valve reflux control
  • 1" inner diameter coil condenser
  • No receiver is available for this size, but the distilling adapter ends in a 0.75" compression fitting, so something could be fashioned if needed
  • No thumper is available for this size

[edit] Purification / Aging Equipment

  • 6L capacity glass frit filters (used to support a packed carbon bed)
  • 500mL capacity glass frit filters
  • 2x 19L glass carboys for storage/cleanup w/ rubber plugs
  • No activated carbon is available in the space
  • Filtering through the glass frits without using vacuum takes forever...we should probably devise a better solution
    • Potential better idea: construct a column out of pvc pipe with a hose barb at the bottom. Carbon granules must be big enough to do this though
  • Some means to stir the contents of the carboys for aging would be awesome

[edit] Condenser Loop Equipment

  • We need to buy an aquarium pump and enough adapters to allow 1/4" ID flexible tubing to attach to the pump

[edit] Test and Monitoring Equipment

  • 6x hydrometers for rating specific gravities from 0.8 - 0.95 in 0.001 increments
  • 2x K type thermocouples w/ glassware adapters.
  • 2 channel battery operated thermocouple display
  • We need a glass sample cylinder

[edit] Brewing Equipment

  • 2x 19L glass carboys for w/ rubber plugs
  • No Turbo-yeast is available in the space
  • No Airlocks available
  • No temperature control equipment is available in the space. This could become a problem when we try to make large batches, but maybe it won't
  • Currently, mouth siphoning is the only way to move liquid from vessel to vessel - this is a sterility concern for brewing

[edit] Safety Equipment

  • Silicone mat for "Little John" tower
  • A heat proof platform needs to be made for the "Friar Tuck" tower to prevent accidentally burning the floor
  • We needz a dedicated fire entinguisher for the setup - it can be a tiny one, but it should be rated for electrical fires
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