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    O2'ing a yeast starter.

    I thought he was referring to LC's hydrolysis probe...
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    Oxygenation experiments with hydrogen peroxide

    The control and 1 tasted identical, to be honest both were only 'ok' as they were a bit dry. Number two ended up with an aceto infection, while number 3 was flat (flavour wise) and interestingly had basically no head retention - very much an odd occurrence with my beers. I still need to do a...
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    Pitching a second packet of yeast

    Pfft, what would you know? Not like you can brew a comp-winning IPA... You know, I was going to say "except for US-05" but then even that benefits from more cells, having a faster take-off and hitting FG in 3 days... but of all the strains it definitely seems to be one of a handful that can...
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    Pitching a second packet of yeast

    Yep, but you want to be quick... and it may that be that the yeast survives, but throws a heap of esters and some nastier flavours like acetaldehyde or fusel alcohols. Basically you should be aiming for signs of fermentation within 4-12hrs of pitching. Longer than 24-36hrs and something else...
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    seized keg king silver pump

    I have heard that term a lot, and thought it referred to 'sticking and friction', primarily with control valves - eg rough movement, sticking, holdup/overshoot. I'm pretty sure that's why they invented C4 - seems like a less painful way to deal with that stuff. FFT analysis gives me a semi. I...
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    seized keg king silver pump

    Shouldn't we see more 'energy' when it's running though, i.e. more crunching, vibration, when it's up to speed? Hence my pretty poor query about whether it's more of a rasping. I'm also surprised that something behind the magnetic sleeve - which is directly coupled to the shaft - has such an...
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    seized keg king silver pump

    :o :o don't do it! God has blessed mankind with the ability to convey fluid by plugging a black hose into a wall socket, so why not use it?
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    seized keg king silver pump

    Do the bearings go in these things? Is it just one of those probability things that 1 pump in xx won't have enough grease and will run dry? Crunchy could be Coco pops too. Or cockroaches. Could be raspy rather than crunchy.
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    seized keg king silver pump

    Hopefully there's not something behind the magnetic sleeve. There could well be if there is friction or sticking when you try to spin the sleeve without power, including in various orientations, pushing in/pulling out, etc. Oooh, this is exciting! I want to rip my pump apart again and see if...
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    seized keg king silver pump

    Yeah that's the one. If you just went like for like that's ok, I can't remember if there's a capacitor there though. If the capacitor was shot - from overheating during soldering? - or there was a dry connection anywhere on this secondary winding, it would have issues starting. And I don't mean...
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    seized keg king silver pump

    You say you rewired it... Did you touch the starting winding at all, where that tape is? It should have four wires plus earth (two of which are the starter windings, 90° out of phase).
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    seized keg king silver pump

    This is what is inside the housing, and what you need to check: Not pictured is the housing with the threaded nipples and vortex breaker bar thingy.
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    seized keg king silver pump

    You will find that there is a vortex breaker on the inlet, there is an impeller, seals and the magnet assembly in this chunk of black plastic. Pull the whole black plastic assembly apart, make sure there is nothing stuck in these pieces, then reassemble. Shit always gets caught between the...
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    seized keg king silver pump

    Does it need a few starts to get going without the impeller housing screwed on, or you only need to do this with the impeller housing on?
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    seized keg king silver pump

    Have you actually taken the impeller housing completely apart though, impeller out, etc?
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