Cutting a dedicated drain in the sink basin would be easier than cutting one in each of my vessels. The 2nd drain should flow faster, hopefully keeping up with the sump pump.
This could solve the leaking problem I saw during my water test with the spray ball attached to my kettle lid. I would invert my vessels over the spray ball, the basin would contain any mess.
Working with my new utility sink, I think I have an alternate idea for clean in place. I don't see why I can't cut ports and install triclover fittings into the basin. One to attach the spray ball, the other for an additional drain back to the bucket I will use as a reservoir.
The utility sink was so helpful during brew day, I ordered a few more fittings. Next planned upgrade is a faucet, one with a pull down sprayer. I will add splitters on the water source so I can use both the new faucet and when needed my existing hose.
Two years ago today my dad passed away. I still miss him. I would have loved to share the progress on Quiet Scheme Brewing Company with him. I sure could use his advice right now.
This was a particularly good day. That was the year he, the boys, and I connected through guitars. I still have the one he left me, his favorite that he is playing in this picture. His McCarty has a special place on my wall. I play it as often as I can.
I try to live up to the best in him every day.
I miss you, Dad.
Heads up for people living in the United States:
The Senate is moving forward with the EARN IT Act AND have introduced a bill that if passed would in fact plant a nuclear bomb into our privacy, our security, AND our online freedom of expression.
Please pay attention and fight this! #privacy #security #cybersecurity #freespeech #Section230 #internet
PSA: cloth and paper masks worn to help prevent spread of Coronavirus (and other diseases) do not need to form a seal to be effective.
They do two things:
a. capture most of the droplets you exhale/cough/sneeze out
b. slow down (and thus reduce the range of) any droplets not caught
If you have two layers of fabric covering your nose and mouth, you are wearing a fabric mask correctly.
If breath reflects off of them and escapes around the edges, that is just fine -- the bulk of the droplets were caught, and those few that leave around the edges are slowed a ton. Mission accomplished.
Misinformation on this point (most of which seems to be repeating proper fit and donning for PPE masks, which do need to form a seal) is leading people to not wear masks because they believe they are difficult or impossible to wear correctly.
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