« on: July 26, 2013, 12:00:18 PM »
I've used mine in the kettle for 15 years now, never hadan issue with scorching r anything else.
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West bound and down!When I lived in Alabama kegs were illegal in Mobile County(except at bars) but not in Baldwin across the bay. But you could lose your car if you got caught bringing a keg from Baldwin County back to Mobile. Also transporting booze across state lines involves taxes-Alabama used to have little tax stamps glued across the top of any liquor or wine bottle. Get busted with bottles that don't have those and you were in deep doo-doo. States want their alcohol tax revenue.
I say it's legal (of course I'm not the best person to interpret laws). Put 'em in your trunk or in the back of your pickup. How is it any different than driving a keg of commercial beer from the store to your keg party? It's not like you're going to be stopping at rest stops to do keg stands...are you?
Why are these beers freezing? Is it a malfunction of the freezer/temp controller? I'm switching from a fridge to a chest freezer and now I'm nervous my beer will freeze some random time...Maybe it's from the keg sitting against the freezer wall? The freezer walls get pretty cold, I could see them partially freezing a keg, maybe.In my case the temp probe on the controller got shoved against the inside wall of the freezer and it dropped the temp to around 20F for a few days before I realized what had happened. I had the probe in a piece of 1/2 inch tubing glued in the corner of the freezer, but I didn't think to seal the bottom of the tubing and the probe fell out.
My son just bought a house with 5 acres of pecan orchard. At least half the trees are dead so I've been cutting pecan for firewood, smoking and grilling. I had some hickory smoked sea salt in Maine last week, that's another thing my pecan wood will be good for.I brewed 2 batches of smoked maibock a couple of years ago-one with pecan wood, the other with apple. I had them both on tap at our Oktobefest and the overwhelming consensus was that the pecan beer was smoother. Even my Coors light drinking buddies were drinking it.
Cool! I have 3 giant pecan trees on/around brewery property!