Looks like yeast cake in my stout.
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All y'all bacon addicts may have seen this one, but I had not before tonight. Bon apetit
What temperature controls would you all recommend (Ranco, Johnson)? I could at least use that in the time being to monitor what temp it is fermenting at (as of now I don't have anything, not even one of those sticker things).I have the Johnson Controls digital, found it on Amazon for about $70. Love it. Easy to set up and works like a champ.
Like Joe, I used "spruce essence" and it was the early 90's....maybe I had a cold too? I'm sure I just over did it.What did you use for your spruce flavor, and how much? Have you tried Alaskan's Winter Ale? If you don't like the flavor of that then there's not much I can say, but it should definitely not taste like pinesol.No doubt, Tom. Don't like it enough to try again though. Maybe I can sample yours sometime.+1, same here...the scar is too deep.
I have a 5cf freezer that held ice-packs, hops and food. The original intent was to make ice for wort chilling and to keep my fermentations cool. The fermentation aspect has worked quite well with a little trial and error, but involves a twice daily ice-pack swap.
Therefore, I can't brew and then go out of town. Have to monitor the temps. Thus, I tried the TEC approach, but also involves ice-packs at least once a day as the weather has warmed up. This is OK in a pinch, but still relates to the original problem.
So I emptied and cleaned out my little freezer with the intent of fermenting in it. The hops and food went into my fridge's freezer. Jammed full, I almost can't open he door without sh!t falling out and it's difficult to access my food.
I WANT MY FREEZER BACK!
So, I've tentatively decided to buy another freezer. The goal is to fit two 7.9 gallon buckets in there side by side. They measure 14" across and 16" tall. So the space needs to be at least 29" wide. Can't fit 2 in the 5cf freezer without modifying with a collar, and I'm not so keen about stacking my fermenters on top of each other.
Do ya'll think a 7cf fridge will do the trick? Experiences with this? Advice?
another cautionary tale..... keep in mind that there are many varieties/manufacturers of kegs and many parts are not interchangeable. this is especially true of poppets. so don't stock up too much until you confirm that all your kegs are the same (unlikely).Interesting, I was under the impression that with Cornies, you either had pin-lock or ball-lock and that either of those types determined what kind of posts and poppets to reconditions with. Are you saying there are various designs for both pin-lock and ball-lock type assemblies? Does it depend on the manufacturer?