They're a little harder to find, but you can also get your hands on 10 and 15 gallon corny kegs and you can get by without any welding.
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Patriots Pale Ale? Brady Bock? Belichick Berliner Weisse?
Nothing planned except a Superbowl victory!!! Also, my fermentors are dedicated right now for brewing for NHC first round.
Used 5% flaked corn and 5% flaked rice. Having done a vigorous 90 minute boil I was really surprised by a huge corn aroma after 5 days of fermentation. I suspect the big pitch of yeast I used from a friends IPA was rather spent. So, I pitched some Safale-05, warmed it up to 68 and hoped for the best. It's now down to 1.009 and crashing, the corn aroma is diminished but I think it's going to need some time and bit of CO2 scrubbing to really clean it up. I'm staying optimistic.Kegging a cream ale and waiting on a Dortmunder Export.
Hmm this sounds good. Let us know how it turned out, and did you use any adjuncts in the cream?
I am brewing a German Hefe with the super fresh yeast I bought from the white labs tasting room. And kegging a SMASH pale ale with mosaic hops.
How long do you use the stir plate after fermentation begins? do you run it till the bubbles stop?
Its usually in the 24-48 hour range for me. There are visual signs to look for - krausen/foam head has fallen, the wort has a creamier, more opaque appearance than when initially pitched, and the cascading bubbles rising to the top have ceased. When all of those things have occured, I tightly seal the foil on top and off she goes for cold crashing.
My kids got me a craft beer club membership. 3 bottles of 4 different craft beers. 4 shipments, every other month. It's going to be interesting and fun.The Brew Brothers do rock, I've seen them do it.
I bought my self a pound of Citra and Simco hops. Brew Brothers rocks.
... it was a Scotch advent calendar. 24 drams of different scotches... the last one being a 50 year old speyside. It was awesome opening each day to see what we were trying that night.That is awesome. I wan't one with bourbon next year!
I didn't mean to suggest that you not rinse BLC, just that some sort of manual air pump vessel would be easier to deal with than corny kegs for line cleaning and save CO2.Guess I'll keep doing what I'm doing then.I modified a 2 gallon garden sprayer (new) to use as my line cleaning tank. ... Maybe $30 in materials.
If you aren't in a DIY mood, that's roughly what the commercial units cost. http://www.micromatic.com/draft-keg-beer/line-cleaning-cid-1084.html
*Never* use caustics without a thorough HOT water rinse. The solubility falls off sharply at low temperatures.
I've been wondering this as well, wondering if it's really necessary. Getting a little tired of wasting the CO2, opening and closing my kegs to refill with BLC, then StarSan...my process seems to be working fine, but if I don't need to run StarSan after BLC, then I don't want to bother with it. The instructions on the BLC bottle say to rinse with clean water, I think. So I run BLC, then water, then StarSan through. So if I can cut down on something there, I'd love to.