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Equipment and Software / Re: Single tier system input
« on: September 02, 2015, 02:05:34 PM »
Thanks Steve and Wingnnut, just the info I was looking for! I like the Ruby for the stand and storage function but the model is more expensive than the Synergy system and requires quite a few add-ons to bring it up to par with what you get out of the box on the Synergy system. The prices of their add-ons also seem to be a bit steep in price putting them even higher in price. I also like that with Synergy I am dealing direct where Ruby I am going through a distributor, albeit a great distributor and I'm sure a great bunch of manufacturers as well.

Still doing research and evaluating funds but will let you know what I decide, if I move forward with either.

Gary

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Equipment and Software / Re: Punching powder coated steel?
« on: September 01, 2015, 06:28:50 PM »
Sorry to say, in my experience with powder coating, either punching or drilling there is most likely no way to avoid a chip in the coating. A good coating of duct tape over the hole will minimize the likelyhood but not guaranteed. If the fitting you are inserting has a outer flange or you can use something that would cover the edge you can probably hide a chipped edge.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Single tier system input
« on: September 01, 2015, 06:20:08 PM »
Thanks Steve, that's one of the features I thought was nice. The only thing I see with Ruby is its pretty basic with a lot of add one, the Synergy has many more components that are standard like  2 pumps and all stainless construction, etc. so I'm looking to see if anyone has actual brewing experience with the two as well

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Equipment and Software / Single tier system input
« on: September 01, 2015, 03:40:23 PM »
I've been absent, pretty busy....
Anyway, exploring single tier systems and found Ruby Street and Synergy brewing to be in my price point.

Synergy system offers 2 pumps and few other bells and whistles, both are comparably and competitively priced.

Wondering if anyone out there has either and can offer some insight on product quality and support?

Before you ask, building from scratch is not an option for me although I may part out kettles, chillers and such as I investigate.

Appreciate any insight!

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All Grain Brewing / Re: color of Susan
« on: August 20, 2015, 02:00:42 PM »
In searching the original photo and carefully looking over the photograph, without brewing technique or recipes being known or analyzed, this was photo shopped or altered with another app. the saturation and contrast were adjusted as well as the depth of field as it is quite exaggerated and off centered, both normally done post processing. It is a great picture though, albeit doctored a bit to clean it up.

It's amazing how well you can make something look with a free app or expensive software:)

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Pimp My System / Re: Poolside Brew Shed
« on: August 05, 2015, 05:40:49 PM »
Welcome! I could use one a shed lime that, sweet build!

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Ingredients / Re: Jarrylo hops
« on: August 05, 2015, 05:33:06 PM »
Like, seemingly, everyone else I'm still trying to decide what to do with them.

Paul

+1

They're sitting happily in my freezer. The bags claim they're nitrogen flushed, so I'm thinking they'll be happy waiting for me to figure out what to do with them.
+1 same here, trying to figure put what to do with them as well, not holding out much hope on Jarrylo based on this thread though.... We shall see

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Temperature of US-05
« on: August 05, 2015, 05:26:57 PM »
No peach here at those temps either:)

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Massive Head, Minimal Carbonation in Keg
« on: July 31, 2015, 03:50:33 PM »
Also, once you have reached Steve's lazy carbonation level and still experience excessive head when dispensing, you need to lengthen your lines.  I have 10 plus feet of line for 10 to 12 psi.  I like a nice easy pour down the side of the glass.  If I don't get the head I want then I pour more aggressive, down the middle.  I find it to be very simple just to carb the keg at serving psi and forget it.  It always works out.
+1

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Beer Recipes / Re: What to brew?
« on: July 30, 2015, 06:58:51 PM »
A simple hoppy pale ale, 90-95% base and 5-10% crystal, a balanced charge of hops at 60 and then flavor/ aroma at 10,5 ,0 and dry hop with a couple oz, should be tasty

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Beer Recipes / Re: Comments and Suggestions for Gose
« on: July 18, 2015, 06:47:49 PM »
Sounds like its moving along well! Your volumes sound about right, my gose with all the transfers finishes at around 4.5 gallons total packaged and I usually bottle it. Since its a sour its not readily consumed so I get to enjoy it for a while and not tie up a keg.

Looking forward to hear how it turns out!

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All Things Food / Re: Root Beer Rookie
« on: July 10, 2015, 07:41:52 PM »
Yeah, the yeast is there to simply carbonate and PET bottles are typical, you wait until they get rock hard and then put them all in the fridge. Kegging requires no yeast.

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All Things Food / Re: Root Beer Rookie
« on: July 10, 2015, 03:08:39 PM »
I use the Gnome and like it the best, I believe their website has the recipe for making root beer as well. Its a lot of water and sugar and extract with champagne yeast IIRC.

Keep it simple:)

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Thoughts on "fermcap"
« on: July 07, 2015, 06:15:26 PM »
I've seen no problems using a drop or two in a starter. I boil in my flask and use it to prevent a boil over. I also use it in my kettle for the same. No head retention issues or I'll effects on the final product.

Edit: as far as propagation and I'm no expert, attenuation has never been an issue for me.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Out of ideas
« on: July 07, 2015, 06:05:27 PM »
Did you check the faucet, perhaps something got lodged?

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