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The Pub / Re: Pepper Plants
« on: August 31, 2015, 02:47:34 PM »
I feel somehow vulnerable to that. ;)

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Recommendations for Oktoberfest yeast?
« on: August 31, 2015, 02:42:45 PM »
833.  Not sure I'll ever go back to any of the others

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Beer Recipes / Re: Blond Ale Recipe Critique and Suggestions
« on: August 17, 2015, 04:29:25 PM »
It will still have bittering but that bettering may be perceived as smoother.  Blonde ale isn't really bitter- dropping the 20 minute addition on option 3 and upping the other additions might be the way to go.  Keep in mind you snot need to please some random guy (me) on the forum.  FWIW I like all late (less than ten minutes) hops in a blonde ale but YMMV

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Beer Recipes / Re: Blond Ale Recipe Critique and Suggestions
« on: August 17, 2015, 01:59:29 PM »
Maybe eliminate the Magnum and go all late hops

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: Non BJCP Judging
« on: August 16, 2015, 07:24:34 AM »
Last one I judged I was the only BJCP judge there but I'm pretty sure the professional brewer was the better judge that day.  Not having taken the taste exam doesn't mean someone is unqualified.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Habaneros in keg
« on: August 10, 2015, 06:39:38 PM »
Tap it and see

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Habaneros in keg
« on: August 10, 2015, 06:32:11 PM »
I guess I'd have concerns but I'd be more worried about heat than vegetal.  Habaneros and I have a checkered past

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Another efficiency thread
« on: July 12, 2015, 05:34:48 AM »
Sharper people than I have already replied so take this with a grain of salt.

In addition to crush (already mentioned) anecdotally pH and grist ratio seem to affect my efficiency.  For me getting my pH under control helped.  In addition a water to grist ratio around 1.75 qts/ lb seems to be a sweet spot.

In the past if I get efficiency numbers that are out of whack, I first check my measurements.

This is all in a 48 qt cooler using a toilet braid and batch sparging

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Equipment and Software / Re: Hard Plumbing LPG. Part Names?
« on: June 18, 2015, 05:30:12 AM »
I assume what you're calling flex line is sold as Gastite here.  It's corrugated stainless with a yellow neoprene (?) sleeve over it.  It is not allowed in some areas here after a lightning strike/explosion.

You wouldn't need to solder the soft copper- use flare fittings.  Soft copper is bendable, it's not the rigid tubes used to run water lines.

Not trying to question anyone's abilities but please test and be careful

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Equipment and Software / Re: Hard Plumbing LPG. Part Names?
« on: June 17, 2015, 07:07:25 PM »
First, if you're not sure what you're doing, gas pipe may not be a good diy project.

Second, you're not limited to black iron.  Schedule M soft copper with flare fittings is code in many areas and is easier to work with- I'd be reluctant to use it over black iron in this application.

Third- air test whatever you do

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The Pub / Re: Will this get me kicked off the forum?
« on: May 16, 2015, 07:13:35 AM »
What is that?

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Beer Travel / Re: Kansas City
« on: March 31, 2015, 05:56:47 PM »
I'd say Joes of KC (formerly OK Joes) is the place to eat- recommend getting there at 11 or just ordering ahead to go.  Boulevard is pretty prevalent and they make some stuff for their tap houses that I haven't seen before.

Not a local but I do try to make a few trips for Royals games

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Equipment and Software / Re: Faucet thread size and pitch
« on: March 26, 2015, 03:32:43 AM »
I don't want to power it but I would want to switch to forward sealing faucets

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Equipment and Software / Re: Faucet thread size and pitch
« on: March 25, 2015, 06:26:00 PM »
Looking at a tower from Europe on eBay.  Pretty sure I'm going to want forward sealing faucets and I don't know if perlicks will fit.  Seller doesn't seem to know thread size/pitch

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Equipment and Software / Faucet thread size and pitch
« on: March 25, 2015, 04:41:12 AM »
Anyone know the thread size for a perlick faucet?  Not the tap handle threads but the faucet itself.  Thanks in advance

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