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Messages - Steve in TX

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I've seen videos of similar builds on YouTube. Copper would be ideal followed by stainless.

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Kegging and Bottling / Direction of Keg Lid
« on: May 10, 2015, 03:41:01 PM »
I have one lid and keg combo that only fit one way, but normally it shouldn't matter

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Keg Dip Tube/ Water Test
« on: May 10, 2015, 01:34:02 PM »
I use a pump based keg cleaner, before that I would disassemble the keg and soak the parts inside. The dip tube sticks out a bit

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NOT the way to start a brew day
« on: May 08, 2015, 09:10:47 AM »
Damn! I've done that, but I used the malt, made a fine beer. If you think of where malt comes from, the garage floor doesn't seem all that bad ;)

+1 Mine turned good as well.
I do this, only issue I see is if there is oil of chemicals on the floor.

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Ingredients / Re: Great Base malt debate?
« on: May 07, 2015, 04:10:41 PM »
I like whatever I can get local. I love castle malts, but can't get them without shipping.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: FWH
« on: May 05, 2015, 02:49:52 PM »
I've used mash hops once on Janet's brown and never after. It does smell awesome. Throwing $0.50 worth Columbus or cascade in the mash isn't going to break the bank.

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Wow, that's a lot of personal attacks over someone posting something contrary to your opinion.
I'll be the first to admit to getting into arguments with Mark, but I don't see his response as an attack.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: NSF Keg
« on: May 04, 2015, 05:06:19 PM »
I wouldn't worry either if I trusted the source. AiH has a solid reputation and I have been more than happy with their service.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: NSF Keg
« on: May 04, 2015, 01:32:09 PM »
It's a third party that inspects an item to ensure it complies with applicable regulations for its use. I know AiH has(d) kegs that were from a manufacture that has since been certified, but they are moving the old stock out before new stock.

http://www.nsf.org/regulatory/regulator-nsf-certification/

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: FWH
« on: May 04, 2015, 06:03:51 AM »

I use FWH on any style that is hop forward.  Although I've never done side by side comparisons, I think it gives a smoother bitterness, with more hop flavor than a regular boil addition.  Even though the measured bitterness may be higher, the perceived bitterness seems lower.

I agree. I brew an all FWH kolsch and it has amazing smooth bitterness and great hop flavor. Anecdotal evidence aside, it works well for some beers. Definitely try it and see for yourself.
+1 - one of my favorite beers.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: US-05 giving off strawberry notes?
« on: May 03, 2015, 07:19:02 AM »
it's 1.008. The forum is converting his 8 and ) into a smiley.

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Questions about the forum? / Re: Posting pics
« on: May 02, 2015, 12:41:55 PM »

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Beer Recipes / Re: What's This?
« on: May 01, 2015, 09:29:26 PM »
Thread title lead me to believe I was going to see a pictures of the top of a perfectly normal fermentation.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Lines and Disconnect Cleaning
« on: April 30, 2015, 12:09:48 PM »

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Call around to shops. My lhbs had some past date a month or two back.

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