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Equipment and Software / Re: Lid of Chest Freezer - CO2 lines
« on: March 01, 2018, 01:43:57 PM »
No problems drilling the lid. Obviously, stay well in from the edge so you don't drill into the wall. Grommets are easily found.

Pimp My System / Re: Beer line cooling
« on: February 17, 2018, 05:09:18 PM »
Check the Micromatic web site. They sell little Dayton squirrel cage fans for this purpose. I use one in my keezer to transfer colder bottom air up flexible PVC to a ridged PVC manifold across my taps. Holes having been bored in the manifold directly above each shank. 

The Pub / Re: Long Strange Trip - Yellowhammer Journey
« on: December 03, 2017, 04:22:07 PM »
Great story! Soon, I hope to check out your digs. It seems like yesterday that I was soaking in your comments on the forum, how to ferment lagers. I still do it the same. Congratulations.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Nitro line length
« on: October 05, 2017, 12:50:30 PM »
I keep mine the same. It is around 10 feet.

All Things Food / Re: Himalayan Salt Block
« on: September 22, 2017, 01:16:34 PM »
I received one a Christmas or two ago and finally got around to trying it out this summer.  Check this site out and you will enjoy it.

Equipment and Software / Re: Puddles in Upright Freezer Fermentation Chamber
« on: September 06, 2017, 12:31:49 AM »
Hang some Damp-Rid in it.  Works.

Equipment and Software / Re: Keezer wood size for collar
« on: July 18, 2017, 06:00:44 PM »
It is always nice to have the collar tall enough allow kegs standing on the motor.  You can carb them while waiting for space to dispense.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Slow to start
« on: June 19, 2017, 08:22:38 PM »
Just as a followup.  I checked gravity on this beer today.  1.018 after 17 days fermenting.  Fusel off flavor and aroma.  Somewhat metallic.  Not like my past Irish Stouts. Second possible dumper in over two hundred brews.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Slow to start
« on: June 05, 2017, 05:14:40 PM »
What does anyone think about aerating now and letting the stone rouse the yeast at the same time?

Yeast and Fermentation / Slow to start
« on: June 05, 2017, 05:08:54 PM »
I brewed a Irish Dry Stout, l.053, three days ago, on Friday.  I pitched a James Bond starter of Wyeast Irish Ale yeast that was four months old.  I forgot to aerate.  Little to no action as of today.  What do ya'll think I should do?

Blatz, last April I installed a Beer Meister kegerator in my granite top.  It is a three inch tower.  I used a 2.5" pvc length to go between the tower and the frig.  The granite installers had no problem drilling the large hole and the four screw holes.  I had them drill the four holes to accept plastic screw anchors.  It worked out perfectly.  I then caulked it to make it air tight.  However, Beer Meister had a template to help for the initial hole.  A half inch smaller pipe should allow you to align. 

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Has anyone used welding grade oxygen
« on: March 07, 2017, 06:05:16 PM »
I have used welding grade oxygen for the last two hundred batches.  No problems.  I think particulate concerns in the gauges is a possibility but haven't experienced that either.

All Grain Brewing / Re: How long does it take you to brew a beer?
« on: February 10, 2017, 06:05:24 PM »
I am in it 8 to 9 hours with cleanup plus prep time the previous day.

Ingredients / Re: Hop addition time for maximum flavor?
« on: December 31, 2016, 10:50:01 PM »
I prefer all my flavor and aroma hops in the whirlpool at 170 degrees.

Ingredients / Re: Bitter or sweet orange peel in a Gose?
« on: November 12, 2016, 02:25:01 AM »
I have been thinking of using a tad of essential oil of orange, food grade.  Has anyone tried that approach?  It is an oil that may play havoc with head retention but peel has a lot of oil also. Thoughts, please.

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