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Equipment and Software / painting a kegerator
« on: October 12, 2014, 03:57:45 PM »
Has anyone recently painted any of their brewing appliances? I want to paint mine Black but can only find the epoxy appliance paint in either a black spray or white traditional. both Google and home depot came up with nada

General Homebrew Discussion / STC 1000F[ahreneit] ?!?!
« on: September 14, 2014, 03:29:15 AM »
Another amazon link  I know

 but it this legit? an STC in Fahrenheit , i know there are ones that look like the stc 1000 and claim to be a true dual stage controlled but aren't. This looks like the real one and even has the same schematic on the top of the device.

any thoughts?

General Homebrew Discussion / Danby kegerator/fermentation camber
« on: September 12, 2014, 10:40:40 PM »
So I've seen several people use the Danny 4.4 cubic ft mini-fridge for a 2 keg kegerator but Has anyone used it for a fermentation camber. Will a  bucket or 6 gal better bottle fit?

Here an amazon link

Kegging and Bottling / Keggerator question
« on: August 16, 2014, 09:17:34 PM »
Has Zymurgy don any articles on keggerators?  either a how to? kezzer vs keggerator ? or a here what to look for/ look out for?

I'm looking to buy one and wanted some background.

All Grain Brewing / Wheat beer/ Decoction mash question
« on: April 05, 2014, 01:40:25 PM »
I am planning an making an American wheat beer this weekend, many of the recipes i have read give directions for a decoction mash. I have the basic cooler mash tun set up can I still do a decoction mash and if so how? and if not any suggestions for a mash schedule?

Ingredients / Head retention
« on: March 13, 2014, 01:38:11 AM »
Looking for suggestions for what to use for head retention in lighter beers. What do people use and how much?

So I have a Belgium IPA in secondary with an oz of galaxy floating in a hop bag.  The plan is to bottle tomorrow afternoon/evening. I wanted peoples opinion on adding a packet of gelatin and cold crashing with a floating hop bag. Will it even work or just make a huge gooey mess?

All Grain Brewing / Need help with 1st all grain stout
« on: February 20, 2014, 11:31:41 PM »
So I have recently switch to all grain brewing  and designing my own recipes. I'm looking to make an all grain dry Irish stout  with a strong but not quite imperial level abv. I've been reading "designing great beers" and using the beer smith app and they are giving different recommendations on style guidelines. Basically I'm not sure about how much hops to add. But first here's the rough draft of the recipe.

12 lbs pale malt 2 row

1.5 lbs roasted barley

1 lbs flaked barley

1 oz Warrior hops AA 15%

Beer smith estimated OG 1.073 FG1.017 abv 7.34 IBU 43.4

Haven't decided on the yeast

Designing great beers recommends a BU:GU ratio of about 1 but that puts the IBUs way out of the range in the beer smith app. Not sure which to believe.

Any Ideas?

And oh, to complicate thing this is for my dad who wanted a stout, "only made with water, barley and hops. And warrior sounds like a good hop so use that."

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