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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Star San suck back
« on: January 08, 2018, 04:40:15 PM »
Do you know who sells the kits?

thx


As a side note I recommend making one of these the eliminate suck back.




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That is awesome!  Did you make that anti suck back device or buy the drilled lids and fittings?

I made mine but the kit is avail online if you choose not to.

Two plastic coke bottles and aquarium tubes, and a 4mm to 7mm connection is cheap.
Use these as caps. They can break, so it’s good to have a few extras.
http://s.aliexpress.com/yUVn2Iny


There ya go.


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: taps for a keezer
« on: November 29, 2017, 02:06:58 PM »
Are you building a wooden collar? That would be much safer than drilling through the freezer itself.

Can you help me out on what a wooden collar might be? thx

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: taps for a keezer
« on: November 20, 2017, 02:00:14 PM »
ok thx!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: taps for a keezer
« on: November 19, 2017, 03:07:28 PM »
thanks. Do all I need is the shank and the tap (the tap screws into the shank?)

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General Homebrew Discussion / taps for a keezer
« on: November 18, 2017, 06:55:23 PM »
I have no local supply houses and am wanting to convert a freezer to a keezer which will hold 4 kegs. Can someone who has done this link me to the taps I will need that are long enough to go through keezer side?

thx

Z

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: vanilla bean question
« on: November 17, 2017, 10:47:49 AM »
I just racked my BVIP onto the vanilla beans... my fingers smell delicious!  I wish I could grow some of my own,  but I understand that's pretty much impossible.

Me too! Especially at today's prices for them

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: vanilla bean question
« on: November 16, 2017, 11:33:58 AM »
perfect, thanks guys

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General Homebrew Discussion / vanilla bean question
« on: November 15, 2017, 08:30:39 PM »
I brewed Denny's BVIP last weekend and in recipe it says to add the vanilla beans and all to secondary. My question is should I in some way try to sanitize the beans. Or could I use the Bourbon addition to sanitize them?

thx

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My first thought was helles bock. No one won't drink it and it's kind of seasonally appropriate.

Do you have a link to the helles bock?

thx

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LOL. I would say this party every year is just an extension from night before, hard core. 8)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Help picking out a New Years Day party brew
« on: November 14, 2017, 02:59:41 PM »
I been asked to brew a beer for a annual NY day party. Just one beer and personal taste cover a large range of beers. So I guess I am looking for a "neutral beer" for lack of better names. In other words, not a hoppy IPA and not a Robust Porter.

Any ideas?

Thx

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: first octoberfest
« on: November 13, 2017, 01:24:40 PM »
ok makes sense. thanks

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: first octoberfest
« on: November 13, 2017, 12:12:34 PM »
Using a hydrometer? Calibrated recently?

How would I calibrate the hydrometer?

thx

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: first octoberfest
« on: November 12, 2017, 02:16:04 PM »
thanks, will give it a go

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General Homebrew Discussion / first octoberfest
« on: November 11, 2017, 01:32:03 PM »
Hey all

I brewed my first octoberfest two weeks ago. After I saw some activity in primary, I brought temp down to 50f. A few days ago, it looked like all settled to bottom and wort was clear. I raised temp to 65. Today I checked spg and it is 1.023. Recipe says fg should be 1.015. I taste rested from thief and taste ok but has a "sharp" zing to it. Right now, the beer will only be 3.5%. Anything I can do to get spg down? more yeast? more time?

thx

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