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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Oxidized DIPA -again...
« on: January 15, 2018, 09:58:35 PM »
Remember heat speeds up oxidation or maybe your hops are oxidized.

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What you need is a secondary regulator. Here is what they look like. I'm sure you can find cheaper ones out there.
https://www.micromatic.com/beer-regulators/secondary

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Rogue Tap Concern
« on: December 13, 2017, 07:13:58 PM »
I have never had a tap just fall open. I have had them leak. If you are really concerned about them falling open you could buy some tap faucet locks.
https://www.amazon.com/KegWorks-Aluminum-Draft-Faucet-Kegerators/dp/B000CC66KO

Do these fit Perlick?  BTW I just recently switched to Perlick, and cannot understand why anything else exists on the planet!


These do. They are more expensive.  I heard that the intertap faucets are nice too.

http://www.beveragefactory.com/draftbeer/faucets/faucet-locks/wrap-around-lock-for-perlick-600-series-faucets.html

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Rogue Tap Concern
« on: December 13, 2017, 05:46:17 PM »
I have never had a tap just fall open. I have had them leak. If you are really concerned about them falling open you could buy some tap faucet locks.
https://www.amazon.com/KegWorks-Aluminum-Draft-Faucet-Kegerators/dp/B000CC66KO

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Soy sauce stout
« on: November 07, 2017, 04:55:49 PM »
Soy Sauce flavor could be Autolysis.  Just because your house stays at those temps doesn't mean it's fermenting at those temps.  Fermentation creates heat.  Your dry yeast could have been a little on the old side too.

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Equipment and Software / Re: New Equipment, New Issues
« on: October 23, 2017, 06:01:24 PM »
Do you have your BeerSmith set at 5 gallon batches? I set mine at 6 gallons. Remember your going to lose some in the kettle and the lines and during chilling.  This could help by adding more base malt to your grain bill.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Spray ball for easy cleaning question
« on: April 27, 2017, 11:23:50 PM »
Has anybody ever added a spray ball to the lid of their kettle or mash tun for easy cleaning?  I was thinking about doing this but wasn't sure how well it would work or if it would just spray out between the lid and kettle.  I have Blichmann G1 (10 gallon and 15 gallon) kettles and mash tun.

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Equipment and Software / Re: SS Brewtech Conical Opinion
« on: March 28, 2017, 02:19:49 PM »
I have one. I've only used it once so far and it worked great.  I am going to buy the chiller they make because the cooler with ice water that I use doesn't get cold enough for lagering.  Not sure how well the water and cooler will work during the summer.  The heater worked really great.  It got pretty cold here in Colorado this winter and it kept it within 1 degree of my set temp.

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The BME products from SS Brewtech are nice.

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I just received my 7 gallon Ss BME conical.  I haven't used it yet but plan to this weekend.  The instructions on putting it together weren't very well on some things but you can find them on youtube.  If you decide to get this, get the extension legs. The dump valve is pretty close to the floor.

Why would you want to ferment under pressure?  Co2 is bad for yeast.  Do you mean to do closed transfers?  The BME comes with a pressure relief valve that is set at 2 psi. Not sure about the standard conical.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Glass Disaster
« on: January 09, 2017, 06:15:29 PM »
I would move to stainless steel. I would try some of the Ss Brewtech brew buckets.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Garage Freezer Fermentation - Winter Problems
« on: September 11, 2014, 09:09:49 PM »
I made some heaters using some of this:
http://www.amazon.com/Flex-Watt-Heat-Tape-Watts/dp/B00AHEZF6S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=undefined&sr=8-1&keywords=FLEX+WATT+HEAT+TAPE

I went and bought a $3.00 extension cord from Walgreens and cut the end off.  They work pretty well. I made 3 of them for about $30.00.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Upgrade decision. Advice needed
« on: August 14, 2014, 02:58:08 PM »
Could you just sell your current chest freezer on craigslist and find a bigger one on craigslist? That is if you have room for a bigger one which I assume that you do since you are thinking about getting another one, or you could find another small chest freezer and build your own temp controller using a STC 1000.

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Ingredients / Re: Storage of Grain
« on: August 12, 2014, 08:00:35 PM »
I use these for my 50 lb sacks
http://www.petco.com/product/9799/Gamma-Vittles-Vault-Stackables.aspx?CoreCat=OnSiteSearch
and for my speacial grains I use the rectangular ziplock containers.

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