I got my new posts today. I did the switch and I am still getting nothing but foam. I tried pulling the dip tube out and putting a second O ring on it to shim it up a bit in case it is too long. Still no luck. I just can't imagine what is wrong.
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Email farmhouse. I have never dealt with them, but I hear they are a pretty stand-up company.
I think I have this figured out. The "in" disconnect does not click on like it should. I am ordering a new "in" post at midwest supplies for each of the new kegs I bought. It does not click on properly to the other keg that I hadn't taken out of the box yet either. If you order one of the $75 kegs from farmhousebrewingsupply.com you should go ahead and order new posts from either Northernbrewer or midwestsupplies at the same time.
Did they put "out" posts on accidentally?
I brewed this over the weekend and the brew day went smoothly, but I was disappointed that I ended up with an original gravity of 1.044. Should have been around 1.052 according to my calculations. I'm sure it will still be tasty, but definitely a session beer.
I'm not sure if my process needs work, or if maybe I'm not getting a proper crush. I mill my grain at my LHBS at their recommended mill settings. I have to confess that I usually don't take gravity readings, so I don't know if this is an ongoing issue or a one-time aberration. Time to step up the record-keeping to figure this out. I'm going to start by running the grain through the mill multiple times for my next batch and see where it comes out.
When I recently told a friend of mine that I started homebrewing last year the first question he asked was how long it took to get to the final product. I told him, "It depends. For an entry level homebrewer who is still bottling (me) and maybe waiting a bit longer for their beer to clean up in a fermentor because they don't have the most excellent temperature control (also me, still) - you're probably looking at a month to six weeks before you crack open that beer. For a more advanced brewer, brewing beer that should be consumed 'young' and throwing it in a keg - you could probably go grain to glass in as little as two weeks." He told me that there's no way he has the patience for either of those scenarios. Clearly not the hobby for everyone. Glad I didn't tell him about sours or brett beer.