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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: It's Official
« on: Today at 11:16:16 AM »
2) Find a way to facilitate “advanced”/R&D oriented discussion for those interested in it. This could be as simple as a creating an “advanced” subforum on the AHA forum. I don’t mean a LODO subforum - I mean a discussion space where the next LODO could be postulated and developed.

I don't think this is a bad idea.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Barley Crusher Revolutions per Pound
« on: October 11, 2017, 03:25:27 PM »
You know next time you are milling by hand you won't be able to stop yourself.

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Equipment and Software / Barley Crusher Revolutions per Pound
« on: October 11, 2017, 01:28:15 PM »
I usually crush my grains by hand, and I sometimes count revolutions to pass the time.

On my last brew day, it took 541 revolutions to crush 10.59 lbs. of grain.  So that's roughly 51 revolutions per pound.

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Equipment and Software / Re: malt mill
« on: October 11, 2017, 12:41:23 PM »
The knurling on the rollers is substantially worn down when compared to how it felt after the last refurbish two years ago.

That was the issue with my BC as well.  I ended up replacing the rollers which fixed it.

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This is what I want to do and is shown in the pic.

Fair enough.  The reason the guy in the link is pressurizing the kegs is because he is filling them with beer that is already carbonated.  Without back pressure on the receiving keg, CO2 would start coming out of solution and it'd be a foamy mess.

Pressurizing them alone won't get rid of all the oxygen though; you're still going to want to do a proper CO2 purge.

How do you know when to stop filling the keg before beer shoots out the gas tube?

If you chill the beer before you rack it, you will see the line of condensation creeping up the side of the keg as you fill, and it'll give you a good idea of when it's full. 


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Are you carbonating in the fermentor?

No - in the kegs.

If the beer isn't carbonated at the time of racking, I don't know that there's any advantage to pressurizing the receiving keg. 

You could just purge it fully (by filling completely with sanitizer and pushing it all out with CO2) and then rack in through the liquid post while running some tubing off the gas post into a container of sanitizer.  It helps with the purging if you trim the gas dip tube.

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Are you carbonating in the fermentor?

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Equipment and Software / Re: Spunding Valve
« on: September 27, 2017, 01:29:32 PM »
That should work as long as the spunding valve is functioning properly.  I have a spunding valve that is similar to the ones that morebeer sells which I use for a couple of different applications.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: September 25, 2017, 03:16:30 PM »

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Ingredients / Re: Hops Glut?
« on: September 25, 2017, 03:16:05 PM »
That is interesting.

Remember the shortage? 

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Beer line length
« on: September 25, 2017, 02:47:48 PM »
How is the length getting that long, what can I do about it, and what pressure should I set the regulator at?

My guess is that you are not entering the correct hose diameter.  If you're using 3/16" beverage line, somewhere between 8 and 10 feet should work.  I would start with 10, and trim it down a bit if necessary.  The balance doesn't need to be exact to get a good pour; you have some leeway.

What pressure to set your regulator to achieve 2.4 volumes will depend on the temperature of the beer.  Check out this carbonation chart:

http://www.kegerators.com/carbonation-table.php

If you haven't purchased tubing already, I really like this stuff: https://www.morebeer.com/products/ultra-barrier-silver-antimicrobial-pvc-free-beer-tubing-316-id-foot.html

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Beer Travel / Re: Where am I?
« on: September 22, 2017, 04:22:53 PM »
Dingemans?

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Beer Recipes / Re: Belgian Pale Ale yeast
« on: September 19, 2017, 04:54:17 PM »
I brewed a BPA last weekend as well.  Would you mind sharing your recipe?

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Classifieds / Free faucet, sankey coupler, and regulator
« on: September 18, 2017, 10:09:57 AM »
Someone in my neighborhood moved out and left their kegerator on the street.  I salvaged the faucet, regulator and coupler, but I don't have any need for them.

Anyway, they're free if anyone wants to come grab them (I'm in LA).


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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Don't mess around with line cleaner
« on: September 18, 2017, 09:48:28 AM »
That's freaky.

I personally don't use any line cleaners.

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