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Kegging and Bottling / Re: CO2 Purity and Why It's So Important
« on: January 21, 2018, 05:38:55 PM »
I have not sampled the stuff we get delivered in small cylinders 

That would make for an interesting data point. 

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: CO2 Purity and Why It's So Important
« on: January 21, 2018, 05:35:21 PM »
It's great to have a DO meter so that you can test the purity of your Co2. Unfortunately a decent one costs about $8K.... I would gladly test anyone's Co2 for them for a small fee.

Do you guys test the CO2 you get for the brewery?  If so, what are the typical results?

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Stir plate question
« on: January 21, 2018, 03:28:22 AM »
It probably varies by brand/model, but mine generates only negligible heat.

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Questions about the forum? / Time Stamps
« on: January 20, 2018, 09:05:34 PM »
There's something going on with the time stamps.

I posted something a few minutes ago (it's 1:04 p.m. Pacific time here), and the time stamp says 7:59 p.m.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: CO2 Purity and Why It's So Important
« on: January 20, 2018, 08:59:23 PM »
That's a good point.  I think I'll check with some breweries to see if that's what they really use.

I'd be interested to hear about that.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: CO2 Purity and Why It's So Important
« on: January 20, 2018, 05:51:57 PM »
Do commercial breweries typically force carbonate their beer with non-fermentation produced CO2 (excluding bottle conditioned beers and RHGB compliant breweries)? 

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: CO2 Purity and Why It's So Important
« on: January 19, 2018, 09:29:43 PM »
Sulfates, however, have the potential, if I’m not mistaken, to be broken down during fermentation into sulfides, which can contributed to sulfury aromas and flavors in excessive amounts in non-hoppy beers. Again, not 100% sure about that, but I recall having an email exchange with Dr. Bamforth about that.

According to Kunze, that is true (see Section 4.1.3.5).  As I understand the text, yeast convert sulfate to sulfite, which is excreted by yeast after the growth phase and can then form sulphur dioxide.   

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: How often do you clean your keg faucets?
« on: January 18, 2018, 05:45:34 PM »
— How often do you all clean yours.

I try to disassemble and clean my faucets once a year.

There's never very much gunk in them.  I do run Iodophor solution through the lines and faucets after every keg though.

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Equipment and Software / Re: brew bucket
« on: January 15, 2018, 06:41:52 PM »
At some point I may move from carboys to stainless steel.  When I do, it will most likely be to corny kegs- they are the lowest priced option and can do transfers with CO2 pressure.  I'm surprised I don't hear more people singing their praises on the forum.  Maybe they are not as good as I think?

I have two 10 gallon corny kegs, and they make fantastic fermentors.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Oxidized DIPA -again...
« on: January 15, 2018, 06:40:33 PM »

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: January 07, 2018, 08:11:34 PM »
New keg tapped tonight.  Pale malt and oats.  Citra, Mosaic, Nelson Sauvin hops.  Fermented with Sacc Trois.  Aged on French oak and peaches.  Lots of peaches.  Two strains of Brett: lambicus and claussenni. 
It's pretty damn tasty y'all.

Yeah, that really does sound awesome.

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The Pub / Re: Happy Brew Year
« on: January 06, 2018, 09:44:16 PM »
I think you were here for the worst. I think more people are just ACTUALLY brewing instead of talking about brewing on the forums.

What actually happened was that certain people treated longtime and valuable posters of this forum so rudely that they decided to stop contributing and being a part of the community - and it's our collective loss. 

It really bothers me that a group of people who enjoy the same hobby can't treat each other with basic respect and politeness.  Can we do a better job in 2018?

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Sudden Barley Crusher issue
« on: January 06, 2018, 09:21:41 PM »
Anyway seen this or have ideas?

A common issue with the BC is that, over time, the knurling on the rollers wears down and the passive roller stops spinning.

It happened to me after maybe 8 or 9 years of use.  You might be able to send it back to the manufacturer for refurbishing.  Personally, I just bought new rollers (and it totally fixed the problem).

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: January 06, 2018, 09:16:46 PM »
Looks good. What strain, out of curiosity?

Thanks, man.

I pitched one packet each of 3724 and 3711.  In my opinion, it gives you most of the flavor of 3724 with the mouthfeel/dryness/ease of use of 3711.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: January 06, 2018, 05:34:50 PM »
A Saison that's pouring a bit too clear, but it's near the end of the keg. It still tastes good though (probably the best beer I brewed in 2017).


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