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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Silicone
« on: Today at 04:34:56 AM »
If you are using a cooler, I wonder if the tun itself is food grade or meant to be utilized in the manner you intend? Probably not.

I'll go out on a limb and say go ahead and use the GE product.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Frustrated beyond belief
« on: Today at 03:38:12 AM »
Autolyzed yeast doesn't necessarily have to give off any sort of a rubber smell. In this case we're concerned with flavor impacts. The flavor is reminiscent of umami or meatlike but in a bad way. IMO this is where  your "muddy" character is originating.

Occam's razor.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Frustrated beyond belief
« on: July 02, 2015, 03:28:05 PM »

Already swelled packs probably full of long dead yeast as well as a few live ones.

Make a beer taste like sh!t in most cases.

Kegging and Bottling / CarbaCap
« on: July 02, 2015, 01:08:01 PM »
Recently I purchased another "Carbonator-valve coupling" on Amazon for a very reasonable price. It was listed as such but when the item arrived it was a "CarbaCap-carbonation system".

I was expecting the Liquid Bread product. It is nearly identical except for the absence of a phone number and patent pending number.

Ownership change?

Classifieds / Re: Equipment wanted
« on: July 01, 2015, 02:38:53 PM »
Thanks that's narcout tho'

Equipment and Software / Re: Barley Crusher Contact
« on: July 01, 2015, 10:06:56 AM »
AH! Thank you so much Randy!

The Pub / Re: 10 Reasons Why the GABF Sucks
« on: July 01, 2015, 04:59:29 AM »
Byzantine.  ;)

Classifieds / Re: Equipment wanted
« on: July 01, 2015, 04:56:35 AM »
Contact a local club? Members should have some extra stuff laying around.

Otherwise I'd just bite the bullet and spend the $100 either online or at the LHBS

Equipment and Software / Re: Barley Crusher Contact
« on: July 01, 2015, 04:54:08 AM »
Wondering where your mill is? You should have got it back by now...?

Ingredients / Re: Best Malt Brands
« on: July 01, 2015, 04:52:44 AM »
These days I buy pilsner malt almost exclusively and have found Weyermann's performance very satisfactory.

Dingemann's Pale Malt is another favorite.

Briess 2-row...

Kegging and Bottling / Re: oops…
« on: June 30, 2015, 09:52:38 AM »
I don't have any scientific facts to back this up but some un-scientific anecdotal evidence. To me it makes sense that the bottles are engineered to tolerances that would involve failure far above 4 volumes. I've taken them there...

Damage- scratches etc in the glass might be a problem.

Best to drink them up quickly and put this mess behind you. It's how we learn. ::)

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Montejo?
« on: June 30, 2015, 09:38:30 AM »
BTW I was not referring to Mexican beer in a pejorative manner, as I drink my fair share too.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: oops…
« on: June 30, 2015, 07:33:45 AM »
A regular 12oz brown bottle holds 4+ volumes just fine. The imports are probably quite a bit stronger.

If they are gushers you can chill them and pry one prong of the cap up to let just a little gas to slowly escape in the fridge over the course of a few days or until you are happy. Then tighten the cap back up with the capper

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Ran out of CO2
« on: June 30, 2015, 07:28:08 AM »

Equipment and Software / Re: Fermentation Chamber suggestions
« on: June 30, 2015, 04:38:14 AM »
I have two 7cf chest freezers and can do nearly a barrel at a time. I lift bucket fermenters out in a similar fashion and worries about sediment are overblown. Let them settle for a few minutes while you ready your equipment.

Before you pull anymore triggers step back and think a bit longer. Ask some more questions and think about the direction you want the brewery to go in equipment-wise.

If you want to move up to a conical system eventually you'll want an upright setup, and they are much better for some of the larger/taller fermenter systems.

Years ago I never planned on using conical fermenters but now want to convert. This means a major retrofit to my brewery and $$$. And I'll have to sell the freezers to make room.

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