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Events / Re: LOCALS ONLY BEER FESTIVAL - DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS NEVADA
« on: April 21, 2015, 11:37:57 AM »
I was thinking of going... But it says "locals only..." :-\

Used to live in Vegas.


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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Question About Beer CO2 Absorption
« on: April 21, 2015, 09:23:03 AM »
I've found that over time the metal head of the poppit wears away at the post. Had a small leak from several gas poppits and under magnification there were scalloped grooves in the rim where the poppit mates with the post. They would cause the poppit to re-seat incorrectly when I removed the QD.
I have some leaky poppets with rubber gaskets that look great to the naked eye. Thanks for the explanation. I feel better about ordering new ones now.

New posts or poppits? I'd order both.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Question About Beer CO2 Absorption
« on: April 20, 2015, 03:38:16 PM »
I've found that over time the metal head of the poppit wears away at the post. Had a small leak from several gas poppits and under magnification there were scalloped grooves in the rim where the poppit mates with the post. They would cause the poppit to re-seat incorrectly when I removed the QD.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Question About Beer CO2 Absorption
« on: April 20, 2015, 08:00:51 AM »
I don't believe the beer can absorb enough co2 to disrupt the keg's main seal and cause it to lose pressure or depressurize.

More likely there is a minor leak somewhere or unrealized operator error.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Ideas for brewing with Grand Marnier
« on: April 20, 2015, 07:47:36 AM »
It doesn't say how to apply the GM. I certainly wouldn't boil or ferment with it as it would drive off the delicate volatiles in the liqueur.

Add at racking time IMO.

And I don't care for that recipe either. Looks like a terrible beer actually. But then again I'm not a fan of brewing huge beers like that; seems like most homebrewers go through a phase where they brew ridiculously strong beers- just because they can... ;)


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Beer Travel / Re: Los Angeles
« on: April 20, 2015, 06:42:49 AM »
Phiiiillll!

Glad all is well with your family and business!

Hope you've had time to squeeze in some brewing here and there.

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Homebrewer Bios / Re: Back at it again
« on: April 20, 2015, 06:39:45 AM »
Welcome to the AHA forum!

The internet really has made a difference in getting the info out there. On this forum you'll get answers in near real time for the most part- members fighting to answer your questions.

And if you think of something that sounds too elementary or ridiculous to ask about go ahead and ask anyway. Odds are we've all had the same questions... 8)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: distilled water question
« on: April 19, 2015, 05:57:28 AM »
What's even better is if you can keep your jugs of distilled water chilled. You can even freeze one and cut it out of the jug to help cool the wort.

I'd say the risk of infection is minimal, less than exposing the chilled wort to the surrounding air.

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Ingredients / Re: Using your back yard creek
« on: April 19, 2015, 05:53:12 AM »
The point to all of that is why people drank beer in the first place. Most water available you didn't even want touching your skin.

So apart from chemical contamination, heavy metals and the like I wouldn't be afraid of pathogens from the creek as a source for your brew water.


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All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: April 18, 2015, 10:02:19 PM »
It sucks that I con only grow short day around here and they don't store well. So I eats what I can. That's about 100 onions. Also trying to see if green onions will work as a year-round onion source.

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Ingredients / Re: Using your back yard creek
« on: April 18, 2015, 09:59:28 PM »
I saw that video. Bamforth used water from a filthy duckpond. The beer was a hit.

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All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: April 18, 2015, 12:00:03 PM »
The rain toppled my onion tops but they are starting to bulb up nicely.


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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Anxiety of Kegging
« on: April 18, 2015, 11:09:41 AM »
Leave the door open for a minute or two and condensation will tell you. I also rap a knuckle on the side of the keg and listen for the change in tone.

Lifting or tipping the keg can disturb any sediment in the bottom (shoulda used gelatin!) as I've found out to my dismay.

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Ingredients / Re: Using your back yard creek
« on: April 18, 2015, 09:16:02 AM »
I bet it's fine for making shine it's fine for beer too. Probably better than storebought.

If you got livestock or agriculture upstream then there might be problems.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Anxiety of Kegging
« on: April 18, 2015, 09:13:46 AM »
There's something you can tape to the side called a Smartstrip or similar.

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