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All Grain Brewing / Re: Badly stuck Mash - why this time?
« on: March 27, 2010, 10:04:48 AM »
Like extending the mash unless the enzymes were completely denatured. Don''t worry.

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All Things Food / Re: Hard boiled eggs...what is your secret?
« on: March 26, 2010, 11:19:56 AM »
And I just bought me some Jumbo Brown's...

I'm gonna use 6 for Migas and the others get boiled.

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But I love my ball valve!


You can keep it (as I have) with a barbed-fitting fitted on the BV to attach to the tubing.

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When I went this route an appropriate washer was found at lowes- however, I only used one and it was on the inside.

If you have the original drain see if some tubing fits through it. It may be all you need instead of the "contraption".

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Ranger IPA
« on: March 24, 2010, 06:57:59 PM »
New Belgium Ranger IPA. 70 IBU. 6.5 ABV. Very Hoppy with a slightly sweet finish. Balanced. Perfect.

You have to try at least one.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Strange pour from keg
« on: March 24, 2010, 12:23:23 PM »
Me too.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Regulator won't seal...
« on: March 24, 2010, 10:55:20 AM »

...I try cranking on it as hard as I can... None of this works.

Anyone have any suggestions?  Before I shoot the thing?


Cranking down on it as hard as you can with/without a gasket will likely damage the seating surface.  :'( Bad idea. Be gentle but firm.

There should be a disk-like gasket with a small hole- not a built in one. You probably lost it when you removed the regulator. Try looking on the floor in the area you removed the regulator.

It could have stuck to the previous keg's seating surface. If you can't find it call/go to where you swapped and maybe they'll give you one.

Good luck

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Strange pour from keg
« on: March 24, 2010, 10:23:10 AM »
You can disassemble the QD's. There might be a little rubber in the "out" QD as well.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: leaks in kegs
« on: March 24, 2010, 10:20:21 AM »
You'll be fine. Test it under pressure with some starsan or soapy water. If there is a leak around the lid seal vent the keg and reseat. Minimal chance of contamination. Might try a little lube on the o-ring. Rinse that soapy water off first- starsan ok.

If it's a poppit you could try a little lube on it too until it can be replaced. I used a little olive oil recently and it retarded a leak or fixed it. Enough to kill the keg without further worries.

Found that many of my old cornies have lids that only fit well in such and such position. If you find this happening with yours try replacing the main o-ring. Good chance it'll fix the problem.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Higher SG than OG?
« on: March 24, 2010, 09:58:00 AM »
When it is done, you'll be able to calculate your OG from your FG.

Haha dorm room brewery. You'll be a popular cap'n if everyone finds out!

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Ingredients / Re: Pineapple
« on: March 24, 2010, 12:35:05 AM »
...It was strange, but I grew to like it.

I've had a few experiences like that lol ;)

I can see it being added to a keg of weizen or light ale at racking time. Big chunks. Let sit for a "while". See what happens.

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Equipment and Software / Re: plastic carboys
« on: March 24, 2010, 12:00:04 AM »
Resin identification code:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resin_identification_code

Looks like it may be safe and recycled. ??? I'd go for more identifiable plastic for fermentation. Just me though. ;)

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Other Fermentables / Re: Cider ressurection?
« on: March 23, 2010, 11:38:14 PM »
Ooooh! Now that is interesting indeed!

Great idea. ++1

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Mystery yeast.
« on: March 23, 2010, 11:36:01 PM »
Yeah if it was labeled I'd feel more comfy about it. I really don't want any more 530. My long affair with Belgian styles is over. While I may do a little sumpin sumpin with a saison now and again I won't be brewing any more dubbels tripels or abbeys.

If it was 001 that would kickass.


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Equipment and Software / Re: plastic carboys
« on: March 23, 2010, 12:24:44 PM »
i have several large water bottles that i can use and throw away.  i am just not sure if they will or will not be impermeable to oxygen.  is there an easy way to tell

They should have "PP, LDPE or HDPE" on the bottom. I would use HDPE for fermentation.

My guess is that they are "Polypropylene"

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