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Equipment and Software / Re: App or notebook
« on: December 05, 2015, 10:30:53 AM »
Usually design my basic recipe on a scratch pad with basic notes, etc. Transpose and tweak in beersmith and bru'n water for chemistry. I save each bru'n water profile as its own named batch and beer for future batches in a separate folder. Brew day notes are written on my brew day sheet and transposed again to beersmith along with final notes once the beer gets packaged/kegged

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: First time kegging: does volume in keg matter?
« on: November 28, 2015, 03:24:11 PM »
No, you ist set the regulator to your serving pressure, allow the keg to carb up, 10-14 days and serve. Keep in mind, if you try the various methods of force carbonating to shorter serving time you too can over carbonate a keg just as easily, there is still a trial and error period getting your system set up;) ie, proper serving temp, line length, pressure, etc

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Beer Recipes / Re: Who makes "clean" pale ales?
« on: November 28, 2015, 03:20:30 PM »
I did a series of pales this year, each bittered with Warrior and then all late additions of the following: Saphir, Saaz and Perle, each one for a separate batch.they all got nice reviews and where very enjoyable

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Classifieds / 2-tier AG setup for sale
« on: November 15, 2015, 08:42:44 AM »
Since I upgraded my system I am selling my 2-tier set up, here is the link I posted on CL, thanks for looking! The system has served me well. Interested, Let me know.

Gary
http://chicago.craigslist.org/nch/for/5316868817.html


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Classifieds / U-Line Kegerator For Sale
« on: November 15, 2015, 08:34:17 AM »
Hey all,
Just posted this on Craig's List, located in Glenview Il for local pick up, any questions, let me know and thanks for looking.

Gary
http://chicago.craigslist.org/nch/app/5316857909.html

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Homebrewer Bios / Re: Ken from NW burbs of Chicago...
« on: November 12, 2015, 03:10:37 PM »
Hey Ken, welcome as well! I'm in Glenview so not more than a stones throw form you. Like you I too try to use straight Lake water with modest additions as per Brun' Water calculations and have been really pleased with the results. Mostly the same additions in the tool box as you. There's enough lugging around in brewing as it is without having to lug water;)
Cheers!
Gary

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Banana ester in my lager after diacetyl rest
« on: November 09, 2015, 06:22:27 PM »
I would pull it from the chamber and let it rise and finish and then lager, IMO, at less than 60 for only 3 days wasn't enough d-rest, mine usually get into the low-mid 60s and finish nicely.



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Pimp My System / Re: The Brew Elevator
« on: November 07, 2015, 08:06:08 AM »
That's genious! I continue to be amazed at the creativity of home brewers solving problems.

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Not home brewers but Jared Payton and Frank Thomas have commercial brands

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: poor man's bottling from the keg procedure
« on: November 03, 2015, 10:52:29 AM »
The only thing I'll add is that it really helps if you get your bottles really cold as well

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Equipment and Software / Re: Easy Keezer Airflow System
« on: October 29, 2015, 02:28:37 PM »
I'm pulling air from the bottom. I have two reasons for positioning the EvaDry there. One, it's empty space; and two, I figure there will be a decent amount of flow there.

One thing I have already noticed is how much cooler the collar is to the touch. I always thought that insulating the collar, while easy and cheap, was not needed. I might need to add some foam now.
Keezer newbie question as I just bought a 10 cf GE and will be building mine soon. Why the EvaDry? Are you fermenting in there too?

When you operate a freezer at temperatures higher than freezing there is a tendency for moisture to build up as condensation instead of frozen ice buildup so you need to control that and the Eva Dry does a good job. Without it you most likely will get standing water on the bottom of the keezer

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Equipment and Software / Re: Easy Keezer Airflow System
« on: October 29, 2015, 02:26:35 PM »
That's a pretty great setup, I will be building another, larger keezer soon and looks like I will be incorporating this setup to improve the airflow!

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Pimp My System / Re: New RIMS system.
« on: October 25, 2015, 06:07:29 PM »
Super nice build , looks really well thought out!

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Keeping Mash at temp
« on: October 24, 2015, 01:40:33 PM »
Many (most?) hydrometers are calibrated at 60°
Yup, mis-typed, mine is 60 also

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Storing Dry Yeast
« on: October 24, 2015, 05:14:55 AM »
I keep my dry yeast in my crotch...the local colony can be reused just by simple methods of building the local colony to a pitchable number

Though now that I think about it these yeast are in a somewhat humid and worm environment
Thinking this thread just got derailed.....

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