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That's exactly what I am looking for!

It is a GE FCM7SUWW which shows it can fit 4 pin locks with a collar and 3 without. Is this because the collar adds extra height to accomodate a 4th keg on the shelf since it isn't one large compartment?

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Equipment and Software / chest freezer internal dimensions for keezer
« on: April 22, 2016, 10:06:13 AM »
I found a 7 cu ft GE freezer used but cannot find any internal dimensions. Does anyone have experience with being able to fit 4 pin lock kegs in the main larger chamber?

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Equipment and Software / Re: fridge door gasket not sealing
« on: April 22, 2016, 06:43:57 AM »
Hinges were the problem. I did a shoddy job moving the door apparently and the bottom hinge was loose. I was able to snug it up considerably which made the fridge and freezer doors hit each other. With some other adjustments, it appears to be much better. Thanks for the help. I prematurely inquired without really taking a look at what I was dealing with.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Mexican Vienna
« on: April 21, 2016, 06:58:48 PM »
Thanks all. I have never used corn so I think I will give it a go. It just comes down to whether I would like to brew a more traditional Vienna or a 'Mexican' Vienna.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Mexican Vienna
« on: April 21, 2016, 02:58:36 PM »
Munich would obviously bump the maltiness a bit, but still be summer-y and light with the maize. Sounds like a good beer to me!

You can brew a nice summer-y light beer without maize.

It take Jon's point to mean that it will be lighter in flavor and more summer-y with the maize than with something else.

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Equipment and Software / Re: fridge door gasket not sealing
« on: April 21, 2016, 02:56:06 PM »
I can hang it from the other side but the way the fridge is positioned makes it less than ideal to change it.
Just turn the fridge upside down. Sorry, couldn't resist  ;)

Then it won't seal at the top!

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Equipment and Software / Re: fridge door gasket not sealing
« on: April 21, 2016, 02:48:29 PM »
I have the same problem after taking the door off and moving the fridge.  Kicking the bottom of the door works for me.

If you can't correct the seating of fridge door you might be able to hang the door from the other side of the fridge and get it to seat properly if your fridge is designed that way.

I can hang it from the other side but the way the fridge is positioned makes it less than ideal to change it. I did forget that I did move the door when I got it so that could be the cause of the problem.

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Equipment and Software / Re: fridge door gasket not sealing
« on: April 21, 2016, 02:45:47 PM »
Put a latch at the bottom.

Is the door bent?

Not from what I can tell. I will need to take a closer look.

The latch is a very good idea as long as I can still open and close the door relatively quickly. I will investigate. Thanks

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Equipment and Software / fridge door gasket not sealing
« on: April 21, 2016, 02:20:04 PM »
My kegerator in the garage is not sealing at the bottom and there is a considerable gap. The issue appears to be the way the door sits in that it is further away from the bottom than the top. I am not sure that I can adjust it properly. The magnetic gasket has seen better days but it does not appear that replacing it will fix the issue. Assuming I cannot get the door to seat more appropriately, does anyone have any ideas on how to properly seal the bottom? I bought it used a couple of years ago and I think it has always been like this but I couldn't tell.

My idea is to get some weather striping to attach to the fridge where the gasket should touch, adhere some magnetic tape to the weather striping and cover it all in foil tape. I am hoping this may be a decent temporary solution at least.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Mexican Vienna
« on: April 21, 2016, 12:43:51 PM »
Thanks for the input. I was planning on a similar hop schedule for about 20-21 IBUs against an OG of 1.048.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Mexican Vienna
« on: April 21, 2016, 09:10:58 AM »
Awesome! Maybe that is the compromise I am looking for. Should get to this one in a couple of weeks. Thank you!

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Beer Recipes / Re: Mexican Vienna
« on: April 21, 2016, 09:06:57 AM »
Still deciding which direction I want to go with this beer. I am thinking about doing a more traditional Vienna and using some munich malt (or red x) in place of the corn. I want something nice for the summer so the mexican version might be more refreshing however I am worried that it may be too thin and bland.



If you go with the Mexican version you could always mash a tad higher, or mash at your planned temp and use few oz or carapils to give body. Or actually, you could use a strain like WLP833 which tends to emphasize malt. It'll be good either way, but it sounds like a good summer beer. FWIW I use flaked maize in my cream ale and it's a great summer beer.

Thanks. I have never used flaked maize which is why I am a little hesitant. What do you think about keeping the maize and replacing the pilsner with munich?

Something like this:
58.5% Vienna
20% Munich 6L
20% Flaked Corn
1.5% Midnight Wheat

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Beer Recipes / Re: Mexican Vienna
« on: April 21, 2016, 08:50:47 AM »
Still deciding which direction I want to go with this beer. I am thinking about doing a more traditional Vienna and using some munich malt (or red x) in place of the corn. I want something nice for the summer so the mexican version might be more refreshing however I am worried that it may be too thin and bland.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: leaky keg when disconnect is attached
« on: April 21, 2016, 08:19:05 AM »
The ball lock size will generally work fine. They are just a hair smaller in diameter.

Also be sure to put keg lube on your rings. It helps them last longer.

Using keg lube is one thing I do regularly which is probably why I haven't had to replace any o rings yet.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: leaky keg when disconnect is attached
« on: April 21, 2016, 08:14:01 AM »
Post orings. Most likely just wore out. When you replace, be sure to buy the right size. Many people say that the rings for ball locks are interchangeable with pin locks, but that is not the case.

Thanks! I don't normally have problems with my kegs so my troubleshooting is not great. I think I have some new post o rings around. Hopefully they are the right type.

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