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Equipment and Software / Re: Leaky keg lids...gaskets...lube
« on: April 02, 2010, 11:55:26 AM »
What about this outfit below:

http://www.mcmaster.com/#

If you're able to find the part, could you post it?  Thanks.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Leaky keg lids...gaskets...lube
« on: April 01, 2010, 05:26:56 PM »
Okay, thanks.

Now, I clean my kegs and parts in Sun Oxygen Cleaner.  It doesn't seem to have any affect on keg lube.  

How do I remove the lube from the underneath side, of the keg's top, where the o-ring is seated?  

What do you soak your keg parts in that will remove the lube from the o-rings?

I actually use Harvey's Silicone Grease (waterproof) from a plumbing supply store.

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Equipment and Software / Leaky keg lids...gaskets...lube
« on: April 01, 2010, 03:48:12 PM »
I've never had problems with leaky keg lids until now.  It used to be if a lid was leaking, I would simply turn it around in the other direction, and the problem was solved.  But, this doesn't always work anymore.  Now, I find myself swapping out lids until I get one that won't leak.  I've even resorted to using keg lube, which I never had to do before.

How long before those black gaskets have to be replaced?

Visually, they look fine, but do they shrink over time?

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Equipment and Software / Re: Keg Lid Relief Valve...Source?
« on: April 01, 2010, 11:58:49 AM »
Thanks.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Sun Oxygen Cleaner/Oxyclean.. .film
« on: March 30, 2010, 02:56:35 AM »
I've been using this Sun Oxygen Cleaner for awhile, and am noticing a white film on my Super Siphon hose.  I'm also noticing a buildup in my plastic bucket.  Does Oxyclean cause this same problem?  How can I remove the film from my Super Siphon?

I don't notice this problem in glass or stainless steel, i.e., carboys or kegs..

Is there a better all-purpose cleaner?

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Beer Recipes / Re: Let's talk about German Pilsner
« on: March 29, 2010, 06:48:07 PM »
I've always attributed it to a sulfury quality from the yeast.

But if bluesman is using a German strain from Wyeast or White Labs, he should be able to eliminate the yeast from the equation...UNLESS, the German yeast strains from Wyeast and/or White Labs are nothing like the German yeast strains in the samples he drank.

I doubt the hops are a factor, so that only leaves the water and malt, not to mention, uber-brewing technique!

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Equipment and Software / Keg Lid Relief Valve...Source?
« on: March 27, 2010, 10:54:25 PM »
Awhile back someone had posted a source for keg lid relief valves that were fairly inexpensive, i.e., ~$5. 

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Badly stuck Mash - why this time?
« on: March 17, 2010, 02:40:21 AM »
Nope, I ran off fairly slowly, AND was extra careful during vorlaufing, having considered this might be a cause.  As I watched the runoff, it did seem like there were lots of visible particulates moving through the tubing.  Not sure if that was the broken-down FB, or pulverized base malt like my other guess. 

Since no one's jumping on any other obvious culprit, I'll write-this off as a one-off and watch closely the next time my FB % is so high.

Thanks all!

I don't understand this.  If you're batch sparging, your runoff should be wide open.

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Beer Recipes / Re: RIS recipe check!
« on: March 16, 2010, 03:21:35 AM »
More roast barley, less brown malt?

That looks to me like an unnecessarily complicated hop schedule, too.  I hope your yeast can handle that gravity.  Will you be bottling this?  Just curious.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Favorite Scoresheet Comment
« on: March 11, 2010, 02:49:47 AM »
My favorite ones are always "too fruity for style" regarding a fruit beer with no sub-style declaration.  Those kind of asinine comments always make me laugh.   :D

I doubt I'd be laughing.  More like I'd be pissed at wasting the beer and entry money.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Dry Hopping...%AAUs...Effect
« on: March 11, 2010, 02:47:13 AM »
I did not listen to Palmer, but can you tell us what his justification was?  What was his basis for what he said?

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All Grain Brewing / Dry Hopping...%AAUs...Effect
« on: March 10, 2010, 03:47:41 AM »
Is there any relation between the % of AAUs in a given hop, and the amount/intensity of aroma imparted in dry hopping, i.e., higher % of AAUs = more aroma imparted from dry hopping?

Is there any relation between the % of AAUs in a given hop, and the amount/intensity of flavor that can carry over in dry hopping, i.e., higher % of AAUs = more flavor imparted from dry hopping?

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Beer Recipes / Re: Amarillo Pale Ale (Late hopped)
« on: March 09, 2010, 02:10:51 PM »
It's interesting to me the amount of IBUs (49IBU, 1.046SG), and the level of bitterness being lower than SNPA, according to Fred.  I've always wondered about the IBUs contributed at the 15min, 10min, 5min marks...and whether they should even be taken into account when trying to calculate actual bitterness. 

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Ingredients / Re: American 2-Row vs. British Pale
« on: March 09, 2010, 02:04:12 PM »
What's happened to Sierra Madre since 1985 that's made it strange?

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Ingredients / Re: American 2-Row vs. British Pale
« on: March 08, 2010, 12:04:36 AM »
Pasadena, huh.  I'm originally from Sierra Madre.  Great town.

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