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The Pub / Re: Another 'Beer Makes You Smarter' thing
« on: June 24, 2010, 06:06:15 AM »
i used to split atoms, but i have no idea what an infinitive is or how to split one. :'(

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Epoxy Mixers in the Dip Tube ?
« on: June 23, 2010, 02:43:44 PM »
i don't know about the mixers in general, but i have been wondering about a different solution.  is there any reason a separate throttle valve can't be installed close to the keg. this can be used to create a more significant pressure drop near the tank, allowing the flow to become more normalized as you pour.  i suppose a pressure reducing orifice could be put in the line as well. the pressure will equlize slowly between pours but as soon as the pour starts it should drop quickly

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The Pub / Re: Another 'Beer Makes You Smarter' thing
« on: June 23, 2010, 02:35:22 PM »
which is one of the reasons l only belong to this forum.  some of the other forums are filled with way too much bar language.  and this coming from an old sailor.  i hear it enough, i don't need to read it.

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Ingredients / Re: Show us your Hops!
« on: June 23, 2010, 08:46:20 AM »
i planted santiem, magnum and sterling rhizomes on easter sunday.  the magnum hops have hit the roof of my garage (8foot) and are turning back toward the ground. the others are close.  I am not sure what i am going to do with them. either let them go down and up or string to the second floor.  they are not very full yet.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Beer Gun vs. CP Filler
« on: June 21, 2010, 12:17:42 PM »
i was more thinking of using the gun off the nitrogen and connecting the supplies to the co2, keg then you have two valve control with the thumb of the one hand.  i have thought of using liquid nitrogen as a cooling medium instead of a chiller.  little expensive though :P

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Beer Gun vs. CP Filler
« on: June 21, 2010, 09:37:46 AM »
KAI

I HAVE A CRYO (FOR NITROGEN) GUN IN MY OFFICE THAT HAS TWO SEPARATE TRIGGERS ACTIVATED BY THE THUMBS.  THEY ARE SIDE BY SIDE I WILL HAVE TO LOOK AND SEE IF THIS HAS POTENTIAL FOR USE AND CONVERSION.  IF SO I WILL POST THE MANUFACTURER ETC.

DON

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Beer Gun vs. CP Filler
« on: June 21, 2010, 08:44:59 AM »
FWIW, the method of capping on foam, even with out purging first with CO2 should last as long as a bottle that was filled directly from the bucket.  these arent purged either.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Newbie wort chiller question
« on: June 20, 2010, 05:53:27 AM »
It is a good idea if you are going to boil full batches and not add 2gal of wort to 3 gal of pre boiled then cooled water.
Fundamentally, a wort chiller is a heat exchanger.  Think car radiator but instead of radiator fluid you have wort, and instead of air you have cold water.  Heat exchange is proportional to the temperature difference, the surface area and the flow rates on both sides of the barrier.  A simple heat exchanger is the immersion chiller hooked up to the kitchen sink.  To increase cooling you could hook up your immersion cooler to an ice bath and recirc the cooling water through this. (you may have heard of intercoolers on boats that go in sea water)  To increase cooling more you can move the wart past the cooling medium as well.  Hence a counter flow chiller. (flow can be in the same direction but counter flow has advantages of less thermal stress etc.)  These are reasonably easy to make.  Now go brew.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Beer Gun vs. CP Filler
« on: June 17, 2010, 12:18:50 PM »
they really should last for a long time without oxidation.  for the most part as the beer is filling the bottle the air in the bottle has to leave the opening. their should be very little dissolving of the oxygen (only 18-20%) of the air into the beer during this.  especially if no turbulence.  if you completely top off in the process and cap on the foam, there is really limited ability for the oxygen to affect the beer.  if still worried, an oxygen scavenging cap can be used for those long storage beers.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Beer Gun vs. CP Filler
« on: June 16, 2010, 02:39:00 PM »
if you go to the main website there is a section on free downloads.  one of these is about making gadgets.  there is a great description of something similar to what Kai is talking about that seems to work great.  it also has some interesting ways of filling plastic 2 liters from your keg to take to parties  (boundary waters canoe trips, camping, etc)

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Pimp My System / Re: DIy Temp controller
« on: June 15, 2010, 07:47:51 PM »
nice

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The Pub / Re: Anyone following any of the World Cup?
« on: June 15, 2010, 05:10:32 AM »
What's the world cup?  Can I pour a pint in to it?
Actually would like to hear that Team USA does well.  I say hear because I doubt I would watch it.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Propane Burners
« on: June 14, 2010, 05:19:49 AM »
Thanks Drew, Ice Harbor, and Dak.  I have a friend who installs fireplaces and grills and he said we could just pop out the orifice to allow for the lower pressure of the NG.  But I thought if I could get one right from the start at a decent price it would be simpler.  That wok burner from CPAC  looks perfect. Just needs a stand. I could incorpororate that in to my grill.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Propane Burners
« on: June 13, 2010, 09:06:22 PM »
i have been looking for one of these basic burners that run off natural gas.  my grill feeds off the house supply and it would be easy to put a branch line on.  only ones i have seen on natural gas have been the expensive type at morebeer.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Which sack of grain would you get
« on: June 10, 2010, 11:07:28 AM »
you could consider getting the 2-row and using it to make other specialty malts.  that said if you like the british ale types 10 extra bucks for the maris otter may be better suited for your needs

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