« on: January 26, 2015, 04:21:25 PM »
I think it's a regional thing. When back on the East Coast, I see Boston Lager on most tap selections. I don't think I've ever seen it on tap in Washington State. But Alaska Amber sure is.
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Anyone else doing something similar?
Every time this post thread comes up I think of that little black rubber tip that falls off the beer gun into the bottle that you're trying to fill. I thought this would be a topic about how to keep it from falling off.
I had to buy one at my lhbs and couldn't believe how much they charged, so I mentioned it to the guy at the Blichman booth at NHC and he gave me a small handful of them at no charge. It was a nice score.
Now that I have my new Bru-Gear 15 gallon kettle with tri-clamp fittings for valve and thermometer, i have some questions:
1) When closing the clamps, besides tight enough, how tight should they be tightened? Is finger tight good enough, or tighter
2) How long should I expect the gaskets to last, and where to source replacements
3) I am assuming a big advantage is being able to take apart to fully clean, so I should take apart after each use for cleaning?
4) Looking for suggestions for pick up tube for the valve
5) Any other thoughts on these fittings you can share
yakimavalleyhops.com is the best hops site I've used. Selection and quality are killer, BUT I haven't tried Hop Heaven. I'd love to try some of their hops.
Every bag of hops that I have received from Nikobrew has been past its prime. My favorite supplier at this point is Hops Direct. In my humble opinion, Puterbaugh Farms grows the best Cluster in the industry. It's the only Cluster that I will use for late additions.+1million. We run a small commercial operation, and my freezer is full of those silver bags. Super fast shipping. (although I am only 150 miles from Yakima.) LOL Sometimes they do limit you on certain varieties.
I find this idea extremely interesting. I know it has been covered but how/when do you add them? After fermentation is complete?