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Kegging and Bottling / Help! Leaks in CO2 Line from Regulator to Keg.
« on: December 30, 2016, 10:23:51 PM »
I never use the washer and I don't have any leaks.

OP, are you using a wrench to tighten?  IME, it has to be "tool tight."

If the washer and wrench doesn't solve the problem try taking it apart and use teflon plumber's tape on the threads before putting it back together.

I've seen some pretty cheap regulators so you may just have a bad one that needs replaced.

EDIT:  just saw your comment about the tape.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Sierra Nevada Celebration 2016
« on: December 30, 2016, 08:08:41 PM »

Edit - this says Pale and wheat malts. Since pale malt is first, there would be more of it.

If you have anything else, please post.

I do recall an early version was said to be pale and wheat and then I recall reading 100% wheat.  The only source of recollection is something I (thought) I read from Firestone.

It's possible all versions contain pale and wheat.  The Luponic malt bill has consistently reaffirmed my preference for using a variety of malts beyond base.
The reason I am interested is that a 100% wheat malt beer is a pain to mash and lauter. It can be done in a production brewery, but even the Germans use barley for a little less than half of the grist.

It's certainly possible the beer is not 100% wheat.  Like I said before, I do recall at least one of the early versions was disclosed as pale and wheat.  The reason I said 100% wheat is due to the memory of reading about it and it seemed unusual.  It's possible I read an erroneous Firestone blog entry.  It's possible my memory is incorrect.  It's possible I'm typing this in your basement right now.   
You may or may not be in my basement. If I go down there to look, will my cat be dead?
Are you conducting physics experiments in your basement again?

The Pub / Re: Horrible beer products
« on: December 30, 2016, 03:59:17 PM »
I'd be ok with an extract kit. I'd for sure ditch the yeast, but otherwise I'd give it a go.
Indeed. I bought a Mr Beer kit on post-Christmas clearance a year or two ago just for the fermenter. The kit made an enjoyable beer with a yeast upgrade and a bit of CaraHell steeped/late hops added in.
Those little Mr. Beer fermentors are awesome.  Now if we can just figure out a use for the corksicle and the 5.2...paperweights?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: This is Belgium
« on: December 29, 2016, 08:14:46 PM »
What about those Belgian endives? What kind of person deprives a vegetable of light? Typical.
Isn't that the fancy lettuce that comes in the bagged salad kits I buy at Wal-Mart?

All Grain Brewing / Re: Low Oxygen Conclusions?
« on: December 29, 2016, 06:26:26 PM »
But I thought LODO was supposed to improve my beer? Why wouldn't it be for me?

You, like I, obviously prefer crappy beer....;)
Come on Denny.  Really?  People on both sides of the LODO argument need to quit doing this.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Low Oxygen Conclusions?
« on: December 29, 2016, 06:24:10 PM »
But I thought LODO was supposed to improve my beer? Why wouldn't it be for me?
Looks like you answered your own question three posts before.

Ingredients / Re: CaraMunich II
« on: December 29, 2016, 06:21:40 PM »
Maybe I should kick in 3522. I can build up a big starter of it and try it on the BGSA and the pale....
I love 3522 for my Belgian Pale Ale.

Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Holiday Ale Tweaks
« on: December 29, 2016, 03:20:48 PM »
Frankly, while I know it's fun starting off to go crazy on recipes, I'd suggest you think about simplifying that recipe.

those with 10 flavors end up with just one flavor. Brown
True.  I remember my maple bacon Porter.  A salty brown beer.  After that I read Drew Beechum's "Brewing on the Ones" article and greatly improved my beer.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: This is Belgium
« on: December 29, 2016, 03:15:33 PM »
Brussels sprouts?
Those go with bacon fat, not waffles.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Low Oxygen Conclusions?
« on: December 29, 2016, 03:13:30 PM »
Yes in cans.  I'll have to try it again

Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Holiday Ale Tweaks
« on: December 29, 2016, 06:08:25 AM »
Yes good advice.  Steeping is for specialty malts.  I never get a straight up malt character from Victory.  I hate that malt more than black patent. Aromatic and biscuit taste good to me in small amounts.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Low Oxygen Conclusions?
« on: December 29, 2016, 06:04:28 AM »
Not having used that malt before I can't speak to what it's going to taste like. If you picked up dough in your first one I would say maybe not.
Maybe it's not for you, which is a distinct possibility. Do you taste lingering fresh grain in a beer like bitburger or any mass produced and German?
I've had Bitburger many times and never get "fresh grain" flavor. In Missouri I get 6-month old Bitburger so maybe that's the reason.  I do get fresh grain flavor from Urban Chestnut's Zwickel and Shlafly's Helles, Kolsh and "White Lager."

Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Campden tablet question
« on: December 28, 2016, 09:51:09 PM »
Wow 35F water?  I usually fill my kettle the night before brewing, add 1/4-1/2 crushed campden tablet to each kettle (water is about 65F), stir and let it sit overnight.  The water get heated when I start brewing.  Sorry, I don't know if you can dissolve it in hot water first but I would assume so.  Hopefully Martin will see this.

Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Holiday Ale Tweaks
« on: December 28, 2016, 09:46:21 PM »
I think you answered your own question.  Cut out the simple sugars and replace with DME.  As Jim said, MO needs to be mashed so either do a mini-mash or get MO extract.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: No carbonation on first barrel aged beer
« on: December 28, 2016, 09:30:21 PM »
Good advice from everyone.  One thing to keep in mind with high abv beer there are more compounds in solution so there is less volume available for CO2 to go into solution.  A higher abv would be expected to be less carbonated but definitely not flat.

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