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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Cold Crashing
« on: Today at 07:45:20 AM »
Any problems with the Star San freezing in the airlock?

yep it can. if im dropping temp for lagering 30F ambient i use booze in the airlock.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Keg Coming....Now What?
« on: April 24, 2015, 07:40:32 PM »
OK, got a keg and CO2 tank coming shortly. I need some guidance on the preferred type of regulator, dual or single gauge? Secondly, for now, I plan on just using a picnic faucet assembly. Is there anything else I'll need at this point?

I am going to be using my existing chest freezer as a dual use chamber at this point. When the fermentation is over, I'll be throwing the keg in there.

prefer the dual because you see whats in the tank and line pressure, but again just go with what you want at this point. other than that, you are good to go and ready to enter the kegging arena.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Cold Crashing
« on: April 24, 2015, 07:38:26 PM »
I'm guessing there isn't a consensus here, but how cold do you do it and for how long? I have a chest freezer and a temp. controller FWIW.

justin- depends. if you're cold crashing before bottling to improve clarity...give it a week.  i cold crash before fining and do it for 4+ days...schedule depending. then i add my gelatin and keg. cold crashing and conditioning is beneficial to your beer, so as long as you can and are willing to go....your call.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Spring 2015 Beer Swap
« on: April 24, 2015, 03:43:08 PM »
Drew-

tried my first beer of two. the APA. will be writing up this weekend.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: First Blowout
« on: April 24, 2015, 03:31:56 PM »
i'm just going to add i've never needed blow off tube when i had more than about 1.5gal head space. my typical fill is around 5.25-5.5 gal in a 6.5 gal glass carboy or in 7.9 gal bucket for 5.5-6.25 gal of wort. in my experience, its been 1gal or less head space and i may need a blow off...that's when i had 6 gal carboy.

certainly no harm in attaching blow off no matter what; i just know what brews i may need it for.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Kegerator Thoughts
« on: April 24, 2015, 12:56:22 PM »

Sticky faucets if you don't pull from one for a few days are my main complaint, but that's not unique to this setup I don't think.

When you can, invest in Perlick faucets. They're completely 'stick-free'. Awesome faucets.

For sure! Took me over 15 years but I did it.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: 100% pils malt. Too light?
« on: April 24, 2015, 12:55:09 PM »
I think you mad a good choice considering it's not a pils. Looks delicious.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Nooner Pils
« on: April 24, 2015, 12:35:05 PM »

At one of my fave beer joints- winking lizard

I prefer to refer to it as the Linking Wizard.
Ha good one!

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Nooner Pils
« on: April 24, 2015, 12:20:48 PM »
At one of my fave beer joints- winking lizard and they have SN Nooner on draft, 32oz $6.75......love this place

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Equipment and Software / Re: Kegerator Thoughts
« on: April 24, 2015, 11:43:55 AM »
bought my sanyo in 1998 upon return from Germany tour. fits 3  of the shorter profile 5 gal kegs and co2. has worked great for all these years.

3 kegs?  Did you remove the interior of the door?

I fit two in mine, and fill the door with stored yeast slurries.

no..although i cant say my interior extrudes very far though. mine fits a 1/2 keg and 5lb co2, so no issues with 3 5 gal kegs (as is said must use 2 of my shorter no black base kegs)

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Equipment and Software / Re: Kegerator Thoughts
« on: April 24, 2015, 10:12:26 AM »
bought my sanyo in 1998 upon return from Germany tour. fits 3  of the shorter profile 5 gal kegs and co2. has worked great for all these years.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Spring 2015 Beer Swap
« on: April 24, 2015, 09:54:44 AM »
CascadesRunner / Drew-
3 bombers on the way tomorrow. German Pils, Vienna Mandarina IPA, and Helles Bock.

1Z14T94YP295120047

Drew-delivers today. all 3 bombers were keg filled, so don't worry about settling. just chill and enjoy  ;D

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: First Blowout
« on: April 24, 2015, 07:28:28 AM »
nothing probably wrong...just might want to use the 7.9 gal bucket next time. were you holding 64-65F or did it go higher?

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The Pub / Re: SN THROW BACK THURSDAY
« on: April 24, 2015, 06:39:13 AM »
I had this poster for the longest time back them.....high school into college.



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Ken, I can do one better, but no picture. In 1990 or so, I worked at BW3 as GM. We got a 7 foot tall cardboard cut out of the Rumpleminze Vixen and had her just inside the entrance of our house. Very cheesy, but also a lot of fun back I  those days. Some great drunken photos, wish I still had them

yep would have loved one of those in my pool table room

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The Pub / Re: SN THROW BACK THURSDAY
« on: April 23, 2015, 06:48:00 PM »
I had this poster for the longest time back them.....high school into college.



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