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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« on: April 24, 2017, 12:11:47 PM »
brewed an APA

1.055/38 ibus

19# 2 Row
2# Munich
1.25# Carared
.5# Carafoam
.25 Victory

Magnum for bittering

1oz/12gal each Chinook/Centennial/Cascade at 10
2oz/12gal each again at whirlpool for 30 min

excited to make something a bit old school.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Closed vs under pressure transfer
« on: April 24, 2017, 10:19:24 AM »
thanks for explaining Narcout!  now I get it.  I presume flow will start as soon as you hook up the QD to the gas in post (which is attached at the other end to the top of the fermenter)?

martin - dumb question, I don't understand what purpose the tube is serving?  do you fill it with CO2?  how is it different than the other ambient air?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: April 21, 2017, 01:20:51 PM »
Man that looks lovely!!  Fg?


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Dry hopping pellets?
« on: April 21, 2017, 01:20:18 PM »
he's talking about dryhopping, not late kettle hops.

yes - the green sludge that floats on top - very common.  Cold crashing can often drop it, or just rack from underneath and pay attention when you get to the end...

you can try agitating the carboy/bucket, but I wouldn't.   definitely wouldn't stir (oxidation concerns).

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: first closed transfer
« on: April 20, 2017, 10:09:56 AM »
Timely post!  You guys swear this is really helping stability?  I also assume you are pushing an entire keg of sanitizer as well?   

Yes pushing sanitizer


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Kegging and Bottling / Re: first closed transfer
« on: April 20, 2017, 08:43:13 AM »
I suppose I misspoke calling it a 'closed transfer'. The top of the fermenter is open while transferring. I don't know how I would do it otherwise...

can you use CO2 where the airlock would be?  not sure if spiedels can hold pressure though.

Yeah I suppose I could run tubing from a CO2 tank into the rubber bung. How much pressure are we talking about?

Doing this would become much more challenging for me. I have been meaning to get a smaller 5 lb tank for carbing kegs that are not in the serving fridge yet. Using the 20lb tank in the garage is less realistic because it would mean moving my whole operation.

sure, so what I setup is a 90degree nylon elbow in the bung, attached to 5/16" beer line, with a flared fitting on the end - this serves as my blowoff tube also (although I never have blowoff due to the amount of headspace I have).  the flared fitting end sits in a jar of sanitizer and when I'm ready to rack, attach the CO2 line to the fitting, and it seems that 2Psi is all it can handle before popping off. 

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: first closed transfer
« on: April 20, 2017, 08:23:31 AM »
I suppose I misspoke calling it a 'closed transfer'. The top of the fermenter is open while transferring. I don't know how I would do it otherwise...

can you use CO2 where the airlock would be?  not sure if spiedels can hold pressure though.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Closed vs under pressure transfer
« on: April 20, 2017, 08:22:08 AM »
what is the difference between 'closed' and 'under pressure' transfer?

I now use CO2 to push beer into a purged, sealed keg with a spunding valve on the gas post.  would this be considered closed or just under pressure?

+1 to stevie and hopfenundmalz comments. 

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: I'm In A Slump
« on: April 18, 2017, 11:49:17 AM »
same here - mostly recipe design issues - a Tropical IPA that came out WAYYY too fruity for my tastes, an amber that I used both melanoidin and pale chocolate in that is more of a overly hoppy nut brown ale than the former, and an APA I just dumped because the yeast slurry I guess perished quickly and I tried to save it with US-05 after 2 days of nothing - phenol city...

on the bright side I have a dortmunder that I recently kegged that samples phenomenally and a pils that looks promising brewed last sunday.  here's hoping...

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Metabisulfite (sulfur dioxide) in beer brewing
« on: April 18, 2017, 07:42:29 AM »
so on the one hand he's saying removing copper from the system will also remove the preventative measure to producing hydrogen sulfide.

I have some SS CFCs that have been awaiting swapping out for my copper CFCs - is this saying that that I should expect greater hydrogen sulfide in the finished beer, assuming no SMB at the moment and standard water recipes (higher gypsum for IPAs, etc).


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found anywhere stateside to get BTB?

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: How often do you clean your beer lines?
« on: April 17, 2017, 10:45:49 AM »
man, I feel like a slug - I only clean every 2-3 months, which works out to every other keg or so per tap.  I daisy chain the lines together and recirc a sump pump with BLC for 45 min and then with hot water to flush out. 

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General Homebrew Discussion / What's Brewing this Weekend?
« on: April 16, 2017, 08:36:20 AM »
Just finished up a batch of Marlberry Pils




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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Dryhop clump oops!
« on: April 15, 2017, 01:42:09 PM »
In a conical you can blow CO2 in the bottom to suspend them. Not in a conical, I assume?


No it is - I had not thought of that!

I'll give them a day to saturate and then hook that up. 

Thanks!!!


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Dryhop clump oops!
« on: April 15, 2017, 11:13:54 AM »
Vacuum sealed and frozen, mine are always clumped together.


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