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Prob need the 4" due to insulation, 5 tap lines and cooling line.

What about 6-8" of 4" pvc as a stem to slide it on top of?

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The Pub / Re: Rebel Brewer Closing Retail and Warehouse
« on: March 07, 2017, 03:20:19 PM »
that is sad.  I used to buy a lot from them.

I shifted a lot of my ordering to morebeer when Rebel's selection started waning.  But I did try and order from them when they had everything I needed. 

interesting that nikobrew (which I admittedly never used) also closed this week.   also interesting to note that Rebel commenting on the decline in homebrewing.  I guess I don't pay attention as much to the bigger picture.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Has anyone used welding grade oxygen
« on: March 07, 2017, 03:15:39 PM »
couple hundred batches, no issues.

in my experience, you're better off buying a big green refillable tank from a welder rather than using the red Bernzomatics.

General Homebrew Discussion / Mounting Draft Tower onto a Granite Top
« on: March 07, 2017, 03:13:05 PM »
Trying to mount a 4" column T Tower onto a granite countertop.

Granite guy is not happy about my request to drill the 4 holes around the 4" for the draft lines to secure the base of the column to the granite.

Is there another solution?  I was thinking I could have him cut a slightly bigger hole, enough to meet the holes in the base and put plywood underneath the counter and secure it to that?


Beer Recipes / Re: NE IPA Recipes
« on: March 06, 2017, 01:25:31 PM »
Update.  Beer has been in secondary for 3 days.  I racked on top of mangos and my first dry hop charge.  Added second dry hop charge today.  Gravity is 1.019, 1.070 OG.  Bumped temp up a few degrees.  Tastes pretty damn good right now.  Fingers crossed.  Will check on it again this weekend.

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I thought that was hamburger helper.  thankfully, the end result looks so much more appetizing than that!

Beer Travel / Re: Boston South Bay
« on: March 06, 2017, 11:28:52 AM »
Are you only in for 1 night?  I've never been, but a lot of people talk about Bukoski's Tavern on Dalton Street (up near the Sheraton).

yeah meetings during the day fly out the next morning. 

The Pub / Re: How did you pick your forum name?
« on: March 06, 2017, 10:57:59 AM »
I was born with it :)

Ingredients / Re: How many ounces of hops in your American IPA?
« on: March 06, 2017, 10:55:17 AM »
similar to jon, but half as much at whirlpool, about 4oz per keg dryhop.   I do 10gal batches (actually 12 but I lose 1-2gallons over the process) and I average around 20-24ounce usage.

Beer Travel / Re: Boston South Bay
« on: March 06, 2017, 10:41:51 AM »
Awesome thanks guys.  Yeah I meant Back Bay.  There on Wednesday night

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Beer Travel / Boston South Bay
« on: March 06, 2017, 08:56:14 AM »
Going to be in Boston, staying in the South Bay area (right near Boston Common).  Any breweries or bar recs?

Disappointed to see that the Trillium right near there does not have a taproom.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Top 3 - Bottom 3
« on: March 06, 2017, 08:08:35 AM »

1). stainless steel hop spider - great idea in theory, but when all the liquid in the cylinder became trapped due to protein break clogging the pores of the screen, it became a nuisance.

2). plate chillers - too hard to clean. they are never clean, there is always crud trapped in them somewhere.  much easier for me with a CFC.

3). overcomplicated grain bills.  as I've evolved, my beer has gotten so much better, often with only 1 or 2 specialty grains, and I have very few that have over 5 malts total.


1). similar to a comment above - having a dedicated brew room with an electric brew system has made me happier than I expected. 

2). brun water

3). fermentation chest freezers - best thing I did to upgrade my beer.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: March 04, 2017, 02:43:26 PM »
Sublime APA

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: March 03, 2017, 07:26:54 PM »
Looks incredible Jon!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« on: March 03, 2017, 01:56:37 PM »
if the weather sux, might do an IPA - narrowing down to either Simcoe/Ekunaot, Galaxy/Ekuanot, or Chinook/Galaxy/Ekuanot.

If not IPA will be delayed a few weeks and then next weekend is a dortmunder export (2206 arrives tomorrow, gotta grow it up a bit first).

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: How to recover yeast out of a bucket
« on: February 28, 2017, 09:55:57 AM »
Sanitize a measuring cup and scoop it out.

that's what I do.

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