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I think the space is too small to properly maintain two temps using heaters and the freezer. The freezer is going to be fighting the heaters constantly.  I can see what your thinking working well in a large walk-in, but a freezer is iffy.

I lager in my kegerator. That way it can sit for weeks out of the way. I keep my kegerator at 40, but I'm fine with it.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Homebrewing tv show
« on: May 13, 2017, 06:31:19 PM »
Golden road was built to be bought. Tons of investors and massive expansion in a short time.

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Equipment and Software / Blichmann Pump
« on: May 13, 2017, 06:26:40 PM »
And yours for $499 (kidding, but com'on it's blingmann it's the price I would have expected.) $199 isn't bad

Quick disassembly and integral valve is pretty nice. Don't care about the bleeder as I don't use one.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Craftmeister alkaline wash
« on: May 13, 2017, 10:09:15 AM »
Lame, but it's business.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Craftmeister alkaline wash
« on: May 13, 2017, 10:01:21 AM »
Refills are a shop to shop policy from my experience. I've seen plenty of shops refill PBW for $5 per lb and haven't seen a single shop sell craftmeister products other than iodophor and tabs.

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The Pub / Re: HELL YEAH!!!
« on: May 12, 2017, 10:53:43 AM »
You're celebrating that? Expect a torn rotator cuff in the third week.

Exactly. Guess Brady is done! ;)
I'm sure they will just add a new "can't hit No. 12 rule." They already baby him as is.

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The Pub / Re: HELL YEAH!!!
« on: May 12, 2017, 10:16:37 AM »
You're celebrating that? Expect a torn rotator cuff in the third week.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Neato Labels Question
« on: May 11, 2017, 05:54:51 PM »
Haven't used them, but I might have some thoughts.

Does it output pdfs that you print from acrobat? If so, are you printing fit to page?

Are you loading these in a bypass or manual feed, or are you using the main tray? I recommend using a bypass or manual feed if available and load a minimal number of sheets.

Are you rollers clean? Dusty rollers can cause slippage.

Sorry you are having trouble. Labels are expensive and it sucks to lose them due to printing errors.

Online labels has a similar layout for less BTW. They will send you free samples too.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Craftmeister alkaline wash
« on: May 11, 2017, 11:37:46 AM »
I use oxyclean for everyday cleaning and PBW for kegs. As my water is crazy hard and I want the extra assurance of a clean rinse. PBW is expensive as well, but I only make it 1-2 gallons at a time and clean multiple kegs using a pump. $1 to clean 2-4 kegs is fine with me.

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Ingredients / Re: Passionfruit Concentrate
« on: May 11, 2017, 11:33:06 AM »
 IMO, yes. Too difficult without introducing O2.

Taste and go from there. It might be ok.

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Ingredients / Re: Passionfruit Concentrate
« on: May 11, 2017, 10:13:20 AM »
I would add more of the same beer, but it might work

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Ingredients / Re: Passionfruit Concentrate
« on: May 11, 2017, 06:46:08 AM »
How's it taste? You can brew more beer to blend with.

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Added more grains but OG the same
« on: May 10, 2017, 07:33:30 PM »
Sounds like they gave you bad advice. Steeping grains will add some sugars, but mostly unfermentables that will not increase your ABV. Adding more extract or cane/corn sugar would increase your ABV.

Were volume measurements accurate?

ETA - Was your wort throughly mixed when you took a reading?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What Cannot be put into beer?
« on: May 10, 2017, 10:24:06 AM »
Kittens, puppies, and babies.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Overpitching - Does it matter?
« on: May 10, 2017, 08:20:15 AM »
IMO overpitching is tough to do at a homebrew level.
I disagree. Why is it hard to overpitch a relatively small amount of wort, yet easier in a large amount of wort?

From my experience beers can come out too clean. I've heard some say they also over attenuate, but I haven't experienced that.

If you are making a starter within reason, it will be fine. If you are repitching bottom cropped yeast, it's easy enough to do.

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