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Equipment and Software / Temp controller wired to control ONLY compressor?
« on: November 14, 2017, 09:53:37 AM »
My freezer has a light as well. I didn’t care enough and simply set it up with an outlet and plug the freezer in. This is the best option for resale as “reverting” is nothing more than unplugging.
I have one of these stuck to the outside of the lid for peeking. They are frequently free with a coupon and the batteries last over a year.
https://m.harborfreight.com/27-led-portable-worklightflashlight-60566.html

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Line Thickness
« on: November 13, 2017, 10:07:17 AM »
I would use 1/8” wall for gas, beverage side is less important. The ID of gas isn’t important outside of what will work with your fittings. I used the 1/8” wall for beverage side but switched the the 1/16” wall because it is easier to manage.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Mixed fermentation dry stout
« on: November 13, 2017, 09:43:17 AM »
Did you do any sample blends first or did you just go for it and dump the entire soured/brett portion in?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Black IPA/CDA on nitro?
« on: November 12, 2017, 08:10:17 AM »
Not a fan of hoppy beers on nitro. Nitro is all about texture and mouthfeel. The thick foam chokes off the aroma.

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Other Fermentables / Choice of honey for mead
« on: November 11, 2017, 12:31:33 PM »
I was mistaken. $85/12lbs.  That’s one source. Haven’t looked too hard.

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General Homebrew Discussion / First Brew is in the bucket!
« on: November 11, 2017, 12:30:30 AM »
Good for you. Don’t sweat sanitation before you start chilling.

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Other Fermentables / Re: Choice of honey for mead
« on: November 10, 2017, 07:56:26 AM »
What is considered a decent price? Locals around here are asking $80+ for 10lb jars.

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Kegging and Bottling / Brett bottling
« on: November 10, 2017, 07:28:59 AM »
Just read this last night. Bottling lagers with Brett. I want to give it a shot, but I’d like to have an example first.

http://draftmag.com/brett-lagers-arent-an-oxymoron/

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Equipment and Software / Re: Acid cleaning draft lines
« on: November 08, 2017, 06:03:42 PM »
How many people remove their line? Never seen that.

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Equipment and Software / Acid cleaning draft lines
« on: November 08, 2017, 05:33:18 PM »
This isn’t about the OP. You made a recommendation that many others would determine is unsafe. You and others can do whatever they hell they want, but somebody should point out he stupidity of your recommendation.

Now excuse me while I make toast in the tub.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Acid cleaning draft lines
« on: November 08, 2017, 03:34:15 PM »
BLC is the same thing as drain cleaner.

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Equipment and Software / Acid cleaning draft lines
« on: November 08, 2017, 03:31:24 PM »
Just pointing out the dangers. First thing I learned in chem lab was to never under any circumstances drink from a piece of lab ware. Even if it is brand new and outside of a lab setting. It’s the same as always assuming a firearm is loaded.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Tree House Brewing Water Profile
« on: November 08, 2017, 03:05:39 PM »
KCl tastes pretty bad as a direct sub for salt on food.  Maybe it tastes ok diluted in beer?  Don't want to find out.  Determining the 'magical' mystery water from over hyped juice beer breweries is not worth chasing.
+1 on the hype

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Equipment and Software / Re: Acid cleaning draft lines
« on: November 08, 2017, 02:45:41 PM »
That’s cool and all, but people don’t always consider these things and assume everything we buy is safe enough.

See the linked article above. Some tool left cleaner in the lines and the customer suffered in a big way.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Acid cleaning draft lines
« on: November 07, 2017, 04:55:35 PM »
No idea if one is more concentrated than the other. I use LLC because that is what MoreBeer sells and I was placing an order with them.

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