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Equipment and Software / Re: Keg Coming....Now What?
« on: Today at 11:48:50 AM »
Yeah I verified that before I ordered one!

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Oxyclean Grit
« on: April 25, 2015, 05:30:25 PM »
The bathtub? :o I would stick to the recommended ratio of Starsan to water.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Ball Valve Cleaning
« on: April 25, 2015, 03:02:04 PM »
I pulled my apart today (not the entire valve, but separated it from the mash tun) and noticed some dry crud. I then gave it the sniff test and I have to say it was an evil, foul smell. This is someone who doesn't brew that often, maybe my hot garage has something to do with it.

Either way, probably doesn't matter but just an FYI.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Cold Crashing
« on: April 25, 2015, 01:36:40 PM »
Depending on your airlock you can get suck back from the temp drop and find your airlock nearly empty with its contents in your beer.
dammit! I'll have to check that shortly. How fast does that happen? Can't imagine you can taste that amount though.

It's the Speidel, don't see that happening w these airlocks.
Not sure, but if using a cooled chamber I'm sure it doesn't take too long.  Hopefully your airlock won't allow it.  The 3 piece standard airlock will - personal experience.

Wow, you weren't kidding. Checked just now and although very little was missing, you can see that there was a bit of Starsan bubbles inside the top of the fementer. Good call, thank you.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Cold Crashing
« on: April 25, 2015, 12:51:14 PM »
Depending on your airlock you can get suck back from the temp drop and find your airlock nearly empty with its contents in your beer.
dammit! I'll have to check that shortly. How fast does that happen? Can't imagine you can taste that amount though.

It's the Speidel, don't see that happening w these airlocks.

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Equipment and Software / Stir Plate
« on: April 25, 2015, 11:36:14 AM »
I've never used one and my starters have always been great. What am I missing?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Cold Crashing
« on: April 25, 2015, 10:37:52 AM »
How's that Denny? The Speidels don't seal. Foil?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Cold Crashing
« on: April 25, 2015, 07:58:52 AM »
Ok. Just thought the beer may freeze at some point. Alternatively I was concerned w my chest freezer running for so long if it's measuring the beer.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Cold Crashing
« on: April 25, 2015, 07:46:50 AM »
Should I be measuring ambient for this or actual temp?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Cold Crashing
« on: April 25, 2015, 07:14:03 AM »
Any problems with the Star San freezing in the airlock?

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Equipment and Software / Re: Keg Coming....Now What?
« on: April 25, 2015, 06:01:30 AM »
I know I'll need a couple of quick disconnects, and some lines as well. Why are there so many options here?
http://www.beveragefactory.com/draftbeer/couplers/balllock.shtml


Do you also need some sort of clips or clamps for the gas/ beer lines?

I'm considering non-PVC tubing. I see they sell stuff like this http://www.morebeer.com/products/ultra-barrier-silver-antimicrobial-pvc-free-beer-tubing-516-id-foot.html

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Equipment and Software / Re: Keg Coming....Now What?
« on: April 25, 2015, 05:56:50 AM »
I would spring for the thumb adjust out pressure rather than the flat screwdriver/hex nut style

Yeah, had planned that.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Keg Coming....Now What?
« on: April 25, 2015, 03:13:59 AM »

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General Homebrew Discussion / Cold Crashing
« on: April 24, 2015, 07:26:39 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.

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Equipment and Software / Keg Coming....Now What?
« on: April 24, 2015, 06:59:52 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.

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