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Equipment and Software / Re: Speidel Fermenter
« on: May 01, 2014, 01:16:48 AM »
I have the 30L speidel and absolutely love it. So far I have done 4 beers in it, and the only one that needed a blow off tube was the 10% belgian tripel. Even then I only got a little running down the side. The head space coupled with the huge airlock really makes things easy. I noticed on mine that the spigot pickup is offset from the center of it's mounting cap which means I can rotate it so that it picks up beer from higher up in the fermentor, so that I get clear beer into the keg. I don't have any issues with getting yeast or trub into the keg.  ;)

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: AHA Membership
« on: December 21, 2013, 12:53:19 AM »
I am new to the forum and newly joined the AHA. It's already nice to have access to zymurgy and when I get my member card I can take advantage of a few discounts (although GA doesn't really have a whole lot of participation). I'm kind of jealous that most of the rallies and discounts are out west, but maybe some cool stuff will eventually come eastbound.How can I "persuade" some of the finer beer drinking establishments here in the Atlanta area to get on board with the AHA discount program? I know a lot of places that have craft beer events all the time, but most do not show any support for the AHA, which seems counter productive to me. :)

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: How cold can brett go?
« on: December 05, 2013, 01:54:13 AM »
I did a brett beer that was done with sach initially, then dumped 1 white labs tube of brett "B" into the keg at about 65F, and in about 1 month it was very Orval Like. I then immediately put it in the fridge at 42F. That beer lasted about 2 months and it never changed while in the fridge.I know that doesn't completely answer the question, but gives you an idea of what my experience was :)

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Kegging pressure question...
« on: December 05, 2013, 01:38:24 AM »
At 42f , I carb at 30 psi for 30 hours, then bleed keg and reduce pressure to 13 psi (serving pressure) where it stays till the keg is kicked. Seems to work for me.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Another thread about plastic buckets (sorry)
« on: December 05, 2013, 01:30:26 AM »
Been using buckets for the past 4.5 years, but just got this new speidel 30L (7.9G) fermenter from morebeer...

With all that headspace it's been fantastic. This is a quality vessel :D

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