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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Nooner Pils
« on: Today at 08:20:57 AM »
Saw this beer in the grocery store last weekend. The six pack didn't last long! Very nice pils. Going to pick up another one today!

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Kegerator Stopped Working
« on: Today at 04:51:45 AM »
So, it sounds like a number of things. You regulator is off and probably your lines are either not long enough or  the ID is too large diameter.

I have a few regulators whose gauges are wonky. All it takes is one tip over. Some have come from the manufacturer screwy. What ID is you line? How long a line are you using?

I was going to ask the same thing but also I didn't see if the OP checked the Qd's (Disconnects). I just went through something similar (air in line) and found a bad QD was the culprit, perhaps the disconnect is faulty or partially plugged up. It could also be that the small pin inside is damaged and not fully depressing the poppit.

That's a good thing to check as well. I dry hopped in a keg recently and didn't use a sure screen and had to take apart the QDC to clean out plugged hops and was getting exact scenario as OP was saying.

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I have several and really like them. They extremely easy to clean. I'm a little antsy about the spigot but so far no probs. planning on buying some rubber stoppers to fix that issue.

I rigged up a thermowell for one but I stopped using it. Now, instead, I attach the thermo probe to the side of the fermentor under a layer of paper towels for insulation and duct tape. Temp seems to be close enough.
Major, do you have several Speidel fermenters or Braumeisters? I do know a pro brewer to be who just ordered a 7 barrel Braumeister brewhouse.

I have several. 4 - 60L and 4 - 120L for my 12 gallon homebrew and 1 bbl pilot systems. I didn't know they made larger stuff. My commercial fermentors are 20 and 30 bbls.

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I have several and really like them. They extremely easy to clean. I'm a little antsy about the spigot but so far no probs. planning on buying some rubber stoppers to fix that issue.

I rigged up a thermowell for one but I stopped using it. Now, instead, I attach the thermo probe to the side of the fermentor under a layer of paper towels for insulation and duct tape. Temp seems to be close enough.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Kegerator Stopped Working
« on: April 24, 2015, 04:06:26 AM »
So, it sounds like a number of things. You regulator is off and probably your lines are either not long enough or  the ID is too large diameter.

I have a few regulators whose gauges are wonky. All it takes is one tip over. Some have come from the manufacturer screwy. What ID is you line? How long a line are you using?

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: WLP001 fermented at lager temps?
« on: April 24, 2015, 04:03:24 AM »
I think you will need to raise the temp near the end or risk problems. I have had it actively fermenting at 45 degrees but let it warm back up into the 60s. I detected no off flavors. Do it, but put a heating pad of wrap it at the end to raise temp up.

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The Pub / Re: SN THROW BACK THURSDAY
« on: April 23, 2015, 07:03:40 PM »
Any one else remember when SN was twist off caps?

Yep.

Heck, wasn't even that long ago.

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The Pub / Re: SN THROW BACK THURSDAY
« on: April 23, 2015, 06:59:03 PM »
Any one else remember when SN was twist off caps?

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Kegerator Stopped Working
« on: April 23, 2015, 05:46:26 AM »
Looks like you covered basics. My guess is your regulator gauge reads incorrectly. Have you tried turning up the pressure? Simply sounds like you are not getting enough pressure.

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I don't often make starters any longer except for lagers or if the yeast in not as fresh as I am comfortable with. I start with a beer whose gravity is lower than 1.050, aerate well and then just pitch the yeast. Then I harvest that yeast for whatever series of beers I have planned.

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The Pub / Re: Brand new beer style...
« on: April 22, 2015, 02:01:17 PM »
Terrapin Hop Karma was formerly known as terrapin India Brown Ale.

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Events / Re: NHC Thursday night?
« on: April 22, 2015, 12:17:53 PM »
Last I heard there were tix still available. Everyone on this thread should go!

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Ingredients / Re: Using your back yard creek
« on: April 22, 2015, 03:03:08 AM »
I live in the actual mountain with actual mountain creeks fed by actual mountain springs. No farm land, no one living above me, barely anyone ventures into the land outside of hunting season. I will drink from the actual source of the stream without a thought to pollutants or contaminants. If your situation is live mine you should be fine. If you expect pollutants I still think you can filter the water and still be fine.

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Going Pro / Re: Well, this happened.....
« on: April 21, 2015, 06:03:56 PM »
Well, I guess I can finally consider you a contemporary! ;)

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Events / Re: Spring Fest in Huntsville, AL
« on: April 19, 2015, 04:51:51 AM »
Kottbusser is awesome!

Love the new tap room!

Hey, sorry I missed you! My wife had made previous plans. Heard it was a pretty good time! Thanks for posting!

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