When I hear the term "gusher", I usually think of wild yeast contamination rather than it being just a bit too fizzy. This would especially be true if the other bottles, regardless of size, had an acceptable carb level.
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I've come accross a guy who wants to sell me two, 42 gallon Blichmann fermenters. Both have the leg extensions and casters. Brand new from Northern Brewer they are about $1850 each. They are quite used, so probably would need new seals, and clamp rings.
I'm thinking $2,000 for the pair?
At killing organisms, probably. But then it may no longer be a no rinse sanitizer
Yep. At NHC I was talking to Jim from Five Star and told him I mixed it stronger to get the pH down. He said that at stronger concentrations it's no longer no rinse.
i have some denny's fav 50 yeast from 03/12 that i need to use. i plan on making a small starter if this particular yeast will work with a beer like that.What form is the yeast from 3/12? Is it an un-smacked smack pack? Or is this a leftover slurry? I would plan on a multi-stage starter in either case. The first stage to check for viability and grow some yeast, the second stage to grow more yeast. Viability will be pretty low after that long, but there should be plenty if it was stored well.
+1. And if it's slurry and does not smell particularly good, I would toss it and use something else. You'll know when you take a whiff.....
@ MACBREW - "That solves the problem of getting them in, but with a progressive back issue, I want to get them out just as easily. " Definitely agree with on that. At some point I hope to be able to incorporate something like what your talking about. Maybe something like
I bought a chest freezer about a year ago when they were on-sale and fits 2 carboys nicely. About 2 months ago I finally had a reason to use it to do a double batch of a lager that a buddy wanted to try. About an hour before the end of the boil we set the temp on the Johnson Controller that was going to control the freezer, then put the sanitized carboys in the freezer. After wort finished chilling down in the boil kettle wheeled the brew station over to the freezer and transferred right into the two carboys sitting in the freezer. Worked great.
How about a hand winch? http://www.harborfreight.com/manual-strap-winch-95541.html
I don't have one myself but after seeing this I may buy one. The winch appears to be on a ratchet, so you wouldn't need overhead space.