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Questions about the forum? / Re: new forum look
« on: December 17, 2013, 12:51:20 PM »
Top and bottom never worked right for me. They get fixed by the Soviet IT Department?

//soviet accent// Button no work? I take away. Now no problem.

Incidentally, Tapatalk just told me 'Community not available'

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The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: December 17, 2013, 10:55:14 AM »
Seems like it could be a small column still. The main runnings would be the spirit (just ethanol mostly) and the heads/tails would contain the flavor compounds.

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Questions about the forum? / Re: Buttons don't work
« on: December 17, 2013, 08:24:07 AM »
Nothing works in Netscape Navigator anymore. Might have to upgrade.  ;D

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: New or old Soda Kegs
« on: December 17, 2013, 08:20:12 AM »
Agreed. But you can get them for a reasonable price at Beverage Factory, brand new.
You're right. Damn, why are they cheaper than ball locks? Demand I guess.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: New or old Soda Kegs
« on: December 17, 2013, 08:05:19 AM »
I bought two corny kegs in (I think) 2010 for $30 each. I frequently think about selling them back into the market at current prices since I don't have a keg set up yet.

It's going to start getting cheap enough to find used 1/6th barrel sanke kegs and buy sanke connectors over buying corny kegs. I've seen the 1/6ths on craigslist for as little as $25. 7.5 gallon sankes sometimes float around for $20-50. Corny kegs locally are $45-60. I hear there are going to be 7.5 gallon slim kegs showing up on the market that may replace the 1/6th kegs which could push those out onto the homebrewing market.
Except the hassle of cleaning them is keeping them out of the homebrewing market, for the most part. Right?
And I can't help but think those are not legally owned. Add to that, a sixtel is more likely stolen from a craft brewery than a BMC.

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The Pub / Re: Chromecast
« on: December 17, 2013, 07:46:10 AM »
Oh this sounds better than I imagined.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: New or old Soda Kegs
« on: December 13, 2013, 03:03:31 PM »

FWIW, I don't believe they have lead in them.  I think it was a baseless rumor.
Anyone who knows anything knows that everyone on the internet knows that anything made in China contains lead ... except maybe Chinese lead.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: New or old Soda Kegs
« on: December 13, 2013, 09:59:46 AM »
So, are you saying that the new Italian kegs (which is what I think I linked to) don't have removable poppets?  I did not know that.
I had heard that some Chinese ones don't have removable posts, but the Italian ones did. But it's all hearsay for me.

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Ingredients / Re: Gotta Vent about CaraPils
« on: December 13, 2013, 09:26:56 AM »
We need a homebrewing achievement badge for writing a rant about an ingredient.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: New or old Soda Kegs
« on: December 13, 2013, 09:18:00 AM »
I paid about $200 for 4 used a while back (it was a sale and this is a rough guess for shipping, parts, etc) and have had nothing but problems since I ordered them. I think I got the rejects of all other shipments...ever...and am regretting it ever since.
I agree! If I can look at it in a store, I might buy used. But I'll never order used online again for this reason.

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Are you certain that the hydrometer was floating and not resting on the bottom of the cylinder? All of your other procedures sound good, it's the only other thing the catches people up occasionally.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: New or old Soda Kegs
« on: December 13, 2013, 06:53:08 AM »
I got my last kegs when you could still get 4 used for $100.  I can't imagine needing more than 14 but if I ever do, I'd probably buy new. 

Paul
+1.   I have over a dozen and I bought a good number of them back then for ~ that price.  They all would be considered in good shape today and once a year get taken apart and o-rings all changed, cleared for service. I'm not paying these new prices for used kegs. Honestly, I have enough kegs (for me) not to need to.
All you guys and your shiny $25 kegs can go ... get me a beer.

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The Pub / Re: Getting old
« on: December 13, 2013, 06:41:46 AM »
Here's a "fun" diversion. Check out market demographic reports for your zip code.

http://www.claritas.com/MyBestSegments/Default.jsp?ID=20&menuOption=ziplookup&pageName=ZIP%2BCode%2BLookup

You'll see a map and on the left are demographic groups that make up the majority of residents in that zip code. Click on some and read the descriptions. They are very specific. Down to potential hobbies, cars you might drive, magazines you subscribe too, etc. And this is just what is available for free!

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The Pub / Re: Getting old
« on: December 13, 2013, 06:34:43 AM »
How on earth does my TV know what I need?
Because you are a unique person the individual needs that can't be duplicated ... just like everyone else.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Cloudy StarSan
« on: December 13, 2013, 06:32:36 AM »
I believe it's reacting with hard water, particularly magnesium or iron. There is a Brewing Network show with someone from 5 Star. http://thebrewingnetwork.com/shows/469

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