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Kegging and Bottling / Re: cornelius vs firestone
« on: February 01, 2013, 08:49:31 PM »
I'll have to check, but I think I've got some Firestone ball locks.

I definitely have some Firestone ball locks...they were some of the first kegs I acquired 20 some odd years ago.
Maybe Firestone made both

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I have also seen one where people made them themselves out of schrader valves (think tire valve).

That would be me.  I've also lost about three or four of them, so the comparatively low price of the valve stem is ideal for me.

The DIY part is easy.  Drill a hole in the cap, push the valve through, tighten the nut.  Bingo!

http://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/CatalogItemDetail.aspx?R=NTH90226_0214193515

There are also rubber "snap in" stems, but I think your drilled hole probably needs to be more precise.  I've never tried those ones.
That's easy! I'll add that to the project list.  :o

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Ingredients / Re: citrus juice
« on: February 01, 2013, 05:19:30 PM »
I've seen recipes using juiced oranges.  It's possible you could lower the pH too much with lemons or limes, but I think that would be a LOT of juice.  The peels have more flavor though in the finished beer.

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Questions about using corn meal
« on: February 01, 2013, 05:17:34 PM »
I wonder about any flavor differences with corn meal instead of whole or flaked corn.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: cornelius vs firestone
« on: February 01, 2013, 05:15:29 PM »
Edit: Pay no attention, the following answer is mostly wrong... Read down

Different manufacturers. Corny kegs were mostly used by Pepsi. Firestone were prefered by Coke.  The Corny kegs have ball locks and are generally more popular and a little more expensive (because supplies are running out and these are what many people have).  Both work just fine, but you'll want to pick one style and stick with it for your homebrewery.

Firestone kegs are also called pin locks - although since ball locks are more popular some companies are replacing the posts with ball lock posts.

Other differences - Corny kegs have a pressure relief valve in the lid. On pin lock you must press the gas valve.
Pin lock kegs are slightly shorter and wider than corny kegs.

My LHBS owner loves pin lock kegs because the gas and liquid posts are easier to distinguish. On ball locks they are different diameters, but very close.

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Beer Recipes / Re: basic blonde ale
« on: February 01, 2013, 01:50:47 PM »
I like it - I like simple. Make sure fermentation goes well, you have little to hide behind.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Thank You Jimmy!
« on: February 01, 2013, 01:48:03 PM »
Your welcome! Oh, I mean, thanks too! +1  Cheers!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Hop Pellets
« on: February 01, 2013, 12:14:50 PM »
I have a stainless braid around the bottom of my kettle. It works well in conjuction with whirlpooling.
 

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Flat $5 shipping too . . . that's going to be hard to pass up!

I have also seen one where people made them themselves out of schrader valves (think tire valve).
Hmm - and then you could use a co2 tire inflator.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Conference pointers
« on: February 01, 2013, 12:07:04 PM »

Except Mike Bardallis didn't make it last year, and may not this year.  :(


I'm not following, do I know Mike Bardallis?
He is referenced in the first time attendee guide
Gotcha - no shoes

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Conference pointers
« on: February 01, 2013, 12:00:05 PM »

Except Mike Bardallis didn't make it last year, and may not this year.  :(


I'm not following, do I know Mike Bardallis?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Conference pointers
« on: February 01, 2013, 11:00:41 AM »
If you haven't seen the First Time Attendee guide, it's a good read.
 
http://www.ahaconference.org/conference/frst-time-attendee-guide/
 
I guess it depends on your situation, but I would only consider the "social only" options if I lived nearby. It seems like a waste to spend money on travel and hotel and not spend $60 to attend the seminars. 

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Equipment and Software / Re: pump noise
« on: February 01, 2013, 09:49:51 AM »
Can you describe the noise? A whine? Or a growl?

Contract Michael Winslow to do an impression!

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Fun fermentions!
« on: February 01, 2013, 09:46:01 AM »
nice work.......thanks for sharing.......I also checked out the blog. I love the birch tower.
Yes both projects were very cool.

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I don't recommend opening it ... unless it's for scientific inquiry  ;)

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