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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Distributor Pressures
« on: November 16, 2010, 02:26:52 AM »
Thanks Ron..... will be reading that.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Distributor Pressures
« on: November 15, 2010, 11:51:55 AM »
OK, excuse the dumb newbie, but why are we cutting the hose to adjust the pressure, and not adjusting the pressure? What am I missing?

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Step one.......
« on: November 10, 2010, 02:48:14 AM »
Electric finished, insulation in, drywall up, first layer of mud on the seams. Fridgies home is almost done.....

Getting the final list of keg parts and pieces done. I got my mitts on a pair of pin connect cornies..... Since I want a ball system (alll my brew friends are pin, and I want to be able to connect to their jockey boxes, I'll need to order the Foxx Equipment converter pieces (pin to ball). Anyone have experience with these? Good? Bad?

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Step one.......
« on: November 07, 2010, 02:07:27 PM »
Why am I not surprised to find Scadians on a brew forum... Lol. My inspiration is a Mistress who has 13 or so Cornies floating around her basement and makes substantial contributions to melée morale.

Yes the wife will be catered to. Unfortunately she has simple beer tastes. Fortunately she has simple beer taste. A Yuengling clone is # 2 on the list.

Electric finished, half the drywall up.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: refrigerator versus chest freezer
« on: November 06, 2010, 02:55:29 AM »
Looked hard at the freezers...... but between getting one and the thermostat setup it was too much $$. They're flying off the shelf on Craigslist here.....

So, I got a Sears fridge, up/down, freezer down. This way you don't have the hump in the bottom of the fridge. Took out all the shelves and it will fit 6 cornies easily, pin or ball with plenty of head space for plumbing. Taps are going in the door, there's no risk of running into refrigerant lines in the door.

Craigslist, $50 out the door, no additional electronics required.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Step one.......
« on: November 06, 2010, 02:48:07 AM »
Oh, and the jockey box is for outdoors. We go to events where there's camping and garb and armor and beer.......

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Step one.......
« on: November 06, 2010, 02:37:39 AM »
May do a hybrid if I can find the recipe. My desire is to brew Belgian style ales..... I'm still looking for a clone recipe for Goose Island's "Matilda".  For me, that is probably one of the best beers in the world...... Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale is helping me out in the mean time.

We (A friend who's been brewing for a while and a bunch of us lookers on/helpers) brewed a Sahti the other day, it was all grain.

Meanwhile, the framing is done and the electric roughed in. On to drywall.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Step one.......
« on: November 02, 2010, 12:56:33 AM »
OK, step 2. Build a room for the fridge. Garage off the kitchen, wife's been wanting a mud room for a while. Coats, shoes, paper towels and, the beer fridge. Perfect. Garage gets too cold in winter and too hot in summer.  Good news, beer fridge is allowed in mud room. I haven't mentioned the lagering fridge though..... :o

Kegging and Bottling / Step one.......
« on: October 31, 2010, 02:03:40 AM »
I be a newbie. In fact, I've never brewed beer. Drank a lot of it, for sure, but never brewed. Been doing a lot of reading though.

Today I took the first step. I bought a fridge.I know, first thing you need to do is buy a kit, but I figured I need a place to put that beer and from what I've been reading, bottling is a royal rectal discomfort, and I ain't doin' it. Straight to kegs, yessir. So, today I Craigslisted my way into a $50 Sears fridge. It's an up/down with the freezer down. The upstairs measures 18D, 28W, 33H and according to my calculations that should fit 3 on tap, two backups and a CO2 bottle quite comfortably. The downstairs looks like it'll hold 50 lbs of ice for the jockey box.

It'l sit right off the kitchen in the mud room with three taps on the door. A little further down the road there's room for another one next to it as a lagering fridge. SF1 and

Kegging and Bottling / Mini Kegs
« on: September 29, 2010, 01:33:26 AM »
I know they are labeled "non reusable"...... But the table top cooler/dispensers are SEXY...... One could easily divide a batch into 4 5 liter mini kegs. Serve them one at a time. Anyone done this?

Equipment and Software / Re: Blichman top tier
« on: September 14, 2010, 11:45:48 PM »

Pimp My System / Re: Arctic Brewery and Mobile Fermentation Trailer
« on: September 14, 2010, 02:18:06 AM »
I was going to wait with my first post until I actually brewed something. Right now I'm reading Charlie P. for the second time and putting a spreadsheet with "stuff I have" and "stuff I need" together.

But yesterday I was driving through town, and lo and behold spotted the very same Landie as featured in this thread. Being a long time Landie nut, and a budding brewer I had to say "COOL!".

The boys and girls at Keystone say I could run in to you there and shake your hand...... ;D

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