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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Carbonation Experiment......
« on: January 29, 2012, 07:48:29 AM »
Well, I can unequivocally say that this was the shnitz. The beers were fully and richly carbonated, probably in no small part due to the horrendous pavement conditions in the roads leading to and from the GW bridge......

They (the kegs) are also gone.... ;D In fact the crowd consumed three kegs in about 5 hours......

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Carbonation Experiment......
« on: January 27, 2012, 07:31:07 AM »
And of course you can also point out that yeast farts are some of the best.  ;D

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Carbonation Experiment......
« on: January 26, 2012, 07:26:06 PM »
It's cloudy anyways....... Being marketed as "fresh"...... ;)

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Carbonation Experiment......
« on: January 26, 2012, 12:44:15 PM »
Not really, a market day at Birka.

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Kegging and Bottling / Carbonation Experiment......
« on: January 26, 2012, 09:11:51 AM »
So, I'm heading for this hotel this weekend with about 500 of my closest friends and of course I am bringing beer. Need three kegs to load Beer Cart II.... Have one Kölsch ready to go......and then I got a little behind.... I have an American Stout and a Belgian strong in the buckets, brewed 1-8-12 in the fermenters at a perfect 65ºF since then and down to 32ºF for the last 24 hours....

Will keg tomorrow, stick them in the back of my truck, hook up to service pressure plus a little bit and drive 339 miles.....

I've heard this works, I will let you know.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pressurized Fermentation in a Cornie
« on: January 23, 2012, 07:09:34 PM »
So, what bout the yeast cake in the bottom? You just transfer out to another keg and it stays behind? Or most of it?

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A high octane Belgian will do the trick too.......

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pressurized Fermentation in a Cornie
« on: January 23, 2012, 01:11:15 PM »
This is a new one on me...very interesting. First question: Why? Why ferment under pressure?

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: serving pressure
« on: January 22, 2012, 08:34:31 PM »
Can you drill it out?

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: balancing ?
« on: January 22, 2012, 08:33:03 PM »
10 feet is my standard hose length.
Carbonating at "service pressure" works, it takes a week or so.
"Speed Carbonating" works too.......and takes two days or less, or a half hour if rocking. That said it gives a coarse carbonation, not the smooth head we look for in most of our beers. Don't ask me how this works....above my pay grade.

Soooooo, to do "speed carbonating" I have a dual regulator. Get a blast in there on the high (30 psi) pressure, then hook up to the service pressure. Works.

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The Pub / Re: That Moment of Feeling Terrifyingly Mortal
« on: January 22, 2012, 06:50:54 PM »
I guess I am lucky to have no irrational fears........just the nagging "oh crap, some day it's gonna hurt" type of fear.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: HELP! OG way too high
« on: January 22, 2012, 06:40:25 PM »
 I'm starting to think my hydrometer is off.

Indeed.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: alternative wort cooling equipment
« on: January 22, 2012, 06:35:34 PM »
I use dry ice quite a bit for fog machines and based in what I've seen I'd never assume it's food grade or clean.  Plus, it's expensive.  After using dry ice a few times you could have bought a chiller with the money you spent.

Scuuse the thread drift......so at the "professional level" you use dry ice for smoke? I use "fog juice" but....I'm just an amateur.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: clarification on secondary in keg
« on: January 22, 2012, 06:32:11 PM »
Speed carbing a keg and tapping it for extended QC works just fine. In fact at some point it will become crystal clear, perfectly carbonated and you will stand in awe of your accomplishment. Five beers later it will kick.

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Kegging and Bottling / Beer Cart II
« on: January 22, 2012, 04:16:06 PM »
Some of you may remember my beer cart......

http://www.woodenshoemusic.com/WSBW/Beer_Cart.html

Now there's Beer Cart II, for indoor use....

http://www.woodenshoemusic.com/WSBW/Beer_Cart_II.html

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