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Ingredients / Re: Peated malt
« Last post by klickitat jim on April 18, 2015, 08:23:01 PM »
Maybe I should flush my lb of peated malt...sounds like it could be trouble...
Ya. All you have to do is mention peat smoked malt and before you know it a mob has formed with torches and pitchforks
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Ingredients / Re: Peated malt
« Last post by Hooper on April 18, 2015, 08:09:42 PM »
Maybe I should flush my lb of peated malt...sounds like it could be trouble...
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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Question About Beer CO2 Absorption
« Last post by ultravista on April 18, 2015, 07:50:14 PM »
I see no bubbles; all looks good.

Having lost tanks before, I was uncertain about the absorption. It's cooling now and under gas again.
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Hop Growing / Re: Container hop growing
« Last post by goobersan on April 18, 2015, 07:45:08 PM »
get a battery powered irrigation timer from a hardware store. Easiest way to keep them well hydrated.
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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Question About Beer CO2 Absorption
« Last post by HoosierBrew on April 18, 2015, 07:40:21 PM »
It's possible too, but it seemed most likely that the CO2 just got absorbed since it was only connected for 4 days. Best way to test - reconnect to CO2 and spray the keg lid, PRV, and QDs with starsan and look for big bubbles forming in the starsan. If no leaks are noticeable, your beer absorbed the CO2. I'd bet on it.
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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Question About Beer CO2 Absorption
« Last post by ultravista on April 18, 2015, 07:35:52 PM »
The lack of headspace gas is not necessarily indicative of a leak then?
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Hop Growing / Re: 2015 Hop season
« Last post by goobersan on April 18, 2015, 07:29:55 PM »
FINALLY have some sprouts. 4-12-15   8)   pics to follow
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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Question About Beer CO2 Absorption
« Last post by HoosierBrew on April 18, 2015, 07:28:30 PM »
Is it possible the beer absorbed the gas? Does this sound plausible for the lack of gas in the headspace (minor headspace)?

Yep. The beer needs to stay connected for around 2 weeks to carbonate fully to your pressure setting. And then afterward it helps to keep the pressure on the keg, to keep the lid seated.
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Kegging and Bottling / Question About Beer CO2 Absorption
« Last post by ultravista on April 18, 2015, 07:19:19 PM »
I have a keg that was connected @ 15 PSI for 4 days at 75-80F while dry hopping. When connected w/gas, I found no leaks. There is a smidgen less than 5 gallons in the keg.

After a four days, I removed the gas and let it sit for another 2-3 days.

Today, when moving it into the refrigerator, I found it to be depressurized. The pressure release gave nothing.

I've got it back under gas, the lid and out post are soaped. No bubbles ...

Is it possible the beer absorbed the gas? Does this sound plausible for the lack of gas in the headspace (minor headspace)?
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Ingredients / Re: Using your back yard creek
« Last post by pete b on April 18, 2015, 06:09:11 PM »
I would still be afraid of the possibility of chemical pollution within the creek.  The EPA has made a lot of progress in cleaning the waterways but if someone handed me a beer made with water straight from, say, the Cuyahoga River here in N.E. Ohio (which runs just a mile from my house) he wouldn't appreciate my response.  After all, it wasn't that many years ago that the Cuyahoga caught fire.

With that said, there are a pair of videos on Youtube by Glenn who lives in, I believe, Denmark.  He saw a documentary on 'how beer saved the world' and tried his own experiment.  Using water from his backyard fish pond, he brewed a batch of beer.  The point was to show brewing beer purified the (non-chemical polluted) water so as to be safe to drink.  Back in the day, drinking beer was much safer than drinking water.  His fish pond, however, was a closed system, unlike a creek where you have no idea what might have gone into that creek upstream.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-SEFCOAIjc
this is a good point. If you can be confident there is no chemical polution the beer making process takes care of everything else safety wise. that by no means means its good water taste wise for any given beer style.
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