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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #60 on: May 02, 2014, 12:56:12 PM »
I still like to bottle hefes though for the yeast sediment, because they usually clear a little more than I'd like in the keg.

+1.  When I keg a hefe, I rack a small amount of the yeast into the keg with the beer, being careful not to get down into the trub.  And then every few pints, gently rock the keg to stir up the yeast. Works pretty well.
That is a pretty good idea. I think I'll try that. Of course, racking out of my keg fermenter, I'd probably have to gently rock the fermenter as it's racking as I don't have control as to how far down the dip tube goes.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #61 on: May 02, 2014, 01:20:59 PM »
I'm brewing a double IPA tomorrow (a style I have never brewed before) and will be trying out some hop extract for the first time ever (NB hopshot).

Now that I'm kegging I don't have to drink a full 12oz at a time.

Yes, you can now pour yourself a full litre. 

Seriously, though, that is another nice aspect of kegging.  I often have people over that only want a half pour.

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #62 on: May 02, 2014, 01:21:44 PM »
I'm brewing a double IPA tomorrow (a style I have never brewed before) and will be trying out some hop extract for the first time ever (NB hopshot).

Now that I'm kegging I don't have to drink a full 12oz at a time.

Yes, you can now pour yourself a full litre. 

Seriously, though, that is another nice aspect of kegging.  I often have people over that only want a half pour.
It's rare enough for me that I don't consider it much of a benefit.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #63 on: May 02, 2014, 01:23:47 PM »
I'm brewing a double IPA tomorrow (a style I have never brewed before) and will be trying out some hop extract for the first time ever (NB hopshot).

Now that I'm kegging I don't have to drink a full 12oz at a time.

Yes, you can now pour yourself a full litre. 

Seriously, though, that is another nice aspect of kegging.  I often have people over that only want a half pour.
It's rare enough for me that I don't consider it much of a benefit.
I drink from a 6 oz taster all the time. at this point a full pints seems a bit much for me most of the time. at 6 oz a pour I can have 4 or even 5 beers in an evening and feel just fine.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #64 on: May 02, 2014, 01:32:24 PM »
I double fist most days. One glass 1/3 foam and the other a perfect pour.

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #65 on: May 02, 2014, 01:33:43 PM »
My kegs are in the basement, so if I have company I'll usually just fill a pitcher.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #66 on: May 02, 2014, 01:41:20 PM »
I'm brewing a double IPA tomorrow (a style I have never brewed before) and will be trying out some hop extract for the first time ever (NB hopshot).

Now that I'm kegging I don't have to drink a full 12oz at a time.

Yes, you can now pour yourself a full litre. 

Seriously, though, that is another nice aspect of kegging.  I often have people over that only want a half pour.
It's rare enough for me that I don't consider it much of a benefit.
I drink from a 6 oz taster all the time. at this point a full pints seems a bit much for me most of the time. at 6 oz a pour I can have 4 or even 5 beers in an evening and feel just fine.
I should start doing that. Maybe I'll drink less....HA! Yeah right...
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #67 on: May 02, 2014, 01:44:05 PM »
I'm brewing a double IPA tomorrow (a style I have never brewed before) and will be trying out some hop extract for the first time ever (NB hopshot).

Now that I'm kegging I don't have to drink a full 12oz at a time.

Yes, you can now pour yourself a full litre. 

Seriously, though, that is another nice aspect of kegging.  I often have people over that only want a half pour.
It's rare enough for me that I don't consider it much of a benefit.
I drink from a 6 oz taster all the time. at this point a full pints seems a bit much for me most of the time. at 6 oz a pour I can have 4 or even 5 beers in an evening and feel just fine.
I should start doing that. Maybe I'll drink less....HA! Yeah right...

nah, but you get extra exercise walking back and forth to the kegerator
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #68 on: May 02, 2014, 01:46:19 PM »
nah, but you get extra exercise walking back and forth to the kegerator

Not if you fill a pitcher.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #69 on: May 02, 2014, 01:59:54 PM »
I double fist most days. One glass 1/3 foam and the other a perfect pour.

When I changed my 3/8" beverage tubing from 5' to 6', in a 34F temp kegerator at about 12 psi, it pretty much ended the first glass full-of-foam problem for me, and honestly, besides the increased flow restriction, I believe that the longer tubing holds the cold better too!

I'm in the Morticai camp - much of the time fewer ounces (normally 6 - 9), more pours. 

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #70 on: May 02, 2014, 02:05:45 PM »
nah, but you get extra exercise walking back and forth to the kegerator

Not if you fill a pitcher.
It's a whole 15 feet to my kegerator from my living room. That's where the danger lies...I can see it from the couch.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #71 on: May 02, 2014, 02:42:42 PM »

I double fist most days. One glass 1/3 foam and the other a perfect pour.

When I changed my 3/8" beverage tubing from 5' to 6', in a 34F temp kegerator at about 12 psi, it pretty much ended the first glass full-of-foam problem for me, and honestly, besides the increased flow restriction, I believe that the longer tubing holds the cold better too!

I'm in the Morticai camp - much of the time fewer ounces (normally 6 - 9), more pours.

I use 8 feet of the skinny 5/16" stuff, 40°, and 14 psi. Currently use picnic taps and the line sits coiled on top of the keg. I plan on running the lines up and down the front of the freezer when I add faucets.

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #72 on: May 02, 2014, 03:28:33 PM »


When I changed my 3/8" beverage tubing from 5' to 6', in a 34F temp kegerator at about 12 psi, it pretty much ended the first glass full-of-foam problem for me, and honestly, besides the increased flow restriction, I believe that the longer tubing holds the cold better too!



For me it was going from 6' to 10' with my serving line AND buying the beer tower cooler. An uncooled tower causes foaming, too. Now it pours a perfect pint every single time, without fail. Loving it !
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #73 on: May 02, 2014, 03:30:23 PM »

It's rare enough for me that I don't consider it much of a benefit.

+1. Good call.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #74 on: May 02, 2014, 05:38:07 PM »
Just made my starter from some 5 month old 3711 slurry. Guess I'm committed to saison.