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  • Thomas "TK" Kinzer
  • I've been brewing for 23 years. My brewery is a 5 gallon, 3 vessel, 2-tier, 1 pump, HERMS system. I chill with whirlpool wort recirculation and a separate ice water chiller pump. I ferment in a chest freezer with a thermostat and keg in 5 gallon cornies.
  • Summer Amarillo Honey Saison, Seeing Dubble Braggot, Wilson Picket's Gen-u-wine Oatmeal Stout
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  • Oktoberfest - 1st Place 2014 Pacific Brewers Cup Euro Amber Category, David Hassle-Hefe, Sheep and Threats Scottish Export, Sorta Cervesa
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  • Posted in thread: Vessel - A 7.1 Gallon Stainless Fermenter on 01-23-2015 at 08:55 PM
    So, if I understand your post, you scrubbed the vessel with the bar keepers friend. Then it
    oxidized by being exposed to air. This seems to follow John Planet's input on passivation that
    we don't need...

  • Posted in thread: Adding yeast at bottling on 12-07-2014 at 07:20 PM
    This could also be the result of poor attenuation by the original yeast population. The
    reinforcements are fresh, ready to go, and may be eating the first wave's "leftovers" in
    addition to your primin...

  • Posted in thread: Time to Debunk Guidelines on Mash Temperature Impact on Body? on 11-05-2014 at 05:44 PM
    "During the experiment, two entirely different circumstances took place. The mash resting at
    146F was resting near the optimum temperature of beta. The wort will be highly fermentable. The
    other beer ...

  • Posted in thread: Adding yeast at bottling on 11-05-2014 at 05:34 PM
    Yes, your hunch is correct. Adding a new strain with a higher attenuation could over-carbonate
    your beer.

  • Posted in thread: Question on building an HEX/HERMS/CFC coil on 11-05-2014 at 05:27 PM
    25' of 3/8" copper will work. But the volume (or thermal mass) of the surrounding water, speed
    of the flow through the coil, whether or not you are mixing the surrounding heating water are
    all factors...

  • Posted in thread: STC-1000 Temperature Controller in Fahrenheit on 07-14-2014 at 04:44 PM
    Is this something new on e-bay? Product description claims dual relay.

  • Posted in thread: Wireless Thermometer? on 07-13-2014 at 04:01 PM
    Haven't used this, but found this product on Amazon:

  • Posted in thread: $10 thru the wall therms, pics too! on 07-01-2014 at 02:38 AM
    Follow up on this mod with my experience. I'm glad this is working for others and for me *at
    first* it worked great, but then it leaked...just a little, nothing that was a big deal for
    that batch, BUT...

  • Posted in thread: Squeeze My Lemon Summer Blonde on 09-28-2012 at 05:49 PM
    Hi folks,I just want to thank BlindLemonLars for this recipe. I have brewed this recipe 11
    times! I've fiddled with it a few times, experimenting with one thing or another and keep
    coming back around ...

  • Posted in thread: $10 thru the wall therms, pics too! on 03-10-2012 at 05:45 PM
    I found a similar probe from the same manufacturer that claims to be waterproof and has a
    calibration feature for only $11.


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