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  • Tonawanda, NY
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  • Kyle Jones
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  • Posted in thread: Worm Leaked on 08-20-2014 at 11:33 AM
    I'll further suggest that all vinyl connections be outside the kettle. The heat loosens the
    tubing and it can fly off very easily. Mine has in the past, but it was the outflow. Luckily
    the copper was ...

  • Posted in thread: Cutting Brew Day Time the time challenge! on 08-19-2014 at 11:35 AM
    Staying with hour mashing and boiling, the next best bet is like you said- a better chiller.
    Add in faster heating and that's a large chunk of time deleted from the day.My brew day takes
    4.5 hours for...

  • Posted in thread: Fermentation General Process Review on 08-19-2014 at 11:22 AM
    The only change to your ales would be to let them age in the primary for two to three weeks,
    but your reasons for your method seem sound. You could dry hop in a muslin bag in the corny
    instead of in t...

  • Posted in thread: Clear Wort, Clear Beer - Colbreak Question? on 08-13-2014 at 11:26 AM
    My immersion chiller is fairly slow, taking about 45 minutes to hit 90. The end product beer is
    always very clear, so I'm on the fence about cold break importance. That said my understanding
    is to coo...

  • Posted in thread: What is this on top? on 08-13-2014 at 11:20 AM
    To my eye it looks like algae, but that doesn't make sense. Does the green stuff have any taste
    or smell? I'm guessing hop matter as well. Kyle

  • Posted in thread: Frozen Yeast, any good? on 08-12-2014 at 12:19 AM
    So I have to admit you all were right. See a couple posts up about my using frozen yeast
    without proper thawing or pitch rates. The stout I was fermenting when that was written stuck
    and I was out of ...

  • Posted in thread: Adding ball valve and thermo to 5gal pot? on 08-08-2014 at 04:49 PM
    Ought to work. As always with SS go slow, and with that thin wall don't press too hard. Kyle

  • Posted in thread: Beer Smith mobile on 08-08-2014 at 02:10 PM
    Something I forgot to discuss: I really like the brewday timer. It's truly great, and helps
    keep me on track without needing to watch a clock. Kyle

  • Posted in thread: Beer Smith mobile on 08-08-2014 at 02:05 PM
    Digging up a zombie thread, but I have a couple complaints with Mobile. I wish it had inventory
    more accessible. The biggest single change I'd like to see is an integrated brewing calendar.
    It forces ...

  • Posted in thread: Pre-boil Gravity OK but Low OG on 08-04-2014 at 11:07 PM
    I take my OG sample from the fermenter just before pitching and closing it up. A wine thief or
    Turkey baster works well. Kyle