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  • BS+ level background in Chemistry, Physics, Math, Photography, and Business.
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  • Always been curious and interested in brewing and then suddenly my wife buys me a whole Extract setup... For 4 years I've been making extract beers with partial mashes, and getting more serious about brewing better and different beers. A year ago I moved into AG and love being able to control the whole process.
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  • Posted in thread: Humming Sound: Normal? on 02-19-2017 at 10:37 PM
    Duck bill?None of my shut-offs use that style, they're all spring-loaded balls...Cheers!So are
    mine, maybe the balls flutter? I did notice that using 2 of those in series can create
    problems.Some of t...

  • Posted in thread: Oxygenating wort for lager: now, or when I pitch? on 02-19-2017 at 10:32 PM
    Hi. I'd wait until just before you pitch to ensure maximum oxygenation in the wort. Ed:mug:^
    That!I oxygenate a 5 gallon batch for 1 minute at 1/4 l/min, pitch the yeast, stir and
    oxygenate for an add...

  • Posted in thread: Still making bad beer after 30+ batches. on 02-19-2017 at 10:22 PM
    I've tried to keep up with this thread over the last year, and finally had an idea for
    something that I don't think has come up. One of the things that Gordon Strong does is to hold
    off adding dark gr...

  • Posted in thread: Humming Sound: Normal? on 02-19-2017 at 10:06 PM
    fwiw, as well as the actual regulator, I've found the spring-loaded ball style of check-valve
    typically integrated within shut-offs can hum. One of the so-equipped shut-offs on my 6-way
    manifold loves...

  • Posted in thread: Humming Sound: Normal? on 02-19-2017 at 10:03 PM
    Glad you found the leak!Those posts should be down pretty tight onto those stubs. The o-ring
    under the dip tube's flange makes the seal, so make sure they are in good condition. Use keg

  • Posted in thread: My CO2 bottle .... on 02-19-2017 at 09:58 PM
    I'd bubble some CO2 through some clean water and see if you detect any coloring or off
    aroma/flavors. It's probably just fine.I mentioned rust as a possibility, depending on the
    tank's history. The ta...

  • Posted in thread: Humming Sound: Normal? on 02-19-2017 at 07:19 PM
    Put your ear next to the regulator, then turn the pressure up a bit, say 5-10 psi. If that's
    the sound you hear, and it doesn't stop, there's a leak somewhere.

  • Posted in thread: Wing Capper Goes Crooked and Breaks Bottles - Why? on 02-19-2017 at 07:17 PM
    The distance between the lip of the bottle and the (clamp) rim is crucial. On some bottles that
    distance is shorter, which may cause the twisting. Check them against each other. Or you capper
    is defec...

  • Posted in thread: Humming Sound: Normal? on 02-19-2017 at 06:56 PM
    Make sure to open (or close) the CO2 tank valve all the way, never leave it in between, as it
    may not seal perfectly and leak.The humming sound is probably the regulator, it hums or groans
    as it deliv...

  • Posted in thread: Sour beers that don't need aging on 02-19-2017 at 02:22 PM
    In general most mash or kettle soured ales. You boil them after the 2-5 days souring, add
    kettle (boil) hops or dry hops to your heart's content.

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