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Posted in thread: Force carbonation calculator on 11-21-2014 at 11:55 PM
It won't work to fill the head space with a high pressure because that pressure would be too
high.If you're trying to deliver ~2.4volumes CO2 and the headspace in a 5 gallon keg is 0.125
gallon and th...
Posted in thread: Transfer finished carbonated beer from one keg to another? on 11-21-2014 at 04:24 PM
Can't you turn the relief valve 90 degrees to lock in in the up position?What I usually do is
start loosening the relief valve (turning counter clockwise) after I connect the jumper cable
until it bar...
Posted in thread: Better cooling efficiency with counterflow wort chiller on 11-18-2014 at 11:38 PM
The wire wrap thing doesn't do anything. There is plenty of turbulence with the water hitting
the side walls of the helix.Now, if you had a straight 25' piece of tubing with no turns, then
yeah, the w...
Posted in thread: Better cooling efficiency with counterflow wort chiller on 11-18-2014 at 09:02 PM
One "problem" with the CFCs is that both the water and the wort flow need to be flowing fast
enough to be turbulent (mixing). If you throttle back the wort (say below 0.5gpm for a 1/2" OD
pipe or 0.37...
Posted in thread: Help me invent a rotating dry hopper on 10-21-2014 at 03:37 PM
Why not just put the keg on a lazy-susan. Then it would just take a small motor to keep the
whole thing spinning since the only energy input needed is to overcome the friction of the ball
Posted in thread: BU:GU question - isn't FG more meaningful? on 09-30-2014 at 05:26 PM
I am a convert of the "Balance Value" method as discussed on this website.
Posted in thread: Shrimp boil beer... or, I've gone crazy and need to be stopped on 09-29-2014 at 11:23 PM
I think the amount of salt needed to make shrimp taste good basically makes it sea water. Who
doesn't like a nice tall glass of carbonated ocean?"Water, water everywhere, so let's all take
a drink" - ...
Posted in thread: Uh oh. Grain to glass orange wit in two weeks? on 09-26-2014 at 04:28 PM
I'd say 68 degrees for 4 days then 72-74 for the next 8 days to finish strong and cold crash as
you stated. Belgian's like it a little warmer than the average ale yeast.If you put it on CO2
at 30psi f...
Posted in thread: Getting enough yeast for 10gal+ batches on 09-17-2014 at 05:08 PM
Don't tell anybody but...I put one drop of fermcap in my starters. That's why I can run 1.9L in
a 2L flask.
Posted in thread: Getting enough yeast for 10gal+ batches on 09-17-2014 at 03:28 PM
Do 2 step starter. This is what I do for a 10.5 gallon batch of 1.050 lager.Make a 1.9L starter
(from a single vial/pouch) for 24-36 hours then cold crash overnight, decant and put a fresh
charge of b...