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  • Posted in thread: Too hot alcohol taste on 12-26-2015 at 02:34 PM
    Is the 67 degrees the ambient air temp? If so, then your beer is getting even warmer, probably
    up into the 70's as it generates heat while fermenting. Are you using a temperature controller
    or ferment...

  • Posted in thread: Buying new fermenters on 12-09-2015 at 02:49 AM
    Another vote for Speidel fermenters. I use the 30 liter ones for 5 gallon batches. Enough
    headspace that you (probably) won't ever need a blowoff tube. The large opening makes cleaning
    easy. A spout f...

  • Posted in thread: Water: pH and such on 12-01-2015 at 11:56 PM
    If your water tastes OK and your first few batches taste OK, there are, IMO, more important
    things to focus on at this point. Get your process down, pitch enough yeast, and control your
    fermentation t...

  • Posted in thread: on 02-05-2015 at 02:17 AM
    I also ordered the 14" x 6" drip tray along with a 5/16" hose barb for one of my regulators. My
    order took about a week to ship, but the price on the drip tray was the best I found. Received
    it today,...

  • Posted in thread: Chest Feezer Fermenter Dumb Question on 02-05-2015 at 12:47 AM
    Your freezer will insulate its contents somewhat from colder outside temperatures, but it will
    not supply any actual heat. If you need to raise temperatures about ambient you will need a
    temperature c...

  • Posted in thread: I have a beer problem... on 12-01-2014 at 08:56 PM
    Do you have growlers? Fill them up and give them to people you hold in esteem. You will be a
    hero and you'll have room in your kegs.

  • Posted in thread: Pump or carry large batch to fermenter? on 11-21-2014 at 03:10 AM
    Silicone tubing is your friend. I hate paying for it (vs vinyl) but I love using it.

  • Posted in thread: Mini All-Grain Trial Runs - Mash Tun on 08-17-2014 at 09:19 PM
    I can't say how well the braided hoses work with large batches and big brain bills, but for
    small batches, they work just fine.

  • Posted in thread: Please critique this workflow on 04-27-2014 at 10:02 PM
    I also dry hop in primary. The only other thing I would add is to consider using gelatin when
    you keg. If your process is good otherwise, gelatin with give you clearer beer quicker.

  • Posted in thread: Is there a trick to cleaning out tubing? on 04-17-2014 at 02:26 AM
    What kind of tubing are you using? I always found vinyl tubing to be a PITA to clean. Silicone
    is much better in every regard.

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