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  • Posted in thread: Black gunk on element on 05-01-2015 at 02:55 AM
    I had the same problem with a mwd 1500w coil. Tasted fine going into fermenter but horrible
    when I kegged. Working on a 240v 5500w ulwd system now so I hope it is better.Same here... I
    switched to HER...

  • Posted in thread: Can boiling in certain keggles cause off flavors in final beer? on 05-01-2015 at 01:15 AM
    Why do you think it's the keggle and not the chiller?Is the chiller bright copper colored when
    you use it?

  • Posted in thread: Closed-system pressurized fermentation technique! on 04-29-2015 at 04:23 PM
    Permanently mounting a TW to a corny lid may be problematic... you need to maneuver the lid to
    get it out of the corny.Maybe check Brew Hardware for a weld-less kit:

  • Posted in thread: Barrel aging on 04-29-2015 at 02:33 AM
    Bourbon barrel maple stout is plan.Sounds yummy!

  • Posted in thread: Barrel aging on 04-29-2015 at 01:31 AM
    Still has a little bit spirits in it.Perfect! You can always StarSan the outside too. Are you
    going for a sour, or bourbon barrel aged?

  • Posted in thread: A possible kettle find? on 04-29-2015 at 01:17 AM
    Meh, good place to start, but anybody that I know in brewing that started out with aluminum has
    moved to stainless.Also, for that price you could buy two kegs and chop em.

  • Posted in thread: Barrel aging on 04-29-2015 at 01:07 AM
    Is it a fresh barrel? Still have spirits in it? no worries. If not, you are going to need to
    hydrate it so it doesn't leak, and maybe with your choice of spirits to sanitize it.As for
    infecting your b...

  • Posted in thread: Giving a presentation on homebrewing for a senior activity center,anyone done similar on 04-29-2015 at 01:01 AM
    I would present an all grain, full volume BIAB scenario... keep it as simple as you possibly
    can.Grain plus water = sweet wort.Sweet wort plus hops in the boil makes it balanced.Add yeast
    = beer.I wou...

  • Posted in thread: First AG batch! Questions... on 04-29-2015 at 12:42 AM
    Don't worry about channeling the batch sparge. You are confusing it with fly sparging.Do this;
    when ready to sparge, add a bit of hot water (temp doesn't really matter) stir it really well,
    vorlauf, a...

  • Posted in thread: Help with my Keggle set up on 04-28-2015 at 08:31 PM
    The only reason to avoid the "vents" that I could see would be extra heat when you put the
    spurs to your burner. So you might want to avoid putting the thermo there. When I built mine I
    wanted the val...

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