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  • Posted in thread: Ommegang Abbey Dubbel on 10-01-2012 at 03:34 PM
    Great recipe. Just tasted mine this weekend while I was racking to the secondary. Very pleasant
    flavors, and looking forward to drinking the rest in November and December. FYI - I added 2oz
    candied gi...

  • Posted in thread: immersion chiller - alternate design on 01-29-2012 at 09:24 PM
    great work! you're a true artist!

  • Posted in thread: immersion chiller - alternate design on 01-29-2012 at 09:22 PM
    oh sorry i meant to compliment keelanfish. although this forum raises an OK q about the
    benefits of double-coil v. counterflow...

  • Posted in thread: immersion chiller - alternate design on 01-29-2012 at 09:13 PM
    i would love to remold my 90' of tubing into a design like this. i have no clue how you were
    able to shape it so perfectly. great job!

  • Posted in thread: Help With Immersion Chiller? on 01-29-2012 at 09:02 PM
    i don't have an air compressor, but i can get most of the liquid out of mine just using the
    lame pump that i use for camping. (it inflates rafts, air mattresses, bike tires, etc.) if you
    have any kind...

  • Posted in thread: Wort Chillers - Can you Reshape Them to Fit New Kettle? on 01-29-2012 at 08:54 PM
    I made my own wort chiller a few years ago. It is a double-coil (one smaller cylinder within a
    larger one, with a few inches in between), made of 90 feet of 3/8" copper tubing. [Shown on its
    side in t...

  • Posted in thread: First IPA Questions on 01-29-2012 at 08:35 PM
    old forum, but great question. when I "dry" hop, I like to sterilize the hops in hard alcohol,
    then add the whole shebang to the secondary and rack on top of it. if you have a lot of booze
    around, you...

  • Posted in thread: carbonation problems WHILE bottling on 01-28-2012 at 07:37 PM
    Great! Thanks for all the replies everyone. I haven't had any problems with subsequent bottling
    batches, after heading all your good advice. Ya'll are the best. Cheers!

  • Posted in thread: Weldless Ball Valve parts... at Lowe's/HD???? on 01-27-2012 at 09:45 PM
    I found out the hard way that STAINLESS FITTINGS ARE NOT AVAILABLE AT LOCAL STORES. In the
    Chicago area, the following five stores carry brass, galvanized, & "black steel" NPT fittings,
    but NOT stainl...

  • Posted in thread: Weldless ball valve problems on 01-27-2012 at 07:49 PM
    I had the exact same problem, but unfortunately I didn't find this forum until a nightmarish
    set of exchanges with the supplier, and many trips to local hardware stores.Apparently, they
    get these valv...