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Posted in thread: Adventures in homebrewing pico false bottom on 09-25-2015 at 06:01 PM
I don't think the 1/2" is much of a problem. They say people have collapsed it because 1/2"
pulls through liquid too fast causing too much stress on the false bottom. Simple fix for that
is restrict t...
Posted in thread: Sparge arm fittings question on 09-25-2015 at 01:14 AM
I just picked this sparge arm up from Northern brewer: uses and comes with a length of 1/2"
hose with a 3/8" ID. The rest of my setup uses 3/4" hose with 1/2" ID hose. What fittings do I
need to mate...
Posted in thread: Why such a delayed fermentation? on 09-24-2015 at 02:02 PM
Yeah I know. It's just always worked for me. I do have plans to pickup a thermowell for the
fermenters. Just haven't gotten around to it yet. Always something to buy to improve processes
with this hob...
Posted in thread: Why such a delayed fermentation? on 09-24-2015 at 01:09 PM
Yeah I may start making starters a few days earlier. As far as the temps go in the chest
freezer I'm using a non digital temp controller so the 5 degree temp swings are just the norm
with these. And t...
Posted in thread: Why such a delayed fermentation? on 09-24-2015 at 11:49 AM
My process was completely the same. 2 liter starter the day before on a stir plate.Once wort
was down to pitching temp I aerated it with oxygen out of my diffuser stone for about 40
seconds then pitch...
Posted in thread: Why such a delayed fermentation? on 09-24-2015 at 11:24 AM
I brewed an OG 1.082 beer on Saturday. Made a yeast starter as I normally do with a Trappist
yeast and pitched. Up until yesterday there was absolutely zero activity. I then bought some
more yeast whi...
Posted in thread: The Grainfather - Unpackaging and first brew on 09-24-2015 at 12:34 AM
Yeah I've heard the same otherwise I would have it by now. Many are supplementing it with a
heatstick on a separate circuit. It's just the limitations of not being on a 220v line. Is what
it is. Love ...
Posted in thread: Adventures in homebrewing pico false bottom on 09-23-2015 at 06:07 PM
Thanks for that link Stealth. That would probably work. I did order one of the kegs on their
site as I needed one anyway to complete my setup so we'll see how that goes. But if still loose
I'll give t...
Posted in thread: Looking to make a electric/propane hybrid system of sorts on 09-22-2015 at 10:48 PM
My plan is to use 100% propane for boil kettle and HLT. I'd like to convert my keggle mash tun
over to electric to maintain and adjust step temps after bringing the water up to temp on
propane. So I'm...
Posted in thread: Adventures in homebrewing pico false bottom on 09-21-2015 at 10:14 PM
Unfortunately I was not aware of that discount code. And even more unfortunate, it's not a good
fit for my kegs. They are too loose with gap between the plates and around the outer edges. I
guess my k...