Last Activity:04-28-2010 12:57 AM
Posted in thread: mostly foam on 04-03-2010 at 11:04 PM
I used 5' beer lines and had issues with excess foam -- I went to 10' lines and didn't have a
problem. 10psi @ 40 degrees - ~2.3 volumes. The longer lines really made a huge difference.
Posted in thread: Irish Moss on 04-03-2010 at 10:58 PM
Less suspended protein = less beer farts. I add irish moss (and sometimes gelatin) to all of my
brews now. It keeps the air in my garage breathable.
Posted in thread: Brotherly competition on 04-03-2010 at 10:58 PM
Awesome! I bought my brother a carboy and some other assorted extras 'cause he makes redneck
wine (peaches, pears, wild grapes and bread yeast). He's brewed with me once or twice, but it'd
be nice if ...
Posted in thread: Reinheitsgebot on 04-03-2010 at 10:54 PM
I wouldn't think that force carbing is against the Reinheitsgebot, as the CO2 isn't an
"ingredient" in the beer. I guess that depends on your definition of "ingredient."If you follow
Posted in thread: Do I have beer gas or co2? on 04-03-2010 at 10:49 PM
The creamy head generally comes from the stout faucet you pour from, not the gas itself. The
nitrogen forces the beer through the plate in the stout faucet @ 20-40psi and beats most of the
CO2 out of ...
Posted in thread: astringency problem & water profile help please on 04-03-2010 at 01:35 AM
While I'm no expert, let me throw in my $0.02 here...My pH levels are right around 6.4-6.6 at
my place, too. I'd pick up some Five-Star 5.2 pH stabilizer to lower the pH level of the water.
Posted in thread: Reinheitsgebot on 04-03-2010 at 01:23 AM
There's something fundamentally wrong with a reinheitsgebot brewer who makes milk stouts,
pumpkin ales, and peach wheats. ;-)
Posted in thread: Keezer Refrigerant Question on 04-01-2010 at 01:41 AM
I've been doing some reading into FR12 as well -- does anyone have any experience with this
Posted in thread: Best place to buy perlick 525ss? on 04-01-2010 at 12:01 AM
I've spent over $1,000 at KegConnection, and those guys are awesome. I've been in their
warehouse and it's pretty impressive -- they've got tons and tons of stuff, and they fabricate
a lot of their ow...
Posted in thread: Keezer Refrigerant Question on 03-31-2010 at 11:56 PM
I had my brother pick up a used freezer from Craigslist. The ad said that it worked. My brother
verified that "it worked," and I got it the day before I got all of my keezer components, so I