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Posted in thread: Wrong regulator for CO2? on 12-24-2013 at 12:25 AM
I was able to find a gauge locally and replace the existing one w/o problem. BUT, the original
gauge has a nipple on the end and the replacement I found did not. Even though I used teflon
tape and scr...
Posted in thread: Wrong regulator for CO2? on 12-14-2013 at 04:06 PM
Thx! I found an earlier thread here that discusses this regulator from Harbor Freight. It is
for welding, but has a dial gauge showing the "flow." Evidently, the gauge can be replaced with
a 0-60 psi ...
Posted in thread: Wrong regulator for CO2? on 12-13-2013 at 08:47 PM
I have a CO2 regulator that measures psi from the tank, but "flow" to the out line in
Liters/minute and cubic feet per hour. I think it is really for welding. But I have it now and
don't want to spend...
Posted in thread: Top up the carboy?? on 10-15-2013 at 04:51 PM
...Don't think of it like wine making.Yes, I'm seeing that it is not. It was a mistake to save
a portion of the wort in the fridge, I should have put it all in the bucket at the start. After
Posted in thread: Top up the carboy?? on 10-14-2013 at 04:23 PM
OK, thx all for the help. Made an adjustment. Re-boiled the wort in the fridge, cooled it to
75F and merged it, the 4+ gallons of fermenting wort and some distilled water for a total of 5
gallons in a...
Posted in thread: Top up the carboy?? on 10-13-2013 at 06:51 PM
You could do this, but it's not common practice. Typically 5 gallons of beer is fermented in a
6.5 gallon carboy/bucket. Personally, I would not top up with the wort without bringing it to a
Posted in thread: Top up the carboy?? on 10-13-2013 at 05:06 PM
I'm a winemaker making my first attempt at beer brewing. My Irish Red Ale extract kit was
started yesterday and is merrily bubbling in the carboy. I left about 2" of headspace from the
shoulder of the...
Posted in thread: Storage in a Corny keg? on 10-12-2013 at 12:02 AM
I've been making wine for a few years and want to try brewing a beer for the holidays. I have
an extract kit of Irish Red Ale. Also I have a few corny kegs and CO2 that was used in
Posted in thread: degassing rig on 09-17-2012 at 09:16 PM
I'm trying to decide the most cost effective route for me. I don't own an air compressor so
cost wise I would need to purchase one along with the parts to make a de-gasser, or purchase an
Posted in thread: Hannah Checker PH meter reading are all over the place. on 09-11-2012 at 11:47 PM
This post is a bit old, but I have been using a Hanna Checker for 6 months and think it works
pretty well, but there are a few things to watch for. One of them is temperature. All pH meters