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  • Posted in thread: I Either can't read an OG or something is horribly wrong... on 04-06-2013 at 11:42 PM
    I had an issue with using the tube the hydrometer came in. The tube was so narrow that the
    hydrometer always clung to the side of the tube. Don't think that would have cut the reading in
    half though.I...

  • Posted in thread: Ran out of CO2 when purging keg! on 04-06-2013 at 11:32 PM
    +1 to RDWHAHBTransferring the beer caused some CO2 to come out of solution, and a little bit of
    oxygen for a couple of days isn't a big deal.

  • Posted in thread: Harry Potter Kegerator Advice on 03-27-2013 at 07:13 AM
    I went out in search of a chest freezer this weekend, and the results have led me in a new
    direction.My dead freezer has the heat transfer lines on the outside. All the new freezers I
    looked at keep t...

  • Posted in thread: Harry Potter Kegerator Advice on 03-21-2013 at 12:55 AM
    I may be able to fit a few more inches into the depth, and height is flexible with the
    collar.In the width, I have about 1.5" of play, though this area of the house it out of plumb
    by about 3/8" over ...

  • Posted in thread: Anyway to figure final alcohol? Without OG? on 03-19-2013 at 05:02 AM
    "A quite simple way that will give accuracy up to 0.1% is to boil off all the alcohol and
    substitute by water. This means boiling down to less than a third of the original volume in
    most cases, it's n...

  • Posted in thread: Harry Potter Kegerator Advice on 03-19-2013 at 04:51 AM
    After 2+ years of wonderful service, my chest freezer kegerator has stopped getting cold
    :(Following internet advice, I tested the resistance on the compressor, and the resistance
    seemed within the ac...

  • Posted in thread: Walk In Cooler Questions on 11-19-2012 at 05:16 AM
    Now that we've insulated our house, I'm starting to plan a walk in cooler in the basement for
    keg storage and lager fermentation, since I can't rely on my cold basement for brewing lagers

  • Posted in thread: Dunkel Doppelbock on 03-22-2012 at 07:57 PM
    You can do a decoction if you'd like instead of the melanoidan. I get very good results with
    melanoidan in Helles, Pils, Bocks, Dunkels, etc.Decoctions are enough of a pain for me that I
    only do them ...

  • Posted in thread: Dunkel Doppelbock on 03-20-2012 at 09:21 PM
    Gotta love taking good notes :)Here is the recipe I used to make 5.25g, mashing at
    152F:Caramunich 0.82Lt Chocolate0.49Crystal 150 0.16Germ Lt Munich9.81German Pils2.80Which
    yielded a OG of 76.5 and F...

  • Posted in thread: Help fixing mashes in the 160s on 05-15-2011 at 12:11 AM
    This will work. It will work all the way down to lager temps, but slower. It might go lower
    than you would like, but it is FAR better than Beano. Yep, you've got that right. I ended up
    with 90-95% AA ...

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