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  • Posted in thread: Kegerator produces all foam on 06-05-2013 at 11:25 PM
    What temperature are you using? Warmer can contribute to the foaming issue.3 ft is probably too
    short and causing some of the problem. Think about going to 10' lines. You can always shorten
    them later...

  • Posted in thread: Kegerator produces all foam on 06-05-2013 at 03:08 AM
    Had my keg for a few months now and I'm having trouble with it pouring basically 7/8 of a mug
    with all foam. It seems like the pressure is perfect for about 1 week about 2 weeks into
    kegging but then ...

  • Posted in thread: Are the Blichmann Boilermaker pots worth it? on 05-10-2012 at 04:44 PM
    Blichmann kettles are great. Heavy duty, includes sight glass and decent thermometer and
    3-piece ball valve. Stepped bottom and their great false bottom make for a killer mash tun. I
    do 5 gallon batch...

  • Posted in thread: How to clean boil over on burner on 05-09-2012 at 01:36 AM
    You would have been better to kill the heat and clean it at that moment... I let some wort cook
    for 90 minutes on my stove top and it was impermeable to any type of chemical. I ended up using
    greased ...

  • Posted in thread: How to clean boil over on burner on 05-09-2012 at 01:34 AM
    Wear gloves and be in a well ventilated area if you go the oven cleaner route. That's my last
    ditch solution for tough grime, and it's amazing, but it's pretty much pure lye, so be
    careful.Can you rec...

  • Posted in thread: Stir bar lost in fermenter on 05-08-2012 at 04:51 PM
    Have done the same thing. You will be OK. To prevent losing the stir bar, hold it in place
    while you pour by placing another magnet or stir bar next to it against the side of the flask.
    It will stay t...

  • Posted in thread: Stir bar lost in fermenter on 05-08-2012 at 03:11 PM
    Just realized that after pitching my yeast start that I must have also pitched the stir bar. Is
    this something to be concerned about? Either way, how do others prevent this from happening in
    the futur...

  • Posted in thread: How to clean boil over on burner on 05-08-2012 at 03:09 PM
    Had my first boil over on my new Blichmann top tier burner and now its got this charred black
    layer on top. Any ideas on how to best clean this?Thanks

  • Posted in thread: Fermentation control on 05-05-2012 at 04:21 AM
    I found two different chest freezers on Craig's list (1 for $50 and 1 for free). Then I bought
    a Ranco digital controller for about $40 off of ebay (1 for each). So one system would have
    cost me less ...

  • Posted in thread: Fermentation control on 05-05-2012 at 02:05 AM
    Can anyone recommend a good refrigerator/temp control for consistent temperature control? I'm
    mostly doing ales now but in the future I would like to at least try lagering. Any suggestions?

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