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  • Posted in thread: Review: SSBrewTech Chronical 7Gal Fermenter on 04-16-2014 at 02:45 AM
    Looks pretty nice. Seems like a waste to put ball valves on it though. With the amount of money
    spent on one of these, might as well get some butterfly valves (~$47 each from Brewers
    Hardware) to make...

  • Posted in thread: Clogging plate chiller question on 01-13-2014 at 03:23 PM
    It also sanitizes it.Everything I've ever read about both Irish moss and Whirlfloc says to add
    it in the last 10-15 minutes of the boil. This is the first I've ever heard anything about
    "denaturing" W...

  • Posted in thread: How Clean is Your ChillPlate? on 01-13-2014 at 06:05 AM
    The paranoia is strong in this thread. All large breweries use plate heat exchangers, the only
    difference being that the large ones are made with gaskets vs brazed copper on homebrew sized
    ones. The c...

  • Posted in thread: Clogging plate chiller question on 01-13-2014 at 02:40 AM
    The easiest way to fix any problems is to just give your kettle more time to settle. Your
    flame-out/knockout routine should be something like this: At flameout (NOT 15mins, boiling
    whirlfloc denatures...

  • Posted in thread: 4 volumes of CO2 in regular beer bottles? on 02-10-2013 at 04:52 PM
    Depends how heavy the glass is. They should, but if they are thin, it may be risky. I bet if
    you ask AHS they can tell you for sure

  • Posted in thread: Commercial brew in keg on 02-20-2012 at 08:32 PM
    I have a commercial beer in a keg in my kegerator. Do I need to have the CO2 on all the time at
    my dispensing pressure of 10 psi or just when I serve?Treat it no differently than you would
    your own ke...

  • Posted in thread: Bottling in Belgian Bottles Without Corking on 02-20-2012 at 08:27 PM
    If you can find any Jolly Pumpkin bottles (or Founders Backstage series), they are the same
    shape as standard belgian bottles, but they take a regular crown cap. Sierra Nevada also uses
    some bottles l...

  • Posted in thread: No matter what it seems "watery"? on 02-16-2012 at 03:19 AM
    Can I ask, you said you sparge with only 3 gallons of water... is that total? I typically
    double batch sparge with total starting volume around 4.5-4.7 gallons, meaning of course half
    that volume for ...

  • Posted in thread: No matter what it seems "watery"? on 02-16-2012 at 12:53 AM
    Batch or fly sparge? Do you mashout?

  • Posted in thread: strongest 12 oz. bottles? on 02-15-2012 at 01:35 AM
    If you can get any of the older bottles that were truly returnable and reused by the brewery,
    they are much heavier than your standard 12oz longneck. I have several cases of Old Milwaukee
    bottles I've...

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