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Posted in thread: Pull sample from naturally carb'd keg? on 08-23-2016 at 06:02 PM
I wouldn't open it up without being able to purge with CO2. I'd worry about oxidation.If
anything I'd prefer to push a little foam and give it time to settle down for a flat sample.
Posted in thread: Forgot to sterilize scissors to open yeast packet on 08-22-2016 at 03:28 PM
I never sanitize my cutting tool, but I only notch the edge of my yeast, then I tear it open.
Posted in thread: Root Beer - help please on 08-17-2016 at 09:28 PM
I looked at that recipe, the one shown there is rather thin for a normal 'sweet' soda Root
Beer. My suggestion is to backsweeten with Sugar. I like mine with turbinado sugar, though
you'd need to boil...
Posted in thread: Picnic vs Standard Metal Faucet on 08-07-2016 at 12:47 PM
Picnic taps work fine as a starter, especially when you consider that good taps can double the
initial cost of the system. I'd much rather start out with picnic taps than with cheap
faucets.I made tha...
Posted in thread: Can I stop shanking myself? on 07-29-2016 at 02:25 PM
What if you mounted a finished board on the outside to add to the wall thickness so the taps
essentially stick out an inch or so further?
Posted in thread: Shelving for Vintage Kegerator on 07-28-2016 at 04:30 PM
Depending on your dimensions, something like this might work, expensive though.
Posted in thread: Ageing homebrew without Kegs/CO2 on 07-23-2016 at 08:59 PM
I'd try cutting one batch down at least. How about a couple 1 gallon jugs of RO or distilled?
Personally, I just went with an under the counter RO setup, it wasn't very expensive at was a
Posted in thread: I feel like I am brewing the same beer. on 07-18-2016 at 03:21 PM
There's a few yeasts that would do better in that warm of an environment. You could try
something like the Imperial Organic Citrus yeast. This yeast loves those slightly warmer temps,
and works well f...
Posted in thread: Heating Element Enclosures on 07-15-2016 at 03:10 PM
Is the 1" bulkhead compatible with the threads on a water heater element? If so, I'd put on a
brew hardware enclosure ($20 without the
Posted in thread: Ageing homebrew without Kegs/CO2 on 07-14-2016 at 08:58 PM
I'd actually look closer at your bottling procedure. I've got beers more than five years old in
the bottle with no oxidation. There is certainly no reason for a beer to oxygenate in two
months time if...