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Posted in thread: Loosing my Keezer virginity ;) - beer line ? on 06-10-2013 at 01:00 AM
Every foot of 5/16 line will hold about 1/2 an oz of beer. If you don't have a way to keep the
line chilled you'll end up pouring out 12-16 oz of foam before you can pour a beer. As far as
Posted in thread: Low OG, twice now on 03-11-2013 at 02:11 AM
You're collecting too much wort. For high og recipes you may need to boil longer as it can be
tough to sparge efficiently with high amounts of grain. For 5.5 gallons post boil you should be
Posted in thread: Dishwaser and sanitizer on 01-12-2013 at 03:47 AM
The heat from the dishwasher theoretically sanitizes the bottles. No sanitizer needed. The
dishwasher actually rinses with just water so any sanitizer added to the wash is useless. There
are some issu...
Posted in thread: Intimidating brewing, sheesh (noob first post) on 12-25-2012 at 02:24 PM
SanitationPitch enough healthy yeastFerment at the right temperature. This means the ambient
temp should be 3-5 degrees lower than ideal fermentation temperature. It takes a terrible
recipe or major s...
Posted in thread: Converting to Full Boil on 12-21-2012 at 03:14 AM
Full boil is one of the best changes you can make as a new brewer. The water added in the boil
will make no difference in gravity as it only replaces the water added to the fermenter. You'll
Posted in thread: First try at a strong scotch ale on 12-21-2012 at 03:07 AM
My strong scotch usually turns out to be the best beer of the year for me. I mash in the medium
range 152-154. I really think it needs some crystal malt to give it the right flavor, but keep
Posted in thread: Beer Alchemy vs iBrewmaster on 12-11-2012 at 02:59 AM
...customer service so far has been fruitless- That seems odd to me. I've been using
BeerAlchemy for about years. When I got a new computer I just emailed Kent Software and asked
for a registration nu...
Posted in thread: Free-trade homebrewing books on 11-27-2012 at 05:18 PM
I'd take brewing better beers.
Posted in thread: Tower shank elbow with long tailpiece locate on 11-25-2012 at 08:31 PM
I'll have two of them after Christmas when I rebuild my kegerator if the ones with the shorter
elbow won't work.
Posted in thread: fermentation restarted. on 11-23-2012 at 01:24 PM
If the temp in your house is 72 the fermentation may go up to 77-78 but I can't imagine it
producing much more heat than that. It may have never stopped. Airlocks are a terrible way of