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  • Posted in thread: Getting wort to lager pitch temp on 06-23-2014 at 02:39 AM
    I think we live in different temp zones. I use an immersion chiller and a pre-chiller that is
    in a bucket of ice to get my wort to 80. I can't imagine how much water it would take to get my
    wort to 50...

  • Posted in thread: Getting wort to lager pitch temp on 06-23-2014 at 01:37 AM
    I use my immersion chiller with tap water until I get my wort down to around 90 degrees, then I
    switch the hoses to an ice water re circulation setup to bring it down to lager pitching temps.
    Simple s...

  • Posted in thread: Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 on 03-18-2014 at 05:13 AM
    This is interesting. from my iPad using Home Brew

  • Posted in thread: New Zero Waste Reverse Osmosis Units on 03-15-2014 at 02:01 AM
    There is no excess water to be stored. You are simply moving water around the plumbing and
    using a small amount that the system will replace.You are not creating water, only moving it
    through a couple...

  • Posted in thread: Bad regulator? on 03-15-2014 at 01:51 AM
    Do you happen to have your co2 tank in the fridge? If so, the elastomer used to make the
    diaphragm in the regulator will respond more slowly to changes in output pressure when it's
    cold. I need to set...

  • Posted in thread: Infected? on 02-02-2014 at 10:04 PM
    Thanks guys! He only opened it because it's been four weeks and he wanted to bottle it. He told
    me it looked like it had mold on it, so I asked for a pic. I told him it was definitely not
    mold, but I'...

  • Posted in thread: Infected? on 02-02-2014 at 09:25 PM
    Hey guys, was wondering if you could help me out? A friend of mine on an unrelated forum
    started into home brewing. He just sent me this pic of his first batch. I know everyone always
    thinks their bat...

  • Posted in thread: Erlenmeyer Flask shattered in cold water...what went wrong??? on 01-14-2014 at 04:47 AM
    Even borosilicate glass will break after repeated heat/cool cycles. Just be happy it didn't
    happen to you while it was boiling away on the stove! Ask me how I know! I only use my flasks
    now to ferment...

  • Posted in thread: CO2 fill? on 01-08-2014 at 01:04 AM
    Do a search in your area for fire extinguisher supply businesses. They will typically be able
    to fill your tanks, unlike most welding supply stores that usually do tank swaps.

  • Posted in thread: How much steeping grains in each cloth sack? on 01-05-2014 at 12:54 AM
    My general rule of thumb is about 1.5-2 lbs per bag. Having said that, on many occasions I have
    found myself with only one bag and forced to stuff everything in it. Haven't ever really
    noticed any dif...

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