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Posted in thread: Beer & Wine in the Same Kegerator? Also, cider. on 08-27-2015 at 12:13 PM
Never heard of someone dispensing wine on beer gas. Nitrogen yes, beer gas no. Beer gas is
usually a 70/30 or 75/25 blend of N2 and CO2, whereas wine is pushed with straight N2. The
reason is the CO2 ...
Posted in thread: Using a smaller false bottom (diameter) in larger kettle? on 08-27-2015 at 11:54 AM
You could see a slight change in efficiency, but it's negligible IME. I used to have a round
cooler-based mash tun. I switched to a stainless pot mash tun and use the same FB that I used
in the cooler...
Posted in thread: Sparge Arm options? on 08-26-2015 at 09:51 PM
Just an FYI, I use the siphon sprayer on my HERMS system. I recirc during the entire mash, then
use it to fly sparge when it's time to run off to the boil kettle. I have a section of 1/2"
copper pipe ...
Posted in thread: Sparge Arm options? on 08-26-2015 at 03:18 AM
I'd suggest option D, siphon sprayer you ever decided to do a RIMS/HERMS setup, both A and B
will clog with bits of grain and husks. You'll never be running option C at a high enough flow
rate that ...
Posted in thread: Adding oak to Root Beer on 08-23-2015 at 02:37 PM
P.S. As for amount, I'd do anywhere from 1-3 oz per 5 gallons, American or French medium toast.
Posted in thread: Adding oak to Root Beer on 08-23-2015 at 02:35 PM
Never heard of anyone trying it with root beer. Couple problems I see. Usually with oak it
takes a couple weeks to extract the flavor. I'm assuming you want this to be a soft drink, but
if you mix it ...
Posted in thread: So...much...FOAM!! on 08-21-2015 at 10:23 PM
Blow off hose...it's your friend
Posted in thread: My first keg on Nitro questions on 08-21-2015 at 09:46 PM
I usually force carb by setting the PSI between 15 and 20, then connecting the gas disconnect
to the liquid post, then shake/agitate the keg for a minute or so. Then I connect it to the
nitro and leav...
Posted in thread: My first keg on Nitro questions on 08-21-2015 at 02:39 PM
I carb to a little over 1 volume, then put it on nitro at 35 PSI. It wiill eventually carb
under nitro, but it takes a while, so I usually force carb or keg condition to get me close to
1.0 volumes. T...
Posted in thread: Brewing In Garage During Winter in Cold Climate on 08-20-2015 at 10:21 PM
I'm in a suburb of Salt Lake City, Utah, so it gets pretty cold but not quite as cold as you.
I've been brewing in the garage for years now, although the last time I brewed outside it was
in the teens...