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Posted in thread: Opinions / Thoughts on AHB Kettles on 04-05-2011 at 05:46 PM
I have the 40 qt AHS pot (but without the spigot, etc.)--just the basic pot. I've been happy
with it. I'm about 40 batches in--no problems with it at all. Obviously, I can't attest to the
Posted in thread: pollen beer on 03-28-2011 at 10:44 PM
you say you didn't use a starter, but how much yeast did you pitch? One vial? One dry pack? Was
it an ale or lager? I seem to think that the more of the brewers yeast you added, the less
likely a fore...
Posted in thread: oxygen aeration system on 03-28-2011 at 10:36 PM
I just push the tube down the wand a good 4-5 inches, and use my fingers to sort of pinch the
tube against the wand when in use. I haven't heard any gas escaping at the tube end, but then
again, I've ...
Posted in thread: Help with oxiclean on 02-18-2011 at 06:25 PM
Does the OP sanitize the bottles (i.e., with Star San) before using them (after using the
Oxiclean)? If so, doesn't that solve the slime problem? Personally, I would not bottle a beer
after just an ox...
Posted in thread: How sanitary/aseptic are we? on 02-18-2011 at 06:17 PM
I brew sour beers, so contamination comes with my "brewery territory." I basically just try not
to sneeze on the beer. ;)J/K. I actually start with Oxiclean to clean/get the chunks out, then
Posted in thread: star san problem on 02-18-2011 at 06:07 PM
Yes. Mine clouds up immediately too when I mix it. I think it has to do with the mineral
content of the water. The pH is the most important factor, not the "look" of the solution. If
you still have do...
Posted in thread: CO2 Draining Too Fast and Beer Leaking Into Keezer on 02-18-2011 at 06:00 PM
My theory: two leaks. First could have been anywhere (and may still be anywhere), hence the
lost CO2 without the spill. Second one: he has a leak at the "outbound" connector at the top of
the cider ke...
Posted in thread: When to exchange c02? on 02-18-2011 at 05:53 PM
My non-elegant solution: buy a second 5 lb tank to keep in reserve. Found mine cheap (on sale)
at kegconnection last year.
Posted in thread: Kegerator/Keezer Thermostat Setting? on 02-18-2011 at 05:44 PM
I seem to think that the freezer is either on or off (i.e., the freezer's thermostat doesn't
change the "freezing power" of the unit, it just tells the unit that a temperature has been
reached and swi...
Posted in thread: My $2.00 Wort Chiller on 02-18-2011 at 04:33 PM
Looks like it would also be easy to add ice directly to the water baths to quicken the cooling
process (especially after the wort gets down to a reasonable temperature--for those last few
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