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  • Posted in thread: pin or ball lock corny kegs...which is best? on 03-10-2012 at 04:15 AM
    I like ball locks because they fit better in my chest freezer(taller and skinnier versus pin
    locks). There is no real performance difference so I'd do a little research and find out which
    ones are mor...

  • Posted in thread: First brew a success, now on to Hefeweizen on 03-10-2012 at 04:13 AM
    Have a blow off tube ready. WLP hefe yeasts generate massive amounts of krausen.

  • Posted in thread: How long does propane last? on 03-08-2012 at 04:21 PM
    4.5 with my Blichmann Top Tier heating both mash and sparge water in 40F weather and 80 minute
    boils. Probably closer to 5 or 5.5 if you do 60 minute boils and are in a warmer climate.

  • Posted in thread: First Brew Disaster on 03-06-2012 at 02:24 AM
    The thermometer ballast was likely steel shot. No homebrew thermometer would have lead in it.

  • Posted in thread: Blichmann Brewmometer sucks! on 03-05-2012 at 04:53 AM
    I use the brewometer as a "rough" gauge of when I need to start using my digital thermometer to
    start checking.

  • Posted in thread: How much oxyclean? on 03-05-2012 at 04:50 AM
    I use a scoop per 5 gallons, never had a problem with it drying out my hands.

  • Posted in thread: Clumpy yeast? on 03-05-2012 at 04:47 AM
    WLP029 I find to be quite clumpy too. Took me a lot of shaking the vial to get it all of it

  • Posted in thread: Froze my WLP Yeast on 03-05-2012 at 04:45 AM
    Make a starter and if no activity by tomorrow, buy some more.

  • Posted in thread: anyone have air in their lines? on 03-04-2012 at 03:30 PM
    Every kegerator with a beer tower has this problem until you install some sort of beer tower
    cooler in the tower.I have two towers and while I get small pockets of CO2 the beer pours fine.
    No cooling ...

  • Posted in thread: Calibrate boil point based on pressure or altitude? on 03-01-2012 at 09:57 PM
    Standard BP at sea leavel is 29.92 and water will boil at 212F. It stays into 212F range until
    30.1 and then it is 212.3 So unlesss you have reason to believe you are way outside this range
    your water...

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