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  • Posted in thread: Unboxing Colorado Brewing Systems new Single Vessel System on 08-14-2016 at 07:04 PM
    @rappell About how far off does the re-circulation arm sit from the bottom of the basket?
    @pretzelbDoes yours sit low enough to to a 5 gallon batch or do you have to put some tubing on
    it? I'm curious...

  • Posted in thread: Irish red ale - secondary options on 08-14-2016 at 06:44 PM
    After 11 days in the secondary I'm at a loss what to do. I need to leave on a trip and I was
    going take this off the chips and keg it but I'm not getting a strong oak flavor. I added
    another 1/2 cup o...

  • Posted in thread: Weighting down oak chips on 08-14-2016 at 06:40 PM
    FYI - oak chips might sink but nylon bags float. Probably doesn't matter but my chips and bag
    are at the top of the secondary.

  • Posted in thread: Colorado brewing systems on 08-11-2016 at 11:59 AM
    So. This happened. Apparently the SSR melted. Yeah when we opened the panel, the bits that had
    melted fell out. Tim was great and they are going to replace the panel. I'm sending it out
    tomorrow.Ouch....

  • Posted in thread: Weighting down oak chips on 08-05-2016 at 09:18 PM
    I went with 1 oz American oak with 1 cup of Woodford Reserve. Soaked it a few days then pitched
    it all into the secondary. Going to take a sample after a few days.

  • Posted in thread: Unboxing the Nano from CO Brewing on 08-01-2016 at 01:08 AM
    So do you add 3 degrees to your mash temp? I would think if you were off at the top you would
    probably be off at mash temp.The key is adjusting the PID to be accurate either using ice water
    or an alre...

  • Posted in thread: Irish red ale - secondary options on 08-01-2016 at 01:01 AM
    I bought some wood chips and a nylon bag and put them in a jar with 1/2 cup of Woodford
    Reserve. I'm going to give it a few days then dump it all into carboy.

  • Posted in thread: Unboxing the Nano from CO Brewing on 07-31-2016 at 02:52 PM
    Where do you find how to calibrate temp? My PID shows 209 at boiling and I need to add 3
    degrees to it.Look at the Auberins web site for PID 2632 I think. They have a manual.But my
    boil is @ 207 so it...

  • Posted in thread: Weighting down oak chips on 07-30-2016 at 09:01 PM
    Had anyone heard if it really matters if you weight down oak in a secondary or if it floats? I
    have a nylon bag and I could use some glass marbles but I wonder if it really matters.

  • Posted in thread: Unboxing the Nano from CO Brewing on 07-30-2016 at 12:10 AM
    Good news there. Do you mean yours came with 3 degrees dialed in, or that you just made the
    change yourself? Not that it matters I guess, just curious.I made the change myself after
    realizing I never ...

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