Last Activity:07-10-2014 9:26 AM
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Posted in thread: 5gal brew, 6gal carboy, no blowoff? on 07-10-2014 at 04:50 PM
I just use a blow off on all my beers and then I don't have to worry about it. It takes
essentially the same amount of time, effort, space etc so why not just use the blow off and
save yourself any po...
Posted in thread: An hour to fly sparge? on 07-03-2014 at 12:57 AM
You have a flow meter set up on your mash tun?Dang.No, unfortunately not. I just use a nalgene
bottle and a stop watch when I start lautering, it just takes a minute or two to get it dialed
in and the...
Posted in thread: Fermentation Chamber - Room for 1 carboy or 2? on 07-03-2014 at 12:53 AM
Yeah my Craigslist experience was essentially the same. I could find 5cu ft ones for pretty
cheap, but anything bigger was nearly the same as new, retail price and I would have to try and
pick it up s...
Posted in thread: How do you clean and dry a long hose? on 07-01-2014 at 08:42 PM
Posted in thread: Fermentation Chamber - Room for 1 carboy or 2? on 07-01-2014 at 07:58 PM
I have a 5 cu ft chest freezer that only fits one carboy, after a little DIY I added a collar
to the top and now it fits a second carboy on the compressor hump. I still have room for a
small space hea...
Posted in thread: Don't let this happen to you. on 07-01-2014 at 07:49 PM
Yeah it is a beyond foul smell....ironically my mash tun is sitting outside right now with
21lbs of spent grain from my saturday brew session. I am waiting to see my neighbor to give it
to him for his...
Posted in thread: Hop Rocket on 07-01-2014 at 07:34 PM
I have a hop rocket and it works very well. I added quick disconnects and run hoses from my
pump to the hop rocket and from the hop rocket to the heat exchanger. It doesn't clog or leak.
It cleans eas...
Posted in thread: Lager fermentation question on 07-01-2014 at 06:52 PM
You are rightGreen apple flavour is acetaldehyde, an intermediate step in the formation of
alcohol. The beer needs more conditioning time. I plan to lager for 5 to 6 weeksThanksCorrect.
Let it sit at ...
Posted in thread: Mash water on 07-01-2014 at 06:00 PM
Ultimately the goal is to get the correct preboil volume of wort at the anticipated gravity so
I would adjust accordingly until you get there. It may man adding an extra half gallon of water
or .25lb ...
Posted in thread: An hour to fly sparge? on 07-01-2014 at 05:55 PM
I don't care as much about the liquid going into my mash tun as I do the flow rate coming out.
I set it to .8L per minute out and just try and keep the mash tun with an inch or so of water
on top. The...