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  • Posted in thread: Fermentation cooler on 07-10-2013 at 06:27 PM
    Is there a rule of thumb as to how many carboys a specific sized chest freezer will hold? E.g.,
    7 cu ft = 2 carboys, 15 cu ft = 4 carboys, etc.? Obviously it will vary based on the model, but
    is there...

  • Posted in thread: Zinc washer coating is now in my beer on 06-27-2013 at 11:42 AM
    Have you weighed a new washer against the one out of your kettle to see how much zinc there
    actually is in the beer? It might trun out that there is much less than you think.This. I don't
    think an ave...

  • Posted in thread: Anyone Just "No Sparge" on 06-24-2013 at 02:18 PM
    I just do the simplest form of batch sparge.1) Heat my water based upon my calculated pre-boil
    volume, grain absorption, evaporation (so I have exactly how much I need).2) Mash in based on
    1.5 qt/lb o...

  • Posted in thread: Any experience with ABetterBrewStand.com on 06-24-2013 at 01:39 PM
    I prefer my 3-tier, gravity fed shelves from Seville Classics:
    https://www.sevilleclassics.com/18_by_18_chrome_wire_shelf Any stability issues with that?By my
    count you have 5 shelves (at $5.99 a pop)...

  • Posted in thread: Cherry Hill, NJ brewers...where are you? on 02-26-2013 at 03:15 PM
    I live in Mansfield, about half an hour north of Cherry Hill.

  • Posted in thread: Cider brewed 2 week ago on 02-24-2013 at 07:06 PM
    You can cold crash it in the refrigerator at 35 degrees for 2 days and it will be damn near
    crystal clear. So racking multiple times and extended secondary fermentations are not necessary
    for clarity....

  • Posted in thread: 15 gallon pot - Concord vs Bayou Classic on 01-24-2013 at 05:50 PM
    My 15 and 20 gallon Concord pots just arrived today. Construction is very sturdy, heck they
    look a lot like my Blichmann. They were also packaged very well. Will be drilling them out this
    weekend.

  • Posted in thread: Word of Warning - Avoid Glass Airlocks Like the Plague on 01-20-2013 at 06:12 PM
    Yeah, I snapped a plastic one in half trying to get it out of a bung the other day. Just left a
    good scratch on my one hand. Would have been a disaster if it was glass.

  • Posted in thread: $49 Brew Stand on 01-19-2013 at 02:19 PM
    After further consideration, put the Mash Tun up top. heating now.

  • Posted in thread: Johnson Control A419 Problem on 01-18-2013 at 11:29 AM
    Wow, I'm glad I read this. I have an A419 on order that will come in a few days. I was planning
    on using it to temp control my HLT and eventually for a HERMS build. Didn't realize the temp
    sensor wasn...

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