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  • Posted in thread: You know you're a home brewer when? on 07-28-2014 at 10:35 PM
    When your car has no business entering your garage :mug:I wish I'd been into brewing when I
    moved into my place. I haven't had a car in years, but I would love to have a garage now.

  • Posted in thread: About to pull the trigger.... Help me! on 07-28-2014 at 10:07 PM
    Copper tube will be the worst part price wise unless you can get a deal, and spend the extra
    few on a rubber hose so it doesn't melt.

  • Posted in thread: This is my story.... on 07-28-2014 at 08:22 PM
    If you and three friends can't kill 5 gallons in a weekend, I think you're doing something
    wrong

  • Posted in thread: About to pull the trigger.... Help me! on 07-28-2014 at 08:07 PM
    Ever soldered copper pipe? Failing that, can you borrow a blow torch and look it up? There a a
    number of chiller builds here, some with pretty small costs. Might be worth the couple hours if
    it means ...

  • Posted in thread: Spontaneous upgrade on 07-28-2014 at 06:34 PM
    I did pretty much exactly the same thing last week. Bought a 15 gallon kettle to replace my
    turkey fryer pot, than realised I needed a pump and a chiller, no way was I picking that thing
    up full and h...

  • Posted in thread: Counter Flow Wort Chiller Statistics? on 07-27-2014 at 08:57 PM
    Find the thread titled "cheap, compact wort pump". Several workable pumps under 50 bucks, I
    just ordered one figuring I can recirculate with it through a 15ft CFC. I am also not
    interested in spending...

  • Posted in thread: Belgian Dark Strong Bottle Conditioning on 07-26-2014 at 02:04 PM
    Champagne yeast doesn't eat more complicated sugars. The simplest sugars will be the first
    fermented out by primary yeast, leaving nothing edible for the champagne yeast but the new
    sugar added for pr...

  • Posted in thread: Cheap compact wort pump on 07-26-2014 at 01:33 PM
    I imagine that is 3/8" hose, and the post you quoted says the fittings are 1/2" bsp. Not a
    standard in North America but you can find them online, or use regular pipe thread and multiple
    layers of Tef...

  • Posted in thread: Belgian Dark Strong Bottle Conditioning on 07-26-2014 at 12:59 PM
    If you're using the heavy corked bottles, you should be fine to carbonate fairly heavily. Six
    and a half ounces in 5 gallons will get you to 3.3 volumes, which is about what I target for
    those styles....

  • Posted in thread: Efficiency issue on 07-26-2014 at 12:48 PM
    You can buy a PH meter, or you can get a local water report and use software to approximate.
    The brewersfriend advanced water calculator is really neat for this.

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