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Posted in thread: Sausage + Beer Fermentation Chamber on 02-13-2014 at 03:54 PM
Not to bring an old thread back from the dead but i just found this while googling, and the
topic is so spot on... I'm thinking about doing the exact same thing: using a chest freezer I
currently use ...
Posted in thread: Spunding valve but without the pressure gauge? on 09-23-2012 at 08:11 PM
Yeah totally. My point being that if I buy a good gauge, the project is like $75+ after all is
said and done. I was trying to think of a way to do this without spending so much, and figured
that a $7 ...
Posted in thread: Spunding valve but without the pressure gauge? on 09-23-2012 at 07:54 PM
The same reason people use hydrometers and refractometers.Because visual verification is always
better than assumption.If you are off on your calibration, you could easily kill your yeast by
Posted in thread: Spunding valve but without the pressure gauge? on 09-23-2012 at 07:10 PM
I was thinking about building an 'ultra' cheapo spunding valve system for pressure fermentation
but leaving the pressure gauge out of it and just using one of these (plus some hose and a barb
Posted in thread: Add gypsum to sparge, or directly to kettle? on 09-15-2012 at 01:55 PM
I'm actually making an IPA with the same water, today, so I'm going with 4g gypsum, split
between the mash and sparge. It gets me into the calcium range I'm looking for, without
throwing the ph out of...
Posted in thread: Add gypsum to sparge, or directly to kettle? on 09-13-2012 at 11:02 PM
I would go with only the CaCL since your sulfate level is already close to 50ppm. And most
people treat both mash and sparge water together, so no need to treat separatelyUnfortunately
unless I dilute...
Posted in thread: 3 minute duty cycle on compressor too short? on 09-13-2012 at 06:28 PM
I've never quite gotten around to installing a thermowell on anything, so I don't really know
the effect of my temp swings on the fermentation. Does a three degree shift still result in
Posted in thread: Score!!! on 09-13-2012 at 06:24 PM
The orange carboy caps also fit right on the sanke opening.
Posted in thread: 3 minute duty cycle on compressor too short? on 09-13-2012 at 06:16 PM
IIUC, the off time between runs on the compressor should be at least 5 minutes. More is better.
sounds like you are running that compressor to death to get it to keep up with your 1 degree
Posted in thread: Add gypsum to sparge, or directly to kettle? on 09-13-2012 at 05:54 PM
If your goal is to produce a certain level of calcium and sulfate in your finished wort, then
adding a dose of gypsum to account for the sparge water volume is required. You don't have to
add that gyp...