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  • Posted in thread: Trouble closing perlick 425s on 02-12-2016 at 04:13 PM
    I've had my Perlicks for almost 5 years now, they do tend to stick after some time without
    cleaning them once in a while. I run a quart of warm water through the lines and taps, while
    opening and clos...

  • Posted in thread: Gelatin vs cold crash on 02-10-2016 at 02:24 PM
    The laid back lazy man's method works well for me, just letting time, temperature and gravity
    clear my beers. Occasionally gelatin gives me an extra option to speed things up, like when I'm
    in a hurry...

  • Posted in thread: Want to stop buying bottled water for brewing on 02-09-2016 at 09:20 PM
    While its not super expensive, it's a bit of a trek up to the store to pick up 6-7g of spring
    water and the price does add up a bit. What is the best bet to stop having to do this?One, I
    think, is to ...

  • Posted in thread: Electric Brewing Vent fan - HUGE leak - any help ? on 02-03-2016 at 04:39 PM
    I have a similar setup, only I use a 780cfm exhaust fan/hood mounted on an articulating wall
    mount that allows the hood to be moved off to the side. The condensation drips from the center
    of the fan h...

  • Posted in thread: Do you stir when fining w/ gelatin on 02-01-2016 at 04:44 PM
    After heating the gelatin to 150F in a little water, I stir it some, pour it into the beer,
    snap the lid on the keg, purge it with Co2 and set the psi. No need to stir it to get clear
    beer in 3 or 4 d...

  • Posted in thread: Existing Dryer Outlet on 01-28-2016 at 01:16 PM
    Except you can wire in a spa panel inline somewhere that has a GFCI breaker in it also.I'm sure
    that you could, check with your local electrical inspector to make sure what the codes in your
    area are ...

  • Posted in thread: Existing Dryer Outlet on 01-27-2016 at 02:49 PM
    That's what initially got me thinking - why an extension cord.. why not just tap right into the
    receptacle box and hard-wire from in there....But that brings me back full circle to my
    starting point a...

  • Posted in thread: Poor attenuation, what's the likely culprit? on 01-26-2016 at 03:29 PM
    Man, I would love to get 80% efficiency from my eBIAB system! Even with double crushing the
    grains and a 90 minute mash I'm happy to get 70-75% efficiency. What temperature was your wort
    when you used...

  • Posted in thread: Existing Dryer Outlet on 01-26-2016 at 03:22 PM
    I kick myself every time I say "dryer vent".... no idea why I keep saying -vent- but I mean to
    refer to the dryer outlet... I found myself repeating it again in person this morning talking
    about plugg...

  • Posted in thread: Beer out line on 01-15-2016 at 02:33 PM
    At 10-12psi and 38F a 10' length of 3/16" ID beer line should let you carbonate and serve at
    the same pressure, using a 3/16" ID disconnect and a 3/16" ID nip shank on the faucet end. At
    least that is...

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