Last Activity:12-26-2013 8:02 AM
Posted in thread: Plate Chiller: do you let let trub settle first? on 12-26-2013 at 12:49 PM
I have used a plate chiller for the past two brews and it works fantastically, but I have a
"fine-tuning" question. I ported a kettle with a 12-inch bazooka screen that is about 1-inch
off the bottom....
Posted in thread: Clarifying if pectic enzyme failed? on 11-11-2013 at 01:00 PM
LesterSC, There is no foul smell, but definite haze and a "milky" quality to the cider, in that
it has tiny particulate matter that you can just barely detect on your tongue. I plan on
reracking it ag...
Posted in thread: Clarifying if pectic enzyme failed? on 11-10-2013 at 08:56 PM
I tried something a little new in this year's cider and it was...a mistake.I decided to use a
pack of Saison yeast that they gave away at the AHA meeting in Philly. I made a 1-quart starter
the day be...
Posted in thread: Anyone using the stainless QDs from bargainfittings.com on 09-29-2013 at 10:50 PM
Just got this from the owner:"Hello Ben,They are 304 stainless steel fittings. No brass or
chrome in them.Thanks,WayneBargain Fittings"
Posted in thread: Anyone using the stainless QDs from bargainfittings.com on 09-29-2013 at 01:48 PM
Hi all. I want to add a bunch of Quick Disconnects to my system and found the stainless type
usually used on air lines at These are being sold at half the price (or less) of competitors,
which is a ...
Posted in thread: Kegs going stale pretty quickly on 07-30-2013 at 11:24 PM
Yooper, I think that the problem may very well be oxidization. I'm very careful about this
throughout all my processes, but I realize that a few months ago I went to a new supplier for
CO2 when I ran ...
Posted in thread: Kegs going stale pretty quickly on 07-30-2013 at 10:31 PM
When I purge, I put gas into the gas-in at about 10 psi, open the valve to release it, and
repeat 2-3x. Then to force carb, I inject gas down the liquid line to come up from the bottom,
swirling the k...
Posted in thread: Kegs going stale pretty quickly on 07-30-2013 at 09:49 PM
I've been legging for a few years now, without losing any batches before unexpected them to be
last their primes. But the last few months, I've been losing beers much more quickly. I'm not
sure if it'...
Posted in thread: Cheap -10F swamp cooler on 07-13-2013 at 12:27 PM
I tried making a fermentation cooler using the pot- n-pot terra cotta method but big box stores
don't sell unglazed pots big enough for a carboy. However in the garden I stumbled on the
Posted in thread: Terracotta/Evaporation for cooling fermentation? on 07-12-2013 at 12:50 AM
I'm going to brew a Kolsch and my basement is in the low 70's. Rather than warm up by kegerator
to the 60's for fermentation, I was thinking of building a terra cotta (or pot-in-pot)