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  • Posted in thread: Hidden in wall beer tap on 10-21-2014 at 10:25 PM
    I have a similar setup to what you're proposing. I posted some photos in a previous thread:
    did mine with a blower and air, but in hindsight I would have done glycol. The air system
    doesn't quite kee...

  • Posted in thread: Cambridge, MA water for brewing on 05-01-2014 at 07:16 PM
    Sorry just to add a few other things: - I'm in the camp that doesn't think Chloramines at 2 ppm
    or less make any taste difference in the final beer, but I am willing to hear evidence to the
    contrary. ...

  • Posted in thread: Cambridge, MA water for brewing on 05-01-2014 at 06:54 PM
    PHDrunk - Here's the MWRA treatment info: add sodium hypochlorite and ammonia. The NaOCl gives
    up a free chlorine, which combines with the ammonia to form chloramine. That's why water
    leaving the pla...

  • Posted in thread: Perlick 545 PC with Flow control on 09-03-2013 at 02:09 PM
    As far as I know, there is no 545SS. From my contact at Perlick, I know that they did an
    initial run of them that did not meet Perlick's standards. I am unsure if they ever got a
    successful run produc...

  • Posted in thread: When to add fruit? on 02-13-2013 at 02:36 PM
    Just do it after. There's no notable advantage to adding fruit before ferment, and you might
    blow off some of the more volitile aroma compounds from the citrus.

  • Posted in thread: Keeping the brew house clean with wild yeast? on 01-10-2013 at 06:49 PM
    When I first started with sour beer, I kept all plastic separate but I have since calmed down a
    lot with no real issues. In >3 years of brewing sour beer (probably ~70 clean batches, ~30 sour
    or with ...

  • Posted in thread: Keezer in Basement, Taps Upstairs? Possible? on 12-18-2012 at 05:00 PM
    The blower pushes cold air from the keezer up into the box, and the air flows back down into
    the keezer thru the PVC. Since the four lines and the 1" blower hose take up just abouth than
    half of the c...

  • Posted in thread: Keezer in Basement, Taps Upstairs? Possible? on 12-18-2012 at 12:26 AM
    PE = polyethelyene ( I think is this one right on the perlick, flow control = 545PC My 525SS
    work great, but I need to adjust the tubing length in the keezer to balance the system for each
    beer.Dep...

  • Posted in thread: Keezer in Basement, Taps Upstairs? Possible? on 12-18-2012 at 12:05 AM
    Sorry should mention that one of those taps is for soda water (uses flow control perlick and PE
    tubing all the way to the keg). The other three use PE tubing from the tap to the collar, then
    I have a ...

  • Posted in thread: Keezer in Basement, Taps Upstairs? Possible? on 12-18-2012 at 12:02 AM
    I've got got a setup pretty close to what you're talking about. Keezer with collar in the
    basement, 2" PVC insulated with steam pipe insulation, 4 taps run with 3/16" glass lined PE.
    I've got a blower...

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