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  • Posted in thread: Ideal kettle size on 07-10-2016 at 12:02 AM
    Cool. What is the calculations spreadsheet you use? Is it paid software?No, its an excel
    spreadsheet I put together. Tried to attach it, but the forum doesn't allow .xls attachments.
    I'll PM it to you...

  • Posted in thread: Tried everything but still have foamy beer from keg. on 07-08-2016 at 01:41 PM
    I had the same problems at the beginning. Heres how I solved it1. changed to 3/16" bev lines2.
    ran calculator and then added 4 feet (you can always make them shorter, you have to replace
    them to make ...

  • Posted in thread: Ideal kettle size on 07-08-2016 at 11:57 AM
    Are you full volume mashing?Yes. No sparge. My brew days spreadsheet calculates required
    volume, accounting for absorption, displacement, and boil off. I plug in my desired final batch
    and it spits ou...

  • Posted in thread: Ideal kettle size on 07-07-2016 at 05:39 PM
    I was in the position as you recently as I wanted to buy a nicer kettle for BIAB. I keg
    exclusively and have 5 gallon soda kegs. This typically works for me to do 5.5 gallon batches,
    although an 11 ga...

  • Posted in thread: No beer flowing from tap - what gives? on 07-06-2016 at 05:40 PM
    If you determine that the liquid line is frozen:Try adjusting the location of your temp
    controller sensor. I have mine duct taped to a triple square of reflective, with the sensor
    touching theSS keg. ...

  • Posted in thread: Corny Keg Leaves Black Everywhere on 07-01-2016 at 05:28 PM
    I've had success with oxyclean and a 3m scrubby pad. You just have to take the deteriorated
    layer off. I also rubbed in some "bumper black" car polish, very nice....hmmmmm... When I cared
    about my car...

  • Posted in thread: Bottom of keg beer was black on 06-23-2016 at 05:31 PM
    I have both bottled and kegged. Never gotten that kind of color change at the bottom my keg.
    Here's what I do to keep my beer clear:1. Drop the wort from the brew kettle to the fermenter
    through a sta...

  • Posted in thread: Crazy fermentation on 06-23-2016 at 01:07 PM
    you might want to dial the fermentation temp down a few (dozen? :) ) degrees.

  • Posted in thread: Day 10 and still in primary fermentation on 06-23-2016 at 01:05 PM
    Errr... everything is fine. I always do 30 days primary fermentation, 30 days bottle
    conditioning. The rising of bubbles tells you nothing about whether fermentation is still under
    way. If you want to...

  • Posted in thread: Kegerator runs at 25 degrees on 06-20-2016 at 02:41 PM
    I have temp controllers on both my keezer and my fermentation chamber. Dual stage for
    fermentation to allow adding heat as well as cooling. Single stage for the keezer. Chest
    freezers are great device...

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