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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-12-2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 950
Posted By Marsdude
We need to have a sticky on this subject. I comes...

We need to have a sticky on this subject. I comes up a lot.

As everyone has said pin locks are fine. That is what I have. Having said that, I believe that ball locks have two small advantages....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-12-2010, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,465
Posted By Marsdude
BE CAREFUL! Using your auto siphon in the...

BE CAREFUL! Using your auto siphon in the described fashion could start a chain reaction that would unravel the very fabric of the universe itself!

Of course that's a worse case scenario...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-01-2010, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By Marsdude
If you want to do something like this I would...

If you want to do something like this I would suggest making a batch of EdWort's Apfelwein. Here is a link to the recipe:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f81/edworts-apfelwein-33986/

This is very...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-21-2010, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By Marsdude
Victory makes some great beer. I have never heard...

Victory makes some great beer. I have never heard of Yakima Glory though.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-17-2010, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By Marsdude
OK, I am very new at AG with just one batch under...

OK, I am very new at AG with just one batch under my belt so help me understand why you indicated this is just a 5 gal system? It seems to me that the limiting factor here is the 10 gal HLT, but...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-16-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,882
Posted By Marsdude
+1 on the Surly. My wife just returned from a...

+1 on the Surly. My wife just returned from a visit to our daughter who lives in the Twin Cities. She brought back some Furious and some of their Fest. Great stuff!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-14-2010, 11:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 866
Posted By Marsdude
The only advice I have is... You better hang...

The only advice I have is...

You better hang on to that girl. If she and her friends are doing this for you she sounds like a gem!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-11-2010, 10:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By Marsdude
You probably want to just stick to bottles. The...

You probably want to just stick to bottles. The larger keg, I am assuming it is a half barrel, would have too much head space.
Forum: American Ale 10-07-2010, 10:38 PM
Replies: 3,018
Views: 643,967
Posted By Marsdude
Have a question.... I just brewed this as my...

Have a question....

I just brewed this as my first AG. It came out quite good and I was pleased, however, I was a little surprised that it wasn't more hoppy. It has a very good malt/grain tasted...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-07-2010, 10:24 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,045
Posted By Marsdude
I am not an expert brewer. All I can do is relate...

I am not an expert brewer. All I can do is relate my experience.

I began with liquid extract and had a "twang" taste in my beer. I bought the extract at a LHBS that sells a huge amount of the...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-07-2010, 10:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By Marsdude
Nice! That soda dispenser is very interesting. I...

Nice! That soda dispenser is very interesting. I think you are correct, I don't see why it wouldn't work for beer.

What did you have do give for it all, if you don't mind sharing?
Forum: DIY Projects 10-05-2010, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,029
Posted By Marsdude
You should be fine. Most refrigerators, if they...

You should be fine. Most refrigerators, if they have the freezer on the top, get their cooling from that freezer. I drilled mine through the side and was fine. The only thing you need to worry about...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-05-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,099
Posted By Marsdude
I have pin lock kegs and they are find, however,...

I have pin lock kegs and they are find, however, all things being equal, I would recommend ball lock kegs. Why?

The biggest advantage ball lock kegs have is that you can use a standard socket to...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-04-2010, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By Marsdude
The beer is at 34 degrees the line is 7/16 OD.

The beer is at 34 degrees the line is 7/16 OD.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-03-2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By Marsdude
Over carbed beer - need help...

The good news is that my first AG brew turned out well.

The bad news is that my first attempt at kegging this brew didn't go so well.

I will not go into the details but in my attempt to force...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-03-2010, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 943
Posted By Marsdude
You can add a GFI after your double pole 30A...

You can add a GFI after your double pole 30A breaker. I have read here that a lot of people use spa panels to do this. You can get a 50A spa panel from HD for about $50, however you would still only...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-03-2010, 03:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,129
Posted By Marsdude
I just got an email that mine was shipped.

I just got an email that mine was shipped.
Forum: Brew Science 09-30-2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,982
Posted By Marsdude
Absolutely no worries about Oxy, StarSan, or any...

Absolutely no worries about Oxy, StarSan, or any other brewing by product.

I have to maintain six septic tanks here at the center I manage. Two of them quite large. The reason you hear so many...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-29-2010, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 776
Posted By Marsdude
One of our local breweries, Odells, has a 5...

One of our local breweries, Odells, has a 5 barrel pilot system that they experiment with. I remember a few years back when they were trying to perfect their red ale they had several different red...
Forum: For Sale 09-28-2010, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By Marsdude
My thoughts exactly. I don't think I could build...

My thoughts exactly. I don't think I could build this for that price.
Forum: DIY Projects 09-28-2010, 02:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,663
Posted By Marsdude
OK, I can't quite visualize your situation but I...

OK, I can't quite visualize your situation but I will throw a couple of ideas out there that may or may not work for you.

I have seen gas line run just under the siding on the outside of a house,...
Forum: For Sale 09-28-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By Marsdude
CL brew stand in Boulder

I saw this on Craigslist today and it seems like a good deal. I don't have the $350 right now to buy it so I am passing this along:

http://denver.craigslist.org/hsh/1977280094.html
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-28-2010, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 589
Posted By Marsdude
I have pin lock kegs and they are fine -...

I have pin lock kegs and they are fine - however....

Ball locks have a couple of advantages. One is the pressure relief that has been mentioned before. The other is that you can remove the gas and...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-28-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,663
Posted By Marsdude
I agree with the previous posts that using a...

I agree with the previous posts that using a larger gas line is better. No need to worry about too much pressure with a larger line. A larger line just provides more volume, the regulators will...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-27-2010, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,815
Posted By Marsdude
The taps are fairly dirty. I am going to take...

The taps are fairly dirty. I am going to take them apart and use oxy. Thanks for the help.
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