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Forum: DIY Projects 02-10-2011, 04:30 PM
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Posted By Aberrix
are there other PID's I should be considering...

are there other PID's I should be considering also? if so, what?
Forum: DIY Projects 02-10-2011, 04:29 PM
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Posted By Aberrix
Need some help with my electric boil keggle

New home brewer, long time DIY/tinker... I'm doing stove-top extract brewing right now but love the DIY nature of home brewing. I recently came into possession of 3 sanke kegs (hooray!). I have...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-27-2011, 02:56 PM
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Posted By Aberrix
okay, quick update. I got the 100' of new 3/16"...

okay, quick update. I got the 100' of new 3/16" line in the mail yesterday, total price shipped to my door was $16.57. Which is way cheaper than the 30' of beer line I bought from my LHBS for $21.
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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-24-2011, 03:29 PM
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Posted By Aberrix
precisely, always easier to remove excess than...

precisely, always easier to remove excess than add to a shortage...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-24-2011, 03:24 PM
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Posted By Aberrix
Well it is still $0.15/ft for <= 99', its $0.11...

Well it is still $0.15/ft for <= 99', its $0.11 for >= 100'. I figure I only need about 50' (2 lines) but 50' * 0.15 = $7.50 where 100' * 0.11 = $11.00 so for $3.50 more I get twice as much... figure...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-24-2011, 03:18 PM
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Posted By Aberrix
thanks for this, I ended up buying 100' of 3/16"...

thanks for this, I ended up buying 100' of 3/16" polyethylene tubing (5181K424) from McMaster for only $0.11/ft!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-20-2011, 08:37 PM
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Posted By Aberrix
what about that "rubbery" taste?

what about that "rubbery" taste?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-20-2011, 08:10 PM
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Posted By Aberrix
1/4 vs 3/16 Beer Line?

I built a keezer, I have 2 taps one for sprechers root beer and one for my home brew (currently an ESB).

I picked up (2) 15' lines of 1/4. I'm trying to serve the root beer at around 20psi (what I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-14-2011, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Aberrix
I'd say the temperature was around 70F at...

I'd say the temperature was around 70F at pitching probably a bit under, the recipe called for a 2.5gal boil which I then put 2gal of cold water in the carboy and added my 2.5gal boil to when I was...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-14-2011, 03:07 PM
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Posted By Aberrix
We have pretty hard water, we actually have a...

We have pretty hard water, we actually have a water softener for the house. Of course I used the kitchen tap which isn't softened. But you guys are saying this sounds like the likely culprit?

So...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-14-2011, 03:04 PM
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Posted By Aberrix
yes, I used tap water.

yes, I used tap water.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-14-2011, 03:01 PM
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Posted By Aberrix
Where did I go wrong?

It's now 4 weeks from when I brewed my first beer (an ESB from Northern Brewer) and I had 3 buddies come over and we tasted it (each sampled 1/4 pint). It tastes 'alcoholy' and someone said...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-31-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 784
Posted By Aberrix
the recipe called for a 2.5 gallon boil, 2...

the recipe called for a 2.5 gallon boil, 2 gallons in the primary, add the boil to the primary (already containing the 2 gallons of cool water) and then top off to 5 gallons.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-31-2010, 01:41 PM
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Posted By Aberrix
Here is my main concern, my Extra Special Bitter...

Here is my main concern, my Extra Special Bitter recipe kit was suppose to have an OG of 1047 and I came in at 1038 for OG reading.

I noticed Northern Brewer has a British Bitter kit with an OG of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-31-2010, 01:32 PM
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Posted By Aberrix
So I racked my beer to the secondary fermenter...

So I racked my beer to the secondary fermenter and took a hydrometer reading... 1.008

does that at all seem right?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-21-2010, 03:55 PM
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Posted By Aberrix
Thanks for the reassurance guys, I appreciate it....

Thanks for the reassurance guys, I appreciate it.

What I didn't take a picture of is the current state, the krausen currently has receded and it now looks much like my first picture.

Anyways,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-21-2010, 02:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 784
Posted By Aberrix
missed fermentation?

So I brewed my first extract kit last Thursday, in the rush of getting a OG reading before pitching my yeast I realized I didn't really know how to read my hydrometer... I figured it out and have...
Forum: Soda Making 12-17-2010, 07:30 PM
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Posted By Aberrix
I'm trying to force carb it at room temperature,...

I'm trying to force carb it at room temperature, any idea what PSI I should be doing it at and for how many days? It doesn't quite seem to be working for me...

Thanks in advance
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-17-2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By Aberrix
Cool, thanks for the reassurance guys. I...

Cool, thanks for the reassurance guys. I appreciate it.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-17-2010, 02:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By Aberrix
So maybe I'll just leave the primary alone, I...

So maybe I'll just leave the primary alone, I moved it to a 'warmer' part of the basement and put a towel around it and under. I suppose I can always move it and uncover it to lower it should I need...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-17-2010, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By Aberrix
I dont know if it works in reverse like this but...

I dont know if it works in reverse like this but if I got a 5% reading that would equate to just under 1.040, right? my recipe kit says I should have an OG of 1.047...

is it ruined?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-17-2010, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By Aberrix
I'll have to get a reading on the ambient temp of...

I'll have to get a reading on the ambient temp of the room, its MN and its an unfinished basement. We keep our house at a constant 70F day/night. So to guess I'd say it "feels" around 65-67F in the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-17-2010, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By Aberrix
64F is the reading on the fermometer on the side...

64F is the reading on the fermometer on the side of my carboy.

using Wyeast 1968 London ESB, which iirc says 64F-71F for fermenting.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-17-2010, 02:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By Aberrix
First batch, couple questions

So my first batch went off without a hitch really, I just have a couple questions.

I have my primary in the basement right now and its sitting at 64F (has been since last night), is that okay?...
Forum: For Sale 12-09-2010, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Aberrix
Maybe I typed it in a confusing way, the deal is...

Maybe I typed it in a confusing way, the deal is only good today 12/09 however the voucher itself is good until 01/09/11....
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