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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-15-2011, 05:21 PM
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Posted By rtichota
If you're set on replacing it, I would check out...

If you're set on replacing it, I would check out Bargain Fittings for a stainless steel weldless setup (not sure about international shipping). You can make the same thing out of brass and copper...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-15-2011, 04:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 970
Posted By rtichota
Even if it's plastic it shouldn't leak, but what...

Even if it's plastic it shouldn't leak, but what faucet are we talking about here?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-02-2011, 05:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,196
Posted By rtichota
and that answers that...zip ties around the cap...

and that answers that...zip ties around the cap did the trick and it's happily bubbling away now. Thanks for all the input!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-02-2011, 05:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,196
Posted By rtichota
I'm headed to the carboy to try this right now

I'm headed to the carboy to try this right now
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-02-2011, 04:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,196
Posted By rtichota
Thanks paraordnance, that's good to know, and...

Thanks paraordnance, that's good to know, and answers my question perfectly. The caps are so much more convenient than a drilled stopper.

Schweaty - I'm not using my airlock to gauge fermentation....
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-01-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,196
Posted By rtichota
Like I said before, I'm really not worried about...

Like I said before, I'm really not worried about it. I'm more just curious if others have had this experience because I've always had bubbling in my airlock for every batch I've made in my 5 years of...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-01-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,196
Posted By rtichota
Thanks for the tips guys, I'll be taking a...

Thanks for the tips guys, I'll be taking a gravity reading today, and looking into the cap seals. I'm not terribly concerned, but it sure would be nice to locate the leak.
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-01-2011, 04:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 849
Posted By rtichota
1/2" works great for my setup, but if you have 1"...

1/2" works great for my setup, but if you have 1" I don't really see why not. A cheap way to drill holes is to use a hole saw, they get a lot of grief around here for not being super accurate holes,...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-01-2011, 04:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,196
Posted By rtichota
Absolutely No Airlock Activity

I haven't seen a single bubble...

I have several varieties of yeast cultures on slants which I propagate into a large enough volume to pitch for my brews. This particular time I used London Ale...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-29-2011, 07:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,277
Posted By rtichota
Truth be told, I've never tasted a bad (funky)...

Truth be told, I've never tasted a bad (funky) starter. I always assumed it tastes somewhat like contaminated beer.
Forum: DIY Projects 01-29-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,360
Posted By rtichota
A towel! Genius, my drip tray is just the...

A towel! Genius, my drip tray is just the concrete in my basement :drunk:
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-29-2011, 07:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By rtichota
+1 Huge fan of Hops Direct

+1 Huge fan of Hops Direct
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-29-2011, 06:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,277
Posted By rtichota
You're tasting it after it is done fermenting of...

You're tasting it after it is done fermenting of course
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-29-2011, 06:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,277
Posted By rtichota
I cracked my carboy in half on my first batch,...

I cracked my carboy in half on my first batch, can't get much worse than that! Wait it out, pour some of the starter into a glass and give it a taste. If it's tastes funky get your US-05 out, if not...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-29-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 990
Posted By rtichota
+1 I paid much less than that for stainless...

+1
I paid much less than that for stainless from Murray - they were out of a certain reducer, but once that got it in stock they had everything to my door in no time
Forum: Introductions 01-08-2011, 03:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 91
Posted By rtichota
Highlands Ranch? Nice I'm in Centennial - welcome...

Highlands Ranch? Nice I'm in Centennial - welcome neighbor
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-08-2011, 03:13 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,319
Posted By rtichota
1. Brew a Barleywine for next Christmas 2. Put...

1. Brew a Barleywine for next Christmas
2. Put RIMS together when the last of the parts arrive (this week!)
3. Make an Irish Red that's actually red
4. Work with the water a bit
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-08-2011, 02:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,583
Posted By rtichota
Somewhat true. The pressure on a particle near...

Somewhat true. The pressure on a particle near the surface will be less than the pressure on a particle at the bottom. But I think the confusing part here is we're talking about pressure not force....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-20-2010, 04:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,052
Posted By rtichota
A lot of commercial breweries pasteurize their...

A lot of commercial breweries pasteurize their beer and run it through a filter. In a fairly basic homebrew setup the yeast, being live creatures, continue to change the beer over time, but if the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-05-2010, 01:37 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 45,207
Posted By rtichota
Klyph, did you ever get your on-demand sparge...

Klyph, did you ever get your on-demand sparge water dialed in? I'd be interested to know how that went.
Forum: Cider Forum 12-13-2009, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By rtichota
I actually just bought two gallons of this same...

I actually just bought two gallons of this same juice. I'm using two yeast strains to see if I like one better than the other - bubbling right along after only a couple hours
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-13-2009, 07:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,471
Posted By rtichota
You could use it all, or split it in half and...

You could use it all, or split it in half and save it for another batch. From what I've understand (and this could be wrong) is that the yeast will reproduce until they are at a certain density, the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-11-2009, 07:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,471
Posted By rtichota
I think an important thing to remember is that as...

I think an important thing to remember is that as long as you are working in a sterilized environment, screwing this up is pretty hard to do. I put my starters on a stir plate for 2-3 days and pitch...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-10-2009, 03:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,334
Posted By rtichota
As far as keeping it simple goes - use the wall...

As far as keeping it simple goes - use the wall transformer, and split the 5V to all your IC's, and wire in an LED at each IC that turns on when it's not safe. This gives you the voltage you need and...
Forum: Brew Science 04-25-2009, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 749
Posted By rtichota
Siphon started from my blowoff tube?

I had a yeast starter on a stir plate that made a really intense kraisen. I installed a blowoff tube and put the other end into a jar of sanitizer. Later, after it had fermented out, I put the...
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