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Forum: Electric Brewing Today, 04:05 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By kal
The fuses are not required to test. I'm afraid...

The fuses are not required to test. I'm afraid that posting pictures of the insides doesn't really help as it's impossible to follow the wiring.

I do have an extensive set of troubleshooting tips...
Forum: Electric Brewing Today, 04:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 252
Posted By kal
I'm afraid not. Something, somewhere is not wired...

I'm afraid not. Something, somewhere is not wired correctly. Without seeing it in person anything is possible I'm afraid. I would re-check everything.

Kal
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients Yesterday, 07:33 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 35,612
Posted By kal
Interesting solution for the yeast! From...

Interesting solution for the yeast!

From what I've read there are places now offering a supposed 'official' conan yeast. I haven't tried any of these so YMMV:
...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum Yesterday, 12:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By kal
Yup - definitely too warm. I find US-05 fairly...

Yup - definitely too warm. I find US-05 fairly resilient to higher temps but at up to 75-80F ambient in an enclosed space, the wort itself could have easily reached 80-85F. That's almost 20 degrees...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-15-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By kal
Sorry - I missed the "inconsistency between...

Sorry - I missed the "inconsistency between bottles" comment. If that's the case then it's a packaging issue. If it was prior to packaging then they'd all taste the same.

So to answer your...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-15-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 54
Posted By kal
More info on how to make a hop tea here too: ...

More info on how to make a hop tea here too:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f13/how-make-hop-tea-3886/

Kal
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-15-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By kal
+1 to that as that will impart a lot of tannic...

+1 to that as that will impart a lot of tannic flavours from the husks of the grain.

Kal
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-15-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 320
Posted By kal
Just make sure to not sweeten the tea as you'll...

Just make sure to not sweeten the tea as you'll already have priming sugar in there... you don't want to create bottle bombs (Very dangerous).

KAl
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-15-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By kal
Popcorn taste is Diacetyl. A very common defect...

Popcorn taste is Diacetyl. A very common defect in beer.

What yeast did you use? What fermentation temp?

To quote John Palmer's book:

"Diacetyl is most often described as a butter or...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-15-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By kal
Depends also what the fermenter's made of. ...

Depends also what the fermenter's made of.

Plastic fermentation buckets are not 100% air tight (the plastic breaths) so I wouldn't leave beer in for months. Glass on the other hand (and stainless)...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-15-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 145
Posted By kal
Long brushes are your best bet as others...

Long brushes are your best bet as others mentioned.

As for the black stuff sometimes rubber/silicone will get discoloured and/or pick up stuff. If it gets bad and can't be cleaned it may be time...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-15-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 137
Posted By kal
WLP002 (same as WY1968) floc's like crazy....

WLP002 (same as WY1968) floc's like crazy. Sometimes I'll give it a (gentle) stir while near the end of fermentation to keep it going. Raise the temp a couple of degrees near the end can help too. I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-15-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 113
Posted By kal
FYI: That alcohol taste is likely from: (a)...

FYI: That alcohol taste is likely from:

(a) Either fermenting at too high a temperature (fusel alcohols are created and time won't fix these), or
(b) The fact that it's a high alcohol beer that...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-15-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By kal
I use campden tablets (more specifically...

I use campden tablets (more specifically potassium metabisulphite) because they're quick/easy and get rid of chlorine/chloramine nearly instantaneously.

Even if I could boil (my city uses...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-15-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By kal
You can use tap water if it's ok for what you...

You can use tap water if it's ok for what you want to brew (I alter mine with various minerals but as mine's very soft, many use it as is), but you need to boil it first to kill off any nasties. For...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-15-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By kal
I use campden tablets (more specifically...

I use campden tablets (more specifically potassium metabisulphite) because they're quick/easy and get rid of chlorine/chloramine nearly instantaneously.

Even if I could boil (my city uses...
Forum: Electric Brewing 09-15-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 252
Posted By kal
Yes - You can test the panel without using...

Yes - You can test the panel without using heating elements off a regular 120V/15A circuit. You simply supply the BLACK HOT, WHITE NEUTRAL, and GREEN GROUND in to the power input receptacle from a...
Forum: Electric Brewing 09-15-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By kal
IMHO don't mess with anything to do with the...

IMHO don't mess with anything to do with the Radon mitigation system. Even if the pipe and fan could/would work with steam, you're risking now getting Radon into the house through your brewing setup...
Forum: Electric Brewing 09-12-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,999
Posted By kal
Holes in stainless or aluminum or will never...

Holes in stainless or aluminum or will never expand/shrink.

If done properly they'll never leak either.Take Blichmann's popular boilermaker kettles: One thing many people do not realize is that...
Forum: Electric Brewing 09-12-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,999
Posted By kal
Use calculators to figure out rise time for a...

Use calculators to figure out rise time for a given amount of watts:

http://www.brewheads.com/powerrequired.php
http://www.brewheads.com/rise.php

You'd need 3687W to go from 155 to 212 in 30...
Forum: Electric Brewing 09-12-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,999
Posted By kal
Nobody can provide you that as you've only given...

Nobody can provide you that as you've only given us rough high level diagrams of what you want to do.


That would be impossible. A 240V element requires 240V. I'm confused why you bring this up...
Forum: Electric Brewing 09-11-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,999
Posted By kal
You cannot simply buy any breaker. You must get...

You cannot simply buy any breaker. You must get one that is matched to your electrical panel.

I highly recommend you seek an electrician to do this work for you.

Kal
Forum: Electric Brewing 09-10-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,999
Posted By kal
He likely means that GFIs were installed in all...

He likely means that GFIs were installed in all apartment units where required which is some web locations usually. You may also have ARC fault breakers for all the others, but definitely not GFI and...
Forum: Electric Brewing 09-10-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,999
Posted By kal
For a 60 min boil I usually start with 13.9...

For a 60 min boil I usually start with 13.9 gallon (preboil) and boil down to 12 gallons. End result is 10 gallons packaged at the end of the day. I run my 5500W/240V element at 85%. YMMV.

Kal
Forum: Electric Brewing 09-10-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,999
Posted By kal
That is very unlikely. GFI breakers are 5-10...

That is very unlikely. GFI breakers are 5-10 times the cost. There would be absolutely no reason to have all GFI breakers, and some devices may not work properly with GFI breakers. There's no way a...
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