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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-03-2014, 02:17 AM
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Posted By Slow_Day
I'm with blackonblack. It seems that a reasonably...

I'm with blackonblack. It seems that a reasonably accurate formula that includes variables for initial tun temperature and surface area could be, ( or might have been), developed.
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 02-15-2014, 03:54 PM
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Posted By Slow_Day
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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-11-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,338
Posted By Slow_Day
If they did,it might be one of the most popular...

If they did,it might be one of the most popular subjects in school. Just sayin.
Forum: American Ale 02-06-2014, 01:19 AM
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Posted By Slow_Day
Yes, that's what I do.

Yes, that's what I do.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-05-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By Slow_Day
No rinse. No problem. I'm not familiar with...

No rinse. No problem.
I'm not familiar with this particular brand, but if it tastes OK, no problem. I've read of others mixing much more than this amount with no noticeable effects.


Sent...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-29-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,223
Posted By Slow_Day
My last batch was with wlp002. That stuff drops...

My last batch was with wlp002. That stuff drops like a rock to the bottom of the flask. The top half would have contained a small fraction of the yeast that the bottom half would have contained.
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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-28-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By Slow_Day
Yeah, your yeast are fine. Many cold crash for...

Yeah, your yeast are fine. Many cold crash for days at temps right above freezing prior to bottling, (to increase clarity), with no effects on carbonation.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-28-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By Slow_Day
how much space does a 5 gal system with a swamp cooler take up

These were what I used until I got my fermentation chamber set up.
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The cat kept a watchful eye on the temps.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-27-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,223
Posted By Slow_Day
I think this is a valid question. Since I have...

I think this is a valid question. Since I have started making 10 gallon batches, I notice that it's not that simple to eyeball how much yeast you are pouring from a tapered erlenmeyer flask. It is...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-20-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,019
Posted By Slow_Day
As I understand it, all refrigerant and plumbing...

As I understand it, all refrigerant and plumbing rated copper tubing is 99.9% pure copper with no alloys added. What grade of tubing are you proposing that has the thinner wall?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-15-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By Slow_Day
Wallpaper tub?

I used to dunk most of my items to sanitize, but now I sanitize most of my equipment with a professional quality pump sprayer and use a stainless surface on which to place my sanitized items.
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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-14-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By Slow_Day
Sanitary methods are important to reduce the...

Sanitary methods are important to reduce the likelihood of infections, and brewers should develop techniques and habits to to avoid possible contaminations.

That said, beer is actually much more...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-14-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 708
Posted By Slow_Day
The way I read it, at 50 deg., you will read 652...

The way I read it, at 50 deg., you will read 652 PSI until you get down to about 18% full. Then pressure will drop drop until empty.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-10-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 681
Posted By Slow_Day
You don't need to stir in the yeast. Just pour...

You don't need to stir in the yeast. Just pour it on top, close the lid, let it ride. The yeast will find their way.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-10-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 470
Posted By Slow_Day
You are probably there. I would check it again...

You are probably there. I would check it again this weekend. If it hasn't moved, bottle at will.

If you have the ability to crash cool it at 33-35 degrees for a couple of days, (after confirming...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-09-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 681
Posted By Slow_Day
White Labs recommends temps between 65 and 70. ...

White Labs recommends temps between 65 and 70. I would think your 66 temp will be great.

Don't stress about infections. Even though sanitation is important, beer is much more forgiving than...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-08-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,007
Posted By Slow_Day
Starsan is not a cleanser. It is only a surface...

Starsan is not a cleanser. It is only a surface sanitizer. You should use something like oxyclean or PBW to clean all of your equipment, (no soap).

You only need to use the Starsan on anything...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-07-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,438
Posted By Slow_Day
+1 on Kegconnection. Being from Texas, the keg...

+1 on Kegconnection. Being from Texas, the keg and parts I ordered in November were on my porch the next day.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-07-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By Slow_Day
Put a lamp in your fridge with a 60 watt bulb.

Put a lamp in your fridge with a 60 watt bulb.
Forum: DIY Projects 01-06-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 708
Posted By Slow_Day
Have you checked out thadius' thread? ...

Have you checked out thadius' thread?

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/chest-freezer-specs-layouts-377518/
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-06-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 15,264
Posted By Slow_Day
Pictures! I need pictures! Seriously,...

Pictures! I need pictures!

Seriously, thanks for the in depth explanation.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-05-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,438
Posted By Slow_Day
Birdman has a 525SS combo for $58. This includes...

Birdman has a 525SS combo for $58. This includes the faucet, SS shank, tailpiece assembly and handle.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-04-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 221
Posted By Slow_Day
No. It is not. You did good asking us and...

No. It is not.

You did good asking us and not your SWMBO.
Forum: DIY Projects 12-31-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,768
Posted By Slow_Day
Oh yeah. That is a pretty big fan. It should move...

Oh yeah. That is a pretty big fan. It should move plenty air.

I might be concerned with the heat generated in a fridge, but your keezer should be able to deal with it.

Thanks for all the pics....
Forum: DIY Projects 12-31-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,768
Posted By Slow_Day
I am also curious as to how well the fan(s) keep...

I am also curious as to how well the fan(s) keep the lines chilled. I have been considering something similar.

This is an excerpt from the Micromatic web site:

Maximum Distance and Blower Size...
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