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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-18-2013, 12:39 AM
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Posted By Gartywood
Thanks. Will take pictures of disassembly

Thanks. Will take pictures of disassembly
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-17-2013, 04:00 AM
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Posted By Gartywood
I think it must have been something in the outlet...

I think it must have been something in the outlet poppit, disconnect or serving line because after about 5 pints its tasting and smelling a lot more like it should.

Anyone have advice for...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-16-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By Gartywood
Sanitizing - starsan (spray on swirl around, dump...

Sanitizing - starsan (spray on swirl around, dump no rinse don't fear the foam, for kegs I dispense a gallon through the out.

Sparge - 75-80% efficiency double batch gravity of final runnings is...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-16-2013, 01:25 AM
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Posted By Gartywood
Can you get a Brett infection if you've never used Brett?

I've been brewing for 10 years and have been really hardcore for the last 3. I have never had a batch with completely off flavors or that was completely off the mark of what I expected.

I have...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-15-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 28
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Posted By Gartywood
If you have a Mac beer alchemy 2 syncs between...

If you have a Mac beer alchemy 2 syncs between iphone and ipad and mac including notes and pictures

no built in timer though
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-14-2013, 12:15 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Gartywood
I have this one...

I have this one http://www.harborfreight.com/power-tools/electric-drills/1-2-half-inch-heavy-duty-spade-handle-drill-93632.html

0-550 rpm with a dial in the trigger to keep a consistent speed
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-12-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By Gartywood
My LHBS let me do any even swap of my cleaned and...

My LHBS let me do any even swap of my cleaned and recently serviced pin locks for still have soda in them ball locks. Might be a place to check
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-11-2013, 03:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 467
Posted By Gartywood
Most likely will not be a problem given that its...

Most likely will not be a problem given that its a few days and you're keeping them cold. When I fill growlers to take to a party I usually don't sanitize anything but they are getting consumed...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-03-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By Gartywood
I think it's tough to get the flavor and aroma...

I think it's tough to get the flavor and aroma that you're looking for in an ipa without dry hopping. You end up with more of an English ESB IMHO. If you really don't want to dry hop due to time...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-03-2013, 03:51 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Gartywood
Not only will be PVC possibly release compounds...

Not only will be PVC possibly release compounds into your beer above 140 degrees but it will also get very soft. The tubing you have is probably intended for a 1/2" racking cane. I will also...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-02-2013, 12:24 AM
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Posted By Gartywood
I can't buy one because the cart is throwing SQL...

I can't buy one because the cart is throwing SQL errors on my iPad.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-26-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,474
Posted By Gartywood
My apologies I didn't realize that DuPont hadn't...

My apologies I didn't realize that DuPont hadn't abandoned Freon branding of R-22. I haven't seen a can of DuPont refrigerant come through our shop in many many years. Living in overly...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-26-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By Gartywood
It's ok to leave it in the fermenter longer in...

It's ok to leave it in the fermenter longer in most cases I think the major exception is in the case where you have dry hopped or added spices to secondary and want to separate the beer. If neither...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-25-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,727
Posted By Gartywood
I also boil in a saucepan and pour into my flask.

I also boil in a saucepan and pour into my flask.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-25-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,474
Posted By Gartywood
Sorry I used a little incorrect wording. Instead...

Sorry I used a little incorrect wording. Instead of "basically not repairable" i should have said "the economics of repairing cheap residential chest features basically make repairs, if possible not...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-25-2013, 02:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,474
Posted By Gartywood
You might have a relay or capacitor problem. You...

You might have a relay or capacitor problem. You probably have a refrigerant leak problem though. Refrigerant leak and components in the refrigerant circuit (the compressor) are basically not...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-25-2013, 02:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,503
Posted By Gartywood
Additionally with 2 gallons under the false...

Additionally with 2 gallons under the false bottom you might need to mash a little thicker to ensure that all the grains get wet. A 4.5 gallon strike with 2 gallons under the false bottom could...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-23-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,930
Posted By Gartywood
I am an hvac guy. licensed as a gas fitter in...

I am an hvac guy. licensed as a gas fitter in massachusetts.

I would buy a CO experts low level health monitor or an HVAC tool designed to take instantaneous readings of ambient air as low as 1...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-22-2013, 01:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,835
Posted By Gartywood
I used to use a jumbo. Worked great with gravity...

I used to use a jumbo. Worked great with gravity through my plate chiller but with a pump recirculating it clogs instantly. Now I use a giant stainless mesh basket (like the ones that stainless...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-20-2013, 01:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By Gartywood
I have had issues when boiling on my stove with...

I have had issues when boiling on my stove with the moisture getting into the microwave and shorting the controls causing it to run randomly and I had at least 6 inches clearance. After that day I...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-20-2013, 01:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 613
Posted By Gartywood
If fermentation is almost complete (near expected...

If fermentation is almost complete (near expected final gravity) you could rack to the corny and not rig up an airlock.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-18-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By Gartywood
I think homebrewheaven.com used to sell something...

I think homebrewheaven.com used to sell something like this.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-15-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,742
Posted By Gartywood
I/beer alchemy calculate mash efficiency based on...

I/beer alchemy calculate mash efficiency based on the amount of grain and the gravity points and volume after batch sparging Pre-boil gravity). For me this is the best measure of efficiency for...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-14-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,230
Posted By Gartywood
I. Use flare fittings for wort chillers. You...

I. Use flare fittings for wort chillers. You will need a flare tool. Home Depot sells the fittings, flar tool, and a lever tubing. Bender. If course by the time that you buy all that you could...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-14-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,060
Posted By Gartywood
Any interest in parting with the hop blocker....

Any interest in parting with the hop blocker. I've been interested in trying it in my boilermaker but $60 is too steep for the possibility that I might scrap it after 2 brews. I'm thinking $35...
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