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Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-11-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,333
Posted By MNDan
I have a 4-tap kegerator and around 17 ball-lock...

I have a 4-tap kegerator and around 17 ball-lock kegs. It's a good number for me since I like to brew a bunch of 11-gallon batches in a row and then forget about brewing for a few months. I have a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-26-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By MNDan
One nice thing is your RO "waste" water is...

One nice thing is your RO "waste" water is carbon-filtered water with just 20% more hardness then your regular tap water - mix it 50/50 with your RO water and you'll have plenty of minerals along...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-26-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By MNDan
If you haven't already bought the yeast, I'd...

If you haven't already bought the yeast, I'd recommend 3711 over 565. My 2 cents.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-07-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By MNDan
3711 is the honey badger of yeasts! ...

3711 is the honey badger of yeasts!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r7wHMg5Yjg
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-11-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,435
Posted By MNDan
Those thumb screws are a BIG red flag for me...

Those thumb screws are a BIG red flag for me after my experiences with my original MM 2 2.0. I'd never go back (MM took great care of me and sent me the new rails with their sweet new design free of...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-09-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,970
Posted By MNDan
I'm sticking with my Chillzilla! I've never been...

I'm sticking with my Chillzilla! I've never been tempted by plate chillers - too much maintenance and risk of contamination.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-21-2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,408
Posted By MNDan
The new Monster Mill 2 2.0 design!

I posted a while back regarding my problems with the original MM design, and was also in touch with Monster Mill regarding the problems I was having with the adjustability along with striped/deformed...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-19-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,102
Posted By MNDan
I'll try to get some pics up soon...

I'll try to get some pics up soon...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-16-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,102
Posted By MNDan
I will create a separate thread for this shortly,...

I will create a separate thread for this shortly, but I just received my newly-redesigned adjustable side plates for my MM 2 2.0, and the new design is going to blow your mind! It looks to truly...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-16-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By MNDan
With an advertised temp range of the below, I'd...

With an advertised temp range of the below, I'd say shoot for 72F next time and get into flavor country!

Temperature Range: 58-74° F (14-23° C)
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-16-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By MNDan
No reason for concern - Hefe yeasts are notorious...

No reason for concern - Hefe yeasts are notorious for this sort of thing. Usually sulfur/rotten egg smell, but generally just weird smelling while fermenting. Let her finish up and enjoy! And report...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-03-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 9,475
Posted By MNDan
I'm surprised to see how many people only boil 60...

I'm surprised to see how many people only boil 60 minutes - I thought 90 was the standard.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-27-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By MNDan
I'd bottle it and treat it like a regular beer -...

I'd bottle it and treat it like a regular beer - give it enough time to carbonate, then keep it cold. In the future let those saisons get into the 80's F!
Forum: General Techniques 06-20-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 232
Posted By MNDan
The risk of botulism is minimal, though to be...

The risk of botulism is minimal, though to be sure you could always boil the canned wort for 10 mins right before you use it. Defeats the purpose of pressure-canning, obviously, but it would be...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-19-2013, 05:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 169
Posted By MNDan
Beer leaking out the TOP of my beer out black QD...

Hi all - I've got a black ball lock quick disconnect for the beer out side that is leaking out THE TOP of the black QD. I've taken it apart and nothing seems amiss, so I can't figure out why it would...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-18-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 861
Posted By MNDan
I prefer the corded Polder's TBH - I can set a...

I prefer the corded Polder's TBH - I can set a temp alarm for my hot liquor tank, I can have the probe in my covered mashtun without removing the lid, and it's easier to get my chiller dialed in with...
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 06-13-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 76,589
Posted By MNDan
I've gotten a sense of tartness from Amarillo's...

I've gotten a sense of tartness from Amarillo's before, so it's probably a combo of the yeast & hops providing the tartness. BTW - the yeast description says "very tart", so there you go...
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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-06-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,436
Posted By MNDan
Special B == plums...

Special B == plums...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-06-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By MNDan
The occasional stir should help it along enough...

The occasional stir should help it along enough to get it to finish.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-05-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By MNDan
After too many experiences like this, I only brew...

After too many experiences like this, I only brew wits with WLP410 - much better yeast all around...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-31-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,239
Posted By MNDan
I'm still trying to find the sweet spot with my...

I'm still trying to find the sweet spot with my MM 2 2.0. I've been doing .035 for the last couple of batches, but it might be a little too fine - got a little stuck right at the end of my mash out...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-31-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,541
Posted By MNDan
3711 at 80F makes a hell of a good Saison....

3711 at 80F makes a hell of a good Saison. Otherwise, I recommend finding a fridge for cheap on Craigslist and hook up a thermostat to it. Fermentation temperature control is one of the most...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-31-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By MNDan
I'd just ask them. Does it smell belgian-y?

I'd just ask them. Does it smell belgian-y?
Forum: General Techniques 05-28-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,691
Posted By MNDan
36 hours with 36 PSI on beer at 36F works every...

36 hours with 36 PSI on beer at 36F works every time for me.
Forum: Brew Science 05-23-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By MNDan
I've hit a lot of pH marks using the water...

I've hit a lot of pH marks using the water spreadsheet 3.0 FWIW. Close enough that I don't use my pH meter much anymore.
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