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Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-16-2014, 06:14 PM
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Posted By HoppyMaltPoet
1st extract brew in a long time.

I did my first extract brew in 8 years...I honestly have forgotten how fast my brew day goes with extract. From start to cleanup in under 3 hours. Don't get me wrong, I love all grain but it was...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-03-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,436
Posted By HoppyMaltPoet
Just finished fermenting a porter (1.068 post...

Just finished fermenting a porter (1.068 post boil) in this and wanted to give my review.

I had about 5.5 gallons that I poured into this vessel post boil. Maybe a little less. I used a blowoff...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-05-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,436
Posted By HoppyMaltPoet
I just purchased the DeepWood from a local brew...

I just purchased the DeepWood from a local brew shop. I paid $139 for the 6Gallon with 2 ports. The size is deceiving but it should be good for a 5.5 gallon fermentation.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-25-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,010
Posted By HoppyMaltPoet
So far so good. Pressure is holding good. ...

So far so good. Pressure is holding good. Thanks for all the suggestions.
It was ultimately a bad oring that did not leak all the time. Only by wiggling the Gas in QD did I see the leak as...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-22-2013, 12:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,010
Posted By HoppyMaltPoet
All my kegs are ball lock...no pin lock. Always...

All my kegs are ball lock...no pin lock. Always use keg lube.

But you are probably on the money with a touchy disconnect. I am going to replace the o-ring and if that doesn't work the QD.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-21-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,010
Posted By HoppyMaltPoet
Thanks. I think I may have found the leak. ...

Thanks. I think I may have found the leak. While spraying, looking, and moving. I put some pressure on the gas in QD and heard the faint hiss of gas releasing. I took the QD off sprayed and no...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-21-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,010
Posted By HoppyMaltPoet
Keg was definitely not pressurized. I do not...

Keg was definitely not pressurized. I do not believe the valve is one way. Checked the tops of the connects, and they seem tight and not to be leaking.

I am going to try the dawn solution.
...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-21-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,010
Posted By HoppyMaltPoet
Losing co2 - can't find the leak

I have been going crazy trying to find a leak in my keg system, and for some reason it keeps eluding me. 2 weeks ago I kegged my ale and put it on air to carb. I sprayed all connections with soap...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-16-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 195
Posted By HoppyMaltPoet
New chest freezer

So swmbo gave me an early Christmas gift. She got me a chest freezer. Time to start lagering. Just need to get a controller and a good recipe....decisions, decisions.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-15-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,436
Posted By HoppyMaltPoet
I have though about that but I had some...

I have though about that but I had some reservations.
First I can only find used kegs for that price, new kegs are more expensive.
Once I add any shipping in (if I cannot find locally) I am at 100+...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-14-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,436
Posted By HoppyMaltPoet
Dimensions: 15 1/2" x 23 1/2" Here is the...

Dimensions: 15 1/2" x 23 1/2"

Here is the link to the site and product if interested:
http://www.dwbrewproducts.com/shop/product_info.php/gal-stainless-steel-carboy-ports-p-84
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-14-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,436
Posted By HoppyMaltPoet
Stainless Steel Carboy for Primary?

I was Thinking about purchasing a 12 Gallon Stainless Steel Carboy from Deep Wood Brew Products.

http://www.dwbrewproducts.com/shop/images/12gal_2port_lg.png

Does anyone have any experience...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-18-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 816
Posted By HoppyMaltPoet
I have to agree. I use bleach to sanitize my...

I have to agree. I use bleach to sanitize my carboy after washing. I rinse really well and have never had any off flavors. I use about 1/4 - 1/2 cup of bleach for 5 gallons. I have had a bleach...
Forum: Stout 12-18-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 25,396
Posted By HoppyMaltPoet
Tried this for the first time today. Just...

Tried this for the first time today. Just finished up. Hit an OG of 1.064. My only miss was a mash temp of 154, I got up to 156(was shooting for 158). Hopefully it will be full bodied enough. I...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-20-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,660
Posted By HoppyMaltPoet
Got it from Harbor Freight: Benchtop Wood Lathe...

Got it from Harbor Freight:
Benchtop Wood Lathe - 8" x 12" (http://www.harborfreight.com/8-inch-x-12-inch-bench-top-wood-lathe-95607.html)...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-20-2011, 01:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,660
Posted By HoppyMaltPoet
Thanks. I actually bought the lathe for this...

Thanks. I actually bought the lathe for this project. Figure I can make a bunch of tap handles.
Forum: DIY Projects 12-20-2011, 01:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,660
Posted By HoppyMaltPoet
I stained them dark to match the bar color. ...

I stained them dark to match the bar color.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/data/500/medium/IMG_50951.JPG

I bought the hanger bolts, ferrules, and finials from kegworks. The finials were...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-20-2011, 12:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,660
Posted By HoppyMaltPoet
DIY Tap Handles

So my father build a bar in his backyard last year and has wanted to upgrade. He wants to get a tap tower on the bar. I got him the tower to mount on the bar for Christmas and decided to try my...
Forum: General Chit Chat 07-19-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 554
Posted By HoppyMaltPoet
I wouldn't mind an invite ...

I wouldn't mind an invite ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-15-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 546
Posted By HoppyMaltPoet
I rotate frozen water bottles. I Have been able...

I rotate frozen water bottles. I Have been able to get the temperature anywhere from 70 to 58 degrees without a fan or towel covering. If I keep switching out the bottles on a regular basis (2 to 3...
Forum: General Chit Chat 07-15-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 5,502
Posted By HoppyMaltPoet
Just starting "A Dance with Dragons"

Just starting "A Dance with Dragons"
Forum: DIY Projects 07-13-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 524
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Posted By HoppyMaltPoet
I just tried this out ... and I have to say it...

I just tried this out ... and I have to say it worked like a charm. Many thanks!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-10-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By HoppyMaltPoet
Didn't have any DME on hand at the time. And...

Didn't have any DME on hand at the time. And yeah it was my first runnings. I was about a gallon short (maybe a little less) after my boil. We'll will see how it turns out.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-09-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By HoppyMaltPoet
Darn it I just F@#!ed up

So I am brewing a pale ale and I hit all my target temps dead on while mashing and what do I do while batch sparging...I leave my ball valve open and loose I don't know ...somewhere between 1/2...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-08-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 728
Posted By HoppyMaltPoet
I know last year I made a batch...not sure what...

I know last year I made a batch...not sure what but it also had a very sour flavor. Almost undrinkable...actually it was undrinkable. I put the keg aside for probably over a month and when I tried...
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