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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 04-22-2014, 03:08 PM
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Posted By chrisdb
me too

me too
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-08-2014, 07:26 PM
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Posted By chrisdb
you are a genius... works perfectly! I simply...

you are a genius... works perfectly!
I simply turned my overcharged keg upside down and opened the tap for a minute or so... blew out a lot of foam and then just gas.

turned the keg...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 01-06-2014, 05:33 PM
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Posted By chrisdb
me too, please

me too, please
Forum: Group Buys 10-09-2013, 08:50 PM
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Posted By chrisdb
oh boy... no way i can get there tonight. ...

oh boy... no way i can get there tonight.
I have 2 bags and live just west of philly. Is there anyone my way who can grab a couple bags for me?
nevermind... I'm making a run for it
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 09-28-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 35,120
Posted By chrisdb
If you are using a refractometer for FG the...

If you are using a refractometer for FG the final number needs to be recalculated to get the true FG. I used this calculator

http://onebeer.net/refractometer.shtml

given an OG reading of...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-16-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 14,970
Posted By chrisdb
thanks.. I sometimes want to brew on the spur...

thanks..
I sometimes want to brew on the spur of the moment and dry yeast makes that more possible. If T-58 works well enough for high gravity belgian ales I could keep some on hand for a...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-08-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 14,970
Posted By chrisdb
subscibed to this one... I was wondering ...

subscibed to this one...
I was wondering what to do with T-58
Forum: DIY Projects 09-08-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 16,591
Posted By chrisdb
I use fine steel wool clean up copper pipes that...

I use fine steel wool clean up copper pipes that have discolored from heat. you might want to 'pickle' the brass union.
Forum: Group Buys 09-01-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,323
Posted By chrisdb
1x Thomas Fawcett Marris Otter 1x...

1x Thomas Fawcett Marris Otter
1x Franco-Belges Pils
thanx Jeff and Brett
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-10-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,274
Posted By chrisdb
I like where you are going with this- it...

I like where you are going with this- it could get you to a fixed volume and should conserve the O2 resources by containing it in the fermenter.
My fermenters aren't sealed like a keg, but I...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-08-2013, 11:45 PM
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Views: 2,274
Posted By chrisdb
props to you- thanks for the help

props to you- thanks for the help
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-08-2013, 11:40 PM
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Views: 2,274
Posted By chrisdb
that's interesting... how do you know when ...

that's interesting... how do you know when it has reached equilibrium?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-06-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,274
Posted By chrisdb
I was thinking of that too... but gas is funny...

I was thinking of that too... but gas is funny stuff to quantify. I think the pressure of the ballon walls may compress the gas a bit so your reading wouldn't be an accurate representation of the ...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-05-2013, 12:37 AM
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Views: 99,058
Posted By chrisdb
subscribe

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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-04-2013, 07:58 PM
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Views: 2,274
Posted By chrisdb
I too believe in K.I.S.S., which is why I am...

I too believe in K.I.S.S., which is why I am returning the pressure regulator and have taken delivery on a 0-4 CFM regulator very similar to the Williams product...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-29-2013, 01:48 PM
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Posted By chrisdb
thanks.. that is my only option at the moment. ...

thanks.. that is my only option at the moment.
this stuff
http://www.tescom-europe.com/fileadmin/user_upload/Tescom_UK/Tescom_Common_Flow_Formulas.pdf

makes me want to stick pins in my...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-29-2013, 01:21 PM
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Views: 2,274
Posted By chrisdb
That regulator is similar to what I used ...

That regulator is similar to what I used on my medical oxygen tanks... it meters in CFM. I have a welding style regulator on my tank that measures the pressure (PSI) at the ...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-28-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,274
Posted By chrisdb
thanks for the response- I understand there is...

thanks for the response-
I understand there is no direct relationship between PSI and CFM- one is pressure the other is flow.
The 'medical' tank regulator I was using before metered the flow,...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-28-2013, 01:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,274
Posted By chrisdb
Oxygenate Wort- what PSI how long

I gave up my medical O2 tanks and regulator that read in CFM and got a 20Cubic foot O2 tank and a pressure regulator that measures PSI to aerate wort.
problem is I can't find any...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-28-2013, 12:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 587
Posted By chrisdb
I use glycol through stainless coil immersed in...

I use glycol through stainless coil immersed in the wort to cool, an external pad to heat. I have a thermowell into the middle of my conical that goes back to a 2 stage temp ...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-25-2013, 12:42 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,051
Posted By chrisdb
just did a quick inventory... base malts ...

just did a quick inventory... base malts like belgian pilsen, pale and Thomas Fawcett Marris Otter is about 200#
often used adjunct Munich, Vienna, Belgian Aromatic, Belgian...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-24-2013, 12:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,280
Posted By chrisdb
PM me I have a medical oxygen regulator and ...

PM me
I have a medical oxygen regulator and two empty bottles. I can't get them filled even WITH a prescription unless I go through a medical oxygen distributor. For me medical ...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-29-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,444
Posted By chrisdb
very special IMHO- he does lots of buggy...

very special IMHO- he does lots of buggy stuff,but as an old school brewer I really like Brasserie Blend (ECY 08) and the Old Newark Ale (ECY10)is the best i have used for ESB and English...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-24-2013, 09:53 PM
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Views: 201
Posted By chrisdb
ebay 4x16 180w self stick heat pad

I was looking for a heater for a 15 gallon plastic conical and came across this

http://www.ebay.com/itm/221098924229?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

I have a 2 stage temp...
Forum: Group Buys 05-15-2013, 12:38 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 17,499
Posted By chrisdb
Great Idea! I'll take 1# of Carafa III and ...

Great Idea!
I'll take 1# of Carafa III and all we need are 54 other people who want the same split
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