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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-20-2013, 12:39 AM
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Posted By schroeder
I have not ever been a fan of the Perlick gas...

I have not ever been a fan of the Perlick gas cocks on those regulators. I found that if they fail they are a PITA to check, and I have had many installs where we have removed and replaced them all...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-15-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 33
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Posted By schroeder
That setup sounds preferable from my perspective,...

That setup sounds preferable from my perspective, but if you want greater flexibility there is another alternative.
I am goingtoassume that the secondary regulators in your cooleraresimilarin design...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-15-2013, 03:46 AM
Replies: 33
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Posted By schroeder
Micromatic's blenders are made by McDantim. ...

Micromatic's blenders are made by McDantim.

remove the small screw in the centre of the round brass piece and insert a 1/16" allen key. each full turn clockwise increases the CO2 % by...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-15-2013, 03:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,746
Posted By schroeder
The purpose of a creamer or stout faucet is to...

The purpose of a creamer or stout faucet is to provide enough agitation to the beer to break almost all of the CO2 out of solution and produce a thick creamy head.

It was intended to mimic the...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-15-2013, 03:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,746
Posted By schroeder
if the line is short (5 feet or so) the beer line...

if the line is short (5 feet or so) the beer line should be 3/16"inside diameter, not 3/8"

2.4 v/v or 2.5 v/v CO2 (typical carbonation for microbrew/craft/homebrew ales) at 38deg F would require...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-01-2012, 03:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 809
Posted By schroeder
that was an interesting article. Rather than...

that was an interesting article. Rather than roasting my own malt, I think I will just have to use a mix of malts. Maybe when I live somewhere that I can mess around with a home-made malt kiln I...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-29-2012, 03:44 AM
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Views: 809
Posted By schroeder
SMASH Porter?

I did some research a while back and found that early porters were made with 100% brown malt. I realize that with current malting practices and consistency that it is not likely that modern brown...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-23-2012, 03:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,395
Posted By schroeder
I have had to set up some dispense systems at...

I have had to set up some dispense systems at brewpubs that share this philosophy. We would employ 2 glycol systems each set at a different temperature and run the lagers and wheat ales at a colder...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-22-2012, 02:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,395
Posted By schroeder
I think that beer would be better warmer. My...

I think that beer would be better warmer. My laundry room sits at around 54F so I would be keeping it out of the fridge and pressurizing at 18PSIG for 2.3v/v with just over 6' of restriction
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-21-2012, 03:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,395
Posted By schroeder
At sea level 36F @ 10PSI you would net 2.5v/v ...

At sea level 36F @ 10PSI you would net 2.5v/v

A thing to keep in mind is that your regulator guage is going to show pressure over ambient. Therefore at sea level with an ambient pressure of...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-20-2012, 05:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,395
Posted By schroeder
My apologies. It is common for homebrewers to use...

My apologies. It is common for homebrewers to use 1/4"I.D. tubing since that is the typical diameter of the barbed fittings on cornelius keg quick disconnects. I see it all the time.

What is your...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-18-2012, 06:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,395
Posted By schroeder
Musclebrew and Golddiggie are each talking about...

Musclebrew and Golddiggie are each talking about different types of tubing.

Musclebrew is refering to 3/16" I.D. whereas Goldiggie is talking about 1/4" I.D.

Industry standard for tubing on...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-18-2012, 06:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,395
Posted By schroeder
1' of 3/16" I.D. vinyl tubing provides 2.5Lb to...

1' of 3/16" I.D. vinyl tubing provides 2.5Lb to 3Lb of restriction to beer flow.
Each vertical foot that your faucet is above the centre of your keg acounts for 0.5Lb of restriction to beer flow.
...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-18-2012, 06:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,880
Posted By schroeder
I work for a draught line service company. +1 on...

I work for a draught line service company. +1 on caustic soda, phosphoric acid for cleaning.

However, before this profession I was a chef and have a great deal of experience having to clean...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-18-2012, 05:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,388
Posted By schroeder
welding old brittle plastic would give you...

welding old brittle plastic would give you freshly welded but still brittle plastic. Better off getting someone to mill new parts out of nylon.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-18-2012, 05:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,388
Posted By schroeder
I work for a draught beer system installation and...

I work for a draught beer system installation and service company. P.M. me your contact information and the model of the beer engine and I can check our suppliers. I would not hold out a great deal...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-18-2012, 05:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,070
Posted By schroeder
heat loss from your mash tun will only be through...

heat loss from your mash tun will only be through the outside walls, bottom, and top of your tun.

Insulate better, or alternatively you could wrap a low wattage heater around the outside of your...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-15-2012, 05:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 839
Posted By schroeder
carboy cap. ...

carboy cap.

http://www.rebelbrewer.com/shoppingcart/products/Universal-Carboy-Cap.html

I frequently have the same problem.

another advantage to carboy cap is when you are ready to rack you...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-14-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 270
Posted By schroeder
need suggestions fpr using oak in Christmas ale

I have just racked my Xmas ale over into secondary and have given it a little taste.
I started with a scotch ale recipe, targeting about 1.74 O.G. by adding sucrose and brown sugar (approx 7.5%...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-14-2012, 04:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By schroeder
It confuses me how it came to this. Probably some...

It confuses me how it came to this. Probably some colonial taxation thing...

Imp. gallon = 4 Imp. quart
US gallon = 4 US quart

Imp. quart = 2 Imp pint
US quart = 2 US pint

so far so...
Forum: Electric Brewing 11-11-2012, 03:29 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,210
Posted By schroeder
is your clothes dryer in your basement? ...

is your clothes dryer in your basement?

Unplug your dryer and use that plug when you brew, then plug it back in when you are done so that your wife doesn't get upset with you.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-11-2012, 03:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 435
Posted By schroeder
fill the pump and siphon hose that you wish to...

fill the pump and siphon hose that you wish to use with freshly boiled or distilled water (water with star-san also works) and have the outlet from your pump closed with a valve or clamp on the hose....
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-11-2012, 02:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 909
Posted By schroeder
definitely useless for brewing. they are air...

definitely useless for brewing.
they are air driven flojet brand pumps.

however, you can use them to dispense your beer. If you want to put a beer tower some distance away from your beer fridge...
Forum: Electric Brewing 11-05-2012, 03:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,693
Posted By schroeder
And with a second float switch positioned higher...

And with a second float switch positioned higher in you HLT you could wire up a circuit through an icecube relay or similar connected to a water solenoid valve (flip the float switch over so that it...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-05-2012, 03:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By schroeder
From what I've read I also concluded that this...

From what I've read I also concluded that this would theoretically work, but I'm not even convinced that I should try it. I also am very sensitive to diacetyl, in fact there are a few local microbrew...
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