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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-28-2012, 04:11 AM
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Posted By Gimlet
Don't the tiny bubbles come from the restrictor...

Don't the tiny bubbles come from the restrictor plate in the stout faucet?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-28-2012, 11:21 PM
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Views: 899
Posted By Gimlet
Isn't the concern with carb tabs in this...

Isn't the concern with carb tabs in this situation that they could provide nucleation sites for the CO2 already in solution? You could have a Diet Coke + Mentos scenario on your hands adding carb...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-26-2011, 08:26 PM
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Posted By Gimlet
+1 I have a couple cases of Schwelmer swingtops...

+1 I have a couple cases of Schwelmer swingtops from their hefeweizen. Also have come across Hacker Pschorr swingtops in the past as well.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-23-2011, 03:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,548
Posted By Gimlet
Please have somone correct the grammar on your...

Please have somone correct the grammar on your survey before you hand it out.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-23-2011, 01:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 953
Posted By Gimlet
I don't see why it wouldn't work if you can find...

I don't see why it wouldn't work if you can find posts to thread on it. strange that there are 4 spots for posts. Are there gas-in and liquid-out dip tubes in there? Can't tell from the picture.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-17-2011, 04:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,463
Posted By Gimlet
Depending on how full the keg is, you also have...

Depending on how full the keg is, you also have to account for the expansion of water as it freezes, which could put quite a bit of force on the walls of the keg. I could imagine a full keg getting...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-16-2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,063
Posted By Gimlet
Yes. With as warm or warmer water than whatever...

Yes. With as warm or warmer water than whatever temp the PBW solution was at. That would be an easy fix if it were your problem!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-15-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By Gimlet
According to my A419 manual...

According to my A419 manual (http://cgproducts.johnsoncontrols.com/MET_PDF/125188.PDF) (see figure 7), when the controller is in the cooling/cut-in mode as it came pre-programmed for me, the setpoint...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-15-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By Gimlet
Accurate Volumes of CO2

This question is probably more academic than practical, but here goes:

I'm using a Johnson A419 temp controller on my newly finished keezer. I have the set point at 42*F with a differential of...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-15-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,845
Posted By Gimlet
Wait a tic...you're Marvin, but your screenname...

Wait a tic...you're Marvin, but your screenname is melvinator? Interesting... ;)
Forum: DIY Projects 09-10-2011, 12:31 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 226,822
Posted By Gimlet
Same here. I finally gave up after nearly a...

Same here. I finally gave up after nearly a month and a half of adjusting. Seems like this is happening to a lot of us with Frigidaires.
Forum: Introductions 08-30-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 70
Posted By Gimlet
WI homebrewing rules all!!!

WI homebrewing rules all!!!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-30-2011, 11:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,197
Posted By Gimlet
I'm guessing you mean Leinenkugel's Summer...

I'm guessing you mean Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy? Not usually a stickler for spelling, but I guessed you might want to be a little closer on the name since you're cloning it and all.

I'm curious...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-30-2011, 09:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 933
Posted By Gimlet
Those flowers really class up the ferm...

Those flowers really class up the ferm chamber...very nice!
Forum: DIY Projects 07-29-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 515
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Posted By Gimlet
Gah, I think I spoke too soon. The temp started...

Gah, I think I spoke too soon. The temp started creeping up, was sitting at 44 this AM. Then I took the lid off my 5-gallon bucket and realized there was a large mass of ice in there that was...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-28-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 226,822
Posted By Gimlet
Good news - I think I'm finally getting my...

Good news - I think I'm finally getting my freezer dialed in. It's holding between 38-39*F right now. I did a couple of things the other night that I think helped out:

1) Wired up a computer fan...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-26-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 226,822
Posted By Gimlet
I have a dial thermometer in a bottle of water,...

I have a dial thermometer in a bottle of water, and a glass lab thermometer measuring the air temp inside the freezer. They've been correlating pretty well, actually. I also have a 5 gallon bucket...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-26-2011, 04:16 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 226,822
Posted By Gimlet
Keep me updated on your progress, ChshreCat. I'm...

Keep me updated on your progress, ChshreCat. I'm well into my 3rd week of set screw adjustments on my Frigidaire...sounds like I have the same problem as a few above with the temp swinging wildly...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-26-2011, 04:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By Gimlet
LOL...really hoping this is a typo! :cross:

LOL...really hoping this is a typo! :cross:
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-26-2011, 04:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By Gimlet
It probably just needs more time. 12 PSI at 49*F...

It probably just needs more time. 12 PSI at 49*F will give you about 2.1 volumes of CO2, which would be on the low end of the style guidelines for an American IPA. Maybe bump it up to 17 PSI to get...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-26-2011, 01:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By Gimlet
If you carb 12 PSI at room temperature, you are...

If you carb 12 PSI at room temperature, you are going to get about 1.45 volumes CO2 - likely significantly undercarbed unless you are doing certain English styles. Disconnecting the gas and cooling...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-25-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 529
Views: 245,525
Posted By Gimlet
If you do it the way described above, the kegs...

If you do it the way described above, the kegs will eventually equilibrate to whatever volumes of CO2 your "serving pressure" will maintain. Serving pressure should be set to maintain the desired...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-21-2011, 11:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,695
Posted By Gimlet
Doubtful. Stagnant cold air will stratify to...

Doubtful. Stagnant cold air will stratify to cause a significant temp gradient from the kegs to the taps. You need to keep the cold air circulating.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-09-2011, 11:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By Gimlet
The 575's are creamer faucets that whip air...

The 575's are creamer faucets that whip air into the beer when the faucet handle is pushed back to get a creamier head. I don't think you'd want that for seltzer. Maybe for soda, though. I would...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-06-2011, 10:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 788
Posted By Gimlet
Not sure about cheap...I have a couple twelver's...

Not sure about cheap...I have a couple twelver's of 16 oz flip tops from Schwelmer's hefeweizen and a case of Hacker-Pschorr flip tops from their Sternweisse. Try the import aisle...the flip tops...
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