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Forum: Cider Forum 07-21-2013, 02:59 PM
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Posted By dante42
Little Help - Maple Syrup

Hi all!

I am working on a maple syrup flavored cider. So far it has gone okay, but I a have run into flavoring issues.

I have a basic cider that I made. To get my sugar content up high enough I...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-31-2012, 04:20 PM
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Posted By dante42
Still no joy. The thermostat dial clearly says...

Still no joy. The thermostat dial clearly says Fahrenheit. I came downstairs to find the freezer light off signifying that is was not receiving power. The interior temperature is 50.

I am assuming...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-31-2012, 01:43 PM
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Posted By dante42
Yes, the freezer gets very cold (-something)...

Yes, the freezer gets very cold (-something) without the thermostat.

Deadband huh? I had to look that up. I did not know that was a thing. The thermostat came with no instructions. So that means I...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-31-2012, 01:14 PM
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Posted By dante42
Keezer Thermostat

So I decided that the time had come to get serious and build a keezer. I build it and it seems to be good. I tried to do the turning screw method of adjusting the thermostat, but no dice. Or more...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-07-2012, 08:57 PM
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Posted By dante42
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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-07-2012, 07:58 PM
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Posted By dante42
Sludge, Kegging and Potential Badness

So this story has several stages.

I move my beer out of the secondary into my kegs. I added half of my priming sugar to help carbonate. I went to seal the keg, only to find that the pressure valve...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-07-2012, 03:26 PM
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Posted By dante42
Its a metal pop up thingy. Like you move it left...

Its a metal pop up thingy. Like you move it left or right to blow off the pressure. At the top of it's rotation the spring is pulled and air is released.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-07-2012, 02:48 PM
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Posted By dante42
I think the first problem is that as soon as I...

I think the first problem is that as soon as I start turning the PSI up to get a good seal, the pressure valve starts leaking. I looked at from teh bottom, and I don't think it is getting all the way...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-07-2012, 12:19 AM
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Posted By dante42
Leaking Keg

So,I went to seal up my keg, and the top is leaking. This is only the second time I have used this one, so I am a little upset. I replaced the gasket, but no luck. It is leaking around the edges and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-23-2012, 11:28 AM
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Posted By dante42
This does sound intriguing. Being a newb I have...

This does sound intriguing. Being a newb I have some questions.

Warm fermenting means placing the beer somewhere above 70 degree range. So move it upstairs to a warmer bedroom to ferment. This I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-23-2012, 01:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 724
Posted By dante42
Big Yeast Ooops

So, I was planning on making two batches of beer. I made the first one, and Oatmeal Stout and set it to fermenting. It did not seem to be fermenting at a decent enough clip and I was worried about...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-27-2012, 01:27 AM
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Posted By dante42
I have three corney kegs and a 5 gallon CO2 tank....

I have three corney kegs and a 5 gallon CO2 tank. I have not really picked a freezer yet, as I am trying get my ducks in row before I start buying stuff. I have aspace that is 50" long that I hope to...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-26-2012, 07:29 PM
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Posted By dante42
Keezer - Top or Front?

So I am getting set to put together a keezer. I see a lot of people put in a collar and others seem to drill directly into the lid and put their towers there. Why one and not the other? It seem like...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-17-2012, 07:58 PM
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Posted By dante42
I was not aware that my lines needed to be that...

I was not aware that my lines needed to be that long. Mine are about 4-5 long. Yes, the 14 is calculated based on my temperature.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-17-2012, 07:36 PM
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Posted By dante42
Beer Seems Flat - First Kegging Experience

So, this is my first attempt at kegging beer. Let me walk through what I have done, and maybe someone can offer up their vast wisdom.

I set the CO2 to 30PSI. I left at 30 for about 24 hours....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-12-2012, 08:45 PM
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Posted By dante42
Thanks so much for all your help. This has been...

Thanks so much for all your help. This has been awesome! I really appreciate the nature of these forums!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-06-2012, 07:49 PM
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Posted By dante42
I have roused the yeast, carefully to avoid...

I have roused the yeast, carefully to avoid adding any extra oxygen. Should I see any signs of fermentation occurring in the bubbler over the course of the next week?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-06-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By dante42
Fermentation Stopped (Total Newb)

So, I starting brewing my first wheat beer. The first 48 hours went well, as the beer bubbled correctly in the bubbler. Then it stopped bubbling. I waited until today, 6 days after I cooked it up to...
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