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Forum: DIY Projects 12-01-2013, 03:49 AM
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Posted By HItransplant
I've read a few threads about adjusting the...

I've read a few threads about adjusting the internal thermostat to allow chest freezers to operate at fridge temps.

I'm hoping this will work with my side by side kegerator/fermentation locker...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-30-2013, 05:11 PM
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Posted By HItransplant
Thanks to all who contributed...very helpful.

Thanks to all who contributed...very helpful.
Forum: Cider Forum 02-18-2013, 08:51 PM
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Posted By HItransplant
pasteurization

Im making a cider with apple juice and DME (inspired by apfelwein) and im wondering what temp I should use to pasteurize (and dissolve) DME in some of the juice. Ive read that boiling apple juice...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-18-2013, 08:48 PM
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Posted By HItransplant
montrachet krausen

Hey all.
Im experimenting with adding body to apfelwein (which I know makes it not apfelwein).

id like a slightly sweeter product with more body and will be making my next batch with 2lbs of...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-22-2012, 01:55 AM
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Posted By HItransplant
great write up... im planning to do this with my...

great write up... im planning to do this with my side by side, however, Im going to try to turn the internal thermostat down to fridge temps on the freezer side, and use a 2 channel love controller...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-19-2012, 02:03 AM
Replies: 505
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Posted By HItransplant
thats what I figured. So, could you adjust the...

thats what I figured. So, could you adjust the control for the freezer, to run at fridge temps, and add a temp control to manage the movement of cold air into the fridge side (for ale fermentation...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-16-2012, 04:04 AM
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Posted By HItransplant
Does anyone know if you can do this with a side...

Does anyone know if you can do this with a side by side fridge/freezer. My understanding is there is only one compressor, on the freezer side, and the fridge regulates temp by blowing cold air over...
Forum: General Techniques 10-16-2012, 03:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,728
Posted By HItransplant
YESSSSS... you are describing every aspect of my...

YESSSSS... you are describing every aspect of my problem.



I too love starsan, and wash my bottles religiously after pouring. Im wondering if my bottles are the issue, however, as the problem...
Forum: General Techniques 10-10-2012, 12:56 AM
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Posted By HItransplant
as I continue to open bottles of my last 2...

as I continue to open bottles of my last 2 batches, I am still getting odd flavors. Some more things I have observed.

If the bottle seems to have a lot of sediment, it will have more of the off...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-24-2012, 02:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,622
Posted By HItransplant
Im in the opposite boat, ready to start brewing...

Im in the opposite boat, ready to start brewing dark for the cold months... just gotta wait for fall when I can actually control fermentation temps adequately.


that would be awesome... Id love...
Forum: General Techniques 08-24-2012, 01:57 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By HItransplant
I think past batches may have had that effect (of...

I think past batches may have had that effect (of stressed yeast), so thats an interesting suggestion. My last two batches were both under 1060 and they both got two smack packs of wyeast yeast, so i...
Forum: General Techniques 08-24-2012, 01:51 AM
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Posted By HItransplant
I hadnt thought about this possibility.. Ive been...

I hadnt thought about this possibility.. Ive been using the same plastic since i started (hoses, autosiphon, bottling wand, bucket, etc). I dont brew as often as some, but ive done a dozen batches or...
Forum: General Techniques 08-21-2012, 04:58 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By HItransplant
another observation: all the bottles Ive opened...

another observation: all the bottles Ive opened have tasted different. Might be they are maturing.. might suggest bottle cleanliness as the culprit??
Forum: General Techniques 08-16-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By HItransplant
yooper, thanks for the input. I thought...

yooper,
thanks for the input.

I thought about fermentation temps, but had written it off since the beer tasted fine before bottling-- could conditioning temperature cause this effect after...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-16-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,622
Posted By HItransplant
great info! if you dont mind posting...

great info!



if you dont mind posting your results on this clone. I probably wont brew until fall as I use a swamp cooler and hot summer temps make temp control very difficult.
Sounds like a...
Forum: General Techniques 08-16-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,728
Posted By HItransplant
thanks ed. is it generally recommended to...

thanks ed.
is it generally recommended to replace an autosiphon and/or bottling wand as well?

Im trying to nail down a process for bottling from a corny keg, avoiding the bucket all together (I...
Forum: General Techniques 08-16-2012, 05:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,728
Posted By HItransplant
why do all my beers taste like saison

well not ALL of them, but the last few batches have all tasted very saison-y.

all the batches in question have been light ales, PA or IPA. Each and every one has tasted like what they were...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-24-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,154
Posted By HItransplant
done. I will say, the "plan" to use a little...

done.

I will say, the "plan" to use a little pressure to start the siphon through the keg dip tube = FAIL.

I had to switch to my autosiphon.

mixed pretty vigorously as the beer was 6-8...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-23-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,154
Posted By HItransplant
yes, warm. Just blasted it with co2 to get the O2...

yes, warm. Just blasted it with co2 to get the O2 out after racking onto dry hops. Gas was not connected, but there was certainly enough to seal the keg-- there was a creamy head, maybe from the 2 oz...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-23-2012, 03:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,154
Posted By HItransplant
I know everyone is trying to help, but this is...

I know everyone is trying to help, but this is the first post that has anything to do with my question. Thanks for actually reading my post.

Jeepdiver also seems to think I have nothing to worry...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-17-2012, 05:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,154
Posted By HItransplant
well I can do that... but I wouldn't feel...

well I can do that... but I wouldn't feel comfortable priming a batch with sugar based on 0, 1, or 2 volumes... not when I measure my priming sugar by grams.

..
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oh well.... I guess Ill just...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-17-2012, 01:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,154
Posted By HItransplant
As mentioned before, the pressure in the keg was...

As mentioned before, the pressure in the keg was in the keg for the entire dry hop (10 days).



you can taste beer and know how much residual co2 is in suspension?
I'm impressed.
I however,...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-16-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,154
Posted By HItransplant
Thanks for the reply, however, I am not bottling...

Thanks for the reply, however, I am not bottling kegged and carbonated beer, merely using the keg as a bottling bucket. I mentioned this in the original post.

anyone else?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-16-2012, 02:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,154
Posted By HItransplant
anyone else have anything HELPFUL to add?

anyone else have anything HELPFUL to add?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-12-2012, 12:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,154
Posted By HItransplant
At this point, I can't bottle...so I'll just let...

At this point, I can't bottle...so I'll just let all the co2 vent (and take my hop aroma with it probably), and once it's flat I'll prime and bottle as per plan.

If anyone has a suggestion about a...
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