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Forum: Extract Brewing 06-19-2014, 03:18 PM
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Posted By kenyabob
The hops were stored in the freezer, and I...

The hops were stored in the freezer, and I skipped ordering the yeast since I was just going to buy liquid yeast locally. The grains, etc, were stored in a closet in our home, ie, mostly ~68 degrees.
Forum: Extract Brewing 06-18-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By kenyabob
Should I make a year old White House Honey Porter?

I ordered the white house porter last october, and then accidentally sat on the kit for a whopping 8 months. Now I am getting back into the brew swing of things, and am wondering if I should brew it....
Forum: Cider Forum 10-15-2013, 03:51 AM
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Views: 1,162
Posted By kenyabob
Not to dry, quick turn around cider with pasteurized cider?

My wife loves the trader joes apple cider that comes out in the fall, and I am interested in making a hard cider version for her. The constraints that I come up against are the following:

1. I'd...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-04-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,868
Posted By kenyabob
Thanks so much for the info * just put my order...

Thanks so much for the info * just put my order through!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-31-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,868
Posted By kenyabob
Is this still true? Your website now seems to...

Is this still true? Your website now seems to direct people to get the Round Cooler option, not the standard, since the coolers now come with a slight inset around the hole.

Is the only difference...
Forum: Soda Making 06-23-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,535
Posted By kenyabob
I didnt end up putting any juice in. I usually...

I didnt end up putting any juice in. I usually put a little bit of juice at the bottom of the glass, pour some water, mix, and then fill it up the rest of the way. Its easier to then simply open the...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-24-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By kenyabob
For anyone finding this thread, doing the single...

For anyone finding this thread, doing the single hole is really the best way to go. One solid stream will ensure that water cascades everywhere, and its time and exposure that is more effective than...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-17-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 370
Posted By kenyabob
New Better Bottle with scratches in bottom punt

I got a new better bottle from bells, and during my first cleaning, it seemed as if there were some scratches at the top of the bottle's punt, on the inside. I've never used a bottle cleaner on it...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-13-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By kenyabob
Yep, it came out fine. There were *zero* grimy or...

Yep, it came out fine. There were *zero* grimy or gross tastes to it. Lot of worry over nothing. Let that be a lesson to anyone else who finds this thread after a similar mistake.

On head...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-25-2013, 02:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By kenyabob
Sounds good. Luckily I bought two caps, so I will...

Sounds good. Luckily I bought two caps, so I will redrill this weekend. It sounds as if its more a war of attrition than anything else. I think I may lack confidence after seeing some of the...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-24-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By kenyabob
New Carboy Washer Pressure Issue

I completed my carboy washer last night, and was gave it a whirl. I think in my head I was expecting more pressure than I got *so I wanted people's feedback who have build their own. Here is mine in...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-15-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 288
Posted By kenyabob
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/pvc-primer-cement-...

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/pvc-primer-cement-safety-question-231865/

Seems other people have had this thought as well. I guess my only remaining issue is that I rinsed it with water a few...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-15-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 288
Posted By kenyabob
Carboy Washer Help: PVC Cement Safety

I am currently in the middle of building my carboy washer, and last night I cemented the pvc parts together. I may have used too much cement, and when I pushed the slip fit part against the t, I...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-04-2013, 04:06 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 35,845
Posted By kenyabob
I cannot seem to be able to find the male thread...

I cannot seem to be able to find the male thread to 1/4 barb nylon pieces anywhere in town. I've found a few them in brass at plumbing shops for 4 dollars a piece, and on amazon for about the same...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-05-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 843
Posted By kenyabob
Luckily I tested it with water from my water...

Luckily I tested it with water from my water heater, which was 120. That let me at least see how soft the vinyl would get when warm/hot. On brew day I monitored the chiller as I increased flow, and...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-05-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 843
Posted By kenyabob
I ended up running water through the chiller and...

I ended up running water through the chiller and I stopped when there were no more leaks. In this case, it seems it was as snug as it needed to be. The vinyl hosing it came with felt pretty giving,...
Forum: Cider 02-05-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 37,038
Posted By kenyabob
How did this batch ever turn out for you vtec?

How did this batch ever turn out for you vtec?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-04-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By kenyabob
Thanks for the help on this. Just gets you...

Thanks for the help on this. Just gets you nervous when you spend 40+ dollars on ingredients and then overlook something so simple! Here's to hoping for a tasty brew!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-03-2013, 11:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By kenyabob
Totally understood, this is something I realized...

Totally understood, this is something I realized too late however. So my question is — having forgotten to do clean the chiller, is it even worth waiting to see if my beer is salvageable, or even...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-03-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By kenyabob
Used immersion chiller straight from the box

I bought and assembled a 50ft immersion chiller this past week, and just used it. After searching for some tips on cleaning the chiller after use, I found a lot of people talking about how they...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-03-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,114
Posted By kenyabob
How did this turn out? I am a bit freaked out,...

How did this turn out? I am a bit freaked out, seeing as I didn't clean mine prior to use, it looked pretty good as it was. I didn't build it myself, I purchased it. I am hoping that I don't get any...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-02-2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 843
Posted By kenyabob
How tight for worm clamps/fittings?

I bought an immersion cooler and want to make sure that I don't get any leaks when I use it tomorrow. I am assembling the vinyl lines and securing them, but I am never sure how tight to screw the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-27-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 232
Posted By kenyabob
Potentially overtightened the brass fitting on an SQ14?

Just yesterday I opened up my new SQ14 Bayou Classic burner. It didn't come with instructions, so I found a general purpose manual online. The directions had me to tighten the brass fitting with a...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-23-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By kenyabob
Follow up question for people who have transferred from sanke to corny

I am going to try and transfer some beer from a sanke to corny. Reading a lot of the other threads, I have a pretty good idea what I am going to do. My questions are just these:

1) Can I get a...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-09-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 223
Posted By kenyabob
Do I need weather stripping on the top of my collar?

I am going to secure the lid of my keezer tonight to my 2x6's and I was wondering if I need weather-stripping on the top? The lid has a nice rubber seal around that seems to fit nice and flat on the...
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