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Forum: DIY Projects 01-30-2013, 06:05 PM
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Posted By blackbear219
I think I am going to try splicing one of these...

I think I am going to try splicing one of these into one of my beer lines and see how well it works.

http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/shutoff-valve-1-4-barb.html
Forum: DIY Projects 01-30-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By blackbear219
I did think about disconnecting the lines but...

I did think about disconnecting the lines but like someone said they do dribble when you pull them off which can become a sticky mess in the bottom of your keezer over time. It is probably the...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-30-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,003
Posted By blackbear219
Protecting the taps from babyzilla

Any suggestions on how I can lock/protect my keezer taps from a child? My 19 month old is almost tall enough and reach them and, well, she's in to everything so I know it's just a matter of time...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-06-2012, 01:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 616
Posted By blackbear219
Sounds like you might need a new regulator. If...

Sounds like you might need a new regulator. If you set your regulator to 12psi but it got up to 35psi that means your "regulator" is not "regulating" like it is supposed to. If it is busted, that...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-06-2012, 01:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By blackbear219
You have a leak in your system somewhere that you...

You have a leak in your system somewhere that you need to find. A 5 pound tank will last you a dozen kegs or more if you're not leaking gas.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-27-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By blackbear219
The AHS site also says to add it in with the...

The AHS site also says to add it in with the grains during mashing. I think I am going to give it a shot that way. Adding it to the boil sounds like it could get a lot messier.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-27-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By blackbear219
Seeking advice on extract pumpkin ale

Hi all,

I got the Pumpkin Ale kit from AHS. I meant to order the partial mash kit but I must have messed up because it came yesterday and I accidentally ordered the extract kit.

I have some...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-25-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By blackbear219
Agreed. 3 days max.

Agreed. 3 days max.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-21-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 749
Posted By blackbear219
Go for it. You're partial mashing so you top off...

Go for it. You're partial mashing so you top off with plain water at the end anyways so it's going to have minimal to no impact. I've done a couple northern brewer partial mashes and their...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-20-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 174
Posted By blackbear219
One year later

Hi all,

I wanted to come here and show my appreciation for this site and it's community. When I first started brewing as a "full time hobby" about a year ago this site was invaluable to me. I had...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-18-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 619
Posted By blackbear219
Ok, it looks like the piece I am leaking from is...

Ok, it looks like the piece I am leaking from is referred to as then"bonnet". Perlicks document on how to clean the 500 series says that the o-ring is likely either damaged or not installed...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-18-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 619
Posted By blackbear219
Leaky 525SS

Hey guys,

I have a perlick 525ss that keeps leaking. It was fine for months but lately it has been a pain. It is not leaking from the spout itself. It leaks from the top screw on piece up near...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 11-15-2011, 10:33 PM
Replies: 12,233
Views: 2,127,578
Posted By blackbear219
I do.

I do.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 11-15-2011, 01:51 AM
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Views: 2,127,578
Posted By blackbear219
According to my taste buds, I find very little...

According to my taste buds, I find very little difference between apfelwein and cheap champagne. YMMV. My wife absolutely loves it though. I always keep at least one tap in the keezer stocked...
Forum: India Pale Ale 11-09-2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2,132
Views: 502,292
Posted By blackbear219
Thank you, Yooper. Thank you for teaching me how...

Thank you, Yooper. Thank you for teaching me how to brew the nectar of the gods! It came out AMAZING. :drunk:
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-31-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 750
Posted By blackbear219
Mine leaked at first too. Did you make sure that...

Mine leaked at first too. Did you make sure that you got the teeth lined up REALLY well? I did not on my first try, and it leaked.

In the end, I took it apart and lined up the teeth again. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-20-2011, 01:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By blackbear219
Ignore the ABV gauge on your hydrometer. if you...

Ignore the ABV gauge on your hydrometer. if you started at 1.070 and you're at 1.010 now, you're sitting pretty.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-18-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,044
Posted By blackbear219
I keep track of everything the old fashioned way,...

I keep track of everything the old fashioned way, pen and paper. I might have to look into doing it on the iPad, but I have terrible visions of a couple years from now when the iPad breaks and I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-18-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By blackbear219
Leave it in primary for at least another 2 1/2...

Leave it in primary for at least another 2 1/2 weeks and then bottle it.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-18-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By blackbear219
If it's doing that right out of the box, I would...

If it's doing that right out of the box, I would definitely swap it out.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-18-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 643
Posted By blackbear219
I vote buckets. They are cheap. I can get a...

I vote buckets. They are cheap. I can get a bucket and airlock at my LHBS for $13. At that price, I started with two of them and before I knew it I had 5. I have had them all full at once, and...
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-18-2011, 02:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,054
Posted By blackbear219
I brewed the AHS Special Holiday Ale about a week...

I brewed the AHS Special Holiday Ale about a week ago. Hope it comes out good, my brewing reputation this holiday season depends on it!!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-18-2011, 02:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,288
Posted By blackbear219
Time is money.

Time is money.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-17-2011, 10:50 PM
Replies: 12,233
Views: 2,127,578
Posted By blackbear219
Thanks a lot, Ed. I made this for SWMBO and now I...

Thanks a lot, Ed. I made this for SWMBO and now I have permanently lost a fermenter to apfelwein. I like it, she's psycho for it. I even asked "are you sure you don't want to age this for another...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-17-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,284
Posted By blackbear219
My system came with 5' lines. I was getting...

My system came with 5' lines. I was getting foamy pours at desired co2 volumes (42F @ 12psi). I made my lines longer, and my problems stopped. I'm not saying Todd is wrong in general, but I've...
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