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Forum: General Techniques 07-25-2014, 05:23 AM
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haeffnkr - Do you force carb after kegging, or do...

haeffnkr - Do you force carb after kegging, or do you naturally carb by cranking up the spunding and transfer to serving under counter-pressure?
Forum: General Techniques 03-14-2014, 04:05 PM
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I bet you're right. I have mine attached to a...

I bet you're right. I have mine attached to a water filter housing to trap any blowoff, but the last beer I made filled the corny a bit too full, and I got almost a full filter housing. Do the valves...
Forum: General Techniques 03-13-2014, 06:15 AM
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I'm having a problem with my spunding valve,...

I'm having a problem with my spunding valve, using the better valve from McMaster (link (http://www.mcmaster.com/#99045K11)). It'll maintain my pressure up until the set-point, but then, once the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-06-2014, 12:42 AM
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Neat kettle lid

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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-21-2014, 03:44 AM
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Wow, that's a pretty great deal. The description...

Wow, that's a pretty great deal. The description even states that they are autoclavable to 250F (pressure cooker @ 15PSI temps).
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 02-21-2014, 02:46 AM
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I'm in!

I'm in!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-14-2013, 12:11 AM
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Posted By GNBrews
I agree that if the rollers are simply spinning...

I agree that if the rollers are simply spinning and not feeding in/crushing grain, that a worn knurl is likely the culprit. If the rollers are binding, it's certainly something else. The design is...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-04-2013, 09:22 PM
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For those types of failures, it's obviously a...

For those types of failures, it's obviously a problem with the roller binding on something, not an issue of bearings failing. A bit of preventative maintenance/cleaning would probably prevent that...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-03-2013, 08:25 PM
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Posted By GNBrews
I would still love to see a video of a...

I would still love to see a video of a malfunctioning crusher.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 11-26-2013, 01:01 AM
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As was noted, the "Rhino farts" tend to happen if...

As was noted, the "Rhino farts" tend to happen if you ferment above 70F. Keep it in the 65-68F range, and you should be golden.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 11-22-2013, 05:13 AM
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For those that would like a more "wine like"...

For those that would like a more "wine like" flavor, what would be the recommended amount of tannin or acid blend to use? Obviously this recipe is more of a "quick and dirty, but good tasting"...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-15-2013, 11:32 PM
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I had the same problem with an older...

I had the same problem with an older Thermolyne-brand stirrer. The heat was being generated by the variable resistor that was used in the speed control circuit. Since the motor was just a A/C...
Forum: General Techniques 10-30-2013, 09:07 PM
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Posted By GNBrews
I just use a normal self-adhesive liquid-crystal...

I just use a normal self-adhesive liquid-crystal strip on the outside of the keg. The metal should conduct adequately enough to be the same temperature as the fermenting beer inside (within a degree...
Forum: General Techniques 10-17-2013, 12:33 AM
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What's the OD on a sanke spear? I've seen...

What's the OD on a sanke spear? I've seen "approx 1-inch", mentioned on a few home distiller forums where they were attempting to convert them to Liebig condensers. If you could friction-fit a...
Forum: General Techniques 10-11-2013, 11:31 PM
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Thanks MadScientist :) I would never have...

Thanks MadScientist :) I would never have thought about the problem of the receiving keg burping back into the primary and the calamity that would result. You have surely saved me some frustration,...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-11-2013, 12:25 AM
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Posted By GNBrews
Guys who are having problems with the mills,...

Guys who are having problems with the mills, would you mind posting a photo of the rollers or a video showing how it's not crushing? I've ran over 500lb (admittedly, not that much...knock on wood) of...
Forum: General Techniques 10-10-2013, 09:23 PM
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Would someone mind posting their...

Would someone mind posting their transfer-to-serving keg technique? That's the biggest problem that I'm having. I didn't shorten my dip tube, and of course, yeast is coming over. Do any of you guys...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-26-2013, 02:16 AM
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Posted By GNBrews
The best way to avoid the rhino farts is to keep...

The best way to avoid the rhino farts is to keep the fermentation temperature below 68F.
Forum: DIY Projects 09-24-2013, 02:15 AM
Replies: 242
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Posted By GNBrews
Yeah, the bottles are blow-molded from a bottle...

Yeah, the bottles are blow-molded from a bottle blank, the same way a soda bottle is. If you heat 'em without any support from the inside, they attempt to shrink back to their original blank.

The...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-15-2013, 12:05 AM
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Posted By GNBrews
How do the speed controllers handle lower speeds?...

How do the speed controllers handle lower speeds? Is it difficult to keep the stir bar from being thrown when you start it up? I tried one of the rheostat kits a while back, and the speed was almost...
Forum: General Techniques 08-13-2013, 02:25 AM
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Posted By GNBrews
Thanks EK. Yep, the whole business was sanitized...

Thanks EK. Yep, the whole business was sanitized thoroughly before sealing it up. That's a good idea...inadvertently top cropping the yeast :)
Forum: For Sale 08-13-2013, 01:52 AM
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Will you ship? If so, can I get a quote to zip:...

Will you ship? If so, can I get a quote to zip: 58203?
Forum: General Techniques 08-13-2013, 01:46 AM
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Posted By GNBrews
Not thinking clearly, I filled a corny keg...

Not thinking clearly, I filled a corny keg fermenter too far this Saturday (2nd time I've ever fermented under pressure). I was conservative last time, but now have a clear plastic water filtration...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 07-25-2013, 11:43 PM
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Posted By GNBrews
As Gandelf recommended, double-check the...

As Gandelf recommended, double-check the Hysteresis setting. Also note the suggestion in the manual that your cycle time may be too long (last page).
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Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-10-2013, 09:38 PM
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Posted By GNBrews
I've not experienced any sizable amount of...

I've not experienced any sizable amount of krausen when fermenting cider.
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