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Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-24-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 47
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Posted By gnef
Poll too small for me too, i have 14 from the...

Poll too small for me too, i have 14 from the coffin box off the walk in cooler.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-18-2012, 02:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 332
Posted By gnef
If you are using standard 20# tanks, it sounds...

If you are using standard 20# tanks, it sounds like you are tripping the safety device in the tank valve, that prevents it from allowing the lpg to free flow. What I do to make sure this doesn't...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-27-2012, 12:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,372
Posted By gnef
Are you building this yourself, or buying it...

Are you building this yourself, or buying it premade?

I tend to think 30 ft should be fine for a 5 gallon batch. You will want a way to agitate the wort around it to keep the wort from...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-27-2012, 12:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,372
Posted By gnef
When I tried a prechiller, I had to manually...

When I tried a prechiller, I had to manually agitate it for it to work because the water around the prechiller kept stratifying, and I would run through a lot of ice for not much benefit. This was...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-27-2012, 12:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 827
Posted By gnef
don't use the prechiller until you need to,...

don't use the prechiller until you need to, otherwise you will run through a tremendous amount of ice unnecessarily.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-26-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 827
Posted By gnef
You can also go with a post chiller: use...

You can also go with a post chiller:

use your current counterflow chiller, and then go through another coil of copper that is submerged in ice water that is being agitated. That should be a good...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-26-2012, 10:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,372
Posted By gnef
What is the current diameter and length of your...

What is the current diameter and length of your immersion chiller?

Do you think you will ever move to 10 gallon batches?

Pre-chillers in my experience don't work that well and are a pain to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-26-2012, 05:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,308
Posted By gnef
I use 1/2 inch silicone tubing, thick walled. I...

I use 1/2 inch silicone tubing, thick walled. I recirculate in the last 15 minutes of the boil in order to heat sterilize the tubing and the pump. I just rinse it after brewing. I've used the same...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-15-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,372
Posted By gnef
Excellent brewstand!

Excellent brewstand!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-17-2012, 03:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,025
Posted By gnef
The 3/16''ID Bev-Flex tubing has a 5/16''OD, so...

The 3/16''ID Bev-Flex tubing has a 5/16''OD, so you can use the JG fittings with the appropriate tube fitting size.

The pressure drop per foot is lower for the tubing, so you need more of it, I've...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-16-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,025
Posted By gnef
beaksnbeer - thanks for sending me the link! I...

beaksnbeer - thanks for sending me the link! I haven't ordered from them, but their prices are definitely cheaper than usplastics.

If only the Bev-Flex tubing was a 3/8'' OD rather than the...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-16-2012, 03:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,025
Posted By gnef
That all sounds reasonable to me! I am impressed...

That all sounds reasonable to me! I am impressed that you are going with the JG check valve. Please let me know how those work for you. I have so many gas lines, that it become very expensive very...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-16-2012, 02:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,025
Posted By gnef
So you are looking for a 1/4'' tubing connection?...

So you are looking for a 1/4'' tubing connection? If so, ihomebrewsolutions has one here: Fittings & Valves...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-15-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,729
Posted By gnef
If you find yourself drinking your beer before it...

If you find yourself drinking your beer before it is ready, I'd recommend you brew more often if you can afford it (you may need more equipment in addition to the ingredient costs).

The reason for...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-15-2012, 03:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By gnef
homebeerbrewer - That is a good idea, but at this...

homebeerbrewer - That is a good idea, but at this point, I just need to bite the bullet each time I see a problematic keg and fix it for good. I want to be able to trust all my kegs - it will just...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-15-2012, 03:44 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,729
Posted By gnef
BrewMU - I actually have over 100 kegs at this...

BrewMU - I actually have over 100 kegs at this point. I estimate that I am using at least 70 of them right now.

benzy4010 - unfortunately, kegs are rising in price. I found the vast majority of my...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-15-2012, 03:01 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,729
Posted By gnef
It all depends on your priorities. Almost...

It all depends on your priorities.

Almost all of us started with bottling, and many of us have transitioned to kegging. It is a large up front investment, and if you are just getting in to the...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-15-2012, 02:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By gnef
That method has worked for me in the past, but it...

That method has worked for me in the past, but it has also failed me in the past. Kegs like that make me very nervous!

What I noticed on one such keg, there was dried out remnant on the inside lip...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-15-2012, 02:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,025
Posted By gnef
Slipgate - These types of connectors are quite...

Slipgate - These types of connectors are quite different than the quick disconnects used for air tools. I have been using them for my liquid lines on about 8 of the 14 faucets on the walk-in cooler,...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-14-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,025
Posted By gnef
For that, I just put the tubing on to the...

For that, I just put the tubing on to the tailpiece as you would in a standard setup.

The only way I can think of to use a John Guest fitting would be to use one of those tailpieces that has a...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-13-2012, 12:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,613
Posted By gnef
I base it off of how easily you want to transport...

I base it off of how easily you want to transport it and aesthetics. If you want to be able to move it around very easily, and tuck it away, get a smaller tank. 5 pound tanks are very common for this...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-13-2012, 12:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,614
Posted By gnef
I've got two 50# tanks, and have been using one...

I've got two 50# tanks, and have been using one of them for around 5 years, still haven't refilled it. They are great!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-12-2012, 03:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,310
Posted By gnef
Yes, all of that should be correct. You just need...

Yes, all of that should be correct. You just need to make sure you use the correct tubing. I use 3/16'' ID x 3/8'' OD, which is not a typical tubing size for homebrewers. Sorry for the delay in...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-12-2012, 03:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,025
Posted By gnef
ryanmcl - Thanks for the comment, I appreciate...

ryanmcl - Thanks for the comment, I appreciate it.

lotbfan - Sorry for the bad link, here is a new one: John Guest Flare Female Acetal Connectors 3/8 x 1/4 | U.S. Plastic Corp....
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-01-2012, 04:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,082
Posted By gnef
Going to that size brew with extract is...

Going to that size brew with extract is expensive. I would highly recommend you spend some money on all-grain equipment.

Your Return On Investment will be pretty quick if you buy your grain and...
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