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Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-01-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By abracadabra
Confessions of a Beer Snob

Hey! It's been a while since I've been on this site but I thought this article while dated was good. I found myself laughing out loud when the writer started on English beer. ( Read it and you'll...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-27-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 435
Posted By abracadabra
Here are a few different containers you can get...

Here are a few different containers you can get and try for "FREE" other than buying Jugs from the Brew it yourself stores. Any number of PET jugs from the grocery store containing apple cider or...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-13-2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By abracadabra
If that were true about kegs noboby would be or...

If that were true about kegs noboby would be or should be using them. Thankfully it is not true.

My personal opinion is a good soaking with hot water and PBW or unsented Oxyclean should make the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-13-2011, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 866
Posted By abracadabra
All ball lock gas and or liquid posts are NOT...

All ball lock gas and or liquid posts are NOT compatible with all kegs. I found that out the hard way after buying a batch kegs then taking all the posts off

Make sure you keep the posts and kegs...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-14-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,581
Posted By abracadabra
It probably is an Oettiker as 724b says and his...

It probably is an Oettiker as 724b says and his suggestion of a nipper tool is right on the money, and as Mischief suggests trying to squeeze it tighter should be your first action before you cut it...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-13-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 835
Posted By abracadabra
5 lbs is pretty small but like PJ say enough for...

5 lbs is pretty small but like PJ say enough for 2 maybe 3 kegs. Here's the problem with 5 lb tanks as I see it.

1. expensive to fill (because of the labor, it cost almost the same to fill a 5 lb...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-11-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By abracadabra
Yes if it's a CO2 fire ext. you could do it but...

Yes if it's a CO2 fire ext. you could do it but the expense involved in changing the valve and fitting would probably not be worth your effort or $.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-10-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By abracadabra
It should be easy enough to find out if it will...

It should be easy enough to find out if it will hold pressure once you replace the gaskets and o rings simply fill it with water flip the keg upside down and see if it leaks water. The head pressure...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-24-2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 731
Posted By abracadabra
Dude You could have used a filter if you were...

Dude
You could have used a filter if you were worried about glass that would have easily removed any shards of glass that could have caused any problems. Even a paper coffee filter would have done...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-11-2011, 02:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 695
Posted By abracadabra
It will work fine with a couple of caveats 1...

It will work fine with a couple of caveats
1 your wort need to be protected from light so no difference from a glass or other plastic fermenter.
2 if it's like the one I have it didn't seal all...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-11-2011, 01:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By abracadabra
Yes splitting the boil will be ok no need to...

Yes splitting the boil will be ok no need to split the hops
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-29-2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 867
Posted By abracadabra
I have the GOTT ( I think Industrial ) by Igloo...

I have the GOTT ( I think Industrial ) by Igloo I don't know what if any difference there is but I haven't had any warping problems that people with regular Igloo's have reported
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-19-2010, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By abracadabra
Everyone messes up every now and then, you...

Everyone messes up every now and then, you carbonated at too low a pressure for too short a time frame with too high a temp or too little time allowed given the pressure and temp. Additionally...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-28-2010, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By abracadabra
1. No I don't think you are missing anything ...

1. No I don't think you are missing anything

2. Yes more than likely they won't have any aluminum tanks to swap with you and you'll get a steel tank so you are better of buying a used tank if you...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-26-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 773
Posted By abracadabra
I'm assuming you are refering to an Immersion...

I'm assuming you are refering to an Immersion Chiller, if so go with 1/2

If it is a counter flow chiller then a 3/8 would be better
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-22-2010, 04:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,757
Posted By abracadabra
Consider instead getting larger equipment and...

Consider instead getting larger equipment and going to 10 gal or 20 gal single brews (1 EACH 10 or 20 gal session is much easier then 2 each 5 or 10 gal sessions) and or consider doubling your...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-11-2010, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 753
Posted By abracadabra
They had 2 when I was there Thursday 10/7 but I...

They had 2 when I was there Thursday 10/7 but I got one of them.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-08-2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By abracadabra
If you want to have multiple beers going then you...

If you want to have multiple beers going then you are going to need additional vessels. If you are going to get additional vessels I suggest neither bucket nor carboy.

For about the same money as...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-08-2010, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By abracadabra
Check this out for about 1/2 the money of the one...

Check this out for about 1/2 the money of the one you posted.

http://www.amazon.com/Camco-40043-TastePURE-Flexible-Protector/dp/B0006IX87S

I don't think it's possible to ever get it completely...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-07-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,200
Posted By abracadabra
Bending the tube is easy I've done it at on at...

Bending the tube is easy I've done it at on at least 6 cornies. But just to make sure they don't crimp I place a phillips head screw driver in each end, a long one in the straight end and a regular...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-07-2010, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 753
Posted By abracadabra
Good Deal Alert Alpharetta, Georgia!

Home Depot, Windward Parkway, Alpharetta, Ga. has a 60 qt aluminum pot, lid and basket strainer for $61 marked down from $113. Boiling pot marked not suitable for Frying Turkey !
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-07-2010, 11:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,200
Posted By abracadabra
Be careful not to areate the beer as you transfer...

Be careful not to areate the beer as you transfer and you should not have any problems. Be sure and either bend the dip tube up or cut off an inch or so
that you don't transfer the crud on the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-06-2010, 08:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,200
Posted By abracadabra
I have to disagree that the thread is out of...

I have to disagree that the thread is out of date. It's a couple of years old true enough, but if you read it John posts where he has had great success using a corny as a primary, how he did it and...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-06-2010, 07:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,778
Posted By abracadabra
LHBS are the most expensive place you can find to...

LHBS are the most expensive place you can find to have a CO2 tank filled. How much did he charge? I pay $17 for a 20 lb swap.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-06-2010, 07:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,113
Posted By abracadabra
Consider getting yourself a collection of plastic...

Consider getting yourself a collection of plastic beer bottles. Miller makes them 16 oz I heard Coors does also
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