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Forum: DIY Projects 07-16-2014, 09:27 PM
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What to do when your freezer turned lagering chamber goes on the fritz

I have a Frigidaire freezer and my electronic control panel failed rendering the chamber useless. Apparently this is very common and happens around the 2 yr mark. Instead of paying for a service or...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-16-2013, 04:15 PM
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Posted By flananuts
I like your approach. Is that from a crab pot to...

I like your approach. Is that from a crab pot to some other fryer cooker? Also how do you suspend it in your Keggle?
Forum: General Techniques 05-16-2012, 12:28 PM
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I fermented at 52 degrees then layered down to 32...

I fermented at 52 degrees then layered down to 32 for three weeks. This would have been a great beer to be able to dump trub from.
Forum: General Techniques 05-16-2012, 10:45 AM
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I just finished a 15 gallon ferment in a sanke...

I just finished a 15 gallon ferment in a sanke and I went the airlock route for the first three days then installed my pressure rig. It was a pilsner in budvar yeast and it was a violent...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-04-2012, 12:26 PM
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Posted By flananuts
IMO- this is temperature related. Ester...

IMO- this is temperature related. Ester production occurs in the higher temp range of brewing. I would suggest finding the coolest spot in your home if you don't have space to Putin a freezer or...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-04-2012, 12:11 PM
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It was by far this best quote I could think of at...

It was by far this best quote I could think of at the moment, plus I was drunk and on pain meds :rockin:
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-04-2012, 12:37 AM
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Posted By flananuts
AG definitely takes longer than extract. There's...

AG definitely takes longer than extract. There's no argument on that point. Thing is you can't build complex worts with grain steeps and extract. It doesn't mean you can't make great beer, but not,...
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-02-2012, 12:15 AM
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Posted By flananuts
Agreed. Leave it be.

Agreed. Leave it be.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-02-2012, 12:07 AM
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And the thread goes sideways..... I prefer...

And the thread goes sideways.....

I prefer AG but to each their own
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-01-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 102
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Posted By flananuts
I also found that extract beers tend to be...

I also found that extract beers tend to be thinner with less mouthfeel than AG. Ultimately I made the move to AG as soon as I had the space to support both the gear and the ancillary equipment for...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-01-2012, 01:40 AM
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Posted By flananuts
F to the N to the A Yes!

F to the N to the A Yes!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-28-2012, 12:33 PM
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Can you take a picture of your manifold? It is...

Can you take a picture of your manifold? It is possible that you are getting compacted or maybe your manifold doesn't drain fast enough to keep up with your pump. I doubt you are losing prime rather...
Forum: General Techniques 04-26-2012, 11:43 PM
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Question for those who start with an airlock and...

Question for those who start with an airlock and then pressure up. I'm doing about 14.75gallon in a sanke and I'm about two days into primary with a good burp going on budjevic lager yeast. I'm not...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-24-2012, 04:39 PM
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Posted By flananuts
This is an interesting topic. My last two, a...

This is an interesting topic. My last two, a schwarzbier with bavarian lager and an IPA both finished a few points higher than the target FG, lending to a slightly sweeter than desired beer. Over...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-14-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By flananuts
Boost the ferment able with corn sugar if you...

Boost the ferment able with corn sugar if you want to dry it our otherwise use more malt. Simpsons dark crystal 75l is a great addition to any dark beer in small quantities. Gives a nice caramel...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-14-2012, 12:04 PM
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Harvested yeast starters for me take longer to...

Harvested yeast starters for me take longer to take off. Give it time and I'm sure you'll be fine.
Forum: General Techniques 04-14-2012, 11:19 AM
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I use the ez water calculator and I add my salts...

I use the ez water calculator and I add my salts in the mash and then I add my bk salts I the boil. My water is pretty soft but I don't adjust my HLT water outside of a chlorine filter on my house...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-14-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 31
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Posted By flananuts
What hop varietal did you use? A good friend of...

What hop varietal did you use? A good friend of mine and brewer in England is allergic to hops that are high in AA's. Post your water xls and your additions, recipe, etc so we can help you get...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-08-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By flananuts
It sounds like your starter was big enough and...

It sounds like your starter was big enough and the yeast were still active. Did you oxygenate your wort with O2? I also pitch my starter into the wort at or around 52-55 and then set my temp for the...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-27-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 37
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Posted By flananuts
I went single tier, used metal storage racks from...

I went single tier, used metal storage racks from Lowes, bolted the racks to the vertical mounts, and put it on wheels. My footprint is 24"x48"x5'. Inexpensive and light. Here's a pic if you're...
Forum: General Techniques 03-27-2012, 09:38 PM
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Posted By flananuts
Lennie, I'd love to move to a brewhemoth from a...

Lennie, I'd love to move to a brewhemoth from a sanke but the ducks are not in a row...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-25-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 42
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Posted By flananuts
A single wrap of reflectix is quite impressive...

A single wrap of reflectix is quite impressive for heat retention whether you use rims or herms. Since my system is 100% electric Heat retention lets me use less electricity and maintain good temps.
Forum: General Techniques 03-25-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 107
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Posted By flananuts
I would tell him to go f himself and I would buy...

I would tell him to go f himself and I would buy everything online. I haven't done a secondary in 3 yrs. I don't use buckets but as long as you are clean and sanitary rock on! I am a proponent of...
Forum: General Techniques 03-23-2012, 10:46 AM
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Posted By flananuts
I find that my beers in pressure take longer to...

I find that my beers in pressure take longer to ferment out but hen they are dine fermenting and ate carbonated they are ready to consume. I also start at 5psi and then I ramp to 8 at 50% then up to...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-22-2012, 06:16 PM
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Posted By flananuts
when you fermented using brown sugar, did you...

when you fermented using brown sugar, did you experience any difference in the fermentation including krausen etc? I looked at my two batches this morning, and the krausen(if that's correct with...
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