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Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-12-2012, 04:20 AM
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Posted By damnitbeavis
Looks perfect to me. You don't want much...

Looks perfect to me. You don't want much (really any) airspace at the top of your secondary, so you limit the exposure of the beer to oxygen.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-08-2012, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 982
Posted By damnitbeavis
It isn't going to hurt you, you can probably tell...

It isn't going to hurt you, you can probably tell how much was left in the bottles by tasting one now. If it is sour, there was a lot left in there. If it tastes like it did pripr to bottling, you...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-02-2012, 04:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,362
Posted By damnitbeavis
+1

+1
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-01-2012, 05:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 797
Posted By damnitbeavis
This is silly. Your beer will likely be fine. ...

This is silly. Your beer will likely be fine. Giardia won't grow in beer, and the amount of creek water you had in you equipment after rinsing with creek water is negligible. I have rinsed many...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-29-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,307
Posted By damnitbeavis
I'd be willing to bet you a shekel it would...

I'd be willing to bet you a shekel it would totally fill. My 90 degree elbow on my stout conical will fill completely solid with yeast, as it is at the bottom of a very large tank, with a lot if...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-22-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 266
Posted By damnitbeavis
To some extent. You old also raise your...

To some extent. You old also raise your kettles' out dip tube either permanently or temporarily, then let the trub settle for 30 minutes or so and rack off the top.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-22-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,307
Posted By damnitbeavis
Couldn't one just use a ninety degree elbow...

Couldn't one just use a ninety degree elbow triclover fitting and then use shorter legs so the conical will fit in a fridge easier? I use a similar setup with my stout tanks short 14.5 gallon...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-22-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 649
Posted By damnitbeavis
Tri clover fittings, rather

Tri clover fittings, rather
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-22-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 649
Posted By damnitbeavis
Do you have temperature control of the...

Do you have temperature control of the fermentation fridge? This is quite important.

Do you bottle? Consider a legging setup, it is much faster and easier

Do you keg? Consider a beer gun...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-08-2012, 11:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By damnitbeavis
I cleaned mine off with bar keepers friend and a...

I cleaned mine off with bar keepers friend and a sponge, mostly to remove flux. The oxalic acid will take care of making it nice and shiny for you, too.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-08-2012, 11:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By damnitbeavis
+1 Bkf is the best for rust!

+1

Bkf is the best for rust!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-01-2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 569
Posted By damnitbeavis
You will need more information about your process...

You will need more information about your process here... What was the gravity of the final runnings? What was your pre boil volume and gravity? post boil volume? I am suspicious you may be...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-31-2012, 10:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,088
Posted By damnitbeavis
You just lower your racking cane until you start...

You just lower your racking cane until you start to see sediment, then pull it back a tad. Easy to do with the brewerY's hardware kit
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-31-2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,088
Posted By damnitbeavis
I have used one many times, no infections. The...

I have used one many times, no infections. The brewers hardware sanke fermenter kit is a great product. they are sort of a pain to clean. One of my friends has welded a 4 inch triclover on a...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-31-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,088
Posted By damnitbeavis
They are more difficult to clean, but not...

They are more difficult to clean, but not impossible. I used to soak mine in hot PBw, and leave it overnight, then brush it out, rinse it. If you have an automatic keg washer, you could just use...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-31-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By damnitbeavis
I have a double immersion chiller I use for 10-30...

I have a double immersion chiller I use for 10-30 gallon batches, I only use one with small batches, and use them both in big batches. Each has it's own in and outflow, I can chill 30 gallons to...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-31-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,088
Posted By damnitbeavis
This. And then a brewers hardware snake...

This.

And then a brewers hardware snake fermenter kit or carboy cap stretched over the keg top. You've got to remove the spear first, there are posts that show you how to do this.

I would use...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-25-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 216
Posted By damnitbeavis
I think it depends on your water. If you have...

I think it depends on your water. If you have chloramines in your water you need a charcoal filter, but chlorine can just be boiled off. If you have lots of alkalinity (carbonates) as I do, you may...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-23-2012, 04:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,647
Posted By damnitbeavis
I have a stout 14.5 gallon short fermenter, and...

I have a stout 14.5 gallon short fermenter, and am very happy with it, and with my experience with John watt. The welds are the nicest I have seen, and the polished finish inside cleans up so...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-03-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By damnitbeavis
With dry yeast it would make more sense to pitch...

With dry yeast it would make more sense to pitch directly. You could just get another packet if you needed more for your circumstances. Use the calculator on mr. Malty's website. For a liquid...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-11-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,425
Posted By damnitbeavis
Sounds like a good price to me. You could also...

Sounds like a good price to me. You could also try asking around at breweries for decommissioned kegs, you don't need them to be perfect, probably.
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 02-07-2012, 02:54 PM
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Views: 204,267
Posted By damnitbeavis
Great stuff, count me in!

Great stuff, count me in!
Forum: Cider Forum 02-06-2012, 02:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,514
Posted By damnitbeavis
I've had great results with Nottingham yeast with...

I've had great results with Nottingham yeast with cider. How did you get your sample from the bucket? Perhaps you got some yeast cake in there.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-23-2012, 01:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By damnitbeavis
You might have better results if you filter after...

You might have better results if you filter after you secondary. You may not need to filter at all, and if you don't you won't need fresh yeast at bottling unless you are doing a very high gravity...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-17-2012, 04:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 689
Posted By damnitbeavis
I had pretty much the same thing happen when...

I had pretty much the same thing happen when racking a batch of oatmeal stout to kegs with the blowoff still in a old jug of sanitizer. Probably a cup or two went in before I figured it out, and...
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