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Forum: Bottling/Kegging Yesterday, 03:51 PM
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Posted By thefost
Interesting theory. Last night as a test I...

Interesting theory. Last night as a test I happened to try a keg at 30psi and I was able to get a nice pour, but I didn't notice the creamy head or tiny bubbles you would get from a nitro tap.
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Forum: Bottling/Kegging Yesterday, 04:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By thefost
Guess I'll volunteer to be the guinea pig then :)

Guess I'll volunteer to be the guinea pig then :)
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-21-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By thefost
Anyone try out the new Perlick 650SS Stainless Flow Control?

Interested if anyone has any feedback on the new Perlick 650SS Stainless flow control faucet. I might be upgrading my keezer with them and reducing my tube lengths.

So, has anyone used these...
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 07-17-2014, 10:23 PM
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Views: 5,828
Posted By thefost
Inn

Inn
Forum: General Techniques 07-17-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 910
Posted By thefost
Looks like the majority of people think that...

Looks like the majority of people think that "carbonic bite" doesn't exist. Well then, I suppose I'm going to have to run a triangle experiment to get to the bottom of this. :)

Should be a rather...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-16-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By thefost
Overcomplicating things is my specialty, I am a...

Overcomplicating things is my specialty, I am a homebrewer after all :D
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-16-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By thefost
Exactly. You have to flush the keg with CO2...

Exactly. You have to flush the keg with CO2 anyways, so its easy to just leave it pressurized after purging the O2.

I didn't have any problems priming the pump, the pressure differential pushed...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-16-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By thefost
Corny Keg Recirculating Dry Hopper

I've been reading about the benefits of recirculating beer while dry hopping for a while and wanted to try it out myself. The main benefits are faster extraction and more oil extracted - in other...
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-15-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 808
Posted By thefost
Install Pics

To the poster above, yep it looks like they are sucking up about 815-825 watts on 120V per element. Also, it looks like I had the same idea as you on the pvc install =)

Ok so now for some pics. ...
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-14-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 808
Posted By thefost
Sure thing, just installed them right now and am...

Sure thing, just installed them right now and am testing them by trying to boil 11 gallons of water. Would probably work well for a small herms, although you need some space underneath your vessle,...
Forum: General Techniques 07-11-2014, 08:18 PM
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Posted By thefost
I've reduced the parts as much as I can without...

I've reduced the parts as much as I can without having to buy more things. I'm pretty sure at this point its the relief valve, and either way it needs to be opened and cleaned.
Forum: General Techniques 07-11-2014, 06:31 PM
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Posted By thefost
No idea where the leak is, I imagine its coming...

No idea where the leak is, I imagine its coming from the air out port.

There are no screws on the square part, it's just empty holes.
Forum: General Techniques 07-11-2014, 04:49 PM
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Posted By thefost
How to clean this thing

Ok guys I could really use some help. I've had a leak in my spunding valve since the beginning and I would really like to figure out how to open up and clean it.

Its been referenced that its easy...
Forum: General Techniques 07-10-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 910
Posted By thefost
Huh. I've read multiple times on here that the...

Huh. I've read multiple times on here that the rapid introduction of acid when force carbing takes a while to blend with the blend with the the flavor of the beer. I've read for this reason,...
Forum: General Techniques 07-10-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 910
Posted By thefost
You guys are correct, my way is more complicated,...

You guys are correct, my way is more complicated, but... my method will end up with better beer, right? I mean, your recommended method will definitely leave me with a carbonic acid off flavor on...
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-10-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 808
Posted By thefost
Yep, I've been using 3kw in my kettle for a few...

Yep, I've been using 3kw in my kettle for a few months now and haven't had any problems getting a strong boil. Even got a boilover once! Granted, my keggle is insulated, but 3kw does the job nicely...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-09-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,251
Posted By thefost
You know what, I am having the exact same problem...

You know what, I am having the exact same problem with just my hoppy ales, and I pitch at pretty much the exact same temperatures as you. I don't know how to describe my off flavor either but it's...
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-09-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 808
Posted By thefost
Went for it

Thanks guys, I decided what the hell and bought four of them. Just installed them and they are looking pretty promising! All steel, nice and low in the kettle, ulwd, and fit perfectly. The only...
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-08-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By thefost
I'm probably one of the few here set up to do 10G...

I'm probably one of the few here set up to do 10G batches in their kitchen with just 120V outlets, although I really have only been doing 5 gallon batches lately. I'm using three seperate 20A...
Forum: General Techniques 07-07-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 910
Posted By thefost
Thanks Fosaisu! This is not a space issue...

Thanks Fosaisu!

This is not a space issue actually, its a "what's the fastest, optimal way to get my beer ready and on tap" question.

I have a 2 week window to get a beer ready, including 5...
Forum: General Techniques 07-07-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 910
Posted By thefost
Fast force carbonate at room temperature with no shaking?

I have a keg that I fermented in recently that I want to fast carbonate at room temperature. This keg is my primary fermentation vessel, so I don't want to shake it up, I want to up the PSI to get...
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-03-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 808
Posted By thefost
Stainless Teapot Heating Elements

Before I go and buy a bunch of these things, I figured I'd double check with the experts first.

Right now I'm using two 120V 1500W elements in my boil keggle. They work fine, but I'd like to get...
Forum: Brew Science 07-03-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,802
Posted By thefost
Updates

Anyone make any progress on creating the extract or doing hop experiments with the stuff?

I'm really intrigued by extract and am going to have to make some soon.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-02-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By thefost
Freeze Slants?

You can freeze slants? I thought that was only ok for the glycerin method, and that slants could not be frozen, only refrigerated. Am I mistaken?
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-27-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By thefost
So you mean an electric water heater element...

So you mean an electric water heater element inside your kettle? Yes that would reduce the heat. An electric element transfers 100% of the heat to the water. A flame transfers only a percentage of...
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