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Forum: California HomeBrew Forum 05-31-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By blackcows
Thanks....That's too bad, I can do those in Omaha.

Thanks....That's too bad, I can do those in Omaha.
Forum: California HomeBrew Forum 05-31-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By blackcows
Fisherman's Wharf Brewpubs?

Business trip to San Fran next week, going to stay at the Holiday Inn at Fisherman's Wharf. Any good brewpubs within walking distance?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-05-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 488
Posted By blackcows
Adapter to Convert Guinness Faucet to American Handle?

I have a Guinness branded stout faucet for which I would like to use a different tap handle. All of my other faucets have the simple black handle and I like the clean look that gives. My nitro tap...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-10-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,490
Posted By blackcows
Correct...I failed to think of the need for two...

Correct...I failed to think of the need for two temp probes when I originally posted and did post a correction....you would only be able to control one fermentation.

I have never seen a thermowell...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-10-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,490
Posted By blackcows
Do you see any reason why it wouldn't work?

Do you see any reason why it wouldn't work?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-10-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,490
Posted By blackcows
OK....so I missed one thing, you would only be...

OK....so I missed one thing, you would only be able to control one fermentation because you only have one temperature probe, but you still have 4 outlets.

Check out this video....although it...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-10-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,490
Posted By blackcows
The Ultimate Fermentation Controller for $140?

I have more hobbies than I care to admit, two of my favorite are brewing beer and my reef tank (saltwater aquarium). In the past few years one of the trends in the reef hobby has been aquarium...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-27-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 934
Posted By blackcows
I Don't Understand Beer...Help Me Please

Despite the fact that I have brewed about 250 gallons of beer and probably drank 10 times that in my lifetime I really don't understand beer as much as I would like to. I know that my favorite style...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 12-27-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 502
Posted By blackcows
I would also be interested in other opinion, I...

I would also be interested in other opinion, I just downloaded two apps on my ipad but haven't used them yet...TapHunter and Untapped.
Forum: Extract Brewing 12-11-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By blackcows
Kits vs Recipies...What to do with the extras?

I just got done kegging my 54th batch of beer, all have been kits...the majority from NB but recently I have been trying other places. For me kits have always been easy, you get what you need and...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-27-2012, 11:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 213
Posted By blackcows
Stout Faucet Warms Beer?

I have 5 kegs in my kegerator, 1 on a stout faucet pushed with beer gas. I keep my kegerator at about 40 degrees. It seems to me that my stouts are never as cool as my other beers. I am wondering...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-26-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,021
Posted By blackcows
I have a similar freezer that I use to ferment,...

I have a similar freezer that I use to ferment, two buckets can fit without a collar but you have to rig it a bit because the second bucket needs to sit on the compressor hump so you need to extend...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-16-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,212
Posted By blackcows
Is there a way to know when I get closer to 1.4...

Is there a way to know when I get closer to 1.4 or will I just have to see how it pours?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-16-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,212
Posted By blackcows
Too Much Foam on Nitro Tap?

I have had a nitro set up for some time, I like a nitro beer on occasion but it certainly is not an everyday thing for me therefore I had an irish stout on my nitro tap for a long time. I won't...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-16-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,243
Posted By blackcows
I will be interested to follow the thread, I have...

I will be interested to follow the thread, I have considered doing this many times but haven't ever gotten around to getting it done. Like you I have read a lot but never ended up with a good plan. ...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-12-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By blackcows
Fermenation Temps for US-05 with Long Primary?

After several years I have finally put together a fermentation chamber and based on many posts I have read here I think I will begin to do longer primary fermentation and no secondary. I may still...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-12-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,361
Posted By blackcows
Granted I only have 4 days experience but it is...

Granted I only have 4 days experience but it is 23 degrees outside this morning and my fermenter, in the garage, is at 66 right now which is exactly where i set it.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-12-2012, 12:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By blackcows
CO2 in the fermentation chamber?

Finally got around to putting together a chest freezer to ferment in. Got my first beer going on Friday and stuck my head in there today to get a look at the thermometer on the bucket to see what it...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-12-2012, 12:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,361
Posted By blackcows
+1 to this, I looked at several solutions and in...

+1 to this, I looked at several solutions and in my opinion this was the easiest and most cost effective. Cost was a about 12 bucks at Wal-Mart. Thought about the hair dryer but the wattage is a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-11-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By blackcows
No turn for the worse, I still have no infected...

No turn for the worse, I still have no infected beer or concern, I just happened to read a thread about cleaning kegs where some went as far as taking them apart each time....I have never taken mine...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-11-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By blackcows
I understand what you are saying but for me it's...

I understand what you are saying but for me it's just another way to save time as that seems like the thing I have the least of. I just read a long thread on this forum about skipping the seconday...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-10-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By blackcows
Just A Little Bit Infected?

I have made about 50 batches of beer over the last 10 years and as far as I know I have never had an infection. I will have to admit that I do a good job of sanitation but not a great job of...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-07-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,292
Posted By blackcows
Thanks for the replies. I ended up buying this...

Thanks for the replies. I ended up buying this heater.....

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Lasko-Products-My-Heat-Personal-Heater/16503222

Low cost and seems to be a well made heater. I have not...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-05-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By blackcows
Hair Dryer for Temperature Control?

I read somewhere of someone using a hairdryer in a chest freezer to control fermentation temps. It was connected to a temperature controller. Personally I think this is a great idea for a few...
Forum: Extract Brewing 11-02-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,545
Posted By blackcows
Thanks for the reply, I have brewed that kit and...

Thanks for the reply, I have brewed that kit and agree it is a good one.
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