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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-24-2008, 02:35 AM
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Posted By danotts
Thanks

Great idea! I think the screws will distract the eye away from the uninteresting sides of the little chalkboard. I will see what's available in chrome, stainless, and maybe an antiqued copper. ...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-24-2008, 02:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,754
Posted By danotts
Weissbier results - awesome!

Well, it doesn't appear that this was a very interesting thread. But anyway, for the sake of completeness, the single decoction mash was totally worth it. This wheat beer is the best I've ever had...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-21-2008, 08:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,820
Posted By danotts
Kegerator tower "up"grade; need tap handle ideas.

Hi,

I recently upgraded my kegerator by lifting the tower 1.5" so that the faucet will allow pouring into a proper 0.5 L hefeweizen glass.
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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-18-2008, 12:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,700
Posted By danotts
Nylon melts at approx. 220-250 deg. C., depending...

Nylon melts at approx. 220-250 deg. C., depending on the specific grade/type.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-17-2008, 02:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,610
Posted By danotts
Check your ball lock gas in connector

HI,

Sorry to hear about your CO2 leak; I am going through the same thing. I wanted to pass on this thread to you to at least make you think about this. It may or may not be your problem.
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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-17-2008, 12:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,917
Posted By danotts
Gas in ball lock connector failure analysis

McMaster Carr sells a 14 mm O.D., 11 mm I.D., 1.5 mm thick silicone o-ring.

part number 5233T37

$9.75 for a pack of 50.

However, I'm not sure that the original o-rings/gaskets are sized...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-15-2008, 01:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 918
Posted By danotts
Easy way to tell how much is left in a keg

I was doing some maintenance on my kegerator today, and observed something that I wanted to pass along (it's free). If you've ever wondered how much beer was left in a keg, but you didn't want to...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-15-2008, 01:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,917
Posted By danotts
Where to get flat o-ring for ball lock gas in?

I'm currently taking care of some issues that caused me to lose most of a new 5 lb tank of CO2. One issue I found was compression damaged flat o-rings inside my ball lock gas in connectors. Once I...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-11-2008, 01:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 571
Posted By danotts
Major homebrew dilemma; CO2 leak! Please help!!

I have a serious issue with my kegerator: I have the absolute best batch of homebrew I've ever made (an AG Altbier; my 4th AG batch) in a keg, and I just refilled my 5 lb CO2 bottle right before that...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-02-2008, 02:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,754
Posted By danotts
First AG weizen; first single decoction

I spent my Sunday afternoon (from 1 pm until 9 pm) brewing an all grain single decoction hefeweizen. Having recently acquired Eric Warner's book "German Wheat Beer" (#7 in the classic beer style...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-29-2008, 01:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,690
Posted By danotts
When I exchange an empty cylinder at Lowe's (Blue...

When I exchange an empty cylinder at Lowe's (Blue Rhino brand tanks), it says the net fill is 17.3 lbs. Are those of us that exchange our tanks getting ripped off?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-23-2008, 09:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,292
Posted By danotts
The Koelsch with Brewbrite recipe...

More than a few of you have asked, so here is the recipe:

7.5 lb Weyermann Pilsner malt
0.75 lb wheat malt
1.25 oz German Perle pellets, bittering (6.4 % AAU)
1.0 oz German Spalt pellets,...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-23-2008, 12:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,292
Posted By danotts
Polyclar Brewbrite availability

my last message ended up posting twice b/c my internet was messed up.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-23-2008, 12:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,292
Posted By danotts
Polyclar Brewbrite availability

I am looking into purchasing a bulk order (22 lbs) of polyclar brewbrite from ISP. If this isn't cost prohibitive, or illegal, I could potentially be the commercial source. If I do this, would...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-20-2008, 01:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,292
Posted By danotts
The end result...

Just to sum up this thread, here is a picture of the end result: a true to style Koelsch at 4.6% ABV, with a characteristic dry mouthfeel, and Spalt aroma and flavor. All in all, it's the most...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-29-2008, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,320
Posted By danotts
Eric Warner's approach

Hi,

I have the book entitled "Koelsch" by Eric Warner. He recommends stepping the secondary down by about 2 deg. F per day until you hit about 40 deg F. This is the approach I used on my last...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-29-2008, 12:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,292
Posted By danotts
Update on the carboy curds

Yeah, no kidding. Today, I pulled the primary out of my temperature-controlled freezer (70 F), and I could almost see across the room through the carboy! It was truly beautiful. The f.g. was spot...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-24-2008, 10:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,292
Posted By danotts
Pure polyclar (PVPP) is typically used in a...

Pure polyclar (PVPP) is typically used in a secondary. It binds to polyphenols and precipitates them to the bottom of the carboy. Polyphenols are one of two primary components that cause chill...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-24-2008, 02:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,292
Posted By danotts
carboy curds??

I brewed my first all grain batch this past weekend. It's been happily fermenting away for 3 days, and is almost done. It's a Koelsch using mostly Weyermann pilsner malt, a bit of wheat malt, and...
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