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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-01-2010, 07:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,994
Posted By BoiseJim
How many ounces (and I assume they're cascade)...

How many ounces (and I assume they're cascade) are people using for this method?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-27-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5,452
Views: 3,450,197
Posted By BoiseJim
Quite possibly the best internet forum thread...

Quite possibly the best internet forum thread I've ever read!
My kegerator died a month ago, so now it's time to replace it- as soon as we move into a new house. Getting some fantastic ideas.
No...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-26-2010, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 812
Posted By BoiseJim
Well, nevermind. It looks to have a wraparound...

Well, nevermind. It looks to have a wraparound condenser and evaporator.

Collar it is!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-26-2010, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 812
Posted By BoiseJim
Do you really need a collar on a keezer?

My kegerator died, so I'm looking at getting a freezer, specifically, this one:
...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-25-2010, 04:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,044
Posted By BoiseJim
Can it be disassembled in any way? You may just...

Can it be disassembled in any way? You may just be able to break it down into a few smaller pieces, then reassemble in the basement.

Just a thought.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-16-2010, 12:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 296
Posted By BoiseJim
Kegerator is on its death bed!

Having a cooling problem with the kegerator. Standard refrigerator- fridge below, freezer up top. It will work for a few weeks and keep temps around 38-40. Then, it won't be able to keep any...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-01-2010, 02:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 942
Posted By BoiseJim
Hey grendle, I've heard some not-so-great things...

Hey grendle, I've heard some not-so-great things about those. Still unclear if they are safe to use.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-31-2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 942
Posted By BoiseJim
Thanks, thunder. I checked out their website and...

Thanks, thunder. I checked out their website and I'll give them a call tomorrow morning.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-31-2010, 01:47 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 13,216
Posted By BoiseJim
DAMN! I dabble in woodwork, but you are an...

DAMN! I dabble in woodwork, but you are an artist. The second one is by far nicer. Nice choice of wood. Are these designs just in your head or are you going off a drawing/template?

Too bad...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-31-2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 942
Posted By BoiseJim
Kegerator died!

So, not three months after I finished the kegerator build, the fridge died. The culprit is the compressor starter relay. The problem is I can't find the part.
The other problem is that hardly...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-04-2009, 12:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,798
Posted By BoiseJim
I'm wondering about the turnout myself, as I've...

I'm wondering about the turnout myself, as I've never seen anything like this.

Hey OP, are you still out there, and do you have any updates?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-04-2009, 12:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,309
Posted By BoiseJim
I'm going to be doing a raspberry wheat for my...

I'm going to be doing a raspberry wheat for my wife in the spring. She doesn't drink a lot of beer, but she has great taste (Stone IPA and Dogfish Head 90 minute Imperial are some of her favorites)....
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-27-2009, 12:33 AM
Replies: 5,452
Views: 3,450,197
Posted By BoiseJim
Finally, after all my trials and tribulations, I...

Finally, after all my trials and tribulations, I can post my finished project. It's modest, but I'm the only one of my group of friends that has one.
Man, I'm gonna put on weight with this just on...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-26-2009, 01:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,414
Posted By BoiseJim
Jesse- I'm celebrating right now with a...

Jesse-
I'm celebrating right now with a beautiful pour, that is tasting fantastic, and with nice belgian lace.

az-
Yep, you can say that again.
Man, I love cool forums with cooler people. Time...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-25-2009, 08:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,414
Posted By BoiseJim
Marzsit, you nailed it! Problem solved. For...

Marzsit, you nailed it! Problem solved.

For anyone following this (especially us kegging newbies), when I received the kegs, I took them apart, cleaned, sanitized, and reassembled exactly as I...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-23-2009, 10:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,957
Posted By BoiseJim
Check local code, as I would expect that to run...

Check local code, as I would expect that to run any kind of gas through the wall you will need rigid pipe, and not flexible hose.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-23-2009, 06:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,414
Posted By BoiseJim
pjj- Yeah, I took apart the tap, cleaned and...

pjj-
Yeah, I took apart the tap, cleaned and inspected. Nothing obvious. I then swapped the two taps and still have the foaming issue. I think tonight I'll open up the keg and see if there is...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-23-2009, 03:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,414
Posted By BoiseJim
Yep, just tried a second glass- still mostly foam.

Yep, just tried a second glass- still mostly foam.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-23-2009, 02:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,414
Posted By BoiseJim
Update- I've now bled off all pressure for the...

Update-
I've now bled off all pressure for the last two days. Just now, I opened up my gas line to the keg (6 psi) to pour, and still nothing but foam and the beer is flat, so I couldn't be more...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-21-2009, 01:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,414
Posted By BoiseJim
AJ- No, the tank hasn't fallen over. I've been...

AJ-
No, the tank hasn't fallen over. I've been really careful with it.

BBB-
I tried bumping pressure, in 2 pound increments until I got to 20. Still no go. I've cut off the gas to the keg for...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-21-2009, 03:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,414
Posted By BoiseJim
jds- Cleaned the dip tube earlier- nothing in...

jds-
Cleaned the dip tube earlier- nothing in there.
Tried taking apart the tap to clean, also adjusted, no go. I'll try switching the taps and see if that works. If that doesn't, then on to...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-20-2009, 10:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,414
Posted By BoiseJim
Thanks for the tips! I'll try them when I get...

Thanks for the tips! I'll try them when I get home later. I'm not worried about overcarbonation, since I set it at 10 psi and let it go (unless I have a faulty regulator).

I'm going to try the...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-20-2009, 05:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,414
Posted By BoiseJim
So this is turning in to a real PITA, even more...

So this is turning in to a real PITA, even more so than bottling. I've read everything out there about foaming issues and still no go. The beer is basically unserveable right now.

Anyone else...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-19-2009, 11:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,414
Posted By BoiseJim
Yeah, I was thinking about that earlier. When I...

Yeah, I was thinking about that earlier. When I get home from work tonight, I'll purge the keg and drop the pressure to around 5 and see what happens.

I lowered the temp of the fridge to 36 and...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-19-2009, 03:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,414
Posted By BoiseJim
No forced carbonation. I used the 'set it, and...

No forced carbonation. I used the 'set it, and forget it' method. When I originally kegged this beer, I set it to 10 psi and just let it go.
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