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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-23-2011, 04:28 AM
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Posted By kvh
Homebrew Kegerator for sale

Hi all -

It's been a while since I posted here. I hope I don't get dinged by offering something up for sale where I shouldn't be.

You might remember my kegerator refurb from way back in 2007:...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-13-2007, 04:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,009
Posted By kvh
I don't go through nearly as much as you, but I...

I don't go through nearly as much as you, but I live in a row-home apartment now with limited backyard access. I used to dump my grains in my composter at my old apartment, but now I take them out...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-13-2007, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,655
Posted By kvh
Laurel Bottle Gas will do it, it's closer than...

Laurel Bottle Gas will do it, it's closer than annapolis homebrew for sure...

Still outside city limits though.

Do a search for bottle gas, someone there must do it...

kvh
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-13-2007, 04:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,027
Posted By kvh
if you just got it from a brewery, there's no...

if you just got it from a brewery, there's no need to make a starter (someone will probably disagree with me here) - that stuff is raring to go, and adding another step to the process will only be...
Forum: General Techniques 11-04-2007, 04:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,181
Posted By kvh
This is almost true... For what it's worth, the...

This is almost true... For what it's worth, the CO2 being produced is all sustainable - that is to say, it's being produced from the sugars of this past year's crops, barley and apples in this case....
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-02-2007, 09:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,113
Posted By kvh
Some people theorize that any residual CO2 that...

Some people theorize that any residual CO2 that might be in solution (or, less likely, some newly created from the priming sugar) will rise to the surface and push out the O2 from the top of the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-26-2007, 06:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,056
Posted By kvh
Oops - almost screwed myself out of $25 and some...

Oops - almost screwed myself out of $25 and some mighty fine beer.

Anyone who's interested, I'll say again, there's a Cask Ale Fest in Baltimore, MD this weekend. It's TOMORROW (Saturday), not...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-24-2007, 03:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,056
Posted By kvh
Incidentally, for those of you in the greater...

Incidentally, for those of you in the greater Baltimore area, there's a real ale festival being held at Oliver's Wharf Rat down at the Inner Harbor (you can take the light rail almost to the front...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-22-2007, 05:04 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,520
Posted By kvh
Someone a while back finally beat a long string...

Someone a while back finally beat a long string of infections by soaking his fermenter in a bleach solution for a few days, then rinsing with water, then star san. His theory, which was apparently...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-20-2007, 10:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 871
Posted By kvh
I knew I wasn't crazy.. slightly misinformed...

I knew I wasn't crazy.. slightly misinformed perhaps, but not crazy.

Thanks guys. I think I have some things figured out... I just need to assemble the equipment now.

Conceivably, if my...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-19-2007, 07:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 871
Posted By kvh
That's really good to hear. I... I have many...

That's really good to hear. I... I have many steps to go through until I hit this point, but I'm glad I can plan for it now..

thx

kvh
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-19-2007, 01:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,065
Posted By kvh
I have some perlick regulators, they take...

I have some perlick regulators, they take standard 1/4 NPT threaded fittings.

Don't worry too much... should be simple.


kvh
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-19-2007, 01:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,116
Posted By kvh
I posted talking about one of those before... the...

I posted talking about one of those before... the only concerns anyone had was whether it was food grade AND whether it could handle the heat. The general concensus was no...

However, rest...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-18-2007, 10:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,065
Posted By kvh
They're around 2 grand new I believe,...

They're around 2 grand new I believe, http://www.micromatic.com stocks them.

What I'd suggest you do is rig a cross-bar draft tower, similar to these...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-18-2007, 08:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,029
Posted By kvh
I should have known it was someone on this...

I should have known it was someone on this board...

I'm really interested in trying this. Any word yet on how it is after secondary?

kvh
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-18-2007, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,029
Posted By kvh
a REAL pumpkin beer!

Found this link through Stan Hieronymus' site, Appellation Beer (http://appellationbeer.com/blog/) -

Why brew with pumpkin IN your beer, when you can brew your beer IN A PUMPKIN!
...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-18-2007, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,356
Posted By kvh
As I understand it, they're only good if they...

As I understand it, they're only good if they have the #1 in the recycling triangle on the bottom... I could be wrong.

Also, make sure they're not too scratched up inside. That's always a bad...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-18-2007, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 592
Posted By kvh
My best suggestion would be to sanitize a...

My best suggestion would be to sanitize a measuring cup and scoop a little out and take a gravity reading. If you're still above your target FG, it's probably just fine. Who knows why yeasts do...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-18-2007, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 871
Posted By kvh
Idea for Chiller and DMS concern

So because of space constraints, I have to keep a very small 'brew-house'. No brew stands, no 3-tier keggles, just the basics. And, for what it's worth, I can successfully brew 5G AG batches on my...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-17-2007, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,399
Posted By kvh
It took me a while to track down my leak - it was...

It took me a while to track down my leak - it was a bad seal on my pressure-release valve on a keg. Drained the tank rather quickly too - I basically had to dump star-san on every connection (it...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-17-2007, 01:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,894
Posted By kvh
Incidentally, I e-mailed this eBay seller, asking...

Incidentally, I e-mailed this eBay seller, asking if indeed he still had 77 of these left... He says he does, and will put another batch of them up for sale in January -

Sucks, because I was...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-16-2007, 06:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,033
Posted By kvh
Found this post: ...

Found this post:
http://homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=20916

It's something --

kvh
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-16-2007, 05:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,033
Posted By kvh
Someone on here posted that they found an oxygen...

Someone on here posted that they found an oxygen tank regulator at the hardware store for not much ($8 maybe?) - I've been searching the forum and can't find the listing...

That still doesn't...
Forum: General Techniques 10-16-2007, 05:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,895
Posted By kvh
I use whiskey - cheap stuff of course - It...

I use whiskey - cheap stuff of course -

It started when we were brewing for a friend's party, and using his favorite whiskey to fill the airlock. We've downgraded to the cheap stuff now -
...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-16-2007, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,894
Posted By kvh
Most people I know who brew on cultivated yeasts...

Most people I know who brew on cultivated yeasts swap them out after about 15 or 20 brews - there's no guarantee that a mutation hasn't started to change the yeast at that point.

However,...
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