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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-05-2014, 08:56 PM
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Posted By stevescott123
NG Conversion

I have a DS Burner being shipped as I write. I'd like to run this off my Natural Gas supply on my patio. Anybody done this and know how to convert?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-24-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,265
Posted By stevescott123
My 5 gallon carboy has never been filled to the...

My 5 gallon carboy has never been filled to the neck so it's always had the same surface area as the Bubbler now has. I just bought a 6.5 gallon version to secondary NB's Plinian legacy which is...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-24-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 42
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Posted By stevescott123
NB now sells a plastic version.

NB now sells a plastic version.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-27-2014, 08:22 PM
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Posted By stevescott123
..and I think I'm going to have an easier time...

..and I think I'm going to have an easier time measuring OG/FG without pulling a sample...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-24-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,265
Posted By stevescott123
This just in..

So I did buy one and here's the review I left on Northern Brewer's web site:

Unfortunately mine arrived without the cap sealing gasket but NB customer service is remedying that (as they do!) so...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-08-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,265
Posted By stevescott123
:off: But back to the pros and cons of the...

:off:

But back to the pros and cons of the big mouth..

When I bought my starter kit locally I was encouraged to do stage two fermentation. First in the bucket, second in the carboy. When I...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-07-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,265
Posted By stevescott123
I need a second carboy and I'm considering a Big...

I need a second carboy and I'm considering a Big Mouth to add to my regular. It's such an obvious idea one has to ask why it hasn't been thought of before.

Conversely, why do all past carboys...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-23-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 11,786
Posted By stevescott123
:ban::mug:

:ban::mug:
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-23-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 11,786
Posted By stevescott123
Well like I said I'm no expert but I regard John...

Well like I said I'm no expert but I regard John Palmer as one and page 71 of How to Brew explains why you shouldn't aerate hot wort. Page 83 covers the topic of cold breaks. I agree though, a lack...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-18-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 11,786
Posted By stevescott123
I'm no expert but read that you shouldn't aerate...

I'm no expert but read that you shouldn't aerate hot wort, it shouuld be cooled prior and as quick as possible (prompt cold break). For the guy in TX I live in NV and would think any water temp...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-09-2013, 12:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 622
Posted By stevescott123
Why do you folks switch to liters for starters...

Why do you folks switch to liters for starters and use gallons, pints, ounces etc elsewhere?
Why is it necessary or beneficial to decant tbe clearer liquid from tne starter before pitching? I don't...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-06-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 622
Posted By stevescott123
Thre's a video on Northern Brewer's website/You...

Thre's a video on Northern Brewer's website/You Tube that says even lager starters should ferment at warmer temperatures normally associated with ales - 70-75F....
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-06-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 135,651
Posted By stevescott123
I'm happy to have found this thread but it's been...

I'm happy to have found this thread but it's been running so long maybe it's too late to join in.

I've been making yeast starters for a while but not really doing it right. I haven't stirred mine...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-28-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,133
Posted By stevescott123
Thanks eastok for all that. I didn't think to go...

Thanks eastok for all that. I didn't think to go to Wyeast's site. I'm using their products and they must be experts in their field. I did transfer to the carboy yesterday and there was a good...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-26-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,133
Posted By stevescott123
It was strong for about 3 days then almost...

It was strong for about 3 days then almost nothing and today is 7 days since brewing. As I've said I'm used to seeing healthy fermentation for considerably longer. Does oxygen shorten the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-26-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,133
Posted By stevescott123
This is off topic now, I know and apologize but I...

This is off topic now, I know and apologize but I continue to be concerned about the apparent dormant state of my current brew. I'm going to transfer to the carboy tomorrow for second stage. ...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-26-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,133
Posted By stevescott123
I'm not disputing the science that has proved...

I'm not disputing the science that has proved yeast thrive on oxygen. I'm just not convinced that geting set up with a big tank of O2, buying a medical regulator and the diffusion stone and all the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-25-2012, 12:17 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,133
Posted By stevescott123
Thanks. I'm aware of this system and you'd have...

Thanks. I'm aware of this system and you'd have to read most of his thread to understand why I didn't buy it. Of course my sytem will hopefully last a very long time and only time will tell if...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-24-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,133
Posted By stevescott123
Would have to agree and expect that to be the...

Would have to agree and expect that to be the case when I get there. Beginning to regret that I allowed this thread to convince me that I needed to spend all tbe time, money and efffort that I have...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-21-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,133
Posted By stevescott123
Fair comment but it's the only thing that's...

Fair comment but it's the only thing that's changed compared to my last brew. Actually my temperature changed but for the better. I have a 2 stage controller on a fridge with a heater and temp is...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-20-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,133
Posted By stevescott123
I'm trying not to be disappointed but I am...

I'm trying not to be disappointed but I am surprised. I brewed yesterday and oxynated for the first time after a long journey to get equipped. It was at least 9hrs to fermentation activity and the...
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 12-06-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,999
Posted By stevescott123
I wasn't thinking of a mini fridge lillke a hotel...

I wasn't thinking of a mini fridge lillke a hotel fridge; it wouldn't be big enough. I was thinking of a fridge with a separate freezer, with two doors. But still, if it has two doors I guess the...
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 12-06-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,999
Posted By stevescott123
If I got a fridge with a freezer above the probe...

If I got a fridge with a freezer above the probe in the fridge would shut the power off at the set point. Thus the freezer would also be shut off. Exactly at what temp is unknown. Its unlikely to be...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-04-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,609
Posted By stevescott123
Diffusion stone is 1/4, tubing is 1/4...I...

Diffusion stone is 1/4, tubing is 1/4...I therefore requested 1/4 hose barb.
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 12-04-2012, 01:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,999
Posted By stevescott123
So I have my two stage controller built but...

So I have my two stage controller built but struggling to find my cabinet. For simplicity I feel it should be either a fridge OR a freezer and not a combo otherwise the freezer is going to be in...
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