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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-27-2014, 02:52 PM
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Posted By AlchemyBrewing
With so many posts it is hard to find an answer...

With so many posts it is hard to find an answer in here so I am going to do the unthinkable and be painfully redundant with what many others have said. I have been fighting problems with my March...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-27-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,101
Posted By AlchemyBrewing
So wondering if you all think the best connection...

So wondering if you all think the best connection is to minimize cavitation with the march pump. There are quite a few folks that have mentioned leaky QC as a culprit for air in the line. Thanks!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-04-2014, 07:22 PM
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Views: 106
Posted By AlchemyBrewing
Strongest Sanke Coupler?

Yes... I confess... I am a meat head. I got a 90degree Sanke coupler so my line wouldn't get kinked up against the top of the kegerator. To get it on with out leaks I put it in a vice and cranked...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-22-2010, 03:33 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,991
Posted By AlchemyBrewing
I think gungadin was referring to beerthirty not...

I think gungadin was referring to beerthirty not your valves. I think the only thing that would worry me about your valve system is that they could get sticky and not seat back properly. Have you...
Forum: General Chit Chat 11-22-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 2,169
Views: 96,906
Posted By AlchemyBrewing
username = JRAD

username = JRAD
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-12-2010, 04:50 PM
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Posted By AlchemyBrewing
Fair enough.

Fair enough.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-11-2010, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By AlchemyBrewing
I guess I was only worrying about hitting the...

I guess I was only worrying about hitting the stem with the mash paddle. Any real fear of that?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-07-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By AlchemyBrewing
To Thermowell or not?

I just got two Thermometers (dial with 4" stem) and will probably go weldless to mount them into my Keggles (Mash and Sparge). The question I have is what are the pros and cons of adding a...
Forum: General Chit Chat 09-24-2010, 10:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 28,465
Posted By AlchemyBrewing
Does Papazian have an updated version. I have an...

Does Papazian have an updated version. I have an older one and too many aspects just don't hold true anymore.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-22-2010, 09:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 636
Posted By AlchemyBrewing
WLP029 German Kolsch/Alt Yeast

WLP029 German Kolsch/Alt Yeast
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-22-2010, 07:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 636
Posted By AlchemyBrewing
Thanks for your patience with me. You have to...

Thanks for your patience with me. You have to understand that this is like learning something all over again. I will give it a try next batch and see how it goes.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-22-2010, 07:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 636
Posted By AlchemyBrewing
Ok... I just listened to the BrewStrong Pod cast...

Ok... I just listened to the BrewStrong Pod cast and the thing I don't understand is that while I was seeing some of the activity in the fermlock all the yeast had fallen off the top. They indicated...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-22-2010, 03:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 636
Posted By AlchemyBrewing
I am using a 6.5gal glass carboy and don't think...

I am using a 6.5gal glass carboy and don't think a turkey baster will get down far enough to pull a sample. What are you fermenting in?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-22-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 636
Posted By AlchemyBrewing
Thanks man. Do you just use a wine thief to get...

Thanks man. Do you just use a wine thief to get the sample for the hydro? I really appreciate this.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-22-2010, 02:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 636
Posted By AlchemyBrewing
Yeah I guess... if that really was the problem. ...

Yeah I guess... if that really was the problem. I guess I am confused by my previous understanding about fermentation time and what may be a new theory. None of the books I have (really old I...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-22-2010, 02:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 636
Posted By AlchemyBrewing
Thanks Jim, You are correct in your...

Thanks Jim,
You are correct in your understanding. We were just working under the principals of folks like Papazzian that indicate after your yeast settles to the bottom and the activity has slowed...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-22-2010, 02:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 636
Posted By AlchemyBrewing
Stalled Fermentation on an Alt

I have an "Alt" that has an OG of 1.050 and fermented really nice for about 48 hours and then slowed way down. We let it go for another 5 days and the ferm lock was bubbling about once in 40...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-07-2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1,409
Views: 368,740
Posted By AlchemyBrewing
What size potentiometer do you use on your AC...

What size potentiometer do you use on your AC fan? I think I have an AC fan laying around but I know that it will go way to fast with out a control dial. Thanks
Forum: DIY Projects 09-07-2010, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1,409
Views: 368,740
Posted By AlchemyBrewing
Any thoughts on my power supply questions above? ...

Any thoughts on my power supply questions above?
- 9 Volt battery makes the fan want to fly off the table and the two chargers I have tried won't do anything.
- Will a 10ohm potentiometer...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-07-2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,291
Posted By AlchemyBrewing
I suppose but I don't think so. I am following...

I suppose but I don't think so. I am following the the steps for force carbing pretty closely with a long time for conditioning.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-05-2010, 02:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,291
Posted By AlchemyBrewing
I force carb. After the first beer the following...

I force carb. After the first beer the following pours get much better.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-05-2010, 04:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,291
Posted By AlchemyBrewing
That is what baffles me. It is a vertical...

That is what baffles me. It is a vertical keezer. Lines and shanks all in the freezer coming out the door. No tower or anything else like that. I know it is holding temp pretty well since the...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-05-2010, 01:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,291
Posted By AlchemyBrewing
So what is my problem then. I am running an...

So what is my problem then. I am running an upright keezer at about 38-40f. I am at about 9-10' of line and am using about 10psi. I dropped it from 12 because I was getting so much foam. I don't...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-04-2010, 11:25 PM
Replies: 1,409
Views: 368,740
Posted By AlchemyBrewing
...furthermore when I get the fan powered up with...

...furthermore when I get the fan powered up with the battery and rheostat I can't get the stir bar to do much more then jump around and never actually spin. How can something so simple be so...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-04-2010, 11:08 PM
Replies: 1,409
Views: 368,740
Posted By AlchemyBrewing
Power problem? I have a 5V phone charger and a...

Power problem? I have a 5V phone charger and a 12V computer fan. I can't seem to get it to spin the fan at all. When I take the fan and attach the red and black to a 9v battery it practically...
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