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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-11-2014, 06:24 PM
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Posted By jmichaeldesign
The tanks are the same but the valves are...

The tanks are the same but the valves are different.

The regulators are the same but have a different fitting for the valve.

My guess is a good supplier would be happy to trade the cylinders...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-04-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By jmichaeldesign
From the descriptions it sounds like the cheaper...

From the descriptions it sounds like the cheaper option doesn't actually include the pictured double regulator. It's a little unclear but I think it comes with a 2 way manifold that would only allow...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-23-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By jmichaeldesign
That's a cereal killer. I just got one. I only...

That's a cereal killer. I just got one. I only run about 50lbs through it so far but I love it.


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Forum: DIY Projects 02-09-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 831
Posted By jmichaeldesign
What's your water like? Do you have your local...

What's your water like? Do you have your local water report? Adding sulfates helps highlight hops.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-05-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,300
Posted By jmichaeldesign
Cut the hole in an oval just like a corny. That...

Cut the hole in an oval just like a corny. That way the lid can go inside and the pressure will seal it.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-03-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,232
Posted By jmichaeldesign
Once you open the growler you'll lose carbonation...

Once you open the growler you'll lose carbonation unless you add pressure with co2.

The Growler Saver as well as some other devices do this.

Unopened a growler will maintain carbonation and...
Forum: Want to Trade Forum 01-27-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By jmichaeldesign
Deal pending.

Deal pending.
Forum: For Sale 01-27-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By jmichaeldesign
Deal pending.

Deal pending.
Forum: For Sale 01-27-2014, 04:45 AM
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Views: 400
Posted By jmichaeldesign
Forum: Want to Trade Forum 01-27-2014, 04:37 AM
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Views: 194
Posted By jmichaeldesign
March 809

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Forum: DIY Projects 01-21-2014, 04:34 AM
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Views: 272
Posted By jmichaeldesign
I have only pumped directly from the mlt once and...

I have only pumped directly from the mlt once and had a 15% drop in efficiency. I have heard from many others that pumping the mash has had similar results. I know that many people do this so there...
Forum: India Pale Ale 01-15-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,085
Posted By jmichaeldesign
River Rock IPA

10 gallons finished

I collect 13 gallons boil down to 11 gallons and transfer 10.5 ish to fermenters.

My mash efficiency was 75. Started at 1.058 finished at 1.008
Forum: India Pale Ale 01-13-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,085
Posted By jmichaeldesign
It's fantastic. It's old enough now that the hops...

It's fantastic. It's old enough now that the hops are starting to fade. I really enjoyed the falconers flight. A good blend of dank and citrus/tropical
Forum: DIY Projects 12-24-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 989
Posted By jmichaeldesign
I use a bolt with the head cut off in a drill to...

I use a bolt with the head cut off in a drill to install these.

Drill your pilot hole just a bit larger than the diameter of the insert if the threads weren't there.

Put the cut off bolt in...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-29-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 881
Posted By jmichaeldesign
Tanks rarely fail testing. Most places will...

Tanks rarely fail testing. Most places will charge you for the test and then exchange the tank immediately. They're willing to take the loss on the small chance the tank fails.

50 is cheap for...
Forum: Brewing Software 11-28-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By jmichaeldesign
BeerAlchemy. Especially if you're a Mac user as...

BeerAlchemy. Especially if you're a Mac user as well. It's the only software I've ever used as beer smith wasn't on Mac back when I started. I downloaded the beer smith 2 trial and as soon as I...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-25-2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By jmichaeldesign
Perlick faucets are worth it. I have 4 of...

Perlick faucets are worth it.

I have 4 of them.

For filling growlers I use a piece of 3/16id 7/16od tubing. It fits snugly inside the faucet. I added a stainless 1/4inch tube on the end as...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-24-2013, 11:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By jmichaeldesign
Faucets don't come in different sizes just...

Faucets don't come in different sizes just different models.

What exactly are you trying to figure out?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-24-2013, 03:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,550
Posted By jmichaeldesign
Willamette. Good blend of fruit floral and spice

Willamette. Good blend of fruit floral and spice
Forum: Mead Forum 11-24-2013, 03:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 916
Posted By jmichaeldesign
Hops do need to be boiled in a sugar solution....

Hops do need to be boiled in a sugar solution. You'll get grassy raw vegetable flavors if boiled in just water. That being said i would do a 15 minute boil if not shorter. You don't want the...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-23-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By jmichaeldesign
That's the one I have. I know it's not super...

That's the one I have. I know it's not super efficient but it works just fine. I keep 4 cornys in it. I also have a fermentation fridge and another fridge to keep cold kegs on deck.

I know...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-23-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By jmichaeldesign
Many of the kegorators that are designed to hold...

Many of the kegorators that are designed to hold a half barrel will hold 4 cornys. Mine is an old commercial Beverage-Air unit I got cheap off CL with a bad thermostat.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-22-2013, 03:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,616
Posted By jmichaeldesign
We all started using cornys when they could be...

We all started using cornys when they could be bought for 20 bucks a piece.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-15-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,134
Posted By jmichaeldesign
Look into brew in a bag. I do biab for small...

Look into brew in a bag. I do biab for small batches. I don't get as good of efficiency as I do on my full system but on a small batch (3-5 gallons) the efficiency difference means using no more than...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-13-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By jmichaeldesign
It's just assembled with wood glue. The front and...

It's just assembled with wood glue. The front and back aren't glued. But they do have a lip cut around all four sides to help it seal a bit better.

I didn't insulate it and haven't had any issues...
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