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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-02-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Chefencore
By max I mean warm. And I'm looking to hardwire...

By max I mean warm. And I'm looking to hardwire the Johnson control to the fridge. A new controller costs $55 and I'm sure would take weeks to ship. Looking to brew today.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-01-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By Chefencore
Beverage Air + Johnson Controller

Can I replace the temperature controller in my Beverage Air refrigerator with a Johnson A419 Controller? I broke the dial stem off the original controller, and instead of shelling out $55, Id try to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-13-2013, 01:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 978
Posted By Chefencore
Do y know of I'm reading this correctly. There...

Do y know of I'm reading this correctly. There are bubbles on the surface of your test vial where you are trying to read the hydrometer? How bout you just gently blow them off?
Forum: Group Buys 07-25-2013, 03:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By Chefencore
Columbus, OH group grain buy

It seems I brew when most people are taking a break - anyone know of any group buys in Cbus ohio?
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 04-05-2013, 03:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,018
Posted By Chefencore
I've never had porch rocker, but it's a safe...

I've never had porch rocker, but it's a safe assumption that this is way beyond that. This stuff made me pucker every time. But I loved it!!
Forum: General Techniques 12-10-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,010
Posted By Chefencore
I always thought only one grain was used for...

I always thought only one grain was used for smash? No?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-15-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,102
Posted By Chefencore
Hoppin frog is the brewery actually.

Hoppin frog is the brewery actually.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-14-2012, 01:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,102
Posted By Chefencore
Yup

Yup
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-14-2012, 01:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,102
Posted By Chefencore
I tried this, but with a sanke coupler it didn't...

I tried this, but with a sanke coupler it didn't work. Dunno if there is a trick to it.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-14-2012, 12:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,102
Posted By Chefencore
I tried this, but with a sanke coupler it didn't...

I tried this, but with a sanke coupler it didn't work. Dunno if there is a trick to it.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-14-2012, 12:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,102
Posted By Chefencore
I know some European brands are using these to...

I know some European brands are using these to cut back on intl shipping costs of kegs. There are larger sizes as well. This particular keg is a Cleveland brewer (I am in Columbus Ohio) ill post the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-13-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,102
Posted By Chefencore
I forget the manufacturer, but they are calling...

I forget the manufacturer, but they are calling them KeyKegs. I rigged this though. I have a small pond pump, so it's kind of a slow process. I inverted the actual container on its shell, and I'm...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-13-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,102
Posted By Chefencore
Disposable kegs - reusable?

I work at a restaurant that has a great beer selection. We go through 25-30 kegs a week. Various sizes and such. We have received a few disposable kegs. Wondering if I can reuse this keg? If not for...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-04-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By Chefencore
Dry hop transfer fkup

Seems I transferred quite a bit of dry hop turn into my keg. So much that it clogged my dip tube. I racked it to another keg, but can't get the last gallon or so thru my siphon. Any ideas on how to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-24-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 999
Posted By Chefencore
It's not wine. Racking it will expose it to...

It's not wine. Racking it will expose it to oxygen and other contaminants. If you really want to secondary, glass is oxygen-impermeable. Or you could give it an extra week in primary, and then bottle...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-15-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By Chefencore
Big mash, small tun

Making a baltic porter today! Yum :tank: My problem is that once I have made all of my infusions, I have reached the capacity of my mash tun, and according to calculations, need 3.5 cups sparge. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-14-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 618
Posted By Chefencore
4.6 is too strong? Just drink water in between...

4.6 is too strong? Just drink water in between beers. I would mix some and taste it before you bottle to make sure you'll still wanna drink it after diluting.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-04-2012, 04:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By Chefencore
I have british, belgian, cali lager and berliner...

I have british, belgian, cali lager and berliner weisse. I know a guy but he's got old beer and bad yeast.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-31-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By Chefencore
I dropped the honey, and decided to add 1.5 lbs...

I dropped the honey, and decided to add 1.5 lbs of pils. Why you ask? Because I grabbed the wrong damn bucket and started pouring pils on top of my specialty grains, thinking 'I sure do use a lot of...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-31-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4,100
Views: 353,220
Posted By Chefencore
When swmbo tries to make a cocktail and gets...

When swmbo tries to make a cocktail and gets wortcubes
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-30-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,067
Posted By Chefencore
Ever think that the yeast didn't stop? Maybe...

Ever think that the yeast didn't stop? Maybe they did their job and were done. If you repitch onto 'wort' that has no fermentables left, what is going to happen?
Forum: DIY Projects 08-28-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By Chefencore
I have a similar setup, using a bazooka screen, ...

I have a similar setup, using a bazooka screen, More surface area definitly helps - it gives more room for the trub to be caught, but still letting the wort through. I recently saw one of these...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-28-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,707
Posted By Chefencore
For bottles you need bottles, caps, filler wand,...

For bottles you need bottles, caps, filler wand, siphon or bottling bucket w spigot, capper and sugar(some sort of primer) and patience.
Pros - portability, less space needed in the fridge,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-28-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By Chefencore
Everything is fine. WLP029 is one of my favorite...

Everything is fine. WLP029 is one of my favorite strains. It has best results though at a lower temp, closer to 65-68degF. And liquid yeast generally begins to work quicker than dry yeast (unless...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-28-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By Chefencore
Bitter Feedback

This is my first ever completely mine recipe. It's a bit out of style, but I'm trying to explore a bit.



Recipe: Joe's Bitter
Style: 8A-English Pale Ale-Standard/Ordinary Bitter

Recipe...
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