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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-10-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By The_Canmancan
I would guess that your beer was never that...

I would guess that your beer was never that carbed to begin with, or you left too much headspace.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-09-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,187
Posted By The_Canmancan
I have a HERMS with a 15 gal Blichmann, and used...

I have a HERMS with a 15 gal Blichmann, and used to just place the hose through the top of the kettle and holding it in place with the weight of the lid. It worked, but was inconvenient if I wanted...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-09-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By The_Canmancan
I have tried using less pressure and have had...

I have tried using less pressure and have had mixed results. The best results I get is when the keg is at normal dispensing pressure. Make sure you chill the gun and hose down first though, to reduce...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 06-05-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 768
Posted By The_Canmancan
Very interesting. Have you tried it, or know...

Very interesting. Have you tried it, or know anyone who has? Looks like a potentially worthy competitor to other controllers.
Forum: DIY Projects 05-31-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 116,550
Posted By The_Canmancan
Jon, I've been reviewing also using HSIs on the...

Jon, I've been reviewing also using HSIs on the burners. If the burner goes out, does it automatically relight?
Forum: General Techniques 05-02-2013, 12:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By The_Canmancan
My understanding is that if your overall...

My understanding is that if your overall efficiency is too high (80% +) you suffer from a tannin taste in your beer. That being said, my mash efficiency is usually between 70-75%.
Forum: General Techniques 05-01-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By The_Canmancan
Increasing Efficiency

Measured Efficiency - Brewhouse efficiency based on volume, and gravity measured into the fermenter.

My measured efficiency is running in the high 60s (percentage), and I'd like to increase it to...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-06-2013, 02:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,245
Posted By The_Canmancan
How wide/far apart are the mounting arms at where...

How wide/far apart are the mounting arms at where they mount to your rig? I'm trying something similar, but mounting to 2'' square stock. What ga. metal did you use?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-28-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,244
Posted By The_Canmancan
I bought myself a welder from Northern just to do...

I bought myself a welder from Northern just to do a Brutus style build. With all the accessories and whatnot, probably set me back about $400. Another $175 for 50ft of plain 2x2 14ga. metal from a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-08-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 888
Posted By The_Canmancan
Varying Fermentation Temperatures

What are the implications of my ale fermentation temperatures varying up and down in a yo-yo pattern?

My house is poorly insulated, and when the heat comes on the thermometers on my carboys...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-01-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By The_Canmancan
The Kenmore looks nice. Is that a wood top?...

The Kenmore looks nice. Is that a wood top? You'll need a drip tray, but those aren't too expensive. I usually cover mine with a rag anyways. Remeber though, that with both those options, the tower...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 11-01-2012, 03:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,411
Posted By The_Canmancan
It's not as toxic as it sounds. I don't wear...

It's not as toxic as it sounds. I don't wear gloves or a mask. If anything I use it to rinse/wash my hands.
Forum: Specialty Beer 11-01-2012, 03:30 AM
Replies: 426
Views: 77,711
Posted By The_Canmancan
What's your mash temp?

What's your mash temp?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-31-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,542
Posted By The_Canmancan
Use this water calculator: ...

Use this water calculator:

http://www.brew365.com/mash_sparge_water_calculator.php

I use 1.5 qts per gallon, and stop the sparge when I get to the appropriate pre-boil volume. I batch sparge,...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-28-2012, 10:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 935
Posted By The_Canmancan
Just soak the sock/mesh bag in sanitizer and you...

Just soak the sock/mesh bag in sanitizer and you will be fine.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-27-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,305
Posted By The_Canmancan
Right now I use a 36 quart rectangular cooler. It...

Right now I use a 36 quart rectangular cooler. It works pretty well, but I'm always interested in improving my skills and knowledge.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-26-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,305
Posted By The_Canmancan
And there lies the problem. I currently brew 5...

And there lies the problem. I currently brew 5 gal batches, use a cooler, and use a pump to move things. I may move to 10 gal batches in the future. I'm contemplating how I want to build my brew...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-26-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,305
Posted By The_Canmancan
Cooler or Kettle for a Mash Tun?

Should I use a cooler or a kettle for a mash tun?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-26-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 20,002
Posted By The_Canmancan
Exactly. I had the exact same reaction when I...

Exactly. I had the exact same reaction when I read that sentence. I don't mind a company making profit, but it has to stay true to itself. Clearly AB InBev isn't staying true to the brands it is...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-25-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,014
Posted By The_Canmancan
I also have a plate chiller from Duda Diesel and...

I also have a plate chiller from Duda Diesel and it works great. As long as I can keep trub out of it...I'm still working on that, but I'd like to not have to leave my plate chiller since it works so...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-25-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,334
Posted By The_Canmancan
Very nice. Definitely gets the gears turning, pun...

Very nice. Definitely gets the gears turning, pun intended! Thanks Malweth!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-25-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,334
Posted By The_Canmancan
After reading some of your posts, I wish I had a...

After reading some of your posts, I wish I had a good LHBS. Especially since it's only a few miles up the street. But regardless, Malweth! I'd like to know how I can build a mill for $50! What a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-25-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,334
Posted By The_Canmancan
+1. The LHBS near me is not a very good store....

+1. The LHBS near me is not a very good store. The staff is not very knowledgeable, the gear is more suited towards beginners, and the owner is not very friendly. I realized within 3-4 months of...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-25-2012, 01:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By The_Canmancan
http://www.draft-beer-made-easy.com/corneliuskegva...

http://www.draft-beer-made-easy.com/corneliuskegvalves.html

Check out the short paragraph just above the second picture. The key word there is "balanced". Ergo the springs work together. There's...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-25-2012, 12:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 521
Posted By The_Canmancan
Hop Blocker?

Has anyone used the Blichmann HopBlocker? Can you provide an endorsement? I've heard mixed reviews. What's everyone else using as a hopblocker?
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