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Forum: DIY Projects 09-12-2012, 01:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By Phantastik
The picture is small, but those look like Sankey...

The picture is small, but those look like Sankey keg couplers to me.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-28-2012, 11:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,384
Posted By Phantastik
Probably not the best fix for the long term, but...

Probably not the best fix for the long term, but I've been able to seal up some leaks by lubing the o-ring, tightly wrapping a couple of layers of teflon tape, more lube, then reconnecting the gas. ...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-19-2012, 04:56 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,367
Posted By Phantastik
Star San, slowly around the driveway......

Star San, slowly around the driveway... Definitely more Star San...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-18-2012, 05:59 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,367
Posted By Phantastik
I'm actually surprised he didn't try to sanitize...

I'm actually surprised he didn't try to sanitize the Star-san.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-10-2012, 05:52 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,789
Posted By Phantastik
I sure hope you two are joking. Never heard of...

I sure hope you two are joking. Never heard of such specialty (poultry) ale before. So I Googled, then almost puked.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-01-2012, 05:22 AM
Replies: 7,462
Views: 252,204
Posted By Phantastik
Ordered another eight pounds of TSP/90 to make my...

Ordered another eight pounds of TSP/90 to make my own cleaner. I find when I have more, I use more.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-23-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 860
Posted By Phantastik
Aaak! Kill it with fire! Or move it outside or...

Aaak! Kill it with fire!
Or move it outside or something. But finding that would creep me out.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-30-2011, 03:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,196
Posted By Phantastik
I'm thinking that the grill should be lit at the...

I'm thinking that the grill should be lit at the start of the mash. That's what I call "three tiering with style."
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-29-2011, 10:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,196
Posted By Phantastik
I assume you posted this so others could get a...

I assume you posted this so others could get a laugh. If so, mission accomplished! That picture is hilarious.
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 12-19-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1,163
Views: 52,836
Posted By Phantastik
Urgent: I think I found Your Cat.

When I came home from the eye doctor this morning, (they had to dilate my eyes, so annoying) through my sunglasses I saw a cat sitting on my back porch. Thinking little of it, I went about my...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-17-2011, 06:00 AM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 95,590
Posted By Phantastik
When you start to wonder if sending a group text...

When you start to wonder if sending a group text message to your extended family three minutes ago, that simply said, "87% efficiency!" was such a good idea.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-13-2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 95,590
Posted By Phantastik
Or when your yard has become an obstacle course...

Or when your yard has become an obstacle course of "spent grain icebergs."
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 12-10-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 1,163
Views: 52,836
Posted By Phantastik
The neck of my new 6.5 gallon carboy is too small...

The neck of my new 6.5 gallon carboy is too small for my brush to fit into. There are two small pieces of "gunk" stuck inside, and I don't think my arms will allow me to rock it back and forth for...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-07-2011, 02:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,545
Posted By Phantastik
I don't think by saying "let me know what you...

I don't think by saying "let me know what you find out" implies that I don't support local breweries. I look forward to trying their beer, and hope that they bring something superb to the area.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-07-2011, 12:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,545
Posted By Phantastik
Good to know, I hadn't heard of the new brewery. ...

Good to know, I hadn't heard of the new brewery. If you are able to contact them, please report back with the (hopefully great) news.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-06-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,545
Posted By Phantastik
Have you tried Jim's Homebrew in Spokane? I find...

Have you tried Jim's Homebrew in Spokane? I find it's a great place to go if you want to pay 150% above retail, and be treated like dirt, all in one stop.

I stocked up on grains while on a trip...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-15-2011, 06:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,971
Posted By Phantastik
Thermal shock can be a dangerous thing. Next...

Thermal shock can be a dangerous thing. Next time, avoid this by cooling your brew to temp beforehand.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-08-2011, 02:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By Phantastik
I originally made five gallons. I don't recall...

I originally made five gallons. I don't recall how long I left it in primary, ( I think only a month or two,) then I racked three gallons to secondary on oak, inside of a three gallon carboy. That...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-07-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By Phantastik
I can't comment on how the taste changed when...

I can't comment on how the taste changed when aging in the bottles, because mine is still sitting on the oak. The samples I was referring to were taken with my wine thief. That's what I get for...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-07-2011, 05:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By Phantastik
I put three gallons on two ounces of French oak...

I put three gallons on two ounces of French oak cubes about a year and a half ago. When I sampled last, it was very good. Oak was the dominant flavor, but not overwhelming, the apple was also...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-06-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By Phantastik
Maybe I am responding too late in your brewday,...

Maybe I am responding too late in your brewday, but here is how I would do it.

Strike water: (10.64 lb)(1.5qt/lb) = 15.96 qt or ~16 qt = 4 gal. 168*F sounds fine, it's usually easier to stir the...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-02-2011, 06:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,062
Posted By Phantastik
When first turning mine on, (different...

When first turning mine on, (different make/model,) it got quite warm, but never "too hot to touch." When it cycles it gets warm, but the manual says that this is normal.
I would let it cool to...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-01-2011, 06:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 19,332
Posted By Phantastik
I think that if I were to "upgrade" to a larger...

I think that if I were to "upgrade" to a larger volume setup than five gallons, I may want one. But for now, knowing how far to measure down from the rim of my kettle is working just fine. Though...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-29-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 9,978
Posted By Phantastik
Can't hurt to try, thanks!

Can't hurt to try, thanks!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-25-2011, 10:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,112
Posted By Phantastik
When I first hooked up my regulator, I had a...

When I first hooked up my regulator, I had a leak. I could actually hear the hissing from the regulator itself. Lots of googling informed me that there is a small rubber part that is meant to blow if...
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