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Forum: General Techniques 09-15-2014, 06:06 PM
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Posted By haeffnkr
Thanks for the tips thus far. I will list my...

Thanks for the tips thus far.

I will list my ending/boil process to determine the likely hood of issues....
I have a ebiab system and make 12 gallon batches.

20 minutes left in the boil I add...
Forum: General Techniques 09-15-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By haeffnkr
Acetobacter - Lacto infection - how to get rid of it?

Hi,
I am chasing what I have read to be an Acetobacter infection.
I have been chasing this for months.
I think it is air borne in my basement....but that is a guess.

Just used a brand new...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-12-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By haeffnkr
Ah yes...I forgot about the valve/spear assembly....

Ah yes...I forgot about the valve/spear assembly.
I was using the orginal sanke spear assembly also and getting that all clean was a mystery, I was getting lacto infections.

Then I gave up on the...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 09-12-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By haeffnkr
Look up some of my posts... I have done this and...

Look up some of my posts... I have done this and went through all these challenges.
1) - use as big as a stainless false bottom type thing you can find... stainless expanded metal type stuff or big...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-11-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By haeffnkr
Since I made this post and like you, wanted to...

Since I made this post and like you, wanted to give up...I made 2 batches of beer... each was split into a sanke and a carboy with a stopper/bubbler on the sanke and of course carboy.

Both batches...
Forum: General Techniques 09-11-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 323,758
Posted By haeffnkr
IIRC 2 turns was about 4 psi on mine from...

IIRC 2 turns was about 4 psi on mine from completely open from the stop.

I assume you have a CO2 setup or Air compressor?
Fill a keg with air or CO2 at say, 10 pounds, then apply the valve and...
Forum: Electric Brewing 09-09-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By haeffnkr
Here is what I tried and ended up with - ...

Here is what I tried and ended up with -

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f170/exhaust-fan-condensation-drips-help-pic-423021/

In the first pic I had a big eye screw in my "hood" that I planned to...
Forum: General Techniques 08-28-2014, 05:01 PM
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Views: 323,758
Posted By haeffnkr
I made batches of Kolsch and Fat Tire clone, both...

I made batches of Kolsch and Fat Tire clone, both light balanced beers and would easily show any flaws.

I split the batches, 1/2 in a carboy and 1/2 in a sanke keg.
Both had stoppers and bubblers...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-28-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,685
Posted By haeffnkr
Update - Got some of these curtech...

Update -

Got some of these curtech fermenters.

So far no issues, of course initial cleaning and filling was a breeze.
I have a lager bubbling away in this one.
So it is air tight.

Off...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-28-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,685
Posted By haeffnkr
Wow !

Wow !
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-14-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,685
Posted By haeffnkr
How do you get the beer out? Co2 push or? ...

How do you get the beer out? Co2 push or?

Thanks Kevin
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-12-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By haeffnkr
Cleaning the autosiphon was not a big deal for...

Cleaning the autosiphon was not a big deal for me... immediately was after use and spray it all down with starsan and hang it up to dry....spray again before use...seemed to work fine for me the few...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-12-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By haeffnkr
Transfer with CO2 or autosiphon?

Hello,
I am rethinking everything now... :)
Maybe a simpler approach is better for me.

I have CO2 right next to my primaries and racking canes and all that is needed.
I also have an autosiphon...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-12-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,685
Posted By haeffnkr
Wow - that is pretty It should be on a mantle...

Wow - that is pretty
It should be on a mantle in your living room !

but ... I think it is more than 125 and wont fit in my kegerator/ferment chamber :)



Those are very nice...but too tall....
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-11-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,685
Posted By haeffnkr
thanks for the update. I found also that...

thanks for the update.
I found also that several people on the NB forum use the Curtec barrels and love them.

How do you get the beer out of them?

thanks Kevin
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-11-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,685
Posted By haeffnkr
I am getting 2 of these - ...

I am getting 2 of these -
http://www.ebay.com/itm/201127778146

I will let you know how they work out.

thanks Kevin
Forum: Electric Brewing 08-11-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By haeffnkr
To clean the element- Get off what you can with...

To clean the element-
Get off what you can with a stainless steel scrubby every time you brew, shortly after you get the wort out.
Scrub it all sides and use the stainless steel scrubby like dental...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-08-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,685
Posted By haeffnkr
That is a nice idea... 20 gallon trash can.. but...

That is a nice idea... 20 gallon trash can.. but I am not sure it will fit for me :)

I forgot to add my other rule -
Needs to be about sanke keg size or smaller so I can get it in my fermenter...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-08-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,685
Posted By haeffnkr
Under 125 each.

Under 125 each.
Forum: Electric Brewing 08-08-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By haeffnkr
Here is my setup ...

Here is my setup

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f170/first-run-ebiab-w-pics-410168/

Here is a ULWD 120v - http://www.amazon.com/Camco-02853-Screw-In-Foldback-Element/dp/B000KKVZUO

I have burned...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-08-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,685
Posted By haeffnkr
13 - 16 gallon fermenters - what you got?

In my always changing brewing techniques, I am looking at other options for fermenters.

- I want one that is 13 - 16 gallons
- Has a lid big enough to get my arm in and easily clean
- Can hold a...
Forum: Electric Brewing 08-08-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,554
Posted By haeffnkr
When I have tried this, using stainless steel...

When I have tried this, using stainless steel perforated shelf to keep the grain/bag off the element, the grain/shelf compacts to much pump will fill up the bag and the element will be dry, resulting...
Forum: Electric Brewing 08-07-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,554
Posted By haeffnkr
Have you tested your mash pot/bag/pump system? ...

Have you tested your mash pot/bag/pump system?

I would be surprised if you can get the water to flow the grain/bag/false bottom setup.
If you can get it to flow share the details of the grain...
Forum: General Techniques 07-25-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 323,758
Posted By haeffnkr
I try to carb up some naturally and transfer...

I try to carb up some naturally and transfer under CO2.
I still have to force carb some to get it to serving pressure.



Good idea
I will even try to split a batch into a carboy and a keg,...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-25-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By haeffnkr
Infection from a spunding valve or dirty blow off line?

Short summary

Can a dirty blow off tube (and or spunding valve) hold enough nasties that they can travel by AIR up hoses and down into a fermenter and foul a batch of beer?


Long Version --- ...
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