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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-28-2013, 01:27 PM
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Posted By adpostel
So I poured the first pour today. It has been...

So I poured the first pour today. It has been sitting at 12 psi and 38F for 11 days. Damn, it came out great!! I'm having some while I keg the IPA now. A little cloudy, but everyone said that...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-20-2013, 12:54 PM
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Posted By adpostel
Well I checked the keg when I got home the other...

Well I checked the keg when I got home the other day. I pulled the purge valve to make sure it still had pressure, and it did. I didn't fully purge it, but I did go ahead and hook up the gas back...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-19-2013, 02:21 PM
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Posted By adpostel
This was the inspiration for my keezer. I was...

This was the inspiration for my keezer. I was VERY lucky to find one alread done.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/converting-frigidaire-7-2-cu-ft-chest-freezer-162225/
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-19-2013, 12:16 AM
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Posted By adpostel
I had pics of what I wanted, and as I was...

I had pics of what I wanted, and as I was looking for the chest freezer, this one came up for sale on Craigslist, and on my side of town to boot. .. I bought it the same day, it was exactly what...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-17-2013, 04:21 AM
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Posted By adpostel
Uh Oh, so lets assume it looses the pressure. ...

Uh Oh, so lets assume it looses the pressure. But the airtight seal should still hold right? When I filled the keg with the Brewery Cleaner to clean it, it wasn't pressurized, but it didn't leak...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-17-2013, 03:29 AM
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Posted By adpostel
Well, one thing I did do, was when I sanitized...

Well, one thing I did do, was when I sanitized the keg, I basically put in about 2 gallons of Star San/Water solution, then I shook the keg around to get it everywhere inside. Then I put my gas line...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-17-2013, 03:22 AM
Replies: 16
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Posted By adpostel
Pretty Kick Ass setup Bro.... I would really...

Pretty Kick Ass setup Bro.... I would really like to see how you control everything via the BCS460. Shaping up to be a very sweet setup.....
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-17-2013, 03:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 714
Posted By adpostel
No, I didn't purge after sealing, I basically...

No, I didn't purge after sealing, I basically sealed the lid on the keg, then attached the gas line to it and pressurized it to 9 psi, then removed the gas line and put into the keezer......
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-17-2013, 02:59 AM
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Posted By adpostel
Here is my Keezer....

Here is my Keezer....
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-17-2013, 02:47 AM
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Views: 714
Posted By adpostel
Kegging My First Batch....

So I just racked my first batch to a corny keg today. Just looking for some confirmation on whether I'm doing this right.

Beer (Mexican Cerveza) in primary for 3 1/2 weeks at 65F ambient
OG...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-17-2013, 02:38 AM
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Posted By adpostel
So I just racked my first batch to a corny keg...

So I just racked my first batch to a corny keg today. Just looking for some confirmation on whether I'm doing this right.

Beer (Mexican Cerveza) in primary for 3 1/2 weeks at 65F ambient
OG...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-13-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By adpostel
Ya, just learing about that, cool... Thanks for...

Ya, just learing about that, cool... Thanks for your response...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-13-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By adpostel
Oh wow! Ya, when I convert the S.G.'s to Brix,...

Oh wow! Ya, when I convert the S.G.'s to Brix, then plug in the O.G. and F.G. in Brix, I get the FG conversion of 1.009, as well, with an ABV% of 4.87... Hope it tastes good, this should make for a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-13-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By adpostel
So when I plugged in the gravity readings to the...

So when I plugged in the gravity readings to the calculator, they only changed by about .001, from 1.020 to a corrected value of 1.021... doesn't that seem pretty negligible?

Also, should I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-13-2013, 04:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By adpostel
Correction Calculator? Well that's a new one. I...

Correction Calculator? Well that's a new one. I suspect there is one online somewhere? I thought getting the adjustable refractometer was the cats meow for SG readings. I guess refractometer is...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-13-2013, 04:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By adpostel
Mexican Cerveza Kit Brewed, Fermentation Advice....

I brewed a Mexican Cerveza Kit. It was an LME kit with steeped grains for a little flavor and color. I followed the directions and ended up with an OG of 1.046. I checked the SG 12 days later and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-10-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 766
Posted By adpostel
Ok, so finally checked on my cerveza. I started...

Ok, so finally checked on my cerveza. I started out with an OG of 1.046, now 12 days later in primary, it is at 1.022. So I guess it's moving right along. Had a very nice and even, thick krausen...
Forum: Electric Brewing 12-09-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,036
Posted By adpostel
Thanks Kevin, my question relates exactly to #2...

Thanks Kevin, my question relates exactly to #2 in your post. I am not doing a RIMS or HERMS system, only using the PID controlled heating element to get strike and sparge water to specific temps,...
Forum: Electric Brewing 12-09-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,036
Posted By adpostel
I agree with hilhouse, while there are several...

I agree with hilhouse, while there are several ways to heat up water, I dont see anything wrong with using technology to increase efficiency and consistency. Heating up strike water, sparge water...
Forum: Electric Brewing 12-08-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,036
Posted By adpostel
Man, that is good to hear. I'm gonna put one of...

Man, that is good to hear. I'm gonna put one of those things together, it should provide some, set it and forget, it ease of operation for the strike and sparge water, and hopefully some...
Forum: Electric Brewing 12-08-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,036
Posted By adpostel
Thx for the response, but I am mainly referring...

Thx for the response, but I am mainly referring to the HLT. I am wanting to build a PID controlled HLT. And the question is do I have to have something to move the water around in it, or can I...
Forum: Electric Brewing 12-07-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,036
Posted By adpostel
eKettle: recirculating vs. non-recirculating

I am limited on searching here at work, so I'll just ask the question.

What are the differences between having a recirculating system as opposed to just having the heating element in the brew...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-03-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 766
Posted By adpostel
Could I just use a muslin bag for my hop...

Could I just use a muslin bag for my hop addittions?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-02-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 766
Posted By adpostel
LOL, Yooper, I've read some of your posts, I'll...

LOL, Yooper, I've read some of your posts, I'll listen, I'm a GREAT STUDENT, LOL....

Ok, I have a 5 gallon carboy, but again, I don't have any need to re-invent the, proverbial, wheel. So I'll...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-02-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 766
Posted By adpostel
Interesting. I was just reading about how some...

Interesting. I was just reading about how some of the "kit directions" aren't necessarily the way to go. The directions call for 3-4 days in primary, then transfer to secondary for 1-2 weeks. ...
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