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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-11-2010, 01:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,356
Posted By blk94f150
Sight glass for Coors keg

Anybody have a sight glass for the bulged out coors kegs? I was thinking that a standard one with a longer coupler between the bulkhead and elbow would work. I only have coors kegs and it took me...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-27-2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 659
Posted By blk94f150
Cleaning ball lock connectors

I know someone did a thread on disasembling and cleaning ball lock connectors but I can't seem to find it. Anyone have a link?

Mike
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-17-2010, 12:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,500
Posted By blk94f150
Where to put temp control probe?

I have a Ranco temp controller and I've just been taping it to the side of the fermentation vessel so that it tries to keep the beer at exactly the temp I'm looking for. My concern is that it might...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-18-2009, 10:02 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,360
Posted By blk94f150
I use hot water in all my brews and haven't had a...

I use hot water in all my brews and haven't had a problem yet. However I do maintain my water heater regularly and with its size and the flow of my shower heads it gets completely cycled frequently....
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-15-2009, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,734
Posted By blk94f150
I just leave it in the keg. I attach it to the...

I just leave it in the keg. I attach it to the dip tube, but sitting here thinking about it I'm not sure why as it isn't going anywhere.

The only "off flavors" I've ever gotten is in the first few...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-13-2009, 02:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,734
Posted By blk94f150
I use a stainless hop ball but I dry hop in the...

I use a stainless hop ball but I dry hop in the keg.

Mike
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-13-2009, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 563
Posted By blk94f150
It should be fine and even better it's an IPA...

It should be fine and even better it's an IPA with a lot of alcohol and hops. Are you using corny kegs? If so the posts come off with a 7/8s wrench for most of them. I have one that is smaller.
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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-17-2009, 06:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,924
Posted By blk94f150
I leave mine in the primary as long as I want....

I leave mine in the primary as long as I want. I've had some sit for months. I find that those beers are better than the ones left for a short time. They get more time to clear and the yeast get...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-17-2009, 01:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,298
Posted By blk94f150
If I'm not mistaken, oxidation is not a concern...

If I'm not mistaken, oxidation is not a concern with a starter as you're not really trying to make finished beer, but make as many yeast cells as possible. You actually want as much oxygen in the...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-11-2009, 01:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,762
Posted By blk94f150
I have had good luck with natural carbing, but I...

I have had good luck with natural carbing, but I prefer force carbing. You get less sediment and you can dial in the pressure exactly. I only do the set and forget method though and my beer sits at...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-08-2009, 02:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,253
Posted By blk94f150
Buckets FTW. Cheap, easy to use/lift/carry, easy...

Buckets FTW. Cheap, easy to use/lift/carry, easy to clean, just easy. I'll be phasing out my 6.5g glass carboys and going to all 7.9 gallon buckets. Plenty of room for fermentation.

Mike
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-07-2009, 06:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,940
Posted By blk94f150
Ok with the gas hooked up you push the poppet on...

Ok with the gas hooked up you push the poppet on the out side down and you get what?

These kegs aren't that complex. If you have the diptube on the out side and you can push the poppet down, you...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-05-2009, 09:19 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 146,040
Posted By blk94f150
Simply awesome. I just put 2 of these into a keg...

Simply awesome. I just put 2 of these into a keg of Belgian Wit that I had at 12PSI. I really wanted to run 15PSI, but with only 5ft it sucked to pour. Now 15PSI no problems. I may even run a 1/2 or...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-05-2009, 05:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,940
Posted By blk94f150
Sounds like it's definitely a problem with the...

Sounds like it's definitely a problem with the poppet. Other than that it's just a straight shot through. Take the gas in side apart and make sure that nothing is out of place. Make sure the little...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-05-2009, 05:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 16,322
Posted By blk94f150
IMO set and forget is the only way to go. I've...

IMO set and forget is the only way to go. I've tried the burst carb method and I've ended up with overcarbed beers that need to be purged off or make a lot of foam in the lines from CO2 coming out of...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-05-2009, 03:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,718
Posted By blk94f150
CO2 pressure is temp dependent so as you cool it...

CO2 pressure is temp dependent so as you cool it the pressure goes down and warm it and the pressure goes up. Mine sits around 600.

Mike
Forum: General Techniques 09-03-2009, 11:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,210
Posted By blk94f150
After my first couple of extract beers, I have...

After my first couple of extract beers, I have never used a secondary. Now I have this 5 gallon carboy that only holds sanitizer sitting around taking up space.

I just leave my beers in the...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-03-2009, 10:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,710
Posted By blk94f150
Just DC the pressure, pull the bleeder, and let...

Just DC the pressure, pull the bleeder, and let it sit. It will off gas some so you'll have to do it over and over again. Eventually you'll get it low enough and can reset at serving pressure.

Mike
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-02-2009, 03:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,710
Posted By blk94f150
Start brewing enough to get a large pipeline...

Start brewing enough to get a large pipeline going and buy another CO2 tank and fridge. Carb the beer in the fridge at serving pressure before transferring to serving fridge. Most of my beer is at...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-01-2009, 07:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,710
Posted By blk94f150
There's your problem. You have CO2 coming out of...

There's your problem. You have CO2 coming out of solution due to the difference in pressure. You didn't bleed down to perfect equillibrium. If you do the set and forget method this isn't usually a...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-01-2009, 02:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,710
Posted By blk94f150
How do you carb your kegs? Mike

How do you carb your kegs?

Mike
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-21-2009, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5,126
Views: 3,184,725
Posted By blk94f150
I'd set for 3 degrees. That's what I run my...

I'd set for 3 degrees. That's what I run my freezer at for fermenting and it rarely runs. Running it a refridgeration temps will be much easier on it then freezing so the compressor will probably run...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-16-2009, 04:16 AM
Replies: 5,019
Views: 277,072
Posted By blk94f150
It's like really dry apple cider. I made some and...

It's like really dry apple cider. I made some and some folks liked it but I'm not much of a fan. If you add the extra sugar to make it 8-9%ABV, it'll sneak up on you.

Mike
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-15-2009, 10:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By blk94f150
I'll be using 2 packs of 05, I just didn't enter...

I'll be using 2 packs of 05, I just didn't enter it that way. It's just there to show what kind of yeast I'm using.

On the hop schedule, would 1 oz at 20 minutes and 1 oz at 5 be better? It might...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-14-2009, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By blk94f150
I didn't even notice that I had 158F in there. I...

I didn't even notice that I had 158F in there. I mash all my recipes between 148-154. I'll do this one around 152 so if it loses a degree in 60 mins, it's still above 150. It's usually not a problem,...
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