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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-11-2014, 03:51 PM
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Posted By Kuckoo
I have a spare gas line with a check valve in it....

I have a spare gas line with a check valve in it. Honestly, I haven't even needed the check valve. I hook up the line to the racking arm port, turn the port down so it's pushes gas to the bottom,...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-07-2014, 02:54 AM
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Views: 571
Posted By Kuckoo
My tri-clamp gaskets showed up today, so I hooked...

My tri-clamp gaskets showed up today, so I hooked up the CO2 tank to the racking arm and blew the CO2 into the bottom of the fermenter for 20-30 seconds. I will check the gravity again in a few...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-06-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 981
Posted By Kuckoo
+1 to the bucket as the likely cause. I brewed...

+1 to the bucket as the likely cause. I brewed in a bucket only once and it showed zero signs of activity in the airlock. Being paranoid I lifted the lid to find a large frothy head of krausen. I...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-06-2014, 12:46 AM
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Posted By Kuckoo
Cal V (WLP051) Sluggish/Stuck Ferment

I need some help and/or opinions for kicking a Cal V yeast back into action. I brewed an APA...actually...IAPA:cross: since my efficiency ended up around 85% rather than my planned 72%

Batch size...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 11-21-2013, 03:24 PM
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Posted By Kuckoo
I'm in!!!

I'm in!!!
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 10-09-2013, 01:02 PM
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Posted By Kuckoo
I'm in!

I'm in!
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 06-26-2013, 03:52 AM
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Posted By Kuckoo
Count me in

Count me in
Forum: India Pale Ale 05-31-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 41,909
Posted By Kuckoo
I always dry hop right in my primary. I have...

I always dry hop right in my primary. I have never tried the keg, mostly for that reason. I have a speidel that has a large opening that I can easily take bagged hops out of if needed. However,...
Forum: India Pale Ale 05-31-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 41,909
Posted By Kuckoo
Yeah, my 007 has floc'd out but the 001 still has...

Yeah, my 007 has floc'd out but the 001 still has a nice 1.5" head on it. Do you wait for it to drop before you dry hop?
Forum: India Pale Ale 05-30-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 41,909
Posted By Kuckoo
I made hearty yeast starters for both strains. I...

I made hearty yeast starters for both strains. I tend to get good attenuation in general, but we'll see with these. I will be thrilled if I get 1.014. The WLP007 has almost floc'd out, and the 001...
Forum: India Pale Ale 05-30-2013, 04:34 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 41,909
Posted By Kuckoo
I brewed the KRBC Citra last Friday the 24th. I...

I brewed the KRBC Citra last Friday the 24th. I substituted Warrior for Nugget, and moved the 30 minute to whirlpool, then I split the 10 gallons into two 5 gallon carboys. One with WLP001 and one...
Forum: California HomeBrew Forum 05-08-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,818
Posted By Kuckoo
So did I. I will have to check out Claremont's...

So did I. I will have to check out Claremont's comp. Deadline is June 15th...so it looks like I have some brewing to do this weekend.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-29-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 794
Posted By Kuckoo
It was only a $30 difference between the 15gal...

It was only a $30 difference between the 15gal and 26gal kettles at Morebeer. I like making big beers like DIPAs and such. I've done a 5gal Pliny clone in a 10gal cooler MLT and it was tough to...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-29-2013, 02:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 794
Posted By Kuckoo
I'm $3100 into the project. I still need to get...

I'm $3100 into the project. I still need to get a few more disconnects, and hide the wiring...other than that, it's complete. The burners are 1.75" below the bottom of the kettles. I thought they...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-27-2013, 03:23 PM
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Posted By Kuckoo
Sub'd...and a little jealous.

Sub'd...and a little jealous.
Forum: DIY Projects 04-27-2013, 03:09 PM
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Posted By Kuckoo
Bravo sir...Bravo... Sub'd

Bravo sir...Bravo...

Sub'd
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-27-2013, 04:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 794
Posted By Kuckoo
My Stand - Beernice (Brutus' sister)

This is my brewing stand. There are many like it, but this one is mine. My stand is my best friend. It is my life...

So, I started my version of a Brutus 10 stand in March. SWMBO complained...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-23-2013, 03:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,488
Posted By Kuckoo
Is there any more info on this topic? I am just...

Is there any more info on this topic? I am just about complete with my stand. When I first wired it and tested the units they just clicked. Now that I have everything assembled they buzz. I still...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-05-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,735
Posted By Kuckoo
Here is the beginning of my journey. Gas beam is...

Here is the beginning of my journey. Gas beam is in, but still needs to be pressure tested. I should have the frame Saturday morning and will start the assembly next weekend. I'm getting...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-04-2013, 05:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,735
Posted By Kuckoo
Haha...I'm in the same situation. Received a...

Haha...I'm in the same situation. Received a bonus a couple of weeks ago and I'm on the same journey, although a little behind you. I just made my cuts today based off of those plans. I'm making...
Forum: California HomeBrew Forum 03-18-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,818
Posted By Kuckoo
I plan to enter an APA. I'm doing it for...

I plan to enter an APA. I'm doing it for feedback only. I don't expect to place or do well in any shape or form. I make good beer; I want to make GREAT beer. I'm hoping to get some constructive...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-16-2013, 04:40 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 40,871
Posted By Kuckoo
Also one of my favorites. My buddy and I went up...

Also one of my favorites. My buddy and I went up to Sonoma Valley in early February for the Pliny the Younger pilgrimage. Lagunitas Sucks came very close to being the best beer of that trip. I...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 03-06-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 790,980
Posted By Kuckoo
Nice...A little HWM. I like it!

Nice...A little HWM. I like it!
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 03-01-2013, 01:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,705
Posted By Kuckoo
Reviving this thread after being over-joyed by my...

Reviving this thread after being over-joyed by my new logo by Josh.

First, here's my story:
It's named after this very large oblong rock that is perched over a tributary creek to Kern River. When...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 03-01-2013, 01:05 AM
Replies: 3,188
Views: 169,931
Posted By Kuckoo
I'm in!!!!

I'm in!!!!
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