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Forum: DIY Projects 06-17-2013, 12:14 PM
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Posted By BrocksHomebrew
Wouldn't it make more sense to test this on a...

Wouldn't it make more sense to test this on a bread board first? It's been a few years since I did any pcb work, but last time I quoted a prototype board it was a couple hundred bucks.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-07-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,180
Posted By BrocksHomebrew
Blichmann forbids discounting of their products...

Blichmann forbids discounting of their products for any reason. Anywhere you go Blichmann products will be the same price and never on sale.
Forum: Florida HomeBrew Forum 06-01-2013, 03:11 PM
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Posted By BrocksHomebrew
Links for the lazy: ...

Links for the lazy:

https://www.facebook.com/FunkyBuddhaBrewery

http://www.thefunkybuddha.com/
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-30-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By BrocksHomebrew
The biggest functional difference is that ball...

The biggest functional difference is that ball lock typically have a pressure release valve with a ring you can pull to release the pressure, while pin lock kegs typically have an "emergency"...
Forum: Mead Forum 05-30-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 660
Posted By BrocksHomebrew
If you can get them cold (refrigerated) and keep...

If you can get them cold (refrigerated) and keep them that way it'll probably be ok. If not, as others said above, you're going to need to stabilize those bottles.
Forum: DIY Projects 05-30-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 39
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Posted By BrocksHomebrew
I've always found the best way to learn these...

I've always found the best way to learn these things is by doing a project. Good luck, I'll be watching this thread evolve.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-30-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By BrocksHomebrew
Long term I would worry about your bottle caps. ...

Long term I would worry about your bottle caps. I know the outside of them will rust after a week submerged in cooler water, not sure how the underside of the cap will react to constant beer...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-30-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By BrocksHomebrew
Pressurize your keg and spray it down with star...

Pressurize your keg and spray it down with star san solution or soapy water. Look for bubbles, especially around the lid o-ring, the pressure release valve and the the base of the posts. Lid o-ring...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-30-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By BrocksHomebrew
Corny kegs are typically rated to 120-130psi, but...

Corny kegs are typically rated to 120-130psi, but you might want to consider an appropriate de-rating because of age.

How do you plan to regulate the output pressure from the keg? I know none...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-30-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By BrocksHomebrew
Not sure how the volume will affect things, but...

Not sure how the volume will affect things, but if you do over-carb it's easy to correct. Biggest concern is to make sure you purge the keg with CO2 before filling, 2 gallons of air could skunk a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-30-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By BrocksHomebrew
To expand on that, a pinch of Potassium...

To expand on that, a pinch of Potassium Metabisulfate in your brewing water is the easiest way to remove chlorine and chloromine from tap water. Just add it while heating your strike and sparge...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-30-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By BrocksHomebrew
Every inch of volume in a 6 gallon better bottle...

Every inch of volume in a 6 gallon better bottle is about 1/3 gallon. Racking a couple of times could have easily accounted for your loss.

I usually do 5.5 gallons into primary and without a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-30-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 325
Posted By BrocksHomebrew
Speidel fermenters are made from HDPE plastic,...

Speidel fermenters are made from HDPE plastic, the same plastic as fermenting buckets. You shouldn't have any problems.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-30-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,192
Posted By BrocksHomebrew
There's a lot of them out there. Every time I...

There's a lot of them out there. Every time I setup a booth at festivals and what not someone tries to tell me what I'm doing is illegal. I had one guy get so upset he alerted security (off duty...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-29-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 601
Posted By BrocksHomebrew
A dremmel cutoff disk will do it, but you'll...

A dremmel cutoff disk will do it, but you'll likely go through several before finishing the job. My go-to would be an angle grinder.

You could do it with a hack saw pretty quickly and...
Forum: Florida HomeBrew Forum 05-08-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 874
Posted By BrocksHomebrew
Hopefully this is allowed in the rules, if not...

Hopefully this is allowed in the rules, if not let me know and I'll delete it. Just wanted to mention we've got 50# bags of Rahr 2-row...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-11-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,676
Posted By BrocksHomebrew
Homemade Sankey Keg Washer

I needed a solution to wash and sanitize sankey kegs for closed system pressurized fermentation and pulling the spears between every batch was a hassle I didn't want to deal with. So I set out to...
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