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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-03-2014, 01:44 AM
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Posted By rcrabb22
Any Failures?

Any Failures?
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 01-08-2014, 05:17 PM
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Posted By rcrabb22
Cool prize, I am entered

Cool prize, I am entered
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 11-21-2013, 02:21 PM
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Posted By rcrabb22
Dec 22 is my birthday it is destiny I win

Dec 22 is my birthday it is destiny I win
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 10-09-2013, 11:32 AM
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Posted By rcrabb22
entered to win

entered to win
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-08-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,269
Posted By rcrabb22
In Chicago area, Two Brother's Brewing labels...

In Chicago area, Two Brother's Brewing labels must be applied with epoxy!! Soaking them overnight in hot oxyclean didn't loosen them a bit. Straight to the recycle bin with them
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-07-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 839
Posted By rcrabb22
+1 I have been using the same auto siphon...

+1

I have been using the same auto siphon since I started brewing in 2008 and have never had a problem with it
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-01-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 779
Posted By rcrabb22
if you use a stirplate, a vessel with a flat...

if you use a stirplate, a vessel with a flat bottom for the stirbar works best. Beaker or flask in my mind is personal preference.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-05-2013, 07:15 PM
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Posted By rcrabb22
I pitched 2 packets of rehydrated BRY-97 into a...

I pitched 2 packets of rehydrated BRY-97 into a 10 gal Ranger IPA clone (2 Better Bottles) at 1.065, Sunday at 2:45pm. It is cool in the basement and both fermenters were at 62F. Nothing doing, no...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-26-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,379
Posted By rcrabb22
I have a 15 gal MoreBeer kettle as my MLT and it...

I have a 15 gal MoreBeer kettle as my MLT and it has 2.5 gal of water under the false bottom of which 1/2 gal is left behind after the MLT it completed drained, not including water absorbed by the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-25-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,536
Posted By rcrabb22
The wort is exposed for maybe 3 minutes or so it...

The wort is exposed for maybe 3 minutes or so it takes to chill to 140F. DMS precursors are no longer a factor below 140F. I would not have a lid on my kettle if the wort was >= 140F.

There is...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-24-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,536
Posted By rcrabb22
My issues with CFC's or plate chillers is...

My issues with CFC's or plate chillers is sanitation. They need to be sanitized before use one way or another before use. I own and have used both a CFC and a IC. My CFC has been sitting unused...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-18-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 699
Posted By rcrabb22
Yes it would work. See this post from a couple...

Yes it would work. See this post from a couple of years back

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/weber-fermentation-chamber-159239/
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-06-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,578
Posted By rcrabb22
I made a jacket with 3 layers of the reflectix...

I made a jacket with 3 layers of the reflectix insulation and used the aluminum? tape to hold the jacket together and velcro to secure it to the MLT so I could remove when I wanted. I folded the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-05-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,447
Posted By rcrabb22
Let us know how it turns out

Let us know how it turns out
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 02-04-2013, 09:51 PM
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Views: 167,009
Posted By rcrabb22
can't wait

can't wait
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-03-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 913
Posted By rcrabb22
I do this exactly using a stainless tee like is...

I do this exactly using a stainless tee like is pictured on post #7 of this thread and silicon tubing. I make 10 gal batches and need to ferment in 2 separate vessels. I believe the wort in the 2...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-03-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 868
Posted By rcrabb22
I may be in the minority but I have never taken...

I may be in the minority but I have never taken my pumps apart to clean them. I recirculate boiling wort the last 10 minutes of a boil for the post boil or cold side pumping I will do after the wort...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-17-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,276
Posted By rcrabb22
I too use one of these plus place the bottles on...

I too use one of these plus place the bottles on a bottle tree to drain. The tree holds 45 bottles. By the time I have 45 bottle on the tree the first ones are almost fully drained with just a very...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-10-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,856
Posted By rcrabb22
I too have the Williams wand set up. How are you...

I too have the Williams wand set up. How are you metering the O2 or are you opening the valve on the O2 tank all the way?

I am able to see the amount of O2 bubbling using the wand in a Better...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-09-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,871
Posted By rcrabb22
I have ordered from these folks at least 4 or 5...

I have ordered from these folks at least 4 or 5 times for different items and they are good to deal with. (Standard disclaimer, don't work for or know them at all, just a satisfied customer)

BTW...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 01-03-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 371
Posted By rcrabb22
Do a search for it. There is quite a large...

Do a search for it. There is quite a large thread on it. In a nutshell, it is slow to start fermentation. Almost everybody saw at least 24 hour lag time before it took off. But when it did, it...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-02-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,268
Posted By rcrabb22
Mash temps vary from top to bottom, side to side....

Mash temps vary from top to bottom, side to side. That is normal. I would guess the middle temperature was warmer? If the SS tun is not insulated it will lose a lot of radiant heat and I could...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-02-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,125
Posted By rcrabb22
LMAO!! I am waiting to be lambasted and am...

LMAO!! I am waiting to be lambasted and am hiding under my desk
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-02-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,125
Posted By rcrabb22
I figured that. I agree with you it is not the...

I figured that. I agree with you it is not the MAIN or ONLY indicator. We'd never make it in Congress.............

I see many saying an airlock is NEVER an indicator and my belief it is one of...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-02-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,125
Posted By rcrabb22
I would alter that statement to : "Do not...

I would alter that statement to :

"Do not use the airlock as THE ONLY fermentation indication tool."

For bucket users, if no airlock activity after 24 hours, you might want to take a peek...
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