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    Adding Infusion From HLT to Mash Tun

    Re-reading How to Brew at the moment as I'm with an injury. Palmer says that thermodynamically that it's actually better to add the water to the grains rather than the other way around. He also points out that doing it that way can cause dry spots & dough balls. So the better method is adding...
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    Carrier KoolKing for Refer / lagering

    I have a 12k btu window unit Carrier Koolking - has anyone modified it to work as cooling unit for lagering or walk-in cooler (I might have a lot of beer).
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    Lager hit 1.007 - Is it too Late for Diacetyl Rest?

    Just following this up, racked the beer into a keg 2 days ago. As I mentioned before, it's fairly dry with not a lot of body. Definitely not a disaster by any means though. Very drinkable and it's kind of grown on me, even with the mild banana undertones that I'm not generally a fan of.
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    Adding a Second Regulator & hose to an Insignia Kegerator

    Got lazy and bought a 2 tap kegerator from Bestbuy and I want to have my CO2 and regulators outside of the unit rather than inside. There is a provision for a single hose on the back of the kegerator but I'm wondering if anyone has added a second hose hole? And if so, where did they locate it...
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    Moving CO2 tank outside

    On my DIY Kegerator, I just used a firewall grommet that I bought from an auto parts store. That way the hose won't chaffe.
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    Lager hit 1.007 - Is it too Late for Diacetyl Rest?

    WLP840, fortunately I have my brewing in the shop. It produced a lot of rotten egg smell.
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    Lager hit 1.007 - Is it too Late for Diacetyl Rest?

    Thank you! I wasn't sure if I had passed the point that DR would be useful.
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    Lager hit 1.007 - Is it too Late for Diacetyl Rest?

    Thanks! I appreciate your input. I'm hoping this turns out as well as my first blonde ale - which in my conceited and biased opinion was perfect!
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    Lager hit 1.007 - Is it too Late for Diacetyl Rest?

    This is my first attempt at making a lager. Brewed 11 days ago and was expecting 2 weeks of fermentation before doing the rest, checked the SG today and it's 1.007 (OG was 1.047). Tasted the sample, dry, thin body with a hint of sulphur taste.
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    Refractometer calibration...

    Thanks! Our tap water is quite low in dissolved solids, the only wrench in the works is what public works adds to make the water safe to drink out of the tap.
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    Refractometer calibration...

    Actually, the question was regarding whether it was better to calibrate to the actual water being used vs distilled.
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    Refractometer calibration...

    Old, but relevant post to a question I had regarding refractometer calibration. Sure hope this isn't the oldest one ever drug up from the depths!
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    Installing a Weldless Temp Well

    I must apologize, I left out some key information.
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    Installing a Weldless Temp Well

    Just to be clear, no. They all have the same problem. The bulkhead for the valve OTOH is pretty straight forward. I suppose I could use a bulkhead fitting for the well too, but I’m pretty averse to adding extra leak points if I can avoid it.
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