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 long enough to get those.
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 make the freezer get too cold and stall out the fermentation.
For example, I just pitched...
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.
If you're worried about minerals and metals in your water, never look at the old pipes if they...
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 pints and I find that there is usually yeast and some sediment in there anyway. The last IPA I...
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 plenty of time to clean up the beer.
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 wort as possible.
What's funny is that I was going to ask this same question.
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 serving pressure/temp for about a month so it's nice and clear and perfectly carbed.