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    Ss Brewtech Huge Giveaway - 7 Gallon Unitank + Sspunding Valve

    This will go well with my brewbuckets, chronical, and brite tank from SS Brewtech.
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    Show me your brew room computer setup!

    I have a Hosehead BC5 running Craftbeerpi 3. I can't say enough good things about this combo, the BC5 is the size of a large book, and I've never had a problem with it. I mounted a dual monitor stand to the corner of a wood top rolling toolbox. If I BIAB single vessel I the whole brewery fits...
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    Ultimate EBIAB kettle wanted

    I have the 18G Stout BIAB kettle. Here's the design issues: You'll need to use a strainer bag as the stainless basket holes are way too big. The intended location of the temperature probe is through the lid. I add a TC "Tee" fitting to the recirculating port and use a 12" TC Thermowell which...
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    Glycol Chiller Build

    Here are few pics of my glycol chiller setup. Parts list: Frigidaire 5,000 BTU 115V Window-Mounted Mini-Compact Air Conditioner RANCO ETC-111000 Digital Cold Temperature Control 99.9% PURE Propylene Glycol (2 Gallons) 40 Quart ice chest Fittings, hoses, clamps etc. Take apart...
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    Lagering - No Fridge for conditioning

    I built a glycol system with a 5000 btu window air conditioner, small ice chest, and RANCO ETC-111000 Digital Cold Temperature Control for about $250 US, I can set it to 25 F and it will cool a 14 gallon SS Brewmaster fermenter from 65 F to 34 F in ~40 minutes.
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    Lactic Acid Taste Threshold

    "Also, why do you want to use lactic acid over, say, phosphoric acid which has no sour taste?" Phosphoric acid is definitely detectable and will alter the flavor of your beer. It's one of the primary tastes in Coke. I've found 10ml of 88% in the mash isn't noticeable, 20ml is noticeable but...
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    CraftBeerPi - Raspberry Pi Software

    Anyone know where a thread on what settings people are using in CraftBeerPi? For instance, what boil temp are you using when the kettle is configured for overshoot? Are you using Automatic or Manual control for boil? I only have one brew session complete using the software but I like it a lot.
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    Cfraftbeer Pi vs Elsinore 2.0 for Hosehead?

    I've brewed once so far on my Hosehead, but during my tests, I liked CraftbeerPi better. Once you create the recipe, you can run them automatically. Interestingly, if you set the recipe step as Automatic, it won't run it in sequence, but if you set all the steps to Manual it does. The...
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    hosehead electronic brewery controller

    Have had the Hosehead 5BC for a couple weeks, squeezed in my first brew this weekend. I installed Craftbeerpi, and I have to say, I'm really happy with with the system. Would love a pressure sensor to monitor volume someday.
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    Tri Clamp End Cap

    None of my TC connections have threads, they all clamp together with a gasket inbetween the mating surfaces. You need these: be sure to get the gasket and clamp as well.
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    Could wasabi kill yeast?

    Wasabi is horseradish. Yeast is a fungus. Horseradish is a powerful anti-fungal herb. Sorry for the bad news, I'd only try a adjunct like this if I was kegging and force carbonating, but as to your pepper in beer is not uncommon, so I can see why you tried it.