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  1. Cavpilot2000

    oxygen-impermeable serving lines

    Why do you need hard data on the flow resistance of the EVA Barrier? Just run a line a little longer than you expect you'll need and then trim it until it's right. You'll waste a few feet, but the stuff is so cheap who cares? It's not like you don't make tweaks to calculated line length for...
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    oxygen-impermeable serving lines

    Yes, those same flow control QDs (bought from Williams). I went that route with my kegerator instead of FC faucets. They are awesome, but they do impose some additional restrictions, which is only a problem if you need to run really long lines (like storage in the basement with serving...
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    oxygen-impermeable serving lines

    Ah, I see where you got that then. But in reality, I don't think anybody is using 6mm for beer lines with EVA, everyone I've talked to are using 4mm (a tough but doable fit on 1/4" barb) or 5mm (the recommended size for 1/4" barb). My point is with the OP worried about how to stash long line...
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    oxygen-impermeable serving lines

    Not really. I use the 4mm on 1/4" barbs and my beer lines are about 3'6" long. That definitely doesn't fit into the "need much longer coils" theory.
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    oxygen-impermeable serving lines

    I too use 4mm EVA Barrier lines for my beer and 5mm for gas. The 4mm fits over a 1/4" barb if you soak it in hot water for a few seconds and use something to spread it (I use a nail set). With the 4mm tubing you don't need much length (my beer lines are about 3-3.5 feet long.
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    When did you stop extract brewing?

    I did extract-and-grains for about 15 years (3-4 batches a year). I switched five years ago when I started trying to make classic (and accurate-tasting) German lagers and realized it simply isn't possible to make them well without AG. I brew a lot more these days though (15-20 batches a year)...
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    First Pilsner attempt - help??

    Not really if you are using other than RO or DI water. I use a blend of tap and DI and in very pale beers like Pils, I often use 8 oz (which usually equates to about 4% with my volumes).
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    New post a picture of your pint

    New England IPL. 95% Pils 5% CaraHell 20 IBU Hallertau Mittelfruh L17 Yeast Dry Hopped with Azacca, Bravo, Citra, and Denali.
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    Did i ruin my beer?

    It's fine. UNless you dumped like a gallon in.
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    Diagnosing shank stank

    Pull off all the offending metal parts and give them a good wash in hot PBW. I had metallic flavors from my kegerator when I first installed it using stainless faucets and ball lock QDs. TUrns out there was residue from the manufacturing process. All new SS should be cleaned in hot PBW (BLC and...
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    Milkshake Pilsner......

    Thank you!
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    Milkshake Pilsner......

    Gelatin (if you choose to use it) can be added hot (the small volume of hot liquid will not appreciably increase the temp of 5 gallons of cold beer), but should be added on top of the beer.
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    Milkshake Pilsner......

    There are pros and cons to the fast lager technique - I go more traditional and German-style and as you can see it works great without gelatin. That said, 38F is NOT lagering temp. Lagering temp should be as close to 0C/32F or even lower if your equipment allows. In fact only a week at 30F...
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    Milkshake Pilsner......

    Well, considering you never lagered it, I'm not surprised it hasn't dropped clear. Put it at 30 F for 4 weeks and it'll be beautifully clear. Also, the Weihenstephan strain is not the best flocculator, so it needs patience. Use good, proper procedure, which involves not rushing things, and...
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    How to repair a glass carboy???

    Step 1: Put it in the recycling bin Step 2: Get a stainless steel replacement. Buy once, cry once. Step 3: Enjoy a lifetime of trouble-free, low-maintenance, non-fragile fermenter