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    What am I doing wrong?

    Is this report not sufficient? http://sfwater.org/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=5485
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    What am I doing wrong?

    Apparently San Francisco has Calcium levels of only 13 ppm, which the interwebs tell me is important for yeast health and flocculation. Guess I'm going to try adding some Calcium. PH is high (9.3), so I'm guessing Calcium Sulfate or Calcium Chloride.
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    What am I doing wrong?

    And because photos are fun: 1) My brewing setup 2) My spunging valve 3) How I've squeezed a 3 gallon serving keg in my fridge 4) My method for dumping trub/recycling yeast off a fermentation keg when moving it to a serving keg. With this, I can in essence do what people do in a conical by...
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    What am I doing wrong?

    So over the last year I moved from Boston to SF, and sold/repurchased most of my brewing equipment. I previously had been doing all grain with a 15 gallon cooler, boiling on a gas stand, straining through a mesh strainer in a funnel which I'd have someone scrape while I poured and doing only...
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    How do I get this disconnect off?

    So kroil didn't work. Angle grinder and vice grips did.
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    How do I get this disconnect off?

    I actually have a bottle of Kroil... but the idea of putting that something which will later touch something I consume... seems bad.
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    How do I get this disconnect off?

    I'll try to make a video in a bit. But basically I have one of the beer faucet handles with an mfl attachment and presently a ball lock connector on it. Something like this...
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    Perlic shank too long

    I cut the shank on my shotgun tap so I could fit it in a tower. Mine was two small beer lines inside of a large threaded shank. I used an angle grinder, made quick work of it. Just be careful not to cut the beer tube, once you are through the shank, it'll collapse quickly and you will nick...
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    BM23c with dual shotgun tap

    This is just proof that stubbornness can overcome sanity. I thought I'd post this since I saw a lot of talk and very little success stories about people putting extra taps in a 2.5" tower. Anyways, so I picked up a BM23c in stainless steel for $85 (not working). Bought a used compressor off...
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