Thanks for the replies, guys. I'll have to swing by home depot and grab one of those kill-a-watt meters. Seems only logical.
I guess I should have been more specific in my set up at the moment, I apologize. I don't have a collar on it yet. I'd just been running the temp controller probe...
Just set up a keezer build about 3 weeks ago and got my first electric bill since setting it up. It bumped my monthly bill by $50! Is that normal?
What is your normal monthly cost to operate the keezer? Thanks!
Ehhhh a lot of us go for a propane burner and a good, cheaper one is the $55 Darkstar from Northern Brewer. Get a propane tank and you're set. Like $75-80 total, so not incredibly cheap, but if you have no electric/gas stove, this is about your only option.
There could still be a slight leak in the lid or something. Happened to me just recently. Had half a tank of C02 (5 pound tank) go dead overnight because of a slight leak and the beer was very lightly carbonated at best. Turns out my lid needed some adjusting and now it's all nice and tight. :mug:
LynLake Brewery (Minneapolis). I wouldn't really say the beer is the worst I've ever had, but not the best. And the ambiance of the place was very...rustic. Usually rustic ain't bad. But it just felt off there. And the bar is super small. I'm sure as they grow in volume and get a bigger revenue...
Hmmm. Can't be sure of an infection without some pics. Could be any number of things producing the things you're talking about.
Also, if you brew commercially (I assume you mean for a company or a pub or something), you should know the basic processes for sanitation and everything. Remind me...
Got a 5.0 cubic foot one from Walmart on Black Friday for $99. Will fit 2 cornies and the 5 lb. tank on the compressor hump just fine. Right now I only have one keg in it, but that will change in about 2 weeks :D :mug:
That foam idea is a great idea. Thanks for the input, man! I put my fermentor in there and monitored the temp for the first few cycles of the compressor and it was ranging from about 38-43 degrees, with the set temp at 41, so that's pretty solid. Now that beer is crashing... :D
Hey everyone. So I just got my freezer and temp controller (Inkbird ITC-308). I plugged it all in to test it out and set it at 40 degrees (gonna do cold crashing soon). It gets to 40, the compressor stops, and then the temp still falls to about 30 degrees, obviously below freezing.
I'd recommend using some cask/bottle conditioning yeast if you can get your hands on it. Danstar makes some. It's made specifically for casks or bottle conditioning. Usually, though, it's 2 grams of dried yeast per 5 gallons. General rule of thumb.
My take is that I always give it an extra day or two than I think it needs. No harm in doing that...in fact, it helps the liver out a bit ;)
I'm sure the yeast do clean up after themselves a little bit, and thanks to them, but for those who bottle right as FG is achieved, they may not even...