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    CO2 Charger Question

    Thanks! Are the canisters fairly interchangeable? Some sites state that you should only use "their" canister for the charger, but all of the unthreaded canisters look the same to me. Sent from my iPhone using Home Brew
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    CO2 Charger Question

    I've seen a few threads on how to safely hook up a co2 canister to a corny keg, but I'd like to see if anyone has tried this method out before. I understand it is recommended to hook up the charger to the ball/pin lock QD only after the QD has been connected to the keg, thus releasing any...
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    Being a professional brewer!!

    Ahh, you lucky duck... congrats!
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    Being a professional brewer!!

    Congrats! Are you at Tallgrass? I see Manhattan, KS... just graduated from there a few years ago. Best of luck!
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    Grain Crush Too Fine?

    Thanks for everyone's responses. I do condition my grain, so that may have helped my crush out at the high speed. Intuitively, I figured a very high mill speed would produce more flour, and perhaps be less efficient than a slower speed. Seems that some husks would be pulverized, while...
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    Grain Crush Too Fine?

    I just bought a new (cheap) drill, which didn't have the torque to drive my malt mill at anything but very high speed (probably over 500 rpm). I think my crush came out a bit too fine, but wanted to know what anyone else thought. I've used these rollers before with this gap setting, and (iirc)...
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    Anyone have a recommendatiin for a good book on hops?

    I'm looking to do some reading to edumacate myself a bit on hop types, what to look for when selecting hops for recipes, etc. seems like there are a lot of options when i look online... Does anyone have one or two they like in particular? Thanks!!
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    Olive Oil Instead of O2

    Thanks to everyone for the info... Just O2 tanks, stone, etc. along with refill costs. Seems that it would be a little cheaper with OO, and could be a better option if it truly does improve shelf life. I hadn't heard of this idea until just recently, so I'm just exploring options. After...
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    Olive Oil Instead of O2

    Thanks, that got me exactly what I needed! Just didn't see it before...
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    Olive Oil Instead of O2

    Looking for some feedback on anyone who has tried this... I've only read up a little on this so far... for a 5 gal batch, it sounds like less than a drop of olive oil could replace wort aeration. One thing I read indicated that a New Belgium study used 300 mL OO/4500 L yeast. So for a 5...
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    Airlock Plug in Carboy

    Thanks for the replies - It's good to know I'm not the only one who has done this before!
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    Airlock Plug in Carboy

    I can't believe I'm going to admit to doing this, it feels so dumb... I finished brewing a wheat this last weekend, and somehow managed to push the rubber plug for my airlock into my 6 gal glass carboy. I had the airlock floating in a bucket of sanitizer prior to plugging, and it apparently...
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    plastic 1/6bbl kegs

    Cape Brewing, you should work for them! I would have at least accepted that as a response as somewhat acceptable. The response I got was clearly just an attempt to circumvent the question. I'm giving this one a day or so... I started a reply almost immediately, but should take some time to...
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    plastic 1/6bbl kegs

    Interesting, didn't know that... OK, so I've taken an (maybe too much of an) interest in this. I sent an email to the nice people at plastickegs.com, and they responded very quickly. Here's what they told me, FWIW: Attached was some warranty and pricing information as well in the email...
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    plastic 1/6bbl kegs

    Yeah, seems like a total excuse if you ask me... They could attach a relief valve that would pop open automatically at ~50 psi if they wanted to and it wouldn't add much cost. It would still be cheaper overall since the keg itself is so much cheaper than a traditional keg.
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