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    My glycol turned green...

    Yes - looks like the copper corrosion likes the tubing. There is some on the tubing to the conical, but less. That tubing sits empty most of the time though. I didn’t really notice it is a bit green until I looked closely.
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    My glycol turned green...

    10 points to Golddiggie... I pulled a sample. The stuff is crystal clear, with some green floaties. It looks like those are from the top copper tube which is partially out of the glycol (and now all green). The site tube seems to attract the green flakes. I had just assumed the green was in...
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    My glycol turned green...

    And for what it's worth - the transparent hose on the front (that lets you see the water level) is what is green. The actual glycol looks ok.
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    My glycol turned green...

    I keep it running, but did turn it up to about 40° when not in use. I figured that was sufficient to keep it fresh (but clearly not...). I've got the question into SS about it - I'll report what they say. I was thinking the bleach idea might be good - though not sure what that could do to...
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    My glycol turned green...

    I have a chiller that I filled with Glycol about two years ago, and it is getting progressively more green with age (started clear). I have new glycol to replace it - but I'm trying to figure out how to clean the unit before I swap in the new glycol. Any suggestions? Any reason my glycol went...
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    Too much water ... what should I have done?

    Thanks Chanoc. I'll keep some on hand (or better yet add the right amount of water!!). I'll look into late add of malt. Sounds like something easy to try and mix things up a bit! Re: drink quick. Duh. Let me go put on my newbie hat.
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    Too much water ... what should I have done?

    Chanoc - ah. I'll check out the calculators, but any rule of thumb on how much to add or what (powder or liquid)? Any reason you can't add after you pitch? Also, I don't get the drink fast part. Everyone seems to consistently say leaving it to condition longer is better. 11x55 - wow. Your fun.
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    Too much water ... what should I have done?

    Was supposed to be 5 gal, 1.044 OG. Good point about mixing. But I took the OG from the test port after aerating (lots of swishing). Took it about 4 hours after I pitched. Appreciate the comments. Would anyone have recommended just dumping in some extra sugar/malt as soon as I realized...
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    Too much water ... what should I have done?

    I should have mentioned. I did wash the conical with dish-soap out of the box. Then soaked in extra strong star-san per the instructions. It also looks like the priming sugar added about .004. So I really ended at .014. I'll hope it's good enough. Really I'm hoping for the first Lite Porter!
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    Too much water ... what should I have done?

    Total of 6 gallons, and ended up with more like 5.4 gal (but I normally end with ~4.6). Three weeks in the fermenter. I have never cleaned anything (yes, really). I always just rinse with super hot water and then star-san. I have some of that PBW on order for future batches. Thought I...
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    Too much water ... what should I have done?

    I brewed a Porter recently, and had a whole host of problems. My main question though, is what should I have done? I boiled, dropped into my conical and accidently added too much water, up to about 6 gallons. I am not terribly careful about taking specific gravity measurements, but I wrote...
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    Anyone getting (got) a Synek?

    Thanks for the update/write up. I'll be following it closely. I almost bought one, but it got a lot bigger from the prototype. I'm still thinking about it, but seems like waiting for gen 2 may be the best play. Those 22 oz bottles will last me another year.... And to the other folks on the...
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    Techniques - water add and star-san

    Hello all - I have done two brews so far, on my third now. Couple questions... 1) The Star-san bottle says not to get it on your skin. Sure seems like everyone on youtube just sticks their hands in the stuff. I used gloves the first time. Can I ditch those? 2) On my second batch, I...
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