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    Co2 Pressure Drops to zero

    Why would Co2 pressure drop to zero over time once set on the regulator? Seems like if there was leak if would continue to have pressure it would just be leaking at the same time. For the first few kegs that I carbonated I did not have this problem. The only difference is that recently I did...
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    Storage of washed yeast

    I am about to start washing/storing/reusing yeast for the first time. I've read a lot of different opinions on maximum storage times and usages which seem pretty variable. It seems like the consensus is it depends on the strain in most cases. I am curious if anyone has experimented by...
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    Keezer cycling too often

    @RolandD How did you set up the water bottle seal? Just curious, I mine is currently stuck through the hole of the top of a water bottle but I plan on making it more secure
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    Keezer cycling too often

    Thanks, all. I put the probe in the bottle of water last night and as predicted in the thread it is overshooting cooling quite a bit but seems to be cycling substantially less. I haven't had time to observe it much yet though. There is also a lot of condensation now too so I ordered a...
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    Keezer cycling too often

    @Golddiggie I should have bought this one it would have been easier to thread through with the wire set up. I hear ya too many projects
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    Keezer cycling too often

    @Beernik, what are optimal cycle times in your opinion? @Golddiggie, that's interesting I could consider that in the future. Yep its sealed with good amount of spray foam insulation
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    Keezer cycling too often

    Yep right on the compressor hump. That's where a mount already was with probe when I bought it so I just followed suit. I think I'll use some water first and see how that goes. Thanks!
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    Keezer cycling too often

    I think I'll check after I put the probe in water, looks like some people do experience some drastic changes in cycle times. Thanks
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    Keezer cycling too often

    I could. What would be the ideal cycling time to have (realistically)? Would it be better to have it running for longer when it runs than to have it running less time but more often than it is currently?
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    Keezer cycling too often

    I'm a new brewer, I started at the beginning of the year and have brewed 7 all grain batches. I recently got a really good deal on a chest freezer that someone had already converted into a keezer by putting a steel plate through the front wall with three tap holes. Its 15 years old and was...
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    Beginner Efficiency Troubleshooting

    Just a follow up on this - the last beer I brewed had an OG of 1.065 and around 70% efficiency! I milled the grains much finer so I think that was the main cause of the problems. Thanks for the help
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    Beginner Efficiency Troubleshooting

    @doug293cz Thanks for the info! I'm not an accomplished beer math nerd yet so it will take some time to fully understand all of that. Does your spreadsheet show correction of volumes back to 68F? I am familiar with adjusted to the calibration temp of the hydrometer but not back to a specific...
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    Beginner Efficiency Troubleshooting

    Do you think given the information I have that the chunky milling is most likely the biggest reason? Seems like it would need to be something like that to get such a low OG since the mash temp was consistent and water is presumably ok.
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    Beginner Efficiency Troubleshooting

    Super easy recirc. Interesting I will try that with the grain to avoid stuck mash. Ok I will do that as well.
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    Beginner Efficiency Troubleshooting

    1.3 quarts per pound of grain for the mash. I have seen that as well for the BIAB - and no I don't BIAB.
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