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    Tilt hydrometer in a SS Brew Bucket

    I have not done anything, but saw this article: https://tilthydrometer.com/blogs/news/extending-range-in-stainless-fermentors-with-the-tilt-repeater-1 Also, I can't find it now but, a few years back, someone posted a blog about how they managed a BT-antenna through a rubber bung that they...
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    Regulators: CO2, N2, O2, Beer gas -- same-same?

    Yeah, ok. So I'm hearing that a gas regulator is a gas regulator, but they sell them as O2, N2, CO2, etc., based on standard threads, with use case/pressure-range being another factor. As I mentioned above, I don't really feel a need to get "the other kind" and make adaptations, I was just...
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    Regulators: CO2, N2, O2, Beer gas -- same-same?

    Ooo, that seems like important information -- thanks! Also, to be clear: I don't really object to getting regulators labeled like the tanks I want to put them on. Just, as I was browsing the endless rows of regs, I started wondering.
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    Regulators: CO2, N2, O2, Beer gas -- same-same?

    Assuming that the low-pressure side adjusts to the value-ranges I want, is there any reason not to use something sold as an O2 regulator on my CO2 tank, the sold-as CO2 regulator on my N2 tank, etc? I'm thinking that they're all just gas-pressure regulators and sold as CO2 or O2 in an attempt...
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    Vorlauf with recirculated mash?

    In reading about the vorlauf process, it seems that a recirculating mash is pretty-much just constant vorlauf for the entire mash time -- am I right about that? If so, then is it also true that there's no need to vorlauf at the end of a recirculation mash, just lauter & sparge, yes? Or am I...
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    McMaster Keg O-Ring List

    Btw, it took me since my Oct 2017 post above, but I finally found these! Turns out it's a metric size, and the answer is it's this one: https://www.oringsandmore.com/silicone-o-rings-15-x-3mm-minimum-10-pcs Now you know, too! :)
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    How to calculate PSI for line-length?

    Science you can do at home: Rent (or buy, or borrow) a jockey box with 50' coils. Hook up your keg. Give the good ol' 12psi. Have a pour. Report back. Bonus points: get the one with 120' coils. :D I have seen day_trippr's posts in the past and he's normally very knowledgible. This particular...
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    How to calculate PSI for line-length?

    Science you can do at home: Rent (or buy, or borrow) a jockey box with 50' coils. Hook up your keg. Give the good ol' 12psi. Have a pour. Report back. Bonus points: get the one with 120' coils. :D I have seen day_trippr's posts in the past and he's normally very knowledgible. This particular...
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    How to calculate PSI for line-length?

    Thanks, Tobor_8thMan -- that's pretty close. I'd seen that one before, and what I can do is guess at pressures until I get the line-length to come out to the number I want (so, in my example above, for a 1.020 beer, it'd be 23-24psi for 10s, 34+ for 8s). And that's cool. I was just hoping to...
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    How to calculate PSI for line-length?

    So are you suggesting that there's no such thing as a bar with a keg that's 20' away from the tap? As above: it's ok if y'all don't know. I recognize that this is not a typical homebrew/kegerator problem. But it *is* solvable, as 10s of 1000s (more?) of brewpubs all across the country can...
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    How to calculate PSI for line-length?

    I apologize, I realize this is not a normal homebrew/kegerator kind of question, where configurations are somewhat limited and similar. It turns out that beer line has resistance. Longer beer lines have more resistance. There's a point at which, if you have enough beer line --even if it's...
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    How to calculate PSI for line-length?

    No, I'm not doing it backwards -- I have a different problem than the one you're solving. :) I already have a keg of beer at the proper level of carbonation. Now I want to put it under my bar that already has lines installed (or will, once it's built). So I want to know what pressure I need...
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    How to calculate PSI for line-length?

    I see a zillion answers for how to calculate the right line length for a given pressure, but that's not what I need. I have a line length, and I need to know what PSI to put behind it to get the pour I want. Example: It's 2.5' (30") up from keg to tap. (Ooo, does this change as the keg gets...
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    Why do we sparge with hot water?

    My understanding is that we want to sparge with hot (180-190°) water "...in order to stop all enzyme activity". But why? All this wort is headed to the boil pot where, in just a few minutes, it's going to be boiling, anyway. And it's not like mashing for an extra 30 min (let's say) hurts...
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    Reasonable source for malted buckwheat?

    Well, corn & rice are priced as-expected. I haven't looked at millet. Heh. Buckwheat as just-seed is ~$1/lb (in quantity), but then you have to malt it, yourself. Just hard to imagine that there aren't economics of scale doing huge trucks of the stuff all at once. Whatever -- I'll keep...
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