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  1. WinterWarlock

    Diptube screen with 300 micron mesh from US Seller?

    Awesome, thanks for the link! Ready to move on from dry hopping in the keg with bags, this seems like a solid solution.
  2. WinterWarlock

    Diptube screen with 300 micron mesh from US Seller?

    I'm looking to purchase something like this: https://www.ontariobeerkegs.com/S_S_Mesh_Keg_Dip_Tube_Filter_Screen_3_8_p/mesh-filter-3-8.htm Unfortunately it seems the diptube screens from US homebrew shops I've seen online carry this product instead, which appears to have significantly larger...
  3. WinterWarlock

    Raising bicarbonate content for Brown Ale

    Yes, I just plugged my values into the EZ Water spreadsheet. With a Calcium Chloride addition of 16.7 grams, along with 3ml of lactic acid, I should get a mash pH of 5.5 and the Calcium will be up to 100ppm. Can't wait to brew, this Wheaty Brown recipe has always turned out excellent!
  4. WinterWarlock

    Raising bicarbonate content for Brown Ale

    Thanks, I'll give this a try!
  5. WinterWarlock

    Raising bicarbonate content for Brown Ale

    I'm using A Dr. Meter Ph-100. I'm considering adding a few ml of lactic acid, nothing drastic.
  6. WinterWarlock

    Raising bicarbonate content for Brown Ale

    I'm brewing a brown ale and I'm looking to to adjust my water to resemble the Brewers Friend London profile, as my source water does not contain sufficient bicarbonate. To treat 15.5 gallons of liquor, I've calculated the following additions to get in the ballpark: 3.95 grams Gypsum, 1.94 grams...
  7. WinterWarlock

    Newbie here!

    I say shoot for the Saison. It's totally possible to have a slamdunk for your first attempt - my first beer was awesome and I was instantly hooked on the hobby. Not sure why so many people are reporting subpar beer for their first attempts. Go with a nice liquid yeast like Wyeast 3711 and some...
  8. WinterWarlock

    Alkalinity Question

    I best be changing programs then. Thanks, Martin!
  9. WinterWarlock

    Alkalinity Question

    I'm looking for some clarification regarding the carbonate and/or bicarbonate content of my water. For some reason the water report provided by my local water district shows a value for CaCO3 ppm, but does not contain any info about HCO3 ppm. Is that normal practice for municipal water reports...
  10. WinterWarlock

    Sodium Percarbonate or 85% Alchohol for degreasing skateboard bearings?

    Thanks! Perhaps I'll go ahead and do this the right way with the acetone.
  11. WinterWarlock

    Sodium Percarbonate or 85% Alchohol for degreasing skateboard bearings?

    Finally getting around to cleaning my skateboard bearings and I need the guidance of the homebrewtalk forum. Though this is not beer related, I have a hunch some of y'all know a thing or two about cleaning bearings. I understand acetone is the way to go for degreasing, but I've decided to use...
  12. WinterWarlock

    Lager-like ale

    I highly recommend the Wyeast California lager strain. I've had great results fermenting at ale temps with it. I think you'll be more pleased with an actual lager strain rather than going the Kolsch route. White labs Mexican lager is a solid choice, too. No harm in giving it a shot. The end...
  13. WinterWarlock

    Robobrew Scorching

    I encountered some serious scorching on my Robobrew recently and I'm looking for suggestions on how to avoid this issue. I'm using the pumpless version. Haven't had this issue in the past, so I'm trying to identify what I did differently this time around. Oddly enough, I lined the malt pipe...
  14. WinterWarlock

    Yeast Nutrient Quantities

    So the LD Carlson yeast nutrient (containing diamonium phosphate and urea) suggests using 1 tsp. per gallon of must. I noticed MoreBeer sells straight DAP and they are recommending 1/2 tsp per 5 gallons. That's a serious difference for what I'm assuming is a pretty similar product. Should I...
  15. WinterWarlock

    Jockey Box Trouble

    Now that's a solution! Thanks for the idea. The existing fittings are supposed to connect the coil directly to the shank.
  16. WinterWarlock

    Jockey Box Trouble

    Having some issues with the jockey box I put together. As you can see, I've opted to connect everything with tubing and hoseclamps, however, I'm finding that after a few days the tubing inevitably slips off the coil. The barb connction is solid, fortunately. I've cranked the hoseclamps down...
  17. WinterWarlock

    Jockey Box Advice

    Thanks, Spartan and S-Met! I appreciate the advice. I think the reasonable thing to do is just get a cooler that fits the coil. That way I don't have to deal with tubing and hoseclamps, or cutting the coil. It's funny how these projects always get delayed just when you think you have all the...
  18. WinterWarlock

    Grodziskie/Gratzer Water Profile

    I'm getting ready to brew a Grodziskie (6 gallon batch) and I can't help but notice my residual alkalinity is coming in at -291, a value that doesn't seem desirable. I've added just enough salts to meet the minimum recommended ppm for calcium, etc. I've also added 6 ml of lactic acid to the drop...
  19. WinterWarlock

    Jockey Box Advice

    So I got all the compoenets together for my jockey box build and it appears the coil is quite snug. It looks like I'm going to have to either bend the coil a bit to make it work (not sure if that's possible with stainless coils) or perhaps I should get a few tailpieces to attach to the shanks...
  20. WinterWarlock

    Jockey Box Questions

    I'm doing some research before I build a jockey box and I'm curious if anyone can offer advice on the following considerations: 1. Coil Length: I'm thinking either 50ft of 5/16 or 50 ft of 3/8 stainless steel tubing. Would the 3/8 be much different in terms of cooling capacity? Will either size...
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