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    Soldering Stainless steel

    The viscosity of water changes a bit more than 600% between boiling and freezing, so I can see why it would weep during use and not at room temperature. At operating temperature, all the system components have also expanded, so possible "pinhole" leaks can open enough to be seen.
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    Man, I love Apfelwein

    A note to anyone who thinks they have to read the whole 8000+ replies to this thread to get an answer to their question; you don't. Click the "search this thread" button above the uppermost post and you can search for keywords or posters strictly in this thread.
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    Man, I love Apfelwein

    I used about 1/4tsp of nutrient IIRC and it was pretty funky. Not really that sulfurous, just.....not great, either.
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    Man, I love Apfelwein

    There are ways to measure ABV without taking an initial gravity, but not when using a hydrometer.
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    Man, I love Apfelwein

    I think he's just saying that straining it won't be of any benefit. Yeast sediment will slip right through. There's nothing wrong with using a keg.
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    Man, I love Apfelwein

    Siphon it. Pouring will stir up a lot of sediment and introduce oxygen, both of which are to be avoided. I use a racking cane because it's handy and I already had one.
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    Man, I love Apfelwein

    Why would dormant yeast cause a vinegar problem? I'm not familiar with that.
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    Man, I love Apfelwein

    Sounds like something wasn't right with that batch regardless of the cause.
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    Man, I love Apfelwein

    Tons of sediment will end up in suspension again if you try to mix priming sugar in the fermenter.
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    Man, I love Apfelwein

    Yeah, I just kind of jumbled all the points you touched on into one big paragraph because all of those factors came into play for this one batch I've done. :)
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    Man, I love Apfelwein

    I think it's interesting that this topic came up. I, too, used EC-1118 that had just expired. I had two packets and pitched both just in case it was weak from age. It still took off in about six hours and only took a week to stop bubbling. It also finished high, right at 1.002. I let sit for...
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    Man, I love Apfelwein

    I don't see why not. I just bottled a little bit of mine yesterday in a couple PETE soda bottles. Just about any carbonated beverage container can be used if it can be easily sanitized and sealed. As for priming sugar, Edwort mentions 3/4 cup per 5gal in the first post.
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    Man, I love Apfelwein

    What does the hydrometer say?
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    Man, I love Apfelwein

    Three 4gal buckets will net you 12gal total. If they actually hold 4.25gal each, then 12.75gal total. It's pretty easy math, but Optimators will do that... :cross: ;)
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    Man, I love Apfelwein

    That's an endorsement if I ever heard one.
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    Man, I love Apfelwein

    32 and 40oz beer/malt liquor screw-top bottles are also options....if you know anyone that drinks that stuff and you're not embarrassed to serve out of one. :p
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    Man, I love Apfelwein

    Six and 10 posts back respectively...
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    Man, I love Apfelwein

    I started my first batch yesterday. It's a deviation because I used six gallons(Tree Top), two packs of (expired :rolleyes:) Lalvin 1118, and haven't added any dextrose yet. I checked the SG of the straight juice and it was 1.050, so that's got some potential by itself. One thing I didn't expect...
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    sex toy scandal at Northwestern

    +1. Judging by his arguments against things that never happened as pointed out by KFH, I'm going to conclude that r8rphan didn't make it much past the article's title. Since we're using famous quotes....."Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." - Albert...
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    Can you I.D. this Firestone keg?

    Don't worry about getting one for me. I can have one made for what amounts to being free. My keg only cam with the lid and liquid dip tube, so I still have to get the posts, poppets, etc before I can use it and I'm not in a hurry. If I keep finding Corney kegs set out by peoples' trash(found two...
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