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  1. jkmcd3

    Texas Brewstand / Kettles / Fermenters / Chiller

    I recently bought a Unibrau system. Looking to sell my gravity fed brew stand, with 10" Banjo Burners and a high-pressure regulator and my BK, MLT, and HTL. The kettles were converted from Kegs and have Blichmann thermometer, 3-piece SS ball valve w/dip tube, site glass and a thermowell. The MLT...
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    Multiple STC-1000 Controllers

    Hey Everybody, I know that there are tons of STC-1000 wiring how-to threads out there, however I have a couple of specific questions around wiring up multiple, 2 in my case STC-1000s. Below is a wiring diagram that I put together. I am not an EE, or even an electrician for that matter, so...
  3. jkmcd3

    Creating a Recipe and Developing a Beer Palate

    What's Up Everybody, So I have been brewing for a while now (almost 7 years). I started all grain brewing maybe a year ago. There for a while it was just something to do, a hobby. Though since I started all grain brewing I feel its more than that now. I really want to understand all the ins...
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    Surprise in Bottom of Keggle

    So I have finally got around to working on my keggles. I cut the top of one that I have had sitting around in my garage for a little while (no beer in it) and there was a little surprise in the bottom. Not sure exactly what it is. Looks like some dried up gunk but I am wondering if that is...
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    Regulator Starting to Oxidize

    Hey Everybody, I bought a three way regulator from Keg Connections and I keep it in my deep freeze just resting on top of my kegs for now (until I can build something out). The deep freeze sits out in my garage. So needless to say, here in central Texas the condensation in that freezer is...
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    Banged Up Keg Still Good??

    Hey Everybody, I bought a few kegs over the last couple of months in hopes of starting to all grain brew by the end of the year. One of the kegs I got off of craigslist ended up being pretty badly banged up around the top and bottom rim. Pics Below I read the sticky about the kettle that...
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    Are You Your Own Worst Critic?

    Not sure if this is a topic or not, but do you feel as though you are your own worst critic. I have been brewing for almost 6 years. I have focused more time and energy towards this hobby over the last 2 years though. And I constantly feel as though my beer is....ehh (for lack of a better...
  8. jkmcd3

    I need some knowledge dropped on me!

    Hello all! I have been brewing for just about 6 years (no expert by any means), however, ciders are new to me. Sorry if some of this has been asked before. I read the stickys and understand the process (juice+sugar+yeast = magic) but I am still curious about a couple things: 1. The term...
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    Yeast Starter Looks Pretty Dead

    Hey Guys, I did a quick search and didn't see anything specific to what I have going on, but even then, sorry if this has already been answered hundreds of times: I pulled a vial of White Labs out of the fridge Monday afternoon (4:00 o'clockish), realized I didn't have time to brew that...
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    First Time Kegger - Carb Question

    Hey Brewers, I hope all is well with everyone. This is my first post so I will try to make it a good one! I have been brewing for about 3 years, well I guess 2 technically, its been about a year since I brewed. My awesome girlfriend got me a keg and all the goodies that go with it as a gift a...