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  1. PosterGuy

    Make carbonated/sparkling red?

    You just need champagne bottles, champagne corks, and corker that will accommodate them (unless you use plastic stoppers). You are essentially doing the same thing with beer, but sparkling wines are usually carbed up to much higher volumes. Dangerous? The pros wear protective suits when...
  2. PosterGuy

    Heating & Cooling non-jacketed Conicals

    I would look into using a ss immersion chiller coil inside the conical. There is a recent thread on this subject using glycol with plastic units. I would plan on drilling for new fittings for your probe and in-out cooling/heating lines. You'll want to keep the existing PRV in place...
  3. PosterGuy

    Tripel slime

    Those Belgians are busy little buggers. Way too early to rack it in that pic, but looks fine to me.
  4. PosterGuy

    Blending PBW and Star San

    No. PBW is a base and Starsan an acid. On a good day such a combination will simply neutralize itself.
  5. PosterGuy

    Yeast for "dry" finish

    As long as your starting gravity isn't extremely high most any ale yeast should be able to ferment to dryness. You might look at unfermentable sugars in your recipes. Using a lot of crystal or caramel malts will leave you with more residual sweetness and fuller body that won't ferment out...
  6. PosterGuy

    White flour question

    Chimay's Grand Reserve lists "wheat starch" on it's English label. They were apparently questioned about the use of highly processed starch and called this a translation error. They confirmed they do use less than 5% wheat flour to enhance head retention.
  7. PosterGuy

    SS Brewing Technologies "That's a ton of Stuff!" Giveaway

    Great looking gear. Count me in.
  8. PosterGuy

    Help with candy sugar

    It sounds like yours got burnt on the bottom. If it has a bitter, burnt sugar flavor now this will definitely carry over to the bottle. When I make my own dark syrup I start by making a clear invert syrup. (About one cup of water with a pinch of citric acid per lb of sugar.) Heat stirring the...
  9. PosterGuy

    Frozen CO2 canister, beer everywhere.

    Sounds like the regulator blew out. After losing the CO2 tank the already pressurized keg(s) leaked beer past the check valve(s) and out through the failed regulator.
  10. PosterGuy

    can you cannibalize a corny keg to work on a sanke tap?

    Did your keg coupler come with tail pieces? (most do) Why not just get a couple of quick connect fittings or repair barbs for your line size(s) and swap the keg tap/corny connectors as needed? Local hardware or a gas supplier would have either of these.
  11. PosterGuy

    How is easy is converting/cleaning commercial kegs for homebrew?

    Unless it needs servicing you don't need to remove the valve spear in order to clean, sanitize, and refill a reasonably fresh commercial keg. To do this you need to remove the check valves from an extra keg tap and use a pump capable of filling and emptying the keg through it's dip tube (beer...
  12. PosterGuy

    HopHouse Brewing Supply Hops Giveaway - Open to All!

    Never tried pellets before. I'm in.
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