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  1. OleGoatBrewing

    Show us your sculpture or brew rig

    Great thread!
  2. OleGoatBrewing

    Custom Grainfather Brew Stand

    Here is a video tour of my finished stand! Made some adjustments to the design based off my last brew, but I think I have all the kinks worked out now. Leak tested and ready to rock!
  3. OleGoatBrewing

    Grainfather Stands & Mods Image Repository

    Hi all! Admin’s - please delete if not allowed. Recently, I’ve noticed several people on different sites (myself included) asking about examples of Grainfather stands and mods. I know Facebook has about 3-4 GF groups with discussion then several of the forums have these kinds of...
  4. OleGoatBrewing

    Spunding Valve Build Help

    @zgja2 When under pressure it does seem to open up and dip below the threshold you set. I could see where some might not like the fluxuations, but it does not empty out completely. The marker on the dial also isn't very accurate, but you get a good feel on how to dial it in after a few uses...
  5. OleGoatBrewing

    Spunding Valve Build Help

    Thanks! I don't think they had this when I was doing the build, but I still get occasional PM's about it. It will help others for sure.
  6. OleGoatBrewing

    Spunding Valve Build Help

    All, Just wanted to provide an update. I just used a bunch of barbs and clamps and it's working great. I can get some carbing done while they're in secondary. OGB
  7. OleGoatBrewing

    Stuck Fermentation

    Got it! Thanks all!
  8. OleGoatBrewing

    Stuck Fermentation

    My kombucha fermentation seems stuck at 1.035. Scoby looks healthy and is actively growing, producing bubbles, but the sugar levels are staying the same. I started a continuous brew batch. After putting the mother scoby in I made a two gallon batch without any issues (a child scoby grew) and...
  9. OleGoatBrewing

    Too hot to brew?

    Heat shouldn't do anything to the beer until you get to the cooling stage. I pre-chill my cooling water - http://www.olegoatbrewing.com/blog/pre-chilling-water/ Here is a write up I did.
  10. OleGoatBrewing

    Who ferments in 1/2 bbl sanke kegs? Advice please

    I've done it before. I transferred using a regular racking cane, some tubing and CO2 pressure. No mod's needed to the keg (except pulling out the center). Works great! Plenty of guides online how to do it. Search "pressure transfer".
  11. OleGoatBrewing

    Yeast Turnaround Time

    Awesome! You just saved me a ton of cleanup!!!! Thanks!!!
  12. OleGoatBrewing

    Yeast Turnaround Time

    Hi all! Quick question...did a few searches and couldn't find a lot (actually any) discussion on this topic. I have an ale fermenting with WLP0001. It's done fermenting and I'm going to keg that brew today, but plan to brew another ale tomorrow. Can I wash the same yeast and turn around...
  13. OleGoatBrewing

    Grainfather Kickstarter

    It was this one here!
  14. OleGoatBrewing

    Grainfather Kickstarter

    Yeah offsetting the element with another heat source solves most all the problems with the US version. I guess some people could complain they want hard boil capability out of the box, but when running it on a 120v it's barely possible. Even when going with a higher end solution (like yours)...
  15. OleGoatBrewing

    Grainfather Kickstarter

    Here is a boil test I did. Got it going real good by augmenting with an $8 heat stick. I'm very happy with the system after addressing this issue. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YU8_HquaETA
  16. OleGoatBrewing

    Grainfather Kickstarter

    My LHBS found out if they used a frying pan splatter guard it retained a little more heat to help the boil without fear of DMS occurring. I tried it! That combined with the Reflectix seemed to get me a little more activity. Here is a Video Photo
  17. OleGoatBrewing

    Grainfather Kickstarter

    Yes..I run it on a 20Amp circuit with 15A GFCI outlet and it works fine. :rockin:
  18. OleGoatBrewing

    Grainfather Kickstarter

    Yes my pre-boil was 7.75
  19. OleGoatBrewing

    Heat Stick Problems

    Hello all! I have a question. I built a heat stick following these instructions below. http://lovebrewingcompany.com/brewing/diy/heatstick/ So it's a 1500W/120V element. When I plug it in - it works for 10-30 seconds (I can hear and see the element working) and then it pops my GFCI...
  20. OleGoatBrewing

    Grainfather Kickstarter

    Thanks for the feedback on the video. Good idea! I may try to fabricate something which will reflect the heat back down. I will keep this post updated.
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