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  1. J2W2

    How long should I let this beer ferment?

    Not in a rush. As I stated up front, first time in ten years of brewing that I've seen a yeast slow so dramatically but still appear to be "working". CO2 output, which I know isn't a great indicator of fermentation, stopped a few days ago. Without the Tilt, I would probably already be cold...
  2. J2W2

    How long should I let this beer ferment?

    Thought I'd throw in the graph from my Raspberry Pi.
  3. J2W2

    How long should I let this beer ferment?

    Yes, not normal from the ales I've brewed over the years, but again, first time with a kveik. I pulled a small sample today to check with my refractometer. It "adjusted" out at 1.008, so close to the Tilt. I take a larger initial and final sample to check with my old school hydrometer, which...
  4. J2W2

    How long should I let this beer ferment?

    Yeah, I don't keg that soon either. Once fermentation is complete I'll cold crash and let it sit at 33 degrees for a week or more. It's usually four weeks from brew day to kegging for me. I just don't want to cold crash this one yet if the yeast is still active, which it sounds like it may be.
  5. J2W2

    How long should I let this beer ferment?

    I was mainly looking for input, since I've never had a yeast "dawdle" (for want of a better word) toward the end like this before. Perhaps I'm looking at it incorrectly because of it's temperature range (68-95). Even at 72 which is warm for most of the yeasts I've used, it's on the low end for...
  6. J2W2

    How long should I let this beer ferment?

    Hi, I've been brewing ten years, and for a good part of that I've considered my fermentation "done" when I get the same gravity reading three days in a row. That became much easier when I switched from glass carboys to a stainless fermenter with a valve, and picked up my first refractometer. I...
  7. J2W2

    Plaato Keg Management System (Keg Scale) Users Thread

    I grabbed some of the images off the Plaato site. This first one gives the dimensions. This shows an angled overhead view. Hard to tell, but the top is not flat. It curves up form the outside, then down toward the middle. This shows a sample of what multiple scales would look like in a...
  8. J2W2

    Plaato Keg Management System (Keg Scale) Users Thread

    Not sure how the Plaato scales would like sitting on that. They have three rubber feet (maybe 1.5"x1.5") on the bottom. I think the keg weight would press them into the grating. I assume the load sensors may be located inside them? You always seem to come up with good solutions. Any thoughts on...
  9. J2W2

    Plaato Keg Management System (Keg Scale) Users Thread

    I would not use plywood, if you get any moisture in your keezer, unless you really seal it well first (a marine paint on exterior plywood perhaps?) My keezer has a false bottom, keeping everything level with the top of the compressor hump. Initially I used particle board, well sealed (I thought)...
  10. J2W2

    Plaato Keg Management System (Keg Scale) Users Thread

    Good to hear! My previous method of tracking pours is writing them down in a book and then entering them into a spreadsheet which begins with the keg's initial full weight and calculates the remaining beer. Certainly not exact either. I haven't dropped this method yet as I'm kind of comparing...
  11. J2W2

    Plaato Keg Management System (Keg Scale) Users Thread

    The Plaato site has a number of documents on their products. This section is on the keg scale. And this particular document is on Phantom Pours.
  12. J2W2

    pin lock liquid disconnect leaking

    I never knew about taking pin lock QDs apart either, until I learned about it in this forum. Once I found out, I started disassembling mine and cleaning them every time I cleaned my beer lines. Might be overkill, but I have time on my hands while the line cleaner is circulating. Two lessons I...
  13. J2W2

    Foamy IPA

    Yeah, it's a problem, but I run five kegs at a time, and if I drank them all that fast... :mug:
  14. J2W2

    Foamy IPA

    I have a double IPA that has two dry hop additions in the secondary. I carb it set-it-and-forget-it, just like my other beers, and yet I always seem to have foam issues with it for a few weeks; then it behaves great. The beer always looks crystal clear from the first pour, but I suppose it could...
  15. J2W2

    BrewChatter Brew Zilla/Robo Brew Giveaway

    Awesome setup! Count me in!
  16. J2W2

    Is krausen blowout (if any) a once-a-beer event?

    Hi, I brewed my latest beer yesterday, and I had krausen blowout sometime last night or this morning. I'm wondering if that's a one-time event and won't happen again for this beer? The reason I ask is because I'm going to collect fermentation CO2 for the first time, to be pulled back into the...
  17. J2W2

    Does grain bed depth have an impact on a partial mash?

    Oh trust me, we extract brewers can still have plenty of fuss! :D My simplest recipes still have a steep, which I now try and do with the proper water/grain ratio and temps, but most of mine are partial mash. I have an oatmeal stout on tap most of the time that has a 4.5lb partial mash and a...
  18. J2W2

    Strange screen when I pull up my Tilt Pi in a browser!

    Perfect! Thank you very much! (Updated my notes as well.)
  19. J2W2

    Don't Do That.

    As I ponder this thread, I realize how many mistakes I've made over the years! I just brewed today and managed to come up with a new one. As I was stirring my kettle, I heard a rattling noise and quickly realized I had not inserted the dip tube in my kettle valve during setup; it was just laying...
  20. J2W2

    Strange screen when I pull up my Tilt Pi in a browser!

    Hi, I've been using a Tilt with a Raspberry Pi for a year and half and it's been working fine. I brewed today, for the first time in several months, and when I pulled up the IP address for my Tilt Pi, I'm getting a screen (I believe) I've never seen before; certainly not what I was expecting...
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