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  1. WhoZiT

    Home brewing in Japan

    Those were the ghetto days. I still managed to make beer, though! Cheers!
  2. WhoZiT

    Home brewing in Japan

    Well, every setup is different, but I'm guessing it will fill up quickly if you can't do a whirlpool or your picking up from the bottom of the kettle. During those days, I had not ball valve or siphon. I used one of those stainless steel mesh baskets that stretch across the top of the sinks...
  3. WhoZiT

    Home brewing in Japan

    Asahi malt is very fine. Their process is probably adapted to this. I used it when doing BIAB and typically had a lot of trub before hitting the fermenter. I filtered my wort on the way into the bucket. Man, that brings back memories...
  4. WhoZiT

    Hop runner depth/containment

    Bamboo is very strong. In fact, where I'm at, bamboo groves are actually installed to reinforce banks with their strong root structure. It's also very good at preventing other things from growing. I live in Japan, BTW. Thanks for the info. I'll see what I can get in the way of plastic...
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    Hop runner depth/containment

    So, I'm about to finally put my hop crowns into a field. They've been in containers for 3 yrs. I was thinking to contain each variety with a partially buried barrier of some sort so that I can keep the varieties a little closer to each other. I'm sure some people out there have designs for...
  6. WhoZiT

    Home brewing in Japan

    Have you thought about where the faucet arm attaches to the base? I have an extra (cheapo) arm for mine. I use an arm with the tip being easy to connect a quick disconnect for garden hoses. I leave the qd permanently attached and just swap out the arm itself at the base.
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    Japan Hops Trading -

    Anyone have a cutting of shinshu wasei they'd be willing to make for me? I'll pay for shipping. I can even trade something. PM me if you can help. I'm also interested in Sorachi Ace, but seeming that this is the first year that it's readily available I'm guessing that homebrewers don't have...
  8. WhoZiT

    Home brewing in Japan

    There is a latch that keeps the spear from shooting out. If you take the extra steps to remove the latch, it works well. Removing the latch could be dangerous. Just remember to release the pressure before removing it. This tool helps depressurize the keg by pushing in the poppet when you...
  9. WhoZiT

    Home brewing in Japan

    Btw, the large bungs at advanced brewing fit the opening of the J-sanke kegs pretty well. Just keep in mind you can't ferment out a whole 20L unless you ferment it concentrated and dilute it later...
  10. WhoZiT

    Home brewing in Japan

    I just recently returned all my Asahi kegs and got the deposits back (traded for co2, etc)...
  11. WhoZiT

    Home brewing in Japan

    I used to use one. It's a very cheap way to start kegging, even though you're technically renting the kegs with the deposit price. It's expensive for what it is, but depending on how many kegs you want it can be cheaper overall. I used this system until I collected enough corneys to make the...
  12. WhoZiT

    Home brewing in Japan

    I was lucky. It's a sanke with part of the top cut out and converted to corney connectors (not by me). One extra port on top to which I attached an adjustable PRV for pressurized/closed system fermenting. Also has a port near the bottom but I just plug that with a thermometer. Counter...
  13. WhoZiT

    Home brewing in Japan

    Those pubkegs look interesting. Personally, I use a 15 galling keg, but those seem interesting enough. My thought are about the hole size in the internal vessel. Is that problematic? Also, I couldn't help but wonder if heating tape or pads fit between the inner vessel and the outside bucket...
  14. WhoZiT

    Home brewing in Japan

    When I give handouts I tell people to dilute it to 1%. Wink wink.
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    HomeBrewTalk 2014 Big Giveaway

    I'm definitely in!
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    NorcalBrewing Solutions Giveaway!

    Spank you! Spank you ver much!
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    Your favorite band or album that nobody ever heard of

    Japanese ska band: Kemuri 90% of the songs on their albums are in English. http://youtu.be/KFyezEqPXtU
  18. WhoZiT

    Words and phrases I hate

    I worked several years in IT and one of the words that I despise the most is: administrate You're an administrator. You are part of an administration. You administer things. It might be considered an actual word these days, but that doesn't change how I feel. I loathe the word.
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