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  1. floridarunner68

    Having party today - need suggestions

    Three kegs were emptied and the needle never moved.
  2. floridarunner68

    Having party today - need suggestions

    It was first inspected 04/88, but no TW. thanks for your help. I think I should be fine.
  3. floridarunner68

    Having party today - need suggestions

    Thanks. I am kicking myself in the butt for this one. I have been hyping this party for 3-4 weeks. It's a late Florida Oktoberfest with brats/green peppers/saurkraut/onions, Sauerbraten, German potato salad. and whatever else comes in a side dish. Out of the 14 who are coming, I might have...
  4. floridarunner68

    Having party today - need suggestions

    Thanks. The only thing I can find is: 20# CO2 stamped on the tank with lots of inspection dates. The tank weighs 30.4 lbs. I went to Lowe's and they want $82 for the Cobalt regulator and $35 for the large CO2 cannister or $23 for the smaller cannister. I think I will be OK. If it...
  5. floridarunner68

    Having party today - need suggestions

    I have a CO2 tank about 2 foot high and about 8-10 inches in diameter with 5 kegs attached. I originally bought the gauges for a foot long tank and the needle is half-way in the red. The only local gas place is closed. The needle doesn't move very fast and the kegs have been under pressure for...
  6. floridarunner68

    Fermentation Question - Temp

    Room temperature of 73 degrees. I knew the temp range of the yeast. My electric bill is already too high and I wasn't going down any lower. Most of the time the room temp is about 75 degrees when I ferment other beers. I never have a problem that I know. I already have three refrigerators. I am...
  7. floridarunner68

    Fermentation Question - Temp

    I brewed a Belgian Ale with a sg. 1.070 with WLP500 Trappist Ale on Sunday. I used pure O2 with a SS air stone for about 90 seconds. I used a blow-off tube for a vigorous fermentation on Monday and Tuesday. I went back to an airlock yesterday. I turned down the A/C to 73 degrees during this...
  8. floridarunner68

    Florida oak leaf

    Thanks a lot
  9. floridarunner68

    Florida oak leaf

    A Florida Oak (dead/brown) leaf fell into my wort while it was boiling. Not sure how long it was in there. Should I be worried? I assume not since every thing is aged in oak barrels. Also, in the last 15 minutes of my 90 minute boil, I threw in the irish moss and 10 minutes later with 5...
  10. floridarunner68

    pitched the yeast when it was way too hot

    I always use Vodka in the airlock. Before I siphon, I'll do a mouthful of vodka, swish it around, and then let it dribble out over my lips.
  11. floridarunner68

    Belgium Candi / Tripple

    I am making the Belgium Tripel that is on page 36 of the November 2000 issue of BYO. The Candi goes in at the beginning of the boil. I made a 1.5 qt starter using WLP500 Trappist Ale and 1.5 cups of golden light DME.
  12. floridarunner68

    Belgium Candi / Tripple

    How much beet sugar should I use for 1 lb of Belgian Candi? Thanks in advance
  13. floridarunner68

    Belgium Candi / Tripple

    Can you buy the beet sugar at the grocery store? Now that I have the Belgium candi, can I just eat it? :)
  14. floridarunner68

    Belgium Candi / Tripple

    I am making a Belgium Tripple with 11 lbs of Pale Malt Extract. My LBS didn't have clear candi. I bought a pound of dark, because I can't wait another two weeks for a shipment. Is it going to make a big difference? It will go into a keg when finished.
  15. floridarunner68

    Tubing and clamps

    I currently have two kegs of green (Irish Red / Belgium wit) beer (13 days old) and one chardonnay wine for my wife out of a potential five setup. Last night, I put 9ft hoses on both beer kegs and used the 50lb zip ties (doubling) for each side for the gas and beer lines. This morning I...
  16. floridarunner68

    Tubing and clamps

    Thanks for the information because I have that setup. I bought a 6 valve shutoff with check valves with 5/16" barbs from MoreBeer.com. I have a refrigerator that holds 5 corny kegs. I am going to buy the 1/4" for the air and 3/16" for the beer lines and use the zip ties. From what I have read on...
  17. floridarunner68

    Tubing and clamps

    What would you use on a 5/16 barb?
  18. floridarunner68

    Tubing and clamps

    What size zip ties would you use?
  19. floridarunner68

    Secondary Question

    My carboy has "ribs". I don't know how else to explain it, but it collects on the rib. I already tried and it and it worked fine. All the sediment is on the bottom. I wish I would have used gelatin when I first started back in 2001. The Irish red looks great! It fermented from 1.045 to 1.010 and...
  20. floridarunner68

    Secondary Question

    This is the first time I have done a secondary since I started in 2001 and with gelatin. This will go into a keg. I let the gelatin bloom for 20 minutes and then brought it up to 170 degrees. I let it cool. When my 5 gallon glass carboy got half-way, I poured it in gently on the hose. I...
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