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  1. mikechambers

    How to determine desired volumes of CO2

    Thanks for the help and resources. mike
  2. mikechambers

    How to determine desired volumes of CO2

    I am bottling a California Common tonight, and am trying to figure out how much priming sugar I need. I am using this form: The Beer Recipator - Carbonation However, I have no idea how to figure out the desired volumes of CO2. Can anyone give me an idea of how to figure this out...
  3. mikechambers

    How Much Priming Sugar for Irish Stout

    Looks like it should be about 2.8 oz. mike
  4. mikechambers

    How Much Priming Sugar for Irish Stout

    Drank first one at 3 weeks, but didnt drink most until after 5 or 6 weeks (cream ale). For nut brown ale, it has been a couple of months.
  5. mikechambers

    How Much Priming Sugar for Irish Stout

    I am about to bottle my Irish Stout (extract kit from Northern Brewer). I have 5 oz of priming sugar from Norther Brewers. How much of the sugar should I use? My first beer was a Nut Brown Ale and it was a little too carbonated for my liking (5 oz priming sugar). However, 5 oz seemed to...
  6. mikechambers

    Problem with Johnson Controls A419 Digital Temp Controller

    fyi Just to close on this. I got in touch with NorthernBrewers.com and they said it sounded like a defective unit. They are sending me a new one. mike
  7. mikechambers

    Problem with Johnson Controls A419 Digital Temp Controller

    I just received a pre-wired Johnson Controls A419 Digital Temp Controller from Northern Brewers. http://www.northernbrewer.com/temp-control.html I plugged it in, and then plugged the fridge into it, and the fridge works fine. However, I get not information on the LCD display, and the...
  8. mikechambers

    Wyeast smack pack question

    Im making a Cream Ale from an extract kit from northernbrewer.com I got: Safale US-05 American yeast. This will be my second batch, and a friend is joining to help (and help bottle the first). Already getting excited for brew day. mike
  9. mikechambers

    Wyeast smack pack question

    Thanks. Ill try out the dry yeast, and proof it a little beforehand. mike
  10. mikechambers

    Wyeast smack pack question

    Does anyone know if wyeast smack packs are considered wet or dry yeast? Specifically, should I worry about the yeast making it through an extended mail trip? (i.e. potentially 7 days). Or should I just get a packet of dry yeast? mike
  11. mikechambers

    Cleaning Better Bottle Carboys

    Thanks. I used oxiclean and it worked great. mike
  12. mikechambers

    Cleaning Better Bottle Carboys

    Any suggestions for detergent to use to clean Better Bottle Carboys? Can I use oxy clean? or unscented dishwashing detergent? Ive seen this page: http://www.better-bottle.com/technical.html?=b-b_cleaning_right.html but it wasnt clean on if i could use those detergents. thanks...
  13. mikechambers

    Siphon tubing question

    cool. Thanks. mike
  14. mikechambers

    Siphon tubing question

    This is the tubing I bought: http://www.hardwareandtools.com/invt/6710784 -- Listed by NSF, Standard 50, 51, 61. Shore A, Durometer, 83+/-3. 1,550 PSI tensile strength. Non-toxic FDA Listed Material. -- So, it looks like it is ok? mike
  15. mikechambers

    Siphon tubing question

    Yeah. It didnt say. it just said to not use it for Refigerator water / ice machines. mike
  16. mikechambers

    Siphon tubing question

    When i ordered my siphon tubing, I accidentally only ordered 1 ft. So I went to Lowes and got some vinly tubing of the same size. On the side of the box, it says not for refrigerator ice / water systems. I think this is because they are not rated for the pressure, but want to make sure that...
  17. mikechambers

    Help reading my hydrometer

    Yes. I am planning to do a secondary. However, we had a heat wave here, and the ambient air temp was around 75 degrees, so I was thinking i might leave it in primary for an extra week (3 total) which would maybe help clean up any off flavors. I was then going to do a week in secondary...
  18. mikechambers

    Help reading my hydrometer

    This is my first brew, and I am trying to learn how to read the hydrometer. I got some readings which seemed odd the first time, which i posted in this thread: https://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=72477 Tonight I took a reading, and I think it is: 1.014 - 1.016 You can see a photo...
  19. mikechambers

    Need Help understanding hydrometer reading

    Thanks. My reading was at the top of your picture. Between the 1.000 and 10. Ill take another picture in a couple of days, and use the macro setting. mike
  20. mikechambers

    Need Help understanding hydrometer reading

    Thanks. Using the reading like that, it seemed to be 1.004. Does that sound right? mike
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