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  1. keyman

    Software To Count Votes

    I was wanting something where people couldn’t vote more then once. Also a phone app would be easier for them to navigate. Something similar to the app “untapped”
  2. keyman

    Software To Count Votes

    Hi, I was wondering if there was a software program out there that would count and rate beers. I am on a committee that sponsors a brew tasting event each year. We want to be able to enter all the beers entered at our event then have the public rate and vote on that beer in real time via phone...
  3. keyman

    Recirculating Mash

    Is there a rule of thumb on the flow rate needed for recirculate say output valve set at quarter, half, three quarter open?
  4. keyman

    Keg to bottle

    Maybe the oxygenated caps???
  5. keyman

    Keg to bottle

    I use the picnic tapper/racking cane method with a pressure of 1 to 2 pounds of pressure. I chill the bottles to match the beer temp. I fill the bottles like normal. Tip the bottles then quickly cap. I did this in the past and within two weeks the beers went flat. I figured there was a different...
  6. keyman

    Keg to bottle

    Hey fellow Brewers, I have a half (2) gallons of brew in a keg. I have 9 psi on that keg for about 5 weeks now. I want to bottle the rest. Thoughts here.. Should I shake the keg up and get the yeast mixed then add a 1/2 tsp corn surger per bottle and cap? I just want to make sure I maintain a...
  7. keyman

    Recirculating Mash

    I guess that makes sense to me. I do have valves on both sides I knew you shouldn't throttle the input side. I wasn't sure about controlling the pump itself. This helps answer my question. thanks!
  8. keyman

    Recirculating Mash

    Hi I am about to finish up on my new ten gallon system. I will be doing a recirculating mash with a chugged pump on this system. My question is, what is the best or better way to control the flow 1- by throttling the flow by cutting back on the ball valve or 2- using a rayostate and control...
  9. keyman

    Fractometer vs Glass Hydrometer

    Thanks guy's I will us the glass hydrometer after fermentation. Didn't know this little factor...
  10. keyman

    Fractometer vs Glass Hydrometer

    I just bought a new fractometer for around $28. I am to the FG part of my brew and I keep getting a reading around 1.025. thinking I needed more time for fermentation I waited several days and Dah! I decided to check it with my glass Hydrometer. I got 1.010 with booth of my glass meters. This...
  11. keyman

    News To Me

    Another though would be to have members of the AHA lobby local and federal politicians to pass a bill allowing beer or wine to be shipped to a brew show for competition only. "Just a thought". They did past the bill allowing you to take homebrew into a bar for sampling back in July.
  12. keyman

    News To Me

    I was told by several of my friends that when I enter a brew competition that I should never send the beer through regular US Mail cause it was illegal. They said I need to send it by a private shipper like UPS or Fedex. I just sent in some beer to a competition and by my surprise I received a...
  13. keyman

    News To Me

    First place @ toperM, I only sent this post ONE time. That was around 11 Am (central) this morning. If another one got posted it was NOT by me. Now back on subject. I got my box back from UPS. I picked it up at the center about 40 miles from me. I inspected the box carefully. The bottles were...
  14. keyman

    News To Me

    I was told by several of my friends that when I enter a brew competition that I should never send the beer through regular US Mail cause it was illegal. They said I need to send it by a private shipper like UPS or Fedex. I just sent in some beer to a competition and by my surprise I received a...
  15. keyman

    News To Me

    I was told by several of my friends that when I enter a brew competition that I should never send the beer through regular US Mail cause it was illegal. They said I need to send it by a private shipper like UPS or Fedex. I just sent in some beer to a competition and by my surprise I received a...
  16. keyman

    New System

    I can probably afford copper. Thanks!
  17. keyman

    New System

    Finally got my Sanka Kegs (3) I have several idea on building a new system. I know that stainless is the best but I saw several video's & Pictures of people using brass, copper, & plastic. One I saw was a guy had his whole system plumbed with PVC plastic. Is this something to look at? I need to...
  18. keyman

    4th day and no action

    Three days now since I re-pitched more yeast. Looks like she is really working now. I will keep an eye on it for the next 7 to 14 days. Thanks for all the info!
  19. keyman

    4th day and no action

    UPDATE:End of day 5 and I finally have yeast working. It's bubbling fairly good. Glad I pitched that fresh yeast. Thanks for all the help!
  20. keyman

    4th day and no action

    I have about 250 gallons of all grain beer under my belt and this is the first time I had this problem. I have at least 16 vials of yeast on hand. I always use a starter a day or two before I brew. But as I said above this is my first Homebrew KIT. I used the packet of Brewferm Lager (dry yeast)...
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