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  1. kmat123

    Beer Review Dude BIAB Calculator

    I noticed when I follow the link below that it no longer leads to the BIAB calculator. http://beerreviewdude.com/biab-calculator/ Does anyone have the excel version that they can email me? Thanks in advance! [email protected]
  2. kmat123

    Carbing while cold crashing?

    I ferment all of my beer in corny kegs, cold crash for 3-4 days and then use a jumper to transfer to serving keg. I then carb for 36 hours at 30 PSI and then turn it down to serving pressure for 7 days. My question is can I get my 36 hour "boost" carb out of the way when cold crashing? Will this...
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    Transfer rate to BK?

    Hey all, I brew on a 5 gallon two vessel no sparse rig. When I transfer my wort from my mash ton to the boil kettle does it matter how quickly I drain the MLT or can I just let my march pump run full blast? I have always transferred slowly at about 1 qt. per min thinking that slowly retaining...
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    Holiday Spiced Beer - Missed hop addition.

    I brewed a holiday spice ale about a month ago and realized that I missed my final hop addition, 1 oz. of tettanger at 10 min boil. Below is the recipe. As is with the 0.50 oz. of Columbus my IBUs are at 20. I want the spices to shine in this beer and don't want it to be too hoppy. Would I be...
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    Frozen yeast starter.

    So I brewed an Oktoberfest today (I know better late than never right?) and tossed my fermenter in my fermentation chamber set to 50 degrees. I was only able to cool the wort to 75 degrees with my IC because it was hot in Bend today and figured I'd let the freezer do the rest of the work. Well...
  6. kmat123

    Carbing while cold crashing?

    I ferment in corny kegs and for most of my ales ferment for about 21 days in the primary, cold crash for 3-4 days and then carb. I usually carb at 30 psi for 36 hours and then turn down to serving pressure (10-12 psi). This gets the beer pretty close to optimally carbed up in about 7 days. My...
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    70 qt. Coleman Extreme for 10 gallon no sparge?

    I recently built a two vessel no-sparge HERMS brew rig using a keggle as my BK and a 10 gallon rubbermaid beverage cooler as my MLT. I use a single march pump to constantly recirculate my wort through a 50 foot 1/2" SS coil (that is in my BK) during the mash. I have been very happy with this...
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    First hop garden.

    I am planning on planting my 1st year hop garden in the next 2 weeks and wanted to run my plan by some more knowledgeable hop growers. I am going to be building a 8'x4'x12" cedar box for my yard which is going to be sitting on top of some existing soil which I have tilled. I am going to be...
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    Keg to Keg jumper.

    I have started using my corny kegs as primary fermenters and once fermentation is complete I want to be able to push the beer over to the serving keg using a jumper with two liquid disconnects and a length of beer line. Would a 5 ft. length of beer line work for this or would 10 ft. be more...
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    Broken Chi Company temp controller.

    I was moving some kegs around in my keezer this morning and went to duct tape the temp probe for my Chi Companies temp. controller to the side of one of my kegs and the probe broke off in my hand (detached from the wire). Is there anything I can do to effectively reattach this or am I out of...
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    QD options.

    We recently upgraded our system to HERMS and screwing and unscrewing the worm clamps holding onto our hoses is tedious. I've used the search function to check out what people are using for quick disconnects and it seems like the brass ones at McMaster Carr are a popular choice, but we have also...
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    Vienna Lager diacetyl rest

    We brewed up a 10 gallon batch of Vienna lager on 3/6/10. It has been sitting in my fermentation chamber since brew day at 50 degrees. I'm planning on pulling it out of the fermentation chamber on Sat for a diacetyl rest. Looking on Wyeast's site they recommend a 24 hour rest at 58 degrees. I...
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    Need to seal keg?

    I brewed a Pliny clone about a month ago that has been sitting in the secondary for the past two weeks dry-hopping. Due to an error on my order from kegconnection (which they are fixing) I didn't receive my primary CO2 regulator with my kegging kit. I was planning to rack the Pliny to the keg on...
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    Chi Companies Analog Temp Controller?

    I am in the process of building my keezer and have been looking at the analog temp. controller that Chi Companies has for $36 http://www.chicompany.net/freezer-conversion-thermostat-remote-bulb-933.html?zenid=59da12660b01768be668feb119256bc0 Is anyone using this temp controller, and if...
  15. kmat123

    Natural vs. Force Cabing in Keg?

    I am going to be building my first keezer over the next couple of months and whether I chose to force carb or natural carb is going to affect how I build my system. I hate to beat a dead horse as I have browsed some of the other threads on this debate, but thought I would post a poll and get the...
  16. kmat123

    Mesh Screen for Thermometer Probe?

    My friend recently built an brutus dual tier all grain setup with three 60 qt. SS pots that we have been brewing on. We have Blichmann boilermaker thermometers on NPT fittings with the probe extending into the pot on our mash tun and HLT. We have now brewed a couple of batches on this setup and...
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    Sanyo 3770 Kegerator Build?

    I have a Sanyo 3770 mini-fridge with built in freezer that I was interested in converting into a kegerator. I know that I will only be able to fit one corny keg and a 5 lb. Co2 tank in as it isn't as large as the Sanyo 4912s that most people use. I saw on another homebrew forum that someone...
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    IPA - 7 days in primary and still bubbling...

    I just brewed an IPA and after 7 days in the primary I am still getting 9-10 bubbles per min. in the airlock. This is the only time I have had this much activity in the primary after a week. I am planning on dry hopping with 1.5 oz. Cascade in the secondary, so my question is: Do I rack into the...
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