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  1. BobBailey

    Primary-no Secondary-Keg time frame

    If you had read my response to the OP, you'd see that I don't waste any time getting into the keg. The only time I've wasted here is reading your responses and thinking you might understand that your experience and opinion isn't necessarily the end all and be all. Done wasting my time now. Good...
  2. BobBailey

    Primary-no Secondary-Keg time frame

    I assume you're disputing, " It takes a while to clear and clean up after itself." and. " Most brewers leave it about 3 weeks in primary". I've actually had it take almost that long for the Krausen to fall, and don't doubt for a minute than many others have had the same experience. Is not the...
  3. BobBailey

    Primary-no Secondary-Keg time frame

    Can you quote something in this thread that's, "patently untrue"?
  4. BobBailey

    Primary-no Secondary-Keg time frame

    I wait until the Krausen has fallen and the beer begins to drop clear. Easy to see when the top inch or so is darker in color and the cloudiness is gone. I then cold crash until it drops clear and keg. If dry hopping I'll add the dry hops when the Krausen has visibly subsided. I leave the dry...
  5. BobBailey

    A watched air lock never bubbles ;)

    Right along with, "do I have a stuck fermentation?" and, "It's been almost 24 hours and my beer isn't fermenting yet. Should I pitch more yeast?", "The airlock isn't bubbling.) is among the top few most posted subjects on home brewing forums. We've all been there. Give it time and you'll get a...
  6. BobBailey

    A watched air lock never bubbles ;)

    It's not easy to pinpoint a bucket lid leak. You would need for the Starsan to stay up at the top of the channel in the lid for bubbles to form, which would defy gravity. RDWHAHB. The leak isn't a problem and you know the beer is fermenting.
  7. BobBailey

    Refrigerator Adjustable Thermostat

    I was interested in a backup if the price was right. Generally when you post something for sale, you include a brand and model number and price. I use the same one on my keezer and can buy new, freight included and with warranty for $65, so no longer interested.
  8. BobBailey

    Refrigerator Adjustable Thermostat

    Well, that narrows it down.
  9. BobBailey

    Refrigerator Adjustable Thermostat

    Which one of the hundreds of temperature controllers are you talking about?
  10. BobBailey

    Bru’n water for Extract no boil

    I didn't imply that they don't have their own RO system. I stated that they used a particular water profile in the mash to create the extract. This profile, I'm sure, would be tailored to the type of extract. Whether or not they use RO water as a base is irrelevant. If you're targeting a...
  11. BobBailey

    Bru’n water for Extract no boil

    When extract brewing it's best to use RO or distilled water. The extract manufacturer used a particular water profile in the mash to create the extract. If you have a meter you might check pH after fermentation is complete.
  12. BobBailey

    Ok its official

    +1 on the Super Agata. Have used one for several years and love it. Not only does it not break bottles, but it caps many bottle types that the lever type cappers won't.
  13. BobBailey

    Brewing with tortilla chips

    If the chips were baked and not salted they'd contribute about the same as flaked corn as far as gravity. I've made a mango/habanero cider that was fantastic. Cant imagine both wouldn't be great in beer too.
  14. BobBailey

    ABV guesstimating

    A pound of sucrose in a gallon of water will have an original gravity of 1.046 and ferment very close to a final gravity of 1.000. This would produce very close to 6.0% ABV. With a little math, and this information you should be able to guestimate your ABV. Better yet, spend 6 or 8 bucks on a...
  15. BobBailey

    What you sugges....

    Light or golden LME would be best.
  16. BobBailey

    What you sugges....

    I would suggest that you brew the kit as it is. Wait until you've done a few batches and are familiar with the process before you start getting creative. Don't worry about personalizing a beer. If twenty people brewed the same kit, each of the resulting beers would be different due to...
  17. BobBailey

    New grain mill - proper settings

    Hard to tell looking at the pics, but it appears that some of the kernels are still whole. You want the husks to remain in tact but no whole kernels. If you're doing BIAB, >025 to .030 is a pretty good starting point. If doing conventional mash then about .035, which you can measure with a...
  18. BobBailey

    MoreBeer.com - Always garbage shipping?

    I've used MoreBeer for about 10 years and the only time deliveries have been delayed has been due to road closures over the Sierras. They do state clearly that if you take advantage of their free shipping it may be a couple of days before the order is processed. If this is where you're running...
  19. BobBailey

    RIDDLE ME THIS???

    Buckets are notorious for not sealing well. You probably had a small leak that allowed some of the CO2 to escape and some to go through the air lock when fermentation was very active. Once it slowed down a bit there wasn't enough CO2 to escape both through the leak and the air lock. When you...
  20. BobBailey

    Ran out of One Step ... ratio for Oxy

    Typo alert lizard. It's 1 oz. per 5 gallons of water for Starsan.
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