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  1. LJvermonster

    All Grain or kegging?

    You don't want this to be a job but are okay with bottling?? That's an oxymoron right there!! Out of either of those two options, first start with kegging! Bottling is the worst chore ever. Period. It's harder than raising children. Yes, there is an investment, so your cheap @$$ will...
  2. LJvermonster

    Harvested Yeast - Still Good?

    How long would you keep your yeast? The black doesn’t show up until month 8ish of storage.
  3. LJvermonster

    Harvested Yeast - Still Good?

    Ha, this feedback is good enough for me! Time to toss!
  4. LJvermonster

    Harvested Yeast - Still Good?

    Good day folks! I brewed a batch back in May 2021 and harvested the Conan yeast. Visually to me it doesn't look good but does anyone have experience with using harvested yeast after a year? It was stored in a fridge for the last year. I don't like the black color film on the top. Thoughts...
  5. LJvermonster

    High FG

    The first one was much sweeter then it should have been (plain ale). 2nd I just kegged but it tasted better.. I'm going to get a new thermometer and check that against my brew commander, verify my mash temp and make a starter, maybe my yeast wasn't great?
  6. LJvermonster

    High FG

    It was reading low-mid 150s and I added the 10 degrees to figure I was in low-mid 160s.
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    High FG

  8. LJvermonster

    High FG

    Hi Folks, Switched to eBIAB this year and my FG is terrible. Brewed twice. First OG was 1. 050 second was 1.063 and FG were 1.020 and 1.022. Yeast was a new Conan pack. I have had some challenges with mash temp - it could have been high in the low 160s. My pH has been in the 4.8 range...
  9. LJvermonster

    Tower Only Purchase - No Facuets

    Think you're a bit far for me to come pick up!! 😂
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    Tower Only Purchase - No Facuets

    Thank you!! I'm clearly inept at google searching...
  11. LJvermonster

    Tower Only Purchase - No Facuets

    What are you looking up?? I cannot for the life of me find a stainless beer tower without the faucets!!
  12. LJvermonster

    Tower Only Purchase - No Facuets

    Hi team awesome (you guys)! I am looking to buy JUST a 2 faucet tower without the faucets. I have looked online but have had no luck. Does anyone know where I can find this? I have a bunch of extra faucets and I don't want to buy new.
  13. LJvermonster

    E-Keggle BIAB - Bag Off Element?

    Take a I'm actually not so worried about the heat and the bag, I'm more worried about the weight of Grains and bag on the element itself. Because of the keggle shape, the element sits really high. I need 4.5 gallons of liquid just to clear the element.
  14. LJvermonster

    E-Keggle BIAB - Bag Off Element?

    Hi All, I made an E-Keggle and want to do BIAB. I looked for examples how to keep the bag off the element but everything was from 10 years ago. Was wondering if anyone had any good modern solutions to keep the bag off the element? All and any help is very much appreciated!
  15. LJvermonster

    Fermented Session IPA still good?

    Hi all, I brewed an BIAB IPA 6/14/20 and it seemed like it was going to be terrible, 1st time BIAB, OG was supposed to be 1.061, actual OG was 1.040. I fermented it anyways and then kind of forgot about it. It's been sitting at 70 degree constant for the last 3 1/2 months. Is the beer...
  16. LJvermonster

    Running a PC on battery

    UPS are generally used in conjunction with a generator. They keep the power on whatever units are tied into them, like a company's tel-data infrastructure, until the generator starts up then the generator takes the load. Typical design for UPS is 10-15 minutes. Is a small generator not an...
  17. LJvermonster

    Harvested Yeast - what now?

    Hi all! I collected 6 smaller 8oz jars and this 32oz jar. Usually I just pour off the beer and the first two layers and make a starter with the yeast. I've never collected 32 oz jar before. Do I just do the same thing? Will that be too much yeast for a 7% Ipa?
  18. LJvermonster

    Financials of Kegging- Am I Missing Something??

    BIGRUGBY, I know it's a decent investment, but you will NOT regret it. Switching to kegging was by far the best investment I've made into brewing.
  19. LJvermonster

    Brew commander probe in existing 1/2" FNPT

    Thanks! That's exactly what I'm looking for! Now if I could find it where I don't have to pay more for shipping than the silly bushing! Thanks!
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