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    Over carbing a keg for bottling? what level?

    I was going to use a blow gun to purge co2 then use a picnic tap/racking cane to slowly fill the bottles. Then a quick blast of co2 then cap on foam.
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    Over carbing a keg for bottling? what level?

    Getting my bottles and beer cold is also something I read that will both keep co2 in the beer and reduce foam. thanks!
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    Over carbing a keg for bottling? what level?

    I plan to bottle the whole keg so serving out of this keg will not be a problem. I will try to get the keg to 2.6 and then bleed it off, and push beer out at about 3 pse and fill bottles till it is empty. Co2 the bottles first, then fill and cap on foam. thanks haeffnkr
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    Over carbing a keg for bottling? what level?

    Hi, I am wanting to get a bit more carb in my bottles that are filled from a keg. So if I like a lager or ale at 2.4 volumes, what is a good target to over carb the keg at? 2.6 2.7 or? I assume then all the same process applies? cold bottles? bleed of the keg pressure and set the reg at 4...
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    QQ - depressuize a fermeter to save yeast?

    Hi, After I transfer the beer to kegs from my pressurized fermenter - Do i need to slowly decrease the pressure with a spund valve or is it OK to open the gas port and let the co2 blow out then pour out the yeast for reuse? Will the shock of the sudden depressure harm the yeast? thanks haeffnkr
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    Pressure Ferment / Closed CO2 Pressure Keg Transfer Questions / How to?

    Hey All, Thanks for the replies! So nothing really changes from my current process. Purge the receiving keg, apply co2 to the fermenter and push beer to the receiving keg with the spund valve set just below my pushing/fermenter pressure. When do you transfer to a keg in the fermentation...
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    Pressure Ferment / Closed CO2 Pressure Keg Transfer Questions / How to?

    Hi, My process to transfer beer lately has been to catch the beer in the fermenter with 1 to 4 points left of sugar left in it ( add a bit of sugar to the keg if needed to get carb level right ) and push beer from fermenter into purged keg with co2 and a spund valve on the gas post to keep it...
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    Two Women - New Glarus lager yeast?

    Hi, Anyone know what yeast New Glarus uses in their Two Women Lager? New Glarus Brewing I saw an old post where someone guessed 2308. thanks in advance! Haeffnkr
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    How is my mash schedule? Trying to get more foam...

    Hi, I am trying to get more foam out of my beers. I know good foam is combination of a lot of things. I do lodo and have good fermentation practices and clean glasses. My mash schedule for a lot of my lagers is as follows. 144 - 20 148 - 30 153 - 15 160 - 40 170 - 5 I have an automated rims...
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    Tan pump... gone through 3 so far....

    I have a MKII pump that use on my BK. They are great, but a bit big for my RIMS needs, both physically and output wise. Any sources on a PWM for an AC motor? thanks for all the help!
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    Tan pump... gone through 3 so far....

    I dont need a 5 gpm pump, what do you recommend?
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    Tan pump... gone through 3 so far....

    Hi, I have two little 24v tan brew pumps. i run them at 24 volts. I use one to pump 140 ish mash water over to the MT and have no issues with it for years. My RIMS pump keeps quitting on me. I run the temps of my step mash up to 170F. My step mash goes from 140 to 170 and takes a couple...
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    Portable 5 gallon corny kegerator - what you got?

    Looking for a portable, somewhat insulated, ice cooled, portable kegerator with a built in tap handle. Thinking trash can with a small kegerator/tap handle. Show me some designs please. thanks haeffknkr
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    CraftBeerPi - Raspberry Pi Software

    Thanks for the suggestions. Do I use the MT sensor or the RIMS sensor with the PID? The MT sensor provides the best overall average but the RIMS tube sensor will ensure the wort does not get scorched. thanks haeffnkr
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    CraftBeerPi - Raspberry Pi Software

    What logic is preferred for RIMS tube control? Is there a better faster more precise "logic" control plugin? I found I had to have the input sensor have a 2.3 F offset before it kicked on the ssr to keep the mash at step temp. ie Dont heat up until the rims tube was 2 degrees cooler than the...
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    CraftBeerPi - Raspberry Pi Software

    I removed one sensor, cut down the wires to 1.5 meters, moved the supply voltage from 5 to 3.3v input and used a 3.9K pullup resistor. The sensors were MUCH more consistent. I had to add a 2F offset to get them to read the same as my 2 trusted thermometers. That was easy. Consistent...
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    CraftBeerPi - Raspberry Pi Software

    ??? So if I keep all 3 of the above temp sensors in parallel and the wires currently are about 3 meter wires and connect then to a 3.3 supply, what size resistor should I use? How do I calculate the correct resistance and pull up value? thanks for your help! Sorry for the questions, this new...
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    CraftBeerPi - Raspberry Pi Software

    Hi Lalo_uy If the wire is 1.5 meters what should the resistor be between the gpio pin and 3v?
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    CraftBeerPi - Raspberry Pi Software

    Hi, I have 3 of these stainless temp probes from Amazon. They are all 3 tied together via an expansion board with one 4.7K across them between 5v and ground. I assume that installation is OK from what I have read. At first they all measured within .5 F of each other... now they jump all around...
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    CraftBeerPi - Raspberry Pi Software

    Hi, sorry ... newb question... how do you save your Brew steps and load/create different brew steps? thanks in advance! haeffnkr
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