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  1. ZmannR2

    Poll: Do you have, or plan to get, an electric car?

    Im personally sick of seeing Gold plated Lamborghinis in Saudi Arabia from the billions we give them for their oil. At least with EV’s 100% of the energy used to charge them is produced here in the US. That’s my $.02. As soon as a viable truck EV is produced (that isn’t a Ford, or $80k) I will...
  2. ZmannR2

    Did Northern Brewer Purchase Austin Homebrew AND/OR Adventures in Brewing?

    I live 3 hrs from Austin and it’s my only “local” choice for ordering ingredients. I found out the hard way that they were bought out and getting a package from Minnesota SUUUCKS in this heat and takes forever. With AHS, they would have it shipped within a day or 2 and another day to reach me...
  3. ZmannR2

    Spike Conical- observations and best practices

    Every brew I do is chilled to about 100 degrees or so then dumped into the fermenter in my fridge.....i place the probe for my temp controller inside the thermowell and have the fridge turn off once desired temp is reached.....usually pitch the next morning I have never had issues with having...
  4. ZmannR2

    Spike Conical- observations and best practices

    Man I screwed up and used a stainless scrubber and scratched the nice glossy finish on the inside. Ugh! Think I’ll have any problems with the scratches harboring bacteria over time? Very faint scratches but still
  5. ZmannR2

    Spike Conical- observations and best practices

    Selling my spike CIP ball and 2” sight glass. PM if interested.
  6. ZmannR2

    ANOTHER Basement Brewery Build

    Sweet! Pretty brave doing that live.....my sessions are usually riddled with curse words from me spilling something or forgetting something lol
  7. ZmannR2

    How many gallons brewed in 2019!

    5 brewing sessions this year, 2 IPA's, 1 Hibiscus ale, 1 Marzen Lager, and 1 double IPA (Pliny recipe)...all 10.5 gal batches: 52.5 gals + 8243 gals = 8,295.5 gals
  8. ZmannR2

    Kegerator balancing

    use this: http://www.mikesoltys.com/2012/09/17/determining-proper-hose-length-for-your-kegerator/
  9. ZmannR2

    Spike Conical- observations and best practices

    Shake it a bit or tap on the cap and the condensation will drip away enough to peak inside, especially with a flashlight shining through My problem is a hear a leak on my clear cap when pressurized....curious if keg lube will stop it
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    Spike Conical- observations and best practices

    How is everyone cleaning their spunding valves? I had some krausen up in mine
  11. ZmannR2

    Spike Conical- observations and best practices

    Hey why do you have your racking valve and sample port swapped?? They're in the wrong spots, you know that right?
  12. ZmannR2

    Spike Conical- observations and best practices

    Selling my Spike CIP ball if anyone wants it hit me up.....I have no need to clean in place anymore
  13. ZmannR2

    Official Pliny Recipe Kit from Russian River

    Final gravity reading 1.001. That makes it 8.2%. Woot
  14. ZmannR2

    Official Pliny Recipe Kit from Russian River

    Took a good shot of me stirring the mash. My 20 gal pot damn near used it to its fullest with all that grain.
  15. ZmannR2

    Official Pliny Recipe Kit from Russian River

    Well considering Pliny is the highest rated beer on beer advocate, I’d say they’re doing something right. I wanted an exact clone.
  16. ZmannR2

    Official Pliny Recipe Kit from Russian River

    considering the amount of grains and especially hops you get in this package it’s an amazing deal I think!
  17. ZmannR2

    Official Pliny Recipe Kit from Russian River

    I got the All-Grain recipe of course. Note the additions at the bottom.
  18. ZmannR2

    Official Pliny Recipe Kit from Russian River

    Holy sh** that was an insane amount of hops!! My OG came out to 1.073 so I think I’m gonna be pretty damn close to the 8% of the bottled beer.
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