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  1. hoppyhoppyhippo

    Am I too picky? (Nitro Cold Brew question)

    Thanks for the tips. Never even thought about a floating dip tube.
  2. hoppyhoppyhippo

    Am I too picky? (Nitro Cold Brew question)

    So I've been brewing up Nitro Cold brew. And I feel like maybe I'm too picky but I know from beer you don't want any residue at the bottom because it will get picked up by the liquid post. So when I brew my cold brew after straining the grounds I run my cold brew through a coffee filter to...
  3. hoppyhoppyhippo

    Frustrated: Am I doing something wrong?

    It is the check valves. I have the Duckbill style on this D coupler and it was giving me nothing. Supposedly they're supposed to have some give but it wasn't doing crap. Just to check I removed the check valve and it poured like a champ. I set up a different coupler and it uses the "abeco" style...
  4. hoppyhoppyhippo

    Frustrated: Am I doing something wrong?

    I think I did, I'll check that before I do any more heavy work. Just checked, the tank was fully open.
  5. hoppyhoppyhippo

    Frustrated: Am I doing something wrong?

    Basically nothing. I get a decent pour at first (not full but acceptable) and then it trickles out into nothing before even filling a 13oz glass.
  6. hoppyhoppyhippo

    Frustrated: Am I doing something wrong?

    Hello everyone. I'm setting up a brand new setup where I'm hooking up commercial kegs. And I cannot get anything to pour. I have Sankey D couplers. Gas line I have a splitter on (next step is to try without a splitter) but they're 3/8 inch, same as my other kegerator. I was running a crazy...
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    Frustrated Newbie with a few questions

    Interesting, I've never known about the temp being low being a good thing. That's nice for me if it is cause my basement is incredibly cold.
  8. hoppyhoppyhippo

    Frustrated Newbie with a few questions

    So I have minimal experience brewing Cider. Given that I live in Northern New England I've been attempting to make Cider happen. It wasn't until my last batch that I realized the Cider I was buying contains Potassium Sorbate. Which explains why my 1 gallon batch worked fine but my 5 gallon...
  9. hoppyhoppyhippo

    Other hobbies?

    A handful. I'm a minor electronic tinkerer. I work on fixing minor things and am really into screwing around with software. I also play guitar, though I admit that I haven't been as practiced in that discipline lately. But I go through fits then pick it up. Winter is coming and my desire to...
  10. hoppyhoppyhippo

    Question about My Fermentation Situation

    Fair enough. I'm a big fan of letting my beers rip. But I get what you're saying about controlling the temp. I don't think that's possible on my fast ferment given the size of it. I don't think I can buy something to temp contorl that other than what I'm doing which helps insulate more than...
  11. hoppyhoppyhippo

    Question about My Fermentation Situation

    Eventually I'm going to get an all electric system. We don't believe we'll be staying at our house for super long so my plan is to rough it for another year or so, if we aren't looking at moving out, then I'll make the jump. I generally don't drink enough to rip through beer, so brewing more...
  12. hoppyhoppyhippo

    Question about My Fermentation Situation

    My basement temp is pretty regular. There's some seasonal swings but it doesn't go too hot or too cold. Where I'm fermenting seems just about right as far as avoiding large swings. I'm probably going to get some other means of controlling fermentation. But I'm not there yet. Mainly because I...
  13. hoppyhoppyhippo

    Question about My Fermentation Situation

    I live in Northern New Hampshire, throught the summer the high in my basement got to about 65. It generally sits in the 55-60 range as my furnace in the winter does a decent job keeping the basement semi-warm. My question for those who brew in colder climates. What larger scale methods of...
  14. hoppyhoppyhippo

    The [Horribly Unpopular] Soccer Thread

    WWC is under way. Gold Cup about to start. Not feeling good about the USA in either one, hopefully they prove me wrong.
  15. hoppyhoppyhippo

    In defense of OG breweries.

    Allagash is one of the best breweries in the world and I'll stand by that. They release primarily White and other "safe" beers to the market but they make so many great beers. Their Coolship line are some of the best beers I've ever had. Coolship Red and Resurgam are especially nice, but so is...
  16. hoppyhoppyhippo

    So who's brewing this weekend?

    I brewed the first batch on my 5 gallon system today. I still have a few things that need to be worked out. first **** my hose. It's kind of sucked for a long time and now it's really gone. So much wasted water. But at least it wound up in the ground. I want to work on my cleaning system. I feel...
  17. hoppyhoppyhippo

    Beer Clean Glasses: Light at the end of the tunnel

    BTW I did pour into one glass, no clinging bubbles on the side, the head stuck around forever. It was glorious.
  18. hoppyhoppyhippo

    Beer Clean Glasses: Light at the end of the tunnel

    For a few years I've been severely struggling with getting my glasses properly beer clean. I've been able to get them to pour and retain head fine, but they've looked bad. I assumed it was probably a combination of hard water and poor cleaning. Anyway, we recently rearranged our kitchen and...
  19. hoppyhoppyhippo

    1-Gallon Brewers UNITE!

    I'm in the process of brewing my first beer in quite a few years. Single Malt Scotch Ale that I'm in the process of mashing out as I speak. Being paranoid and running it through a second time to improve clarity and maybe extraction. Sadly I'm remembering while I'm brewing the things I didn't...
  20. hoppyhoppyhippo

    The [Horribly Unpopular] Soccer Thread

    Chelsea had a ton of talented players, but they're hardly the only one to lose big players. Man U had Pogba lost him for nothing and then had to buy him back for a record. Barcelona let Fabregas leave for nothing and become a star for Arsenal and then buying him back. Barcelona also had Pique...
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