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  1. bondra76

    Kegging Sanke w/o Cold Side Oxidation

    Recently participated in a HomeBrew competition and was knocked down for oxidation presumably on cold side. I usually ferment now in sanke kegs and use a siphon /gravity feed into another sanke. can anyone suggest better ways to move my beer? I’m using just a standard number 10 cap on my sanke...
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    Boulder "Shake" Chocolate Porter

    Welp I'm back - I used Seagondollar's recipe with a tablespoon of nesquick, 2 lbs of coconut and 6 oz of nibs I don't know what happened but I have some pretty horrible head retention. Probably the secondary coconut. The taste is great though. Just trying to figure out if the nesquick or the...
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    Boulder "Shake" Chocolate Porter

    Well it’s been a while since I threw out the Nesquick joke but I am going to finally brew this thing in the next couple weeks. Will let you guys know how it comes out. I’m gonna add some Nesquick somewhere. Also going to add coconut just because it’s a tradition that I make coconut beer ever my...
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    Motor Shaft Coupling Help

    Awesome thank you so much for the help!!!
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    Motor Shaft Coupling Help

    Hey fellas I've determined that my malt muncher motor uses a 12mm shaft and my MM grain crusher uses a 1/2in shaft. I am having all kinds of trouble finding a coupling though that will adapt US to metric. I've seen a few other people with this build. Can anyone share their specs or source for...
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    Grainfather G70 in the U.S.

    I’m late to the thread and reading this on a mobile device - but does it have 220v? I’d love to hear how heavy that mash baskets going to be as well. I have enough troubles with the 5gallon.
  7. bondra76

    Grainfather!!

    My question is at what point in the chain do you have to adjust for the higher amperage. Is it just the plug or is it the wires behind the plug as well? I saw someone earlier in this thread who took out the plug completely and hardwired to an extension cord. I’m thinking that’s the best option...
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    Stuck Fermention - Repitched. How long?

    When I pitched the Wyeast I started at 55 and eventually worked my way up to 65. It had petered out though. I don’t think I was under temp based off Wyeast’s recommendations on temp off their own website (https://wyeastlab.com/yeast-strain/k%C3%B6lsch). The listed range is 56-70. My only...
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    Stuck Fermention - Repitched. How long?

    Yeah it was Safale. It’s an IPA and I used a Wyeast Kolsh pack with a starter at I think 1500 or 1750 ml. The only thing I screwed up on is that I let the yeast settle in my starter and only dumped in the yeast slurry. That was probably my flaw. As far as the fermentation went I started around...
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    Stuck Fermention - Repitched. How long?

    I had a stuck fermentation with a gravity around 1.032 - pitched some SF-05 to get down to 1.013ish How long would you say that I need to actually wait for the yeast to ferment and clean up? I've never had a stuck fermentation before and repitched. Do I honestly need to wait an additional 30 days?
  11. bondra76

    Kegco Kegerator - Line Question

    Kegco sends me a kegerator with lines about 5 ft maybe 6 ft max. Any of you fellow brewers with commercial kegerators, - do you pop on your own 10 footers? I’ve always used 10 footers in my DIY days and I really don’t want to replace these lines (because they’re already connected and it’s...
  12. bondra76

    Belgian Blond Ale Revvy's Belgian Blonde (Leffe Clone)

    Wow I’m sorry I offended you so much - was just asking a simple question vs reading through 609 pages of thread to see if circumstances had changed over the years.
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    Grainfather!!

    I switched over to brewfather from BeerSmith after a lot of people told me brewfather was the best app for the GF. So far I’ve been really impressed with BF. I just export from BF, load my recipes into the Grainfather app (so it can run the recipe via the controller) but I still maintain all my...
  14. bondra76

    Grainfather!!

    How are you guys finding the born on date
  15. bondra76

    Grainfather!!

    The grainfather website specifically asks folks to contact the distributor first before contacting Grainfather directly. I don't think they're dodging at all - everyone that's contacted the distributors in the US has gotten a full replacement from what I've seen in the 20+ cases. Heck, they...
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    Grainfather!!

    Nobody is. Get brewfather - works best with this thing
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    Belgian Blond Ale Revvy's Belgian Blonde (Leffe Clone)

    Can I ask folks - is the mash temp really 158? Next time I make this I am thinking of lowering it down to 153-154 max. I had a stuck fermentation but part of me believes that the mash was too high.
  18. bondra76

    Belgian Blond Ale Revvy's Belgian Blonde (Leffe Clone)

    My last batch stuck at 1.03 siting in ambient temp in my basement in Colorado. It’s been a cold May. Next time I plan on starting it at least at 70. Also I forget what my mash temp was - I think it was 156 and I’m going to go lower next time. Maybe 153 ish.
  19. bondra76

    Belgian Blond Ale Revvy's Belgian Blonde (Leffe Clone)

    Most Belgians are brewed with sugar and leffe’s a little on the sweet side in general. I’d think subbing out the sugar would really alter the taste.
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    Grainfather!!

    Saw your post - excellent stuff. Have you thought about putting anything in to cover the hole where you pulled the receptacle? Trying to contemplate if I should make this mod now or just wait until it craps out on me. I love everything about my GF but this sounds like the one hiccup to my...
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