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  1. h22lude

    Lagering Temp?

    I used to love 2206 but something changed during covid and it started to not ferment as well. I need to try it again and see if things are back to the way to were. 2206 was my go to yeast. 835 is pretty good. I'm two batched into a RVA yeast but haven't had a finished product yet (one is...
  2. h22lude

    Lagering Temp?

    Yes, exactly. I was summing it all up using the phrase "process of fermentation" to keep my post a little less technical as I didn't want my point to get buried.
  3. h22lude

    Lagering Temp?

    My house pilsner recipe is loosely based on Bitburger. I've tried 830 before but it isn't my go to yeast. I would personally ferment between 48°F and 50°F. For this, you will need a ton of yeast. For a pitch rate, go for 2.5m/mL/°P. And if you are using a pitch rate/starter calculator...
  4. h22lude

    My BruControl UniFlex review

    It's just an old Microsoft Surface Pro my wife had that she wasn't using anymore. Probably over 8 years old. I went with that because it has touchscreen and BruControl supports touchscreen. Right now I'm not using scripts. It is all manual so the touchscreen is nice. I'll buy a monitor once...
  5. h22lude

    My BruControl UniFlex review

    Early this year I purchased a UniFlex V1 from Pete at BruControl. It has taken me a little while to get it all going with work and family stuff but it is all set up. I wanted to post a little bit about it for those that don’t know what it is and give my opinion about it. Quick little background...
  6. h22lude

    Show me your BruControl graphic interface.

    What program did you use to create that? Looks nice!
  7. h22lude

    SpundIT 2.0 cleaning process?

    It is just a spring and bladder. You can unscrew it and clean everything (make sure you note down how you take it apart so you can put it back together the same way).
  8. h22lude

    Calling all Gamer Nerds: Favorite Video Game?

    How's the quality on that projector (mind linking it)? I've been looking to do something similar but it seems like those cheaper ones don't have great quality.
  9. h22lude

    Calling all Gamer Nerds: Favorite Video Game?

    I've wanted to get the Switch but paying for online play is one of the main reasons I haven't yet. With games being $60, there shouldn't be any additional cost to play online. Luckily I kept most of my old systems. For original consoles I have NES, N64, Xbox, Wii, Wii U and Fat PS3 (though...
  10. h22lude

    Calling all Gamer Nerds: Favorite Video Game?

    No I'm on PC using Steam. Though I do have a Xbox One but mostly for Blu-Ray. I was always a console guy until they started charging to play games online. That's when I switched to PC and never looked back. The only consoles I play now are the old ones (NES and SNES mostly).
  11. h22lude

    Calling all Gamer Nerds: Favorite Video Game?

    Of all times...FF7, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Mario World Playing right now...Rocket League, Helldivers, a little of Streets of Rogue and a little Don't Starve Together
  12. h22lude

    DUOTIGHT LEAKS......

    Thread tape isn't meant to stop leaks. It is meant to help straight threads tighten enough so they don't leak. More of a lubricant As @day_trippr mentioned, no washer is needed. Hand tighten then give them a slow turn with pliers. If you do it to fast or hard, you can ruin the plastic...
  13. h22lude

    DUOTIGHT LEAKS......

    You can use StarSan, just rinse it after. I push it through the lines then hook up all the kegs and pull beer from each tap. Minimal contact time but enough to sanitize.
  14. h22lude

    DUOTIGHT LEAKS......

    For those that have leaks, do you use StarSan and let it stay in contact with the fittings? People have mentioned that StarSan is not good for this type of plastic and can cause cracks. If you do use StarSan, I wonder if there are small cracks on the inside that you haven't noticed.
  15. h22lude

    How many yeast packages for high gravity beer?

    Basically just making a drinkable starter.
  16. h22lude

    How many yeast packages for high gravity beer?

    Wyeast switched from production date to best by date recently. The rule of thumb that best by is 6 months from production isn't correct. From Wyeast - " This date guarantees our products for a minimum of 6 months." A few months ago I bought some Wyeast online. The best by date was 4/14/21...
  17. h22lude

    White labs question

    I'd say airlocks aren't a good way to tell if it is done fermenting but can used to at least see if it has started. If you don't see bubbles after 6 hours, you most likely underpitched or underaerated.
  18. h22lude

    Bought a chest freezer today, time to build keezer

    You determine the height you want based on the set up you want. The minimum height would be the height of your keg with disconnect attached. Additional height would be for extra room for line. I went with 8". I've had a bunch of different temp controllers (ITC unit, Inkbird, Johnson...
  19. h22lude

    8 days from bottling - Is it done fermenting?

    Depends on the yeast strain. Can't find too much info on the Mr Beer kit but typically 62-68 is a good range for the beer temp. Since you don't have a reason for temp controller yet (you don't have a fermentation fridge), you can get a cheap temp probe unit that just tells you the temp with no...
  20. h22lude

    8 days from bottling - Is it done fermenting?

    Do you know what the yeast was? 73°F room is pretty hot for most ale yeasts. Fermentation is exothermic so the beer can be 10°F hotter than the room. 80°F fermentation temp is really hot
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