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  1. greenbirds

    NorcalBrewing Solutions Giveaway!

    Love me some stainless
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    Will Kenmore 8.8 fit 3 gallon kegs on the hump?

    I've been looking around at various keezer builds with the Kenmore 8.8 chest freezer, but I haven't seen anyone storing 3 gal cornies on the hump (without a collar). Anyone able to try or measure this? Thanks!
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    Keg only holds pressure above 15-20 psi

    Yep, that's your best bet. Need to bend those feet so that the lid exerts more pressure when it's it's in the locked position. When you put 30 psi on it, that gas pressure is helping to force the lid up on the rim of the mouth, creating the seal. Other option might be checking if the main...
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    Experimental Hops!! FHBS

    Great, keep us updated!
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    Safale US-05 yeast for IPA?

    Yes, if do a minimum of searching you will see that this is probably the most popular yeast used for hoppy American ales... It will ferment clean and neutral at the proper temperature. But on a different subject, why are you using 7.5 g and not the whole 11.5 g sachet?
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    Florida Hop Stopper for Blichmann kettle

    I'm selling a Hop Stopper (as seen here: that is configured for use in Blichmann kettles sized 10-30 gals. The diptube slides into the ball valve port for a snug fit. This worked well for my setup as long as I did not recirculate wort in the kettle...
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    HomeBrewTalk 2013 Big Giveaway!

    Great spread, wow.
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    Looking to get my IPAs out of the mid-30's.

    A couple questions... Are you using hop bags? muslin? nylon? stainless strainer? I think being able to throw your late additions (i.e. < 5 mins) directly into wort can make a big difference vs being bound up in a bag. Leaf or pellet? Typically you see literature telling us that pellet hops...
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    Hop utilisation in different styles of beer.

    Could be a number of things. The malt choices/amounts could tipping the balance toward the malt. Could be your water profile is favoring the malt sweetness vs the hop bitterness in terms of taste perception. Increasing gravity does suppress hop utilization, but I don't think it would be...
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    Hop utilisation in different styles of beer.

    How much dark crystal/chocolate malt was in the batch?
  11. greenbirds

    Carboys, Better Bottle, Carboy stand in Florida.

    Can also vouch for Rob. Sold me a great brew rig.
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    Yet another - my beer seems to have stopped fermenting after a couple of days...

    What kind of thermometer are you using to measure your mash temp? Is it well calibrated? What is your recipe? Are you sure you used the grains you think you used? How did you aerate or oxygenate? And less likely for this problem, as 1.032 is way off from a normal finishing gravity for this...
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    ~45 ft counterflow chiller

    bump, price decrease. $60 shipped. edit: sale pending
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    ~45 ft counterflow chiller

    I am selling a 45 ft counterflow chiller. Not sure of exact length since I bought it from the person who made it, but 12" diameter, so [12" x 3.14 x 14 loops] / 12" = ~45 ft estimated. Won't fit on my single tier rig, so I bought a plate chiller. 3/8" copper tubing with brass compression...
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    10% Off Custom Caps at

    Coupon code, please! These will be great for gift bottles...
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    WLP400 slow in the finish - Malnutrition?

    I recently brewed a Belgian Blonde with WLP400. I did a starter, oxygenated with an O2 stone, mashed at 150, raised ferm temp gradually from 66 to 72 during the first 10 days, then to 78 for the remainder. My primary fermentations are usually complete in 7-10 days, and I keg at 12-21 depending...