I just hook up a keg lid with a carbonation stone. Put it on 12psi. Shake and tilt for a few min couple times a day for first 48 hours then switch out keg lids and let it run the same 12 psi another day if needed. Worked fine last time I did this.Do you push 30 through the normal CO2 port and let sit for 48 or do you reverse your fittings and force carb through the tube?
Have you tried this?Tried unsuccessfully to find a hydrometer that won’t break when I drop it.
LHBS are an endangered species. Hopefully, with the herd thinning out, the remaining shops can stay in business.Bought over $200 worth of equipment and ingredients from our lhbs, which is going out of business, for half price. The prize purchase is a $100 grain mill for $10!! Score!
I had this from a propane tank from HD as well. I use some keg lube and an o-ring from a ball-lock post to make a better seal and solved the problem. Probably should have taken it back, but I was in the middle of brew day and didn't want to call it a day. Emptied the tank and traded it back for one that doesn't leak.Yesterday I learned a valuable (although too late) lesson; propane tanks CAN fail. During the brewday I noticed a slight propane stink around the BK burner; thought it was coming from where the line attaches to the tank. Fortunately the boil was almost done, so I just let it go as it wasn't huge (and yes I do ventilate my brewery). Once cleaning was done looked into it more, and the leak got worse. On a side note, I have two tanks hooked up to my brewstand, one for each burner. I didn't move the tank to the other burner to see if it was the tank (big mistake), just went to amazon and ordered a new line/regulator, and paid extra to have it by last night. Once it arrived I installed it, and tried it on the same tank; still a leak. This time I put the OTHER tank on that same line, and no leak. Bad valve on the tank, first I've had in over 4 years of using propane for brewing. It's barely 1/3 gone, hoping HD will be nice and give me a full, not-defective, tank, but I doubt it. Worst part is that I had planned another brew for today, but got frustrated and sad the heck with it, I'll brew next weekend.
Damn, I didn't think of that. I'll give it a shot and see what happens. thanks!!! now to find where the hell the keg lube got to....I had this from a propane tank from HD as well. I use some keg lube and an o-ring from a ball-lock post to make a better seal and solved the problem. Probably should have taken it back, but I was in the middle of brew day and didn't want to call it a day. Emptied the tank and traded it back for one that doesn't leak.
I've had a few slurry pitches where the slurry/trub just about hit the halfway mark on the carboy before it compacted down to something reasonable. Couple questions; how long after pitching was this pic taken? Did you aerate the wort? Did you let the slurry warm up to room temp before pitching? If it's still good, I'd say it's a good thing you have plenty of headspace...Not sure if I screwed up.. 5th brew ever. I wanted to springboard off the Witbier I just finished and kegged, so I saved all the trub and refrigerated it. I ran the same recipe, and got the right OG when I pitched, but holy mother of pasta look at this! Wonder how that’s gonna turn out??
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