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Aug
27
comment Transporting Pressurized CornyKegs
Regarding Q#1: Are you asking whether you need to keep the CO2 tank hooked up during the car ride (answer: no), or if you need to bring the tank with you and hook it up when you get there (answer: yes, as you dispense beer you need to keep the tank hooked up to keep the beer at the right pressure).
Aug
21
accepted Recirculating mash through screen
Aug
21
asked Recirculating mash through screen
Aug
20
accepted Guides or tutorials for propane automated RIMS / HERMS
Aug
20
comment Guides or tutorials for propane automated RIMS / HERMS
Those are both good resources, thanks!
Aug
16
asked Guides or tutorials for propane automated RIMS / HERMS
Aug
10
comment How quickly can you pull beer through a jockey box with a 70' coil?
@mdma: The original poster proposed a 70 inch coil, not 70 feet. Unless that was a typo on Robert's part.
Aug
9
answered How quickly can you pull beer through a jockey box with a 70' coil?
Aug
6
comment Spotless Carboys
Actually, the trademarked name of the product is just PBW. The phrase "Powdered Brewery Wash" doesn't appear anywhere on the product or on its tech sheet. Perhaps that was the origin of the name, but it's not currently used by Five Star.
Aug
6
comment What solution of hard alcohol is sufficient to sanitize and infuse something for addition to a fermenting beer?
OK, maybe heating the infusion isn't a good idea. But I still think that 1.6 oz of vodka is more than enough.
Aug
6
answered What solution of hard alcohol is sufficient to sanitize and infuse something for addition to a fermenting beer?
Aug
2
comment Advice for converting to outdoor propane brewing
Designing and creating your own equipment can either be part of the hobby or just a hassle, depending on your amount of free time, area of expertise, available tools, and definition of "fun". Designing homebrew setups is not the same thing as homebrewing. While many people may enjoy both hobbies, I think there's definitely a group of people who would rather just be brewing, not fiddling with hardware.
Jul
30
comment Carbonated in carboy from primary fermentation?
1.002 would still be suspiciously low, so check it out for future use. Most hydrometers are calibrated around 60 ˚F, so a measurement near there (e.g. fermentation temperature) shouldn't have too much error. If you try to measure the gravity of a hot liquid (e.g. the pre-boil gravity when doing an all grain batch), the difference is much larger.
Jul
30
comment Carbonated in carboy from primary fermentation?
Not sure it's relevant to your CO2 question, but a F.G. of 1.000 is pretty much impossible for beer. You'd have to use 100% table sugar or a wine yeast or something to get down to 1.000. Are you sure your hydrometer is accurate? Did you forget to compensate for temperature? Take a reading of distilled water to sort it out.
Jul
23
comment 5 gallon keg life?
@Dale: That's a good idea too. Plus it's a great excuse to drink beer!
Jul
22
revised Cleaning & sanitizing NPT and weldless fittings
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Jul
22
revised 5 gallon keg life?
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Jul
21
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Jul
21
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Jul
21
comment 5 or 6 Gallon Glass Carboy
@baka: Yeah it's not really a Burton Union, but that's what the article called it so that's what I used. But I've removed the phrase from the answer. I assume Brad Smith called it that because the effect is more like a Burton Union than a small blow-off tube to the top of a 6.5 gallon carboy.