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Jul
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comment How Should I Place a Digital Thermometer into My Fermentation Chamber and Keep it Airtight?
Indeed - you can buy rubber carboy caps with two inlets - northernbrewer.com/shop/3-5-6-gall-carboy-cap-orange.html. The inlets weren't the same size so I could fit the thermowell in the 3/8" inlet, but not a airlock in the second smaller one, so I simply used foil instead of the airlock. It's also possible to get hold of a double hole stopper. morebeer.com/products/stopper-65-drilled-1-38-hole-14.html
Jul
8
revised How Should I Place a Digital Thermometer into My Fermentation Chamber and Keep it Airtight?
clarification
Jul
8
comment Cork in red wine starting to push itself out. Is it still safe to drink?
I think you're splitting hairs - given the context to the question, the most likely reason is that the wine was bottled with sugar - either intentionally or because it hadn't finished fermenting. The answer isn't wrong, more a simpliifcation.
Jul
8
comment How Should I Place a Digital Thermometer into My Fermentation Chamber and Keep it Airtight?
What you gain with similicity, you lose with accuracy. In my experience with the brewpi temp controller project, the temperature still follows the air temperature rather than the beer temperature when the probe is stuck on the outside. Think of the beer as one side of the cube, then the beer temperature influences the measured temperature from only one side, while the ambient air temp has influence from the other 5 sides. At best, you're getting a weighted average of the beer temp and air temp.
Jul
8
reviewed Approve Cork in red wine starting to push itself out. Is it still safe to drink?
Jul
7
reviewed No Action Needed in depth cleaning glass bottles
Jul
7
reviewed No Action Needed Are beer kits any good?
Jul
7
reviewed No Action Needed after fermentation (carboy) if I put it in the fridge what do with the air-lock?
Jul
7
answered How Should I Place a Digital Thermometer into My Fermentation Chamber and Keep it Airtight?
Jul
7
comment in depth cleaning glass bottles
Assuming it was sanitary then there's no harm cooling it, but equally no real harm adding it warm to a small amount of beer that's already in the bottling bucket.
Jul
5
comment Should I have extra wort for boil when using leaf hops?
Nice link. This works as 32*0.15 = 4.8x - so say 5x the dry hop weight. Confirms my answer! :)
Jul
5
comment Should I have extra wort for boil when using leaf hops?
How much hops are you using in the recipe and what is the batch size?
Jul
5
answered Should I have extra wort for boil when using leaf hops?
Jul
5
comment Should I have extra wort for boil when using leaf hops?
...or use the extra for starter wort
Jul
4
comment CO2 tank slowly losing gas, not sure where the problem lies
Disconnect the QD from the post and spray both with starsan - you need to try to nail down if it's a problem with one single item or a problem only when they are connected.
Jul
4
comment CO2 tank slowly losing gas, not sure where the problem lies
there's the keg post and the quick disconnect, usually grey for gas. You mentioned you see bubbles coming from this when plugged into the keg - do you get bubbles from the post or the QD when both are disconnected?
Jul
4
comment CO2 tank slowly losing gas, not sure where the problem lies
Have you tried adding detergent+water to a spray bottle and spraying that over all the hoses and connections? A leak may then show itself as bubbles.
Jul
4
answered What's the amount of psi a 5 gallon water bottle can hold?
Jul
3
comment What are some effective, cheap, easy ways to clean and re-use bottles?
This works, but is probably overkill. Cleaners such as Oxiclean and PBW will remove a lot of the crud and labels without any scrubbing if left overnight, and StarSan is a no rinse sanitizer that sanitizes the bottles in a few minutes.
Jul
3
comment High water pressure compressor for washing bottles
see homebrew.stackexchange.com/questions/10231/…