Creeps McLane

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  1. Been bleeding CO2 for a few days now. It no longer creates gas like crazy. It has been in my fridge for that whole process. I do believe it is ready to drink now. As soon as a keezer slot is available ill slide that baby in its spot. I cant really think of how i couldve over carbed it that much. I guess my method of jacking the PSI up to 30 for a night before tapping is flawed if i never turn it back down.
  2. Made a 10 gallon batch of stout months ago. 5 gallons was kegged and consumed, 5 gallons had 2 oz of cocoa nibs added at dry hopping which were soaked in vodka for 3 weeks. The 5 gallons of cocoa Stout is still hanging around cuz I can't drink it. It's not undrinkable, I just can't drink it, if that makes sense. No matter what PSI I set the regulator at, it SPRAYS out of the keg, like violently. So I bleed the CO2, set the PSI super low and it doesn't matter, it's always foam. I checked to make sure the ins and out are hooked up correctly, it's all correct. This has been sitting in my keezer for a few months now like this. I pull the tap, 90% foam, 10% beer, if that. All the other taps work perfectly. That 10% of beer tastes fine. It tastes like someone took it and ran it through a blender, but it doesn't taste diseased. I checked the keg for leaks, it all looks good. I hooked up a different beer to that tap, tap works fine. to eliminate the keezer all together last night I took that keg and put it in the kegerator and tried the picnic tap, all foam. What's kinda funny is it was foam for approx 3 seconds, then just beer. Stop the pour and I could see the beer in the line all turn to foam. Start another pour, all foam, then all beer. Whats weird about this this is that the keg seems to carb it self. I'll set the PSI to 10 and it'll spray out as if I have it set to 30. The problem has to be the keg i set this down two days ago, purged my tank and walked away. Today I walked downstairs and poured, it sprayed like crazy. It carbs itself... 😷 🍻
  3. I did read this one actually. Pretty good one. I remember recommending it to my sister in law cuz she likes time travel romances. I always thought that was a strange genre until i read this one. I would also like to add delores claiborne and on writing to my list of books read. Since this thread is completely off topic id like to add a few notes on the SK books ive read the girl who loved tom gordon gave me nightmares for a week the shining i found to be the scariest. I feel the two scariest parts of the book were left out of the movie my favorite is a tie between the wind through the keyhole and wolves of the callah, both dark tower books ive so read joe hills books heart shaped box and demons. Thats stephen kings kid also. Kinda demented books.
  4. 11-22-63? Cant place that one... 🤔 under the done is a massive book. Congrats to you. Never read christine but i did see the movie when i was younger. Creepy
  5. Ive read: pet semetary All the dark tower books 1-7 the wind through the keyhole thinner through the eyes of the dragon firestarter the shining 1/2 of the stand the long walk the girl who loved tom gordon thats all i can think off the top of my head
  6. Last new post. I forgot to mention that while in the kegerator the kegs are not hooked up to gas. Its what i use for a fermentation chamber now. So, it was completely disconnect from the CO2 source, drained of CO2, nothing pouring from the picnic tap and then two days later i push the lever on the picnic tap (still no CO2) and that baby come spraying out like a mofo. So, what creates CO2 at 35 degrees when no CO2 is being supplied? Incomplete fermentation? Doesnt taste like it. And that baby has been fermenting like crazy for quite a long time. And again, in the cold maybe the keezer was colder and the CO2 escaped into the head space? Possible. I was wondering if the dip tube is on the wrong side and the gas inlet was pulling the beer. Pretty far fetched. Maybe theres air being leaked in at some point causing the foaming? Infection... seems the most plausible yet there are no off flavors. Its a good tasting beer. I WANT TO DRINK IT! Why is every other keg and every other tap fine?
  7. I just tasted it. Not infected. I feel like i need to fill all my gallon growlers up with the growler filler and hopefully filling from the bottom will help a guy out. @RickBeer yes i know i can just edit my previous posts instead of adding new posts. However, i feel each post is a new strand of thoughts thus deserving of a new post.
  8. I think i just have to dump the keg. Then ill quarantine it indefinitely. Maybe soak it in PBW for weeks
  9. Ok, so let me shed some more light. Im wondering if i should replace the gas line on tap 2. Reason being is that i think I remember carbing a keg and a splash of beer went into it. Maybe this infected it? But then all my beers would be infected cuz thats the line i always use to push the oxygen out of the keg tank goes to regulator then to distributor then to kegs. Not sure how one tap could be goofy but the rest arent. there has to be something, maybe it is infected and i just cant taste it. I soaked the nibs for 3 weeks in Fleishmans vodka and then used the nibs not the liquid. Anything wrong with that? ps i like when @MRB Josh R chimes in. Puts me at ease
  10. Im picking up a few gallons of fresh apple cider from an orchard in the area. Never brewed a cider before so this is how i plan on it going gallon 1- straight up, add sugar to get desired abv. Ferment with safcider gallon 2- same as the first. Then lactose. Measuring gravity before the lactose since it will not add abv. I plan on boiling a small amount of cider with the lactose to dissolve it gallon three- wild card. Not sure. Straight up with cascade dry hopping?
  11. Can you post a pic of said experiment? I really need this visual in my life
  12. Mrs McLane: "hey whatcha doing out there" Creeps: "come see" cuz i really dont want to admit what ive been doing Mrs McLane: "wow! Is that for your hops to climb up? Thats really cool" Creeps thinks "wow, i expected her to tell me to go fold laundry instead". Times like this i realize just how supportive my wife is.
  13. 92 degrees out and im outside pounding 24" steel 4x4 post anchors in the ground. Idiot
  14. Creeps McLane here. Avid dry hopper, first time gelatin user. Im gonna use gelatin in the fermenter instead of the keg. Am i supposed to accommodate for the gelatin when dry hopping? For example, if i usually keg at 18 days and dry hop at 14 then should i assume the gelatin will knock out the dry hops? So more like dry hop at 14 gelatin at 18 and keg on 20? You know what i mean?
  15. Wait wait wait... dark room, flash light behind fermenter. Untouched cold crashing and gelatin
  16. Photo evolution of my beer Standard primary pics. Nothing added, 65 degrees. 7 days after pitching three days of cold crashing now 5 days if cold crashing, 2 days after gelatin now to bring it back into perspective. Heres the same batch, just the other 5 gallons that has remained untouched this beer has flaked wheat and flaked rye in it. It should be cloudy. It is clear as clear can be. Pics dont do it justice at all.
  17. A beer thats carbed like a soda. Possible gushers, meaning when you open it, the head starts pouring out if the bottle before you can pour it. Its just a shame really,
  18. Maybe? 8th times a charm
  19. I appreciate you trying new things, experimenting as you go and constanty learning. You sir are a good man
  20. Sometime in the not so distant future... you ready for this? 10 gallon batch split. 5 gallons being a dunkel and then possibly the other 5 getting watered down a lil and using a Saison yeast for a dark Belgian grisette? Sounds pretty good for winter. #castleblackbelgian #whydoesthattygarianhavehairsoblackbelgian #slamajammadunkel #idonthavemuchforadunkel
  21. this Friday. Paul's pantry pale. This will wipe out my grain inventory and also my hops that are over a year old. Im excited to brew this and get some new ingredients in the brew cave. #winteriscoming #johnsnowwinterwarmer #ariasredrevenge #strandsofsansaamber
  22. Amazon is not a place to be shopping for most home brewing items. I dont know whats wrong with some people. Paying 5x as much for a bag of two row. Unreal. I have bought my temp controller, bazooka screen, and a few fittings in a pinch. But i always still shop around to make sure im not getting screwed.
  23. I live 20 minutes or so away from them. I remember one day i thought of a great recipe after lunch so i took my next break a bit early and quick ordered the ingredients just in time to have them shipped that day. The next day, my package is on my door step. Cant beat that!!!
  24. Many many many brewers use the bayou classic kettles. Theyre everywhere. I say thats a good choice. I almost bought one too but i was pissed they raised the price like $30 or so before i ordered it. I dont think those are welded fittings but only one of my kettles is and the other two work just fine as weldless. Youre a handy guy, youll be alright. Keep in mind i spent $600 or so on my 15 gallon kettle. I think you got off easy. And props for using ritebrew. I only order through them. Theyre always the best. @hotrod3539 is a BIABing, all graining, brew bug, brewmaster fool!!! Congrats man!!! ?