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D Kristof

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D Kristof last won the day on December 7 2018

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    Caps Not Sealing

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    Bottling wand

    The bottling wand slides into the new spigots. Be careful how far in the wand is inserted. Too far and you will block all flow. Too little and you risk having it fall out spilling beer. Place a dish with a rag or paper towel on it directly below your bottling wand. It will drip some.
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    I'm helping a guy brew today. Ehen he mentioned thst beer ny name I knew I had heard of it and turned to this forum. Lonnie says he's close but there's something lacking.
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    @Creeps McLane, have you worked out that psuedo sue clone?
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    First batch

    Mr Beer has always been a good starting point but since Coopers bought them out things improved exponentially. The HME's are better. The steeped grain recipes are an improvement. Customer service is improved. The participation on this forum is extremely informative and helpful. Being their busiest time of year I haven't seen any comments lately, but they're lurking in the background.
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    First batch

    @pborder, welcome back? When did you begin this obsession, how long were you brewing and when did you stop?
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    Used wrong yeast

    Your beer won't be ruined it will just be different than the recipe. Big whoop dee doo. Chalk it up as a learning experience. Who knows, when you make that recipe again using the correct yeast, you might decide you preferred your mistake brew better.
  8. https://photos.citybeat.com/these-16-suburban-cincinnati-breweries-are-worth-the-drive-and-the-uber-lyft-back-home/?slide=1&cover_0614_brinkbrewingco_hb
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    American Ale Ferment Time

    @Randygto67, welcome back. Everything you know is probably 95% unchanged. The extracts and Coopers yeast Fromdownunder are improvements. The customer support and MrBeer participation in the forums are improvements. The brewing instructions have been an ongoing discussion probably from when you left so many years ago. "Yes, it will make beer", is about as correct as those instructions go. For good beer, the rules of thumb remain unchanged. 3 weeks in the fermenter (preferably at the low end of the yeast's temperature range). 4 weeks at room temperature in the bottle.
  10. @MiniYoda, I'm bringing this back to life with the following pic.
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    Temperature Controller

    @cconstantine307, click on the link above. Multiple comments and photos from several of us who use Inkbirds.
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    Temperature Controller

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    Temperature Controller

    The Inkbird has 2 outlets it will control to your settings. You plug your fridge into the cool side outlet, and your heating pad into the other. My fridge is in my kitchen so I don't use the heat outlet. Some people drill a hole to run the sensor wire through the fridge wall; I just have it running through the door opening. With the fridge set at maximum cooling, the Inkbird turns the power to the fridge on and off. The refrigerator's built in thermostat never controls operation.
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    Mr Beer American Lager Temperature

    Thanks @BDawg62, I was beginning to feel like I was alone on this ledge. LOL. Appreciate the comments from more experienced and knowledgeable brewers.