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  1. Fire Rooster

    22mm Socket (Deep Well)

    I used just the socket, without the socket handle.
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    22mm Socket (Deep Well)

    While assembling spigot hand tightened then did water test, leaked. Took apart then tried again spinning outside once to grip tight, leaked. Took apart then aligned outside gasket uniformly, then hand tightened from inside with 22 mm deep well socket. No more leak or gasket being deformed.
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    First Experiment

    Spruce tip experiment. Disclaimer: None of the beer judges are trained or certified. Wife = Tastes like whiskey Daughter = Reminds her of a bourbon beer Son-In Law = Sweet, hint of fruit with maple aroma. Me = Tart citrus taste, slightly overpowering Going to age more before next sampling.
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    "Stuff" floating in keg...

    What would be the bleach to water ratio for the solution/rinse ?
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    First Experiment

    This picture is exactly what I used for the beer, spring growth spruce buds. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spruce_beer
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    First Experiment

    Spruce Tip Beer. White specs no longer flinging around in bottle. Put 5 bottles in fridge. First tasting with son-in-law this Saturday.
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    High-Low Temperature

    Sharing info, maybe discussed other times. To take the guess work out of temperature swings, use one that records the high/low. Found an old one in the house currently being used to check area temps. Battery is removed to totally reset when checking new area. Some are cheap like these. Randomly chose two as examples. https://www.amazon.com/AcuRite-Accuracy-Temperature-Humidity-Monitor/dp/B01HDW58GS/ref=sr_1_3?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1531218176&sr=1-3&keywords=Thermometer+with+High+and+Low+Records https://www.amazon.com/AcuRite-Humidity-Thermometer-Hygrometer-Indicator/dp/B0013BKDO8/ref=pd_sbs_201_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B0013BKDO8&pd_rd_r=6be627b8-8491-11e8-9c69-252c111cdb03&pd_rd_w=sxY1S&pd_rd_wg=C4VPL&pf_rd_i=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=5825442648805390339&pf_rd_r=0XM8GSK1E1E81XPZC8JN&pf_rd_s=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_t=40701&psc=1&refRID=0XM8GSK1E1E81XPZC8JN
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    Carb Cond Chamber & Brew Cellar

    Update:2 Used a temperature sensor that records the low/high. The spot where I ferment has a low of 64 and a high of 66.
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    Carb Cond Chamber & Brew Cellar

    Update: I guess a few weeks of a heat wave is taking its toll. LBK on shelf is now 66, and floor is 64. Still within limits for Ale, but not Lager.. Not sure when, but was after the winter/early sring that floor was 55-58.
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    Carb Cond Chamber & Brew Cellar

    I thought of possibly doing lager in winter, not sure. Might be colder in winter, only recently started monitoring basement temps.
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    Carb Cond Chamber & Brew Cellar

    Yes, I am fortunate to have a place with low stable temps, and during a heat wave. Large deep basement. aprox 1,700 sq ft, poured concrete, 8 ft walls. Also, have a place to hang out during a power outage. LBK is placed on high shelves because floor is 55-58.
  12. Close to 100 outside but a steady 64 in the Brew cellar. Other pic is Carb Cond Chamber. 12 count liquor/wine empty boxes from liquor store are used, to transport and store 740 ml beer bottles. Old table place mats are folded to prop up front of LBK. Found two old dog/puppy crates in basement that have black plastic liners. Using them to sit LBK on in case of spill/leak. Using seedling mat in cooler to heat. Unscrewed and removed coolers spigot to feed wires in.
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    Bulging Can

    Not certain on the origin of the cans. Can't vouch if can was ever dropped on its travels to me, but not dropped since it was received. Some were from Mr beer sale, some were from Amazon, and some were in the LBK kits received for fathers day. It was only when one was noticed bulging after getting ready to brew that all lids were removed. No visually noticed scratches, dents, etc. on can, only bulging lid on end that has yeast. MRB Tim quickly remedied issue, moving on.
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    Bulging Can

    I agree with others "MRB's customer service is fantastic" Tossing the two cans of HME, rather safe than sorry.
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    Bulging Can

    Thank You