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Creeps McLane

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  1. Behind the scenes, he put his glasses on. Then took a deep breath of relief. its like when im searching the house for my hat and then I ask my wife where my hat is and she says “its on your head”.
  2. bad news:
     

    Went to get my CO2 tank filled. It needs recertification. So I had to leave it there. No tap beer this weekend i guess

     

    went to a plumbing showroom to see if they sell commercial faucets. The fancy kind with the sprayer and all. $800, yeah, no thanks.

     

    i just picked up roughly 3.5 gallons of dog poop in anticipation of the 9” of snow thats on the way this weekend. 


    good news:

     

    black stones are on sale at wal mart. $175 for the 28” three burner model with a hard cover! Thats a steal

     

    my new lodge 12” Preseasoned carbon steel pan arrived today. I did a quick seasoning, fried an egg and it skated across the pan easily. BLTs on the menu tonight! 

  3. I ordered 40’ of beverage line. I switched one line from the 3’ to 10’ and left my psi at 10, let the line cool for a bit and guess what? I poured a perfect 🍺. I guess I was wrong and now I will be switching all my lines over. Thanks boys!
  4. Interesting. I was gonna try a black ipa with the darkest belgian candi syrup. Im not sure if that has much roasted flavor
  5. Extremely likely. Or at the LHBS too. I bought a plastic one years ago. One tee, 3 clamps, done and done
  6. You could just tee the line. If you have the space for two kegs. otherwise, what i do is fill keg, purge a few times, then crank it up to 20 to set the seals. Then i store it away. It wont be fully carbed but youll be a day or two closer.
  7. Im no expert on the 23 yeast but I will say that im about to brew a pilsner and normally id ferment at 55 but it recommends 58 to decrease sulfur production. Kind of counter intuitive
  8. Is this your own recipe or one you found? whos malt extract is it?
  9. IS IT A FRICKEN HOLIDAY TODAY OR WHAT?!?!?! BRING ME MY STUFF UPS!!!
  10. Waiting on a package that my brew day is depending on and also another package from a friend. Both better say “out for delivery” or this guy has some plans to change for the day
  11. I looked up my results and then verified through email with the city. Then a friend tested my water for me. Id go with the report but i dont know your water system. In places like cali it changes all the time
  12. Where did you get the numbers from? your city should have a public water report. My citys told me everything but the bicarbonate
  13. Ive had the last straw and i now have the blichmann beer gun. I like blichmann better. Blichmann Beer Gun https://youtu.be/MOHQ39iTxyI
  14. One thing to mention with filling from the tap line, is sanitation. I have a ball lock disconnect that screws right into my tap but id never bottle a beer from it cuz I dont trust the tap being clean like my beer gun is. I also have a growler filler attachment for my taps which you could fill a bottle with like @RickBeer said but its not the ideal way to do it.
  15. Well, for the first time I renewed my AHA membership into a three year subscription. I got a free book, a sticker and a carabiner coffee mug. Not to mention the savings in money. Starting the day off well if you ask me

  16. Where do you go when youre a Wisconsin native who hasn’t eating in over a day?

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  17. Not for the easily offended:

     

    the flu 2019 timeline

     

    1230 pm yesterday: running to the bathroom (What the hell did I eat?)

     

    1245 & 100: running to the bathroom. Now I know what it is. I texted the wife right away. Stay away, I have the flu

     

    get home from work around 130, more toilet time and I decided I needed a shower before I crawl in bed for the rest of the day.  Cant do it, the shower made me dizzy. I retreated back to bed in just my skibbies until I realized i was freezing. 
     

    330: theres a knife in my stomach. Any attempts at standing result in a 30 second timer until eruption. Now the walls have been breached and its a balancing act between sharing toilet time with my head and my southern region. Gallons, freaking gallons of pure clear water are pouring out of me. 
     

    540: same as 330 but now i dont have anything else to give. Dry heaving is the new norm however I still managed to splash over the oversized chip bowl and onto my arm. 
     

    7:00: calming down, i think I actually slept for a bit there. Sips of water are actually staying down. Puking has stopped

     

    1:00 am: my body has nothing left to give up. Its been 17 hours since ive eaten.

     

    9:00 today: like nothing ever happened. I feel great. I smell like shit but I feel great. Still haven’t eaten, its been 25 hours but my God do I feel so much better!

     

  18. What about the chili man??? THE CHILI!!!
  19. Yes, a good disconnect will have a washer built in.
  20. No teflon, you should just need a swivel nut washer.
  21. Have you ran out of gas at an obnoxious pace? What kind of ball lock disconnects are you using? I have all CM Becker cuz theyre the best. Ive had keg king ones before and they leak and then they dont, then they do, then they dont. Theyre in the landfill now. Good riddance. I know you’ve used starsan to check your connections but is everything a barb fitting or is there some janky pipe to flare to barb or something going on? And swivel connections? Bump those things and theyll start leaking immediately. Tighten a nut 6’ from that connection and itll leak. anywho, are you more lost or are you more close to your goal?
  22. @Big Sarge ok. To be honest, im confused. Reading that it sounds like all the odds are against you. You have no reliable equipment, but then you say “youre close”. Are you really or are you just trying to be optimistic?
  23. @Big Sarge just another thought. Did you test the keg itself for leaks? I always set the psi to 20 to set the o ring but sometimes it still leaks later in life. That could explain why the headspace co2 is less and why its not reaching the correct carb level. ill go back to reading your above post now
  24. I just went back and looked at a don osborn video for his kegerator. Looks like in his fridge he has about 5’ lines and in the comments he says he keeps his regulator set at 10. i dont really think 18” would make yours pour significantly slower at 10 psi than his. A keg at 32 degrees for two weeks at 10 psi should be carbed, it shouldve been carbed in half that time. Do you have any other gas guage? To test the regulator out on? When i first set up my keezer i was also freezing lines. I just turned it up a hair. Also, my johnson controller is horse shit. I set it at 35 and im freezing lines. Its set at 40 i think and the keezer temps at 35. Thats pretty important too. I keep a thermometer in the compressor step part of the keezer at all times. If youre freezing lines, you gotta be less than 30 degrees cuz beer freezes at a lower temp. Also, perhaps theres chunks of frozen ice in the line blocking it? Do you have a spare picnic tap? Hook it up and pour a beer maybe? to reduce foam- lower temp or change line length right? Id have to read ricks link to see if youd have to increase or decrease the line length. too violent of a pour?- Possibly overcarbed or decrease serving/ carbing pressure. Prob disconnect gas altogether until it mellows out Massive head but still flat?- over carbed. From my experience, an uncarbed beer will yield no head at all. 2 weeks in the keezer at 10 psi and not carbed- equipment failure. Has to be. No other reason i can explain that other than your keezer is room temp.
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