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Creeps McLane

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  1. 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
  2. Where did you get the numbers from? your city should have a public water report. My citys told me everything but the bicarbonate
  3. Ive had the last straw and i now have the blichmann beer gun. I like blichmann better. Blichmann Beer Gun https://youtu.be/MOHQ39iTxyI
  4. 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.
  5. 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

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

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  7. 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!

     

  8. What about the chili man??? THE CHILI!!!
  9. Yes, a good disconnect will have a washer built in.
  10. No teflon, you should just need a swivel nut washer.
  11. 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?
  12. @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?
  13. @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
  14. 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.
  15. @Bonsai & Brew @Big Sarge @RickBeer Here we go, new thread. i just went down stairs and measured everything temp of keezer- 35 co2 setting on regulator- 7 psi length of beverage line- 24” volumes of CO2- 2.32 i poured a beer at 7 psi, inch head on a sour that quickly disappeared. Beers tastes perfect. So actually, my serving psi is my carbing psi. Think im crazy? Come over and have a beer with me and I’ll prove it. No foaming issues, beer tastes great, pours at a full speed, sometimes I dial it down to 5 on the regulator but 90% of the time I don’t touch the thing. I fully understand why you’d want more resistance in the line, but for whatever black hole of space I live in, 2’ of hose is perfect. My buddy always uses picnic taps at his house. They’re probably 5’ hoses I’m guessing. 10’ seems obnoxious
  16. De Pere (east)- where i live Ashwaubenon- where the packers play Appleton- where i get @Jdubs alpha king thats my area! Dont go many other places. Good old Wisconsin
  17. I just ordered all the grains for the second vienna lager fire brick clone. Last batch was may sweeter. I am using different yeast but i know its because of my mashing technique. I got er under control now, hopefully. Well see when i can sneak this beer in
  18. I know a lot of yall have carboys or big mouth bubblers or whatever the hell you have. I did a little test on the Anvil carboy cooking coil with my pale ale. If you’re interested, check it out

     

    Review: Anvil Cooling System

     

  19. Oh man. First of all, hells yeah. But before you brew it, let me tell you a little about this beer. no wheat no crystal its clear as clear could be and also pretty pale. Maybe a slight crystal. Man I dont know. Man oh man. I could literally hop in my car and ask mr oldenburg for the recipe. I went to school with his brother mike who i could also shoot a message to... you ever had this beer before @Cato?
  20. Filling my kettle... not sure if I can sneak one in today but Im gonna try!!!
  21. @Jdub @Shrike @Cato its not smoking meat but it is cooking stuff! Episode 1

     

    Beer & Breakfast- Biscuits and Gravy
    https://youtu.be/Qaf1PY2_Pj0

    1. Shrike

      Shrike

      If it wouldn't help put me in an early grave I'd eat B&G four or five times a week.  I make my own breakfast sausage for it.

  22. Wouldnt it be nice if an employee from mr beer would advise on this question?
  23. Boy i tell you, this week... unexpected $800 car bill, my toilet is clogged, we got put on mandatory overtime, ITS WINTER ALL OF A SUDDEN. All these things dragging me down. But then the ups man shows up with an early xmas present from a friend and theres two beer kits in the box. Things are looking up
  24. Well, with a rims, youll need another element. Keep in mind one heat source is for the mash and then youll need one for the boil. So if you just have one induction burner, youll need another element of some kind. I think im up to date on your set up, i dont recall another heat source. If you have the whirlpool port set up then you should be good with that as your return. If youre thinking about my problems with such a temp difference in the mash and wort around my basket, my problem is that my basket has a very find mesh. Its almost like a wall in there. But stirring frequently helps youll be fine with just a biab set up and one burner. Youll just have to stir more often at worst. If youre using a brew bag then you should be covered. You dont have an element inside the kettle so you wont get scorching. id just give the new set up a few test runs and then youll know what it can and cant do.
  25. Me: look it wife, I ordered everything on this app for groceries this week. 
     

    Wife: thats cool, where at? 
     

    me: woodmans (the furthest store away with the most gigantic beer selection)

     

    wife: oh I see whats happening here

     

    me: (Smiling) what do you mean???

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