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Old 09-06-2012, 04:49 PM   #721
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I think I will find a big freezer to convert this week.... where is the best place for everything else??
I need Kegs, lines, taps and gas.

Depending on freezer size, I want about 5 on tap, and room for other stuff (bottled beer mostly).

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Old 09-06-2012, 08:01 PM   #722
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I think I will find a big freezer to convert this week.... where is the best place for everything else??
I need Kegs, lines, taps and gas.

Depending on freezer size, I want about 5 on tap, and room for other stuff (bottled beer mostly).

Sent from my fat thumbs on a small touch screen.
Welp, you can used t find corney kegs at the local Pepsi or coca-cola distributor. Dunno if that's still a good option.
any local gas supplier will provide Co2 in a little bottle no different than propane, you just exchange bottles, so no sense in buying new... lines and taps you got a homebrew supply nearby? If not you can find plenty of online retailers referenced in this thread, even, IIRC. When I was overseas, I used Williams brewing.com with good results.
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:33 AM   #723
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Super jealous of all the awesome setups on here. For now this will have to do.





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Old 09-07-2012, 10:31 AM   #724
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I think I will find a big freezer to convert this week.... where is the best place for everything else??
I need Kegs, lines, taps and gas.

Depending on freezer size, I want about 5 on tap, and room for other stuff (bottled beer mostly).

Sent from my fat thumbs on a small touch screen.
I have not yet found a cheaper place for beer faucets and shanks then the beverage factory. I've shopped extensively and they seemed to always be cheapest. If anybody finds something cheaper, especially for shank/faucet combo's, I'm all ears. I use the Perlick forward sealing faucets. Expensive, but very nice. Pluse you can partially open the tap and it works to generate a creamy head almost like a nitro tap.

Here are two great videos to help you on your Keezer build.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHWy_...sL7F_KyNbzlLSA

and a way to control the temp on the freezer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7I-iw...sL7F_KyNbzlLSA
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:53 AM   #725
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I bought my corny kegs from Midwest Supplies. They're best known for their pre-packaged beer kits, but they sell pretty much everything there is related to brewing, and are one of the larger mail-order houses for brewing supplies. Super nice people there, and extremely helpful. I also replaced my regulator, tap and shank from there (I run my tap through a wall, and needed longer pieces).

I'm really spoiled though. I work five minutes from them, so I can just run over there over lunch.

For CO2, pretty much any welding supply company will carry it and do tank exchanges like one would do for a propane tank for a grill.
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Old 09-07-2012, 06:18 PM   #726
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Hey, thanks fellas!

I found a couple freezers that look good on Craigslist. I am not going to go super cheap, so Perlick taps will be what I buy.

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Old 09-08-2012, 02:13 PM   #727
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Brewing up a red ale on my Peterman custom built system.

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Old 09-09-2012, 10:45 PM   #728
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Old 09-10-2012, 05:29 AM   #729
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Bourbob Vanilla Porter on Nitrogen

So it turns out 2 days on CO2 @ 30 psi and 1 day on 40% nitrogen, 60% CO2 mix gives you a great creamy foamy head and an awesome pour from a defussor tap, You could see be small bubbles comming up to a two layered dark tan foam which gradually lightened lighter tan foam on top. It was pretty sweet to see.
The second day on the nitrogen mix has added a more creamer taste to the beer which really accents the smoky vanilla flavoring.
I will try to get some photos if any is left when I get home from work tonight.
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:00 AM   #730
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Can't wait to get back into brewing. I still have another few months before home renovations are complete, then I'll post pictures of the "new" new brewery

Was able to drop a pin at a local brewery to be filled for home use over the weekend though. Cask ale will be back soon
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Old 09-10-2012, 05:25 PM   #731
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No where near as fancy as the setup a few posts up, but the dunkleweissen is in the kettle now.
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:25 PM   #732
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Brewed again tonight. This is the result...

105 bottles (iipa and wee heavy), 2 in primary ( dunkleweissen & kolsch) and 1 in secondary (Christmas ale). Full closet!
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:14 PM   #733
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Brewed again tonight. This is the result...

105 bottles (iipa and wee heavy), 2 in primary ( dunkleweissen & kolsch) and 1 in secondary (Christmas ale). Full closet!
Good work!

I'm waiting to keg my smashing pumpkin ale.
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:52 PM   #734
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Got a new chiller for the brewery. I was tired of my old immersion chiller so I got a plate chiller and set up a whole new chilling system. Large coil on the right is the prechiller for the water supply. Small coil on the left is the post chiller to bring the wort down even lower for lager beers. The plate chiller is a Chillhog Super 20 unit. Whole things goes into a cooler and covered with ice.

From flame out temps to about 60 degrees into the carboy in about 15 minutes. Cuts some time off my brew process.


Oh and...

5 gallons of a Single Hop Pale Ale (Simcoe) in the fermenter
5 gallons of an all New Zealand Hopped Pale Ale in the fermenter
10 gallons of Oktoberfest in the lager fridge
4 gallons of Chocolate Hazelnut Porter on tap in the kegerator
0.5 gallons of IPA on tap in the kegerator.

On deck for the next brew day is 10 gallons of a Belgian Tripel (Westmalle Clone). Thinking of throwing 5 gallons of it on Bret C and 5 gallons on Trapist High Gravity yeast. I got a 55 lb sack of pilsen malt so I need to make something fun with it.
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:16 PM   #735
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Just kegged a new pale ale recipe I hadn't tried yet. Even a sample flat and warm, this is going to be a good one.

I bottle a six-pack of everything I keg and have been stockpiling it in the basement plus I still have a case and a half left of the porter I did specifically to bottle. I have about three cases now sitting downstairs of various things I've made over the last few months. I think my next batch is going to be something to bottle only. Anyone have any experience with Rye Ales? I was going to do one for this keg batch but they didn't have the yeast I needed. I'm thinking that or a batch of the stout I just fried the keg of.
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