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You have a recipe for that, sounds awesome!
Finished 2 full batches on Saturday: a new ESB recipe and my standard Saison. The ESB's fermentation was pretty strong and blew the airlock off the top on Sunday morning.
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Niiiiice. I wish I knew ahead of time where the hell I would be, but I'll be looking for you. I'll be the one who's drinking.
So, I have been planning on getting into kegging. Anyone have a preference between ball lock or pin lock kegs, and if so why? Also, anyone know of a good place in Metro D to buy good reconditioned ones fairly cheap? I know Wine Barrel Plus has a bunch of them at a pretty good price (I believe $50-$60), curious if any where else has them cheaper.
Pin lock kegs are shorter and fatter so it pretty much depends on how much room you have in your kegerator. Also, it would be very hard to find corny kegs cheaper than $50.
Pin vs Ball just refers to the in/out connectors right? I have a pin lock on a standard (taller) corny keg sitting next to a ball lock on the exact same keg. From what I recall pepsi uses the taller ones and coke uses the shorter, rounder ones.
I prefer the pin lock. Much easier to get in place and secure after years of use.
If Klevin Torborg is referring to the Sanke style keg with a ball lock coupler (that you find in bars) those are great, but more expensive and harder to take apart to clean and fill. I do it for my brother in law and once you have the technique down its easy, and then you have the option to put a retail keg on tap if you want as well.
I buy my corny kegs from my LHBS for $40-$50 as prices have varied.
No, I'm just referring to Pepsi v Coke (ball v pin). Is your LHBS in the metro D?
No, I'm in the Chicago area, but can't imagine prices are significantly higher in Detroit. In fact I'm surprised its not less.
Edit - Pin lock w/PRV in Taylor $35.
Clean and pressure tested 5 gallon, stainless steel, Ball Lock and pin lock cornelius brand tank.
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From what I have seen the prices are not significantly different, but I haven't seen them for under $50, and when looking to get a couple of them the dollars add up.
Im not familiar with them, but it looks like that adventures in homebrew place in Taylor has some 4 and 5 bundle packages from 120-160.
Side note. Anyone here ever enter the National Homebrew Competition? I got 2 of my scores/places back but my third came back with the note that it advanced to the regional Best of Show round. Where it gives you the placement in the category (i.e. my dubbel was 3/6) it just says 11. There is no "out of". Anyone know if this means it got 11th out of BoS?
I still haven't heard anything back as to whether I need to submit to the finals either....
Adventures in homebrewing has kegs on sale right now when you buy 4. I just looked this morning.
Is anyone doing Sicilianos Big Brew day next week? I am a team captain.
I've only observed one competition, but in the BOS - they only scored the top 8. If on the scoresheet that you got back, it says: 11 out of ______ , maybe they forgot to put the total number of beers in that flight?
I can't imagine a beer that finished 11th in a flight went on to the Best of Show round? Also, they didn't leave the "out of" blank. They drew a hash mark through it. So they intentionally marked it, but it was strange to me not to see any number.
Yeah, usually the coke kegs with pin locks are the shorter fatter ones. Pepsi kegs use the ball locks but you can use the different posts on both. People mix and match depending on the parts they have. Ball locks are the ones that are usually hard to find under $50. I have seen them cheaper but some are in really rough shape.
OK, I am pretty excited because I have made my purchases and will be kegging. I must admit I am not much of a DIY guy, so I bought a kegerator (see link below showing the one I purchased). The kegerator comes w/ a 5 lb co2 tank. From talking to the guys at the homebrew shops in the area, I don't believe any of them fill co2 tanks (they do an exchange). Is there anyone around in the Metro D (I am in south Oakland county) that fills tanks? Maybe welder supply shops? Or I know that by brother used to be into paintball and had co2 tanks for that. Are there sports shops that will fill them? Just seeing how it works and if I have to go through the exchange process or not. Thanks.
Brewing an American Pale Ale tomorrow.
Also, my Mango Habanero IPA referenced above was a big hit. There was a big homebrew festival here in Dallas a couple weeks ago that I brought a keg of it to. The homebrew club I'm in had 10 kegs. Mine was the only one that was killed, and there were several people who came back for seconds of it. Even got a shoutout from one of the local beer bloggers as one of his favorites from the festival.
Good luck! I kegged for thirst time with my last brew, and it's awesome. Be warned though, you'll get through your beer a lot faster!
Make sure you get some keg lube, and one of these can help a lot with troublesome kegs.
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Nice - that's a good price.
Airgas has CO2 tanks - there is one in Detroit, Auburn Hills, Ferndale, and Madison Heights, I believe. But they may just do exchanges. If you want them filled, try a homebrew store. I know for sure that adventures in homebrewing fills them as opposed to swapping them.
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Can anyone tell me what hops are used for aroma in Founder's All Day IPA? At least what you THINK are the hops used? I'm making a RyePA, and want that aroma.
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Some discussion here between Centennial, a Simcoe/Amarillo/Crystal combo, and even Zythos! The Amarillo at sme point is a big part of the profile.
Anybody have a recipe for this (extract)?
Here's a group trying to figure it out. I didn't sift through it all but seemed like people really thought it was one of (or a combination of) Simcoe, Amarillo, Cascade, or Citra. I don't think it is Citra - I'd go with Simcoe or Amarillo.
I ended up going to airgas in Ferndale. I was going to have them fill it, but it was going to take a few days. Instead just did the swap (same price).
Also, @CymJim, it turned out well and I can see how it can go faster. It just seems so much easier to go into the basement and fill a mug (not that popping a bottle is somehow difficult).
Have two taps going now - one with a hefe and the other with NB Dead Ringer. Both carbed up nicely.
Cool, thanks guys. I had checked there, and took away the same-- but I figured I'd ask you all as well. I'm new to the home brewing, so I was just crossing my ts!
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