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USEyourCURDS
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re: Homebrewing Thread: Volume II
The app synced to icloud via google sheets. Works great for me. My temp controller is wifi so I can adjust that as needed and cross check the thermowell temp vs the tilt


CarRamrod
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re: Homebrewing Thread: Volume II
but you have to have a device there running the app right? do you have a dedicated phone or tablet out there?


USEyourCURDS
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re: Homebrewing Thread: Volume II
An old iPhone. Works well. It only stopped reading for a couple hours on my last batch (Not sure what happened). Scares me that the batteries could die at any time on the tilt.


CarRamrod
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re: Homebrewing Thread: Volume II
yea but they are supposed to last for a year. and the tilt really should only be used for trends. do you see when fermentation stalled or is over. It really isnt precisely accurate. Hey the battery goes out, we just have to go back to the old days of hydrometer. but i agree i want 2 more tilts.


I just did a parts cost for a single controller and im to 59 bucks. but that does not include mini XLR connectors(RJ45 could be used at a lower cost) and odds and ends so i would put a 20% contingency on that. but it gives people a rough idea of what one of these cost. That does NOT include the time and tools needed. and there is still trouble shooting you have to do so just building them for other people could be a head ache as the other person needs to know what is going on.
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BottomlandBrew
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re: Homebrewing Thread: Volume II
That's pretty awesome.I just looked at that thread on HBT and y'all are a bunch of nerds. All that talk is way over my head.


BugAC
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Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2007
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re: Homebrewing Thread: Volume II
Well, I tried to share some information but the TD hamsters were on strike. But, Yakima valley hops just got 2019 Galaxy in today. Within 3 minutes, all that was left was 1/2 lb bags. I bought 2, them 30 minutes later they were completely sold out.


USEyourCURDS
Southeastern LA Fan
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Member since Apr 2016
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re: Homebrewing Thread: Volume II
Snagged a couple lbs yesterday! Excited to brew with it fresh.


BugAC
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re: Homebrewing Thread: Volume II
quote:

Snagged a couple lbs yesterday! Excited to brew with it fresh.


Did you get an email confirmation from Yakima yet?


USEyourCURDS
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Member since Apr 2016
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re: Homebrewing Thread: Volume II
Yes, it is in Covington already. Don’t think they will deliver til Monday. Their ship time has been amazing for me.


BigDropper
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re: Homebrewing Thread: Volume II
What do you guys do to keep dregs out of your bottles/ kegs? What type of filtration do you employ?



USEyourCURDS
Southeastern LA Fan
Southeastern Louisiana
Member since Apr 2016
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re: Homebrewing Thread: Volume II
I use the clear beer draught system so I am not that worried about it getting into my keg but once I start seeing crap come through the line from the fermenter, I close the racking valve. Cold crashing and conical bottoms fermenters also help reduce all the crap.
This post was edited on 6/8 at 4:25 pm


BigDropper
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re: Homebrewing Thread: Volume II
I cold crash & fine with agar but I still tend to get a bit of dregs when transferring from carboy to bottling bucket. Also, I bottle condition so some sediment is to be expected I guess. Just trying to see if any of the Homebrew krewe had any tips for a newbie!
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BottomlandBrew
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re: Homebrewing Thread: Volume II
I don't really worry about getting debris in the kegs. When I keg I add gelatin and let that sit for a few days while it carbs. The first couple punts are poured out, and then after a couple more you're left with dreg-free beer. That is until you move kegs around and stir everything back up


BugAC
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Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2007
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re: Homebrewing Thread: Volume II
Speaking of debris in kegs, I was attempting to bottle a sour beer that I puréed 6 lbs blackberries and 4 lbs peaches and let sit for about 6 weeks. I sucked up too much puree’ in The keg and when I connected the beer gun to bottle, the purée kept clogging up beer post. Ended up having to remove the beer out tube and cut about 1/2” off the end so it would stay off the purée. Finally started working and didn’t realize that I ran out of CO2 at that moment. So 1.5 hours to bottle one beer.
Luckily my brother had my 5 lb. CO2 tank and dropped it off today, so once I get the kids napping, I’ll try it again.

Lesson learned, don’t purée fruit anymore. Lose too much beer and the bottom and suck up too much crap.
This post was edited on 6/9 at 2:51 pm


BugAC
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Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2007
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re: Homebrewing Thread: Volume II
I think I’m going to attempt my first double brew day. After scheduling out my steps based on equipment availability, if I start by 8:30, I should be done by 5 pm at the latest.

Brewing NEIPA with Galaxy, Sabro, and Azacca. And then brew #2 will be either a mixed ferm saison or Biere de garde. Thinking the saison/de garde May be a 6 gallon split batch. Half will be co-pitch of bootleg biology saison parfait, mad fermentationist blend, and sour solera spring 2018 (basically cleaning out my yeast stock). The other half will be blended with 1 gallon of a previous sour I have aging.


GeauxPack81
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Member since Dec 2009
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re: Homebrewing Thread: Volume II
Must have missed your post during the same outage... I'm beginning to think I'm just never going to get the opportunity to brew with Galaxy hops. That kind of demand is crazy... Reading Reddit, they make it seem like Citra is going to be the same way in a year or 2.



GeauxPack81
California Fan
Member since Dec 2009
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re: Homebrewing Thread: Volume II
Double brew day seems awesome.

I'll be kegging my Kolsch this weekend, and going to brew a juicy pale ale sometime next week.


USEyourCURDS
Southeastern LA Fan
Southeastern Louisiana
Member since Apr 2016
7381 posts

re: Homebrewing Thread: Volume II
I’ll figure out a way to get ya some, M.


GeauxPack81
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Member since Dec 2009
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re: Homebrewing Thread: Volume II
J has your trillium glass btw


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BugAC
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2007
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re: Homebrewing Thread: Volume II
quote:

'm beginning to think I'm just never going to get the opportunity to brew with Galaxy hops


Get on Yakima’s mailing list.

And I think citra is safe for awhile. Galaxy is ridiculous though. For good reason. Such a great hop. Sabro is the new IT hop right now. It’s still new so the hype isn’t as big around it.


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