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Brewing and Beer Related Stuff / Re: Brewing Hoppy
Last post by Sir Vorlauf - Jul 19, 2017, 03:55 PM
the one built into brewsmith.  The water spreadsheet would likely be fine, too. Or maybe even promash
As long as you know the beginning point (your water) and use the targets above, most anything should work fine.
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Brewing and Beer Related Stuff / Re: Brewing Hoppy
Last post by brewboy - Jul 19, 2017, 02:39 PM
What software do you use to calculate your water additions?
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Brewing and Beer Related Stuff / Re: White Lion - Springfield
Last post by ehall - Jul 18, 2017, 01:26 PM
wait! wait! .... I never had a chance to drink you...  :Dance:
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Brewing and Beer Related Stuff / Re: CO2 keg charger
Last post by Jonathan - Jul 16, 2017, 05:40 PM
I think it's 5 years for aluminum and 10 years for steel tanks?
One of my tanks was last certified in the 80s, and the other (the one with the most sentimental value) has no date on it, but know it was being used regularly in the 80s.
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Brewing and Beer Related Stuff / Re: CO2 keg charger
Last post by brewboy - Jul 15, 2017, 12:43 PM
I hear you Jonathan. Many times I feel the need to hug my CO2 tanks.  :-P
I have a 5# tank that I think needs to be recertified. I fill it myself from one of my 20 pounders. Is it 10 years between certification?
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Their pale ale is a favorite go-to beer of mine
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Brewing and Beer Related Stuff / Re: CO2 keg charger
Last post by Jonathan - Jul 12, 2017, 09:46 AM
I hadn't thought about the over pressurizing aspect; I'll look into a regulated one. But for the price, 5 lb tanks are currently on sale at MoreBeer for $70. Decisions, decisions...
I'm hoping that I can get these two tanks recertified and keep them; they have a little bit of sentimental value so I'd like to avoid trading them in.
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Brewing and Beer Related Stuff / Re: CO2 keg charger
Last post by Sir Vorlauf - Jul 12, 2017, 08:47 AM
A few guys here have.  And I recently had a convo about this.

The thing is, you bring a trigger type charger to a party and inevitably someone who doesn't know how to operate a keg (80% of people) are going to charge it up too much and then it'll foam and they think the solution to that is charging it more.  It happens at pretty much every kegger I've been to.

So, I was thinking I'd get one of those mini regulators where you can use the CO2 bulb (or paintball CO2 tank) and then set the PSI and stop people from screwing with things.  We did a quick price lookup and you can expect to pay $20-60+.

I'm in the same boat as you- I always got free tanks and can't anymore (no more russian mafia connection). I recently swapped out a 5# at the LHBS, but I have three 20's (and two 50's) that need to be re-certified.  I believe you just swap them out like any other tank, but they might charge you an extra $10 fee.  Small price to pay, I think.
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Brewing and Beer Related Stuff / CO2 keg charger
Last post by Jonathan - Jul 11, 2017, 09:21 PM
Anyone ever used one the little "keg chargers" that uses the small CO2 cartridges like used in a pellet gun? I'm thinking about getting one to take a keg to a tailgate for an event. I don't particularly want to have to take either of my large CO2 tanks with me, partly because of size and the other stuff Id have to bring along, but mainly because they are 20+ years old, need to be recertified, and I no longer have access to free tank filling from a friend...
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