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Classifieds / All Grain Brewing Stuff
« Last post by HopHead on April 02, 2021, 11:20:13 PM »
8 gallon boil pot with bazooka screen-$60 (SOLD)
Hop screen for boil pot-$30
Mini Keg - $25
6 gallon aluminum boil pot with sight glass-$40 (SOLD)

Text or call for pictures and more details 429-2097
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Classifieds / 10 Gallon Mash Tun
« Last post by HopHead on April 02, 2021, 02:48:57 PM »
Igloo cooler with false bottom. $100

Pictures are too large to post. I can text them. 429-2097
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General / Re: Moving from a keezer to a kegerator
« Last post by pliny on March 07, 2021, 07:58:00 AM »
I went with the 4.4 cu.ft (no freezer) fridge. Drilled holes in the door. The 5lb tank is inside. Itís a relatively tight fit, but it fits. Ball lock (Pepsi) kegs. I donít think pin lock kegs fit very well in this situation.
Thereís a step inside the back of the fridge and thatís where the tank fits. Iíve only made two holes in the door. I cut out the plastic inside door using a dremel (you could probably do it with a box cutter knife) around and put a plastic board or some of that reflectix.
The tower option might be a bit more elegant, but i didnít know if there were tubing, and Iím not very fancy. Itís also easier to move around if you wanted. This was not complicated. Two port manifold. Only one regulator, and Iím fine with that. Like 5ft of tubing all around 10psi. Not much fuss.

Looks like this guy did it with a tower https://www.homebrewtalk.com/threads/kegerator-sylvania-se80106-2.38905/page-2

But I had followed the ideas of a fella who did the holes in the door. Canít find the link right now.

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General / Re: Moving from a keezer to a kegerator
« Last post by shazapple on March 04, 2021, 10:35:03 AM »
I guess it depends how much space you have. You could run your taps through the front of a minifridge just the same as a full size fridge.

A freezer shouldn't have any problem acting as a fridge. If anything it would run less than a fridge because of the additional insulation. Maybe your controller is short cycling the compressor? Usually there is a time delay function for that.

I have an old fridge I don't want to drill through so I just use picnic taps. Easy to clean, replace, or toss.
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General / Moving from a keezer to a kegerator
« Last post by redroast on March 03, 2021, 09:54:58 PM »
Hi All

My second keezer just died. I think I have gone through two in the last 3 years. I think having a freezer cycle more than it is used to is really hard on the freezer. And it takes up a lot of space. I usually have only 2 corny kegs in it. I also went through 1 temp control unit already.

So at this point I am planning on switching to kegs in a fridge. But I am wondering what is the best option. My taps are through tap shank Perlicks and I am really happy with them. So the easiest would be to find an old fridge and just drill holes in the door and use my existing hardware.

Or do I go and buy a small Danby fridge and do the standard internet build and put a tower on top? These cost about 180 at costco right now, but at least I have a new fridge and not an old fridge that may die tomorrow.  But then I have to buy a tower, which always come with taps, so I pitch the taps and use mine. OBK towers look like they start at 130ish. This would probably be the best looking, but I wonder about the reliability of these little fridges verses a big fridge. 

So really I am wonder about what your thoughts and experiences are with these options. What do you guys think? What has worked for you?
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General / Niche brewing
« Last post by Roger on February 08, 2021, 05:02:47 PM »
In case you guys haven't heard Niche is calling it quits. :'(
It's a real shame Niche will no longer be keeping us beer snobs supplied with terrific beers. There was such potential for this kind of beer.
I'd say it's just another covid related fatality. I think it would be near impossible to keep a business running with well over half your revenue disappearing. It's a miracle a new small company like this were able to hold out this long.
I'm sure however @robcoombs and Shawn will be alright. They're both highly talented!  :cheers:
Thanks for all the great beers Niche...
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General / Re: Big efficiency drop
« Last post by Scott on February 01, 2021, 09:03:13 AM »
Just as a bit of a side note, on our last grain order for the brewery the 2 row we received was Rahr instead of OiO. I heard that BSG made a switch, but their website says OiO is being rebranded as Rahr.

We've haven't noticed any changes in efficiency.
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General / Re: Big efficiency drop
« Last post by Roger on January 31, 2021, 11:17:29 AM »
Thanks Brew, BSG appears to be slow responding me.  I'll take any further discussion into the group buy forum.

Brian
I think it's fine to mention it to BSG but I wouldn't push our luck. We get a pretty sweet deal from them and I'd hate to jeopardize that. They sell a lot of grain all around the country and I'm sure if they had multiple complaints they'd do something about it.
I can't say for certain if my efficiency drop was my mistake or if it was the grains. I'll need to do more experimenting. I never would have mentioned it if I hadn't read the post. There's a number of factors that could affect our efficiency. Faulty thermometer calibration, water chemistry or maybe just a less than stellar growing season...
Believe me I understand the desire to have your efficiency stay consistent but we should avoid rustling any feathers on behalf of the club at the moment.
 :cheers:
   
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For sure. That must be 3-4 acres worth? My family has an apple orchard, so I have lots of frozen apple cider. Might make an interesting blend!

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General / Re: Big efficiency drop
« Last post by Brian_S on January 28, 2021, 11:18:27 PM »
Thanks Brew, BSG appears to be slow responding me.  I'll take any further discussion into the group buy forum.

Brian
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