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Old 03-30-2019, 04:13 PM   #51
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Everybody has ****y brew days, it happens. I would have responded sooner but I'm just starting to recover from a fairly serious accident.
I was the passenger in side x side roll over while ice fishing.
Two broken vertebrae, one of which required surgical stabilization. Five broken ribs, bruised lungs with bleeding, bruised kidneys and a little bit of heart trauma. I would be dead if I wasn't wearing a helmet. The driver walked away banged up but not too bad.
Anyways, on to brewing bigger batches. It can be done on the cheap but I found it was easier just to spend money. This is what I use.
Oh my gosh! Iím glad youíre still with us! That sucks! I hope you get better soon!
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Old 03-30-2019, 04:44 PM   #52
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My LHBS got two of these for sale. 42 gallon fermenter. With loss, thatís about 8 corny kegs! That would be one brew day a year or longer! Too big.
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Old liquid malt extract barrels make good fermentors too. They are painful to clean.
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After research, these have no gasket and you donít use an airlock. They work the old way with co2 pressure keeping o2 out. Not good for someone like me. Samuel Jackson BMF, 5 gallon should have gone into the keg last weekend.... so itís two weeks after dry hopp.
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Anyways, on to brewing bigger batches. It can be done on the cheap but I found it was easier just to spend money. This is what I use.
Curious why you went with the cf15 instead of the cf10? I would think for a 10 gallon batch the cf10 would have plenty of head space, unless of course you also brew 12 gallon batches? As of now, cf10 is going to be the way I go. With fermenting under co2 and pressure I know headspace doesnít really matter, but the extra cost....

Side note Iím going to download the Beersmith 3 app tonight. Went over how to use it at the last meeting. I think this app will be a game changer for me.

Do you bottle or keg your 10 gallon batches? Corney or half barrel sanke? Iím set up for both.

To change the subject from brewing, how is recovery going?
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I went with the cf15 because I brew the odd 12 gal. batch have even done a couple 15's. I fill one corney keg, sometimes two, and then bottle the rest in 1litre swing top bottles.

The recovery is coming along fine. I'm starting to get pretty bored of sitting around the house though. I'll probably be another month and a half before I can get back to work.
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I went with the cf15 because I brew the odd 12 gal. batch have even done a couple 15's. I fill one corney keg, sometimes two, and then bottle the rest in 1litre swing top bottles.

The recovery is coming along fine. I'm starting to get pretty bored of sitting around the house though. I'll probably be another month and a half before I can get back to work.
I hear ya about being stuck at home! I had to run phones for about 6 months and running the company. F that! Iíve been out for over a week sick. Hated it! I need to be moving, but enjoy the early day out.
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Pre-prohibition version. More alcohol, more hops. Also 10 gallons.Attachment 111014
Hope recovery is going well! You donít post much anyway, but havenít seen you in awhile...



Starting to use the brewsmith app... kegging it after Easter dinner tonight and force carbing tonight for the competition. For my first batch I eyeballed down to 5 gallons. With BeerSmith I should be able to calculate the recipe exactly.

This is my first attempt at brewsmith adding your cream ale, let me if it looks right.
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