Toads Tavern

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Toads Tavern

Unread postby moad » Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:45 pm

Hi Guys,

I'm 4 brews in on the BM and LOVING it. I got myself a refractomoter as well so I could really dial in my process with the new gear. I hit all of my numbers first go and every time however I couldn't work out why I was really high on my FG but the beers were tasting fine. I then realised you have to adjust for alcohol with refractomoters. So everything is going perfectly with the brewing.

Because I figured I'd be churning out some lovely beers I decided to upgrade my old 2 tap fridge and built a big kickass keezer. Really happy with how it turned out considering I am an I.T guy and not a manual labourer at all!

Hope I give someone a few ideas, I have picked up a few from here and am looking to build my brewery a little better and maybe move the keezer to another spot to free up more space. I'll put up some better pictures (I thought I had them on my PC already)

edit: I have since modified the keezer with some blackboard contact, a fan and lights inside and a drip tray. Pics to come



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RE: Toads Tavern

Unread postby Dicko » Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:26 am

One thing about brewing on the BM is the consistency of the hit and miss like some other systems.

Fantastic looking Keezer, show us the new pics when you can.:beer:
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RE: Toads Tavern

Unread postby cpa4ny » Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:02 am

Wow Moad - those 6 taps on the keezer sure keep you busy.

I really dig the stain shade on the collar.
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RE: Toads Tavern

Unread postby niels » Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:22 am

That's a cool keezer you created, moad! Nice job!

Although I use a refractometer during brewing I always take my FG samples using a hydrometer. I feel that there is always a slight difference as I find reading the refractometer with fermenting/fermented beer a bit difficult because of the line that blurs. Since I normally only take one or two samples I lose a maximum of one small bottle.

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Unread postby Brewing&Sailing » Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:40 am

Gorgeous keezer! The trim really makes it.
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Re: Toads Tavern

Unread postby moad » Tue May 27, 2014 12:36 am

Very late but here are some more pics... was a bit dodgy with the chalkboard contact so need to redo it when I can be bothered.

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