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Old 07-13-2012, 12:46 AM   #41
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After making a CPVC manifold for my mash contraption, I had a few feet of pipe left over. My boil pot doesn't have any kind of volume markings, so I got out a permanent marker and constructed this sophisticated measuring device.

Behold: Ol' Brewie The Brewstick!





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Old 07-13-2012, 12:57 AM   #42
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Little leg hair has never hurt a beer
I was thinking more of a yeast issue...

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...the thing you your Mom used to mix brownies and you licked the 2 metal stirrers clean...
Hopefully not at the same time...


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Old 07-13-2012, 01:20 AM   #43
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A pool, a pool noodle, and some duct tape: wort chiller. I wouldn't recommend this folks. Worked well until one day when it started raining and the pot had floated out into the middle of the pool. I bought a plate chiller right after that.

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Old 07-13-2012, 01:45 AM   #44
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A pool, a pool noodle, and some duct tape: wort chiller. I wouldn't recommend this folks. Worked well until one day when it started raining and the pot had floated out into the middle of the pool. I bought a plate chiller right after that.

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You are awesome! I hoping that the video you posted was of you standing at the side of the pool with your Wort in the middle of the pool.
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Old 07-13-2012, 02:08 AM   #45
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A pool, a pool noodle, and some duct tape: wort chiller. I wouldn't recommend this folks. Worked well until one day when it started raining and the pot had floated out into the middle of the pool. I bought a plate chiller right after that.
I like the soundtrack in that video.
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:20 PM   #46
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What do you mean by "worked"? Do you not use it anymore? I think this sounds fantastic, and will definitely be trying this on my next brew!!! Thanks!

BTW, I think we'd all like to see a picture...
Guess I miss typed, because it absolutely still works. Next brew day, which should be next mid week or so, I'll snap a picture and post it up here.
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:37 PM   #47
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Best thread ever!

I've got a round standing rack that once held bags of potato chips in a convenience store that I plan to turn into a bottle rack, and if the bottle rack doesn't pan out, I'm just gonna drill the base full of holes and make a carboy drier out of it.

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Old 07-13-2012, 01:25 PM   #48
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I haven't done this yet, but if I don't get a chiller soon, I'm going to fill the ice cream container with water, freeze it, then set it in my brew pot with the motor resting on the top of the pot. Plug it in and the motor will slowly turn the ice in the wort.



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Guess I miss typed, because it absolutely still works. Next brew day, which should be next mid week or so, I'll snap a picture and post it up here.
I've already been conjuring up rigs I can make to hold the mixer in place while I'm cleaning things up... I've also been wanting a pump, primarily for wort recirc, but this may just be the solution I needed! We never use our hand mixer anyways!!!
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Paper shredder works as mill.





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