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Old 05-22-2006, 06:22 PM   #1
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Whoever might be thinking of building or buying a wort chiller - do it soon. My weekend gig at Menards let me in on the fact that anything copper has doubled in price over the past three weeks - I saved half a month ago by building my own wort chiller, now it would be cheaper to buy one - not for long, as soon as the chiller builders need to buy new raw materials up it goes.......don't know if this is temporary or what but it's a large increase.....

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Old 05-22-2006, 06:48 PM   #2
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Whoever might be thinking of building or buying a wort chiller - do it soon. My weekend gig at Menards let me in on the fact that anything copper has doubled in price over the past three weeks - I saved half a month ago by building my own wort chiller, now it would be cheaper to buy one - not for long, as soon as the chiller builders need to buy new raw materials up it goes.......don't know if this is temporary or what but it's a large increase.....

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Hi SBN. Another Illinois brewer here! Nice! Soon we'll outnumber the NC brewers. We can be the FIB's - F'n Illinois Brewers. (You Cheeseheads and NoIL dwellers know what a FIB is.)


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My N. IL son goes to a Central Cheeseland college - poor guy endures FIB comments constantly.......of course, he's just now returning from 90 days in Italy and 60 days in London with a new appreciation for wine and (thanks goodness) beer.........

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F'n Illinois brewer here, too!!

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Cheeseheads and NoIL dwellers know what a FIB is.)
Ah yes, FIB's. Our Friendly Illinois Brethren
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Old 05-23-2006, 01:43 PM   #7
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My brudder is a nort-lander, eh.

Well, he grew up here in the heartland of the nation - Illinois. About 5 years ago, he moved north for a job (to Lodi, WI - just outside of Madison). Now, he's got that silly Wisconsin accent and refers to me and our dad as FIBS .

Sell-out.


But seriously . . . dat accent yoo guys got 'der, eh . . . dat's just silly.

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My brudder is a nort-lander, eh.

Well, he grew up here in the heartland of the nation - Illinois. About 5 years ago, he moved north for a job (to Lodi, WI - just outside of Madison). Now, he's got that silly Wisconsin accent and refers to me and our dad as FIBS .

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But seriously . . . dat accent yoo guys got 'der, eh . . . dat's just silly.
Well, yah, shore it is, if'n yer up der by Yooper-Land, aina?
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Lodi - home of some legendary duck whose name I can't remember, as well as a cool free carferry across the river, basically pulls itself back and forth on a cable anchored at both ends - hope it's still there, the line of cars waiting to cross in the summer kept a small economy afloat with ice cream and snack stands!

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Just wanted to double this posting. At least as far as Home Depot goes, it is now cheaper to buy one pre-made rather then making it yourself. At least while the supplies last. Nearest brew store from me wants $59.95 for a standard looking chiller.



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