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Old 04-12-2011, 12:56 AM   #1
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The process or piece of equipment that has made the most difference in making your beer the best it can be What would it be?

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Old 04-12-2011, 01:00 AM   #2
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Digital temp controller and an old fridge...no more buttery nanners

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Old 04-12-2011, 01:12 AM   #3
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Wort Chiller. Long primaries....

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Old 04-12-2011, 01:36 AM   #4
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Fermentation chamber by far. In St Louis it can be in the 90s one day and the 30s the next so temp control can be difficult.

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Old 04-12-2011, 01:38 AM   #5
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Without a doubt, it's taking care of the yeast. That means pitching the apropriate amount of yeast and keeping fermentation in the correct temperature. All the rest is good, but yeast is number 1.

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Old 04-12-2011, 01:40 AM   #6
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To date...
Process: All grain brewing.
Hardware: Wort chiller.

I reserve the right to amend the hardware item to a fermentation chamber later, once I have one... Although, I'm fermenting in a place that's more thermally stable than before. So I might not need the chamber for some time.

Of course, Yooper brings up a valid point... Keep your yeast friends happy and they'll make something really wonderful for you... So whatever you need to do to get that to happen, do it...

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Old 04-12-2011, 01:45 AM   #7
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+1 on temp control.

I have been using my old kegerator w/ a johnson control as a fermentation chamber, since I haven't bought a commercial keg since I started making my own beer, but now that I have taken the leap into kegging, I am going to have to invest in a chest freezer

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Old 04-12-2011, 02:17 AM   #9
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+3/4/5 temp control

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Old 04-12-2011, 02:23 AM   #10
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