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Old 10-21-2006, 04:07 PM   #1
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Well I'm doing my first full boil so I can try out my new immersion chiller. Bringing 6 gal to boil right now. Only problem is dam it is F'n windy today. I have to stand guard over the pot to keep leaves out. Had to go today since they are calling for rain tommorrow.

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Well I've got the chiller going now, the leaves weren't as bad as I thought but getting the wort up to boil was longer than I thought. Also, memo to self, bag the DME. I buy in bulk and had a big old bowl of it to spoon in, the wind wrecks havoc with DME . Managed thought so all is good. After getting this cooled down have to pick up flowers for the wife for our anniversery since I'll be going out tonight. Have to cook wings at the firehouse for our pizza and wing night.

edit: chiller working great, down to 90deg in 10 min

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Do you have a lid for your pot/keggle? That really helps getting the boil going, just keep an eye on it!

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