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Old 03-15-2010, 08:14 PM   #1
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I decided to break out my digital this weekend and document the process. This is a Honey Brown Ale extract from Austin. I apologize for the sideways photos.

Ingredients

I use my stove top to get the water started - attempting to save propane!

Moved outdoors to the turkey fryer

Hard at it!



She doesn't feel good

All better!

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Awesome. It looks like you went to 5.5 gallons in the Better Bottle? My buddy has one and we asked the LHBS where the 5 gallon mark is and he said just at the bottom of the very top "ridge" is 5 gallons, is that right? Or is that a 5 gallon BB? I like that thermometer setup. I've been using a cheap mercury thermometer and I'm questioning its accuracy.

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Old 03-15-2010, 08:36 PM   #3
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Nicely done! How much do you loose using the blow off tube like that?

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Thanks guys! Yes I tried to cram as much wort in a 5 gallon carboy as possible so I could watch the process since my first batch was done in a bucket. Probably won't do it again until I get a 6.5 gal.

The blow off tube didn't make me lose much at all, I think it just helped relieve all the pressure that was building with the airlock. You can even see where it was splattering on the tub and the walls with the airlock. Once I switched it was 99% foam that came up with almost no liquid whatsoever. But even the foam was minimal with the switch.

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Old 03-15-2010, 09:04 PM   #5
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+1 on fermenting inside a plastic rubbermaid tub. I dont know why these ideas elude me.

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Got to have that front line of defense! This is actually what I do for the first 24-48 hours until it settles. After that I pull it out and place it in a closet.

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Ok, the gadget-geek in me wants to know what make/model of probe thermometer this is, where you got it, and what you paid for it.

Is the probe coated, or naked braid? Would you consider it a good buy?

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Not sure the make or model because it doesn't seem to be listed on the thermometer, nor do I know if the probe is coated or naked, I'm sorry I cant be of any help to you there. But I consider it a great buy from Wal-mart in the cooking/kitchen section for around $12!

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