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Old 09-11-2007, 08:17 PM   #1
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which do I use?

I got a Brewer's best kit and the recipe doesn't say how much water to boil the grains in. How big of a pot do I need and how much water to use?

Also, where can I find a floating thermometer?

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Old 09-11-2007, 08:44 PM   #2
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If you have a filter, by all means, use filtered water.

You should not be boiling grains - you'll likely steep them at somewhere around 150-160 degrees F, but you do not want to boil them.

If you post up the ingredients/recipe and other info on the kit you're trying to brew people can offer advice on how much water you should be using - I am rather surprised to hear that the kit doesn't tell you, because it makes quite a difference.

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Old 09-11-2007, 08:47 PM   #3
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Best to check your water statement...go from there.

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Old 09-11-2007, 09:28 PM   #5
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Where can I find a floating thermometer?
Any Place that sells equipment for aquarium fish.
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Old 09-11-2007, 09:31 PM   #6
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Any Place that sells equipment for aquarium fish.
That go to 212F.

The hell kind o fish we talking 'bout?
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Old 09-11-2007, 09:41 PM   #7
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That go to 212F.

The hell kind o fish we talking 'bout?
I do not appreciate this kind of a response.... The question was about floating thermometers. It did not contain how high it would read.

Got anything positive to contribute to this thread? Like where one could obtain such an item.?
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Old 09-11-2007, 09:46 PM   #8
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I do not appreciate this kind of a response.... The question was about floating thermometers. It did not contain how high it would read.

Got anything positive to contribute to this thread? Like where one could obtain such an item.?
Careful man -- he's a new mod just itching to ban someone!



Seriously, I am certain the comment was meant in jest. Clearly the poster wanted to use the thermometer for brewing, so I think you might have walked into that one.

RDWHAHB, and be merry!


Oh -- regarding the thermometer -- nearly any homebrew store will sell these, but I wouldn't recommend them: they break really easy and (from my experience) they tend not to be very accurate.
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Quote:
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That go to 212F.

The hell kind o fish we talking 'bout?
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I do not appreciate this kind of a response.... The question was about floating thermometers. It did not contain how high it would read.

Got anything positive to contribute to this thread? Like where one could obtain such an item.?
I thought it was pretty funny.
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