Originally Posted by EdWort
Sweet! I use a bucket for my primary, so I never get to see the action. Looking good. I hope you sanitized that little bowl you put on the mouth of your carboy.
Yes, I sanitized the bowl, but now I'm freaking out because I don't remember if I sanitized down the neck of the carboy.
And yeah, besides the fun of spending as little as possible (but without skimping on the important stuff) I knew I wanted to use my dad's carboys despite being only 5 gallons so I could see alll that stuff. It also helps me understand the brewing process.
Close up of krausen, with no flash so colors are more accurate.
Thanks, Orpheus. This has been tons of fun, and I'm not even drinking yet!
I do have the stopper, Truble, and it's drilled for an air lock, but I decided against trying to drill it for the 1" hose.
Yes, the plastic tubing (ice machine hose - 25 ft. for about $4.25, plus another $5 for the whole "system," not that it worked...) was for chilling the wort. I probably shouldn't have messed with it since this is my first brew, but I was having fun. I don't think it did much good, though. I'm going to keep working with it, though. WHat I'd like to do is siphon icewater out of a bucket pressurized by an air compressor. I'm guessing the plastic tubing needs a high temp difference since it doesn't conduct heat well.
Thanks for you comments!