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  • Posted in thread: Circular braid vs. false bottom on 05-26-2016 at 07:25 PM
    From the FWIW department: I read too much before I started brewing. I found a round cooler
    because I was going to eventually fly sparge. I started with a braid and batch sparged, then
    got a false bott...

  • Posted in thread: Rolling Kegerator - Drain Spigot - What Did You Use? on 05-25-2016 at 06:34 PM
    I'm sure Home Depot sells something in the plumbing section that would screw on to the threads
    and have enough of a lip to keep it from pulling through. Just go to the store and piece some
    stuff toget...

  • Posted in thread: Midwest Supplies has terrible shipping policies. on 05-25-2016 at 06:19 PM
    I am baffled by the OP's complaint.

  • Posted in thread: YAKB (Yet another keezer build) on 05-25-2016 at 03:21 AM

  • Posted in thread: Centennial Blonde (Simple 4% All Grain, 5 & 10 Gall) on 05-23-2016 at 06:32 PM
    I've used Notty and S-05, both at about 66-68 degrees. I think the Notty ferments faster but
    there isn't much difference in the taste as far as I can tell. More refined palates may
    disagree, however.

  • Posted in thread: What's your Favorite Hop Variety and Why? on 05-21-2016 at 05:05 AM
    Right now it is Mosaic. I like the tropical fruit flavors and nose-mango, mandarin orange, and
    grapefruit. I have made a couple of batches of a Pilsner/Mosaic SMaSh that is very well
    received by all t...

  • Posted in thread: Men: Getting snipped. Yay or nay? on 05-10-2016 at 03:07 AM
    EIEIO=Man who owned a farm

  • Posted in thread: Men: Getting snipped. Yay or nay? on 05-10-2016 at 12:22 AM
    Here's some numbers for your "expectational analysis" (who talks like that? Seriously?). Less
    than 1% risk of major complication. A 2-3 day average recovery time. And a 99.99% success rate
    in establis...

  • Posted in thread: hiw to control fermentation temp. Consistently. on 05-07-2016 at 02:58 AM
    A freezer or fridge coupled with an STC-1000 will be your salvation. :mug:Yep. Find an old used
    fridge or freezer on craigslist (you can get refrigerators for very little $$) Get an STC-1000
    and wire ...

  • Posted in thread: Ordered an inkbird, got an stc-1000, help? :) on 05-05-2016 at 07:18 PM
    Try this thread. It is what I followed to wire mine

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"Filled with mingled cream and amber I will drain that glass again. Such hilarious visions clamber through the chambers of my brain--Quaintest thoughts--queerest fancies come to life and fade away; Who cares how time advances? I am drinking ale today"-Edgar Alan Poe My Keezer build: Quote: Originally Posted by TyTanium View Post Do what you like, brew what you like. Don't be a tool.