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  • Just got a Mr.Beer home beer kit for Christmas. Wife has no idea what she has started.
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  • Posted in thread: home brew supply shops in......NJ! on 09-12-2012 at 06:05 AM
    +1 for Cask and Kettle. Joe is owner and a friendly and knowlegable brewer. One of the widest
    selections of equipment and ingredients I've seen for a store that size.

  • Posted in thread: Thermostat Bypass/Replacement? on 08-19-2012 at 08:19 AM
    looks like brown is one leg of the power coming in to the existing controller and red is power
    coming out of the controller as determined by the thermostat you are having trouble with.
    Electric guys, ...

  • Posted in thread: Champagne/Belgian Bottle Tips on 08-11-2012 at 08:39 PM
    Thanks for the great thread complete with photos. I have a Belgian Tripel in the fermenter now
    and want to bottle condition with corks/cages for closures. Went to a wedding reception place
    and asked t...

  • Posted in thread: Thermostat Bypass/Replacement? on 08-11-2012 at 12:46 AM
    I put an analog temp controller in-line with the hot lead that goes to the compressor. Took the
    orginal thermostat out.

  • Posted in thread: Nitro Tap on 08-11-2012 at 12:44 AM
    +1 for line length doesn't matter. I think mine is the original 5 footer that came with my beer
    tower. I have my reg set to about 30 psi, my serving temp is 38. You're gonna love it!

  • Posted in thread: Lager starter on 03-26-2012 at 08:47 PM
    Pitched a half gallon starter made with 1 cup DME into 2 quarts, 3 days at room temp then cold
    crashed one day. (Using WLP 820 Octobefest/Marzen). Had signs of ferm in my 5g batch within 24
    hours @52*...

  • Posted in thread: Lager starter on 03-21-2012 at 07:03 PM
    Late reply but I was looking up the same info myself. According to the White Labs site, that
    milky layer on top shows you've got a good starter batch going.

  • Posted in thread: Ball Valve on a brew kettle? on 01-17-2012 at 06:57 AM
    After you chill it, it's nice to keep all that sediment on the bottom. Using the valve does not
    disturb the crap on the bottom until you get to the very end.

  • Posted in thread: Ball Valve on a brew kettle? on 01-11-2012 at 02:43 AM
    My first 5 gallon batch using a lobster pot w/out a ball valve sucked. Trying to get the wort
    from the pot to my fermenter was a bitch and I had lots of hops and other crap. Bought a
    polarware 42 qt w...

  • Posted in thread: Making the Jump with the Pump on 01-05-2012 at 08:30 AM
    Thanks man!