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Posted in thread: To bottle or waste of time? on 05-21-2012 at 04:29 PM
Bottle away - longer fermentation is rarely a bad thing, and is often a good thing.
Posted in thread: Immersion Chiller Taking Too Long on 05-15-2012 at 08:09 PM
I started using the paint-mixer/cordless drill approach to stirring (as opposed to hand
stirring) and my cooling times went down dramatically. Easily 50% decrease in time.
Posted in thread: Thoughts on a QUIET Fridge/Freezer? on 05-09-2012 at 05:42 PM
I think run time is a huge "pro" for the chest freezer...seems like the insulation is so much
better...I swear we can hear the Vissani from two rooms away, and the buzz is very annoying.
Posted in thread: Thoughts on a QUIET Fridge/Freezer? on 05-09-2012 at 02:04 PM
We have a small house, and the only place I can really fit a kegerator is in the room right
next to our bedroom. Now, beer next to a bedroom may seem like a bi-winning situation, but it's
not really g...
Posted in thread: Air bubbles in the auto-siphon on 04-21-2012 at 11:29 PM
A trick I use for a bubbling auto-siphon is to pour some of whatever you are transferring
between the outer and inner tubes of the siphon. It's never failed me.
Posted in thread: I have the Auto-Siphon Blues on 04-08-2012 at 01:14 AM
I also add liquid (starsan) between the two tubes when I have issues with the seal. It's fixed
every problem so far.
Posted in thread: Where can I buy Galaxy Hops in the United States? on 07-21-2011 at 02:25 AM
I just received a pound from fresh hops. Arrived in about 3 days, across the entire country.
Impressive!I have no idea what to do with them now though.
Posted in thread: Why 5 gallon batches? on 07-21-2011 at 02:24 AM
When I went to BIAB, I went to 2.5g batches (from 5g) and I'm very happy with the decision. I
get to brew more often, and try a lot of different recipes while I'm still learning. I usually
get sick of...
Posted in thread: Digital Thermometer on 07-07-2011 at 09:31 PM
I lucked out and found a used thermocouple on ebay for $1 + $5 shipping. It was a liquidator,
and it was in the industrial equipment section, not listed as thermocouple. I totally lucked
out, but now ...
Posted in thread: Help Me (Noob) Decide What to Buy!!! on 06-22-2011 at 07:16 PM
I'd get the bayou pot kit with the steamer basket included, in case you want to switch to a
BIAB setup at some later point. Small premium if you buy the pot+basket, but can be a bigger
ticket if you b...