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  • Posted in thread: To Stir or not to Stir on 09-10-2014 at 07:20 PM
    Rather than getting super fancy, you might try a paint/mud mixer attached to a cordless drill.
    I used to use my spiral one to mix extract and got the idea to use it for all grain after I
    wore myself o...

  • Posted in thread: Keezer Fan on 09-08-2014 at 09:42 PM
    In addition to the very well articulated reasons above, it was easier for me to run the smaller
    wire through a tiny hole in the collar. I suppose you could cut the plug wire and then resplice
    it, but ...

  • Posted in thread: SS Brewing Technologies "That's a ton of Stuff!" Giveaway on 09-08-2014 at 08:52 PM
    Okay - this is my lucky entry. I can feel it!

  • Posted in thread: A Controversial Question: What is the best crappy beer? on 08-29-2014 at 05:36 PM
    Whatever my brother hands me.This thread is like a trip down memory lane for me. My first beer
    (bought by my sister who was 'of age') was Strohs. When we wanted to splurge (or impress the
    ladies) we'd...

  • Posted in thread: Round two, same result! on 08-29-2014 at 05:15 PM
    Could also be that the other batches had some other chemical goofiness going on which kept your
    issue (chlorine problem, IMHO) at bay. My first all-grain tasted like a series of bandaids.
    Horrible, bu...

  • Posted in thread: Cutting Brew Day Time the time challenge! on 08-19-2014 at 12:15 PM
    The following input might be the lamest that you'll get: I'm usually not in a rush to finish my
    brew day, but have thought about doing the heatstick-on-a-timer trick so that the water
    preheats while I...

  • Posted in thread: Is this normal for a starter on 08-09-2014 at 12:04 PM
    I would call that a beautiful starter! Healthy, robust fermentation. Very nice.A word of
    caution however: you've seen that the yeasties are willing to go fermentation crazy. They're
    probably going to ...

  • Posted in thread: Wand aerator any one use one?? on 08-08-2014 at 03:41 PM
    The fundamental question appears to be "is an oxygenation system worth the cost?" My answer is
    absolutely yes.I started off shaking the wort. Then I added a venturi hole to my CFC (which I
    still use)....

  • Posted in thread: Oh the frustration.....too late to cool it further? on 08-05-2014 at 06:58 PM
    I will commit some heresy and say that I don't worry about my fermentation temps. I too have a
    basement, and it stays a pretty rock-solid 65 degrees all year 'round. I leave my beer in
    primary (someti...

  • Posted in thread: Fermentation overflow, what to do? on 08-05-2014 at 10:20 AM
    You can use aluminum foil to keep gunk out. With active fermentation, it's blowing CO2 out, so
    unlikely any wild yeast will get in, but the odd piece of gunk or bug could be a concern.
    Sanitize a piec...