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  • Posted in thread: Switch to round cooler? on 05-30-2007 at 03:20 AM
    Greg -- I started to have a similar problem with my SS braid and fixed it by inserting a piece
    of high temp vinyl tubing inside the braid. It definitely doesn't float anymore, either. There
    is a pictu...

  • Posted in thread: Switch to round cooler? on 05-30-2007 at 02:47 AM
    By all (many?) accounts, the SS braid is the best for batch sparging. So unless you prefer to
    fly sparge, you might want to reconsider purchasing a false bottom. Besides, if you ever change
    your mind ...

  • Posted in thread: Switch to round cooler? on 05-30-2007 at 02:41 AM
    I have been mashing in my 48qt rectangular cooler for a while now, but was wondering if there
    are any benefits to the round ones. It has worked for me so far with batch sparging and running
    about 65-7...

  • Posted in thread: 3rd AG today...I went backwards on 05-29-2007 at 02:50 AM
    Man, I think I was getting a little too confident in my abilities. My first AG batch went
    pretty well, considering it was the first time. My 2nd batch was almost flawless. This time,
    well...First of a...

  • Posted in thread: My Ugly Pre-Chiller on 05-24-2007 at 01:32 AM
    Not being a smartass, just seriously not knowing the answer...What's the point of a prechiller?
    Why not just get a bigger or more functional chiller? Seems like it's just one more thing to
    deal with.....

  • Posted in thread: Moving up to a 10 gallon batch tomorrow on 05-20-2007 at 08:28 PM
    Does the bazooka T do a good job at filtering out the hops & hot break? I've never used one
    before as I normally pour my 5.5 gallons through a strainer into a plastic bucket. This time
    I'll be using t...

  • Posted in thread: Base grain fight - ON! on 05-17-2007 at 04:58 AM
    Put me in the Maris Otter camp.I recently brewed an IPA with Golden Promise, which is still
    conditioning, but from what I sampled...WOW. The early returns are encouraging.

  • Posted in thread: White tentacles = infection? on 05-09-2007 at 09:28 PM
    I'm 99% positive that's just yeast in your picture. I wouldn't be worried at all. I've seen
    that with every brew I've done.

  • Posted in thread: Would anyone think I was crazy if... on 05-09-2007 at 03:16 AM
    I was actually thinking of going from my immersion chiller to a CFC, and using my current IC as
    a pre-chiller. The only reason I'm holding back is because of concerns about cleaning and
    sanitizing the...

  • Posted in thread: All grain brewing needs? on 05-08-2007 at 01:54 AM
    So what's the minimum size for a 5 gallon batch? I'll be picking up a turkey fryer soon and
    most have 30 quart pots. Any problems with aluminum?As for the thermometer, are the electronic
    grilling ther...

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