Last Activity:12-29-2007 11:50 PM
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
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
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
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