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Posted in thread: Insulated Growlers on 02-02-2016 at 02:10 AM
I paid $49.99 for a 2-pack of these from Costco. For the price at Costco they're a good bargain
but I would not spend anything more than that. The two times I've used them they've leaked
where the top...
Posted in thread: Best Stainless Conical??? on 01-19-2016 at 02:56 AM
"Best" is a strange term. If money is no object then I'd go for the jacketed Glaciers without a
doubt. Besides that, I'd just go to the cheapest fully welded one. I know there are so many
that love th...
Posted in thread: Condensation on keezer collar? on 01-01-2016 at 12:41 AM
You can buy a 4x8 sheet of 3/4" rigid foam board insulation with foil backing for about $10-12
at your hardware store.
Posted in thread: Numb tongue after passivation on 12-23-2015 at 05:03 PM
Rather than the Star San route you can passivate using bar keeper's friend with a scrubbie
followed by a thorough rinse.
Posted in thread: First Look: SS BrewTech Brewmaster Edition 7 Gallon Chronical on 12-21-2015 at 03:40 PM
I love that they incorporated the racking arm into the butterfly valve assembly. It's
unfortunate that I already have two of the Chronicals and, after a quick email to SS Brewtech,
they have no plans ...
Posted in thread: One Step as a cleaner? on 12-17-2015 at 07:50 PM
My understanding is that one step is an oxygen cleanser similar to oxyclean. Could be wrong.
With that said, I'd recommend doing what many on here have in formulating your own PBW. It
combines oxy fre...
Posted in thread: Boiling versus StarSan for starter vessel on 11-02-2015 at 03:15 PM
I have a glass top stove and put it directly on without a spacer. In my experience if you don't
have fermcap (anti-foam agent) don't boil in the flask unless you want a boil over, I used the
flask to ...
Posted in thread: Food grade suggestions for volume pole? on 10-30-2015 at 06:02 PM
I had an aluminum marking stick. I drilled 1.8" holes every half gallon and also used a
numbered punch set to mark each hole. Worked very well
Posted in thread: Floppy wort chiller on 10-27-2015 at 03:17 AM
What about the metal that the solder is. Would that not be good for being in the wort?Most of
the big box stores carry silver (lead-free) solder for sweating copper in the plumbing section.
Posted in thread: Floppy wort chiller on 10-26-2015 at 07:51 PM
Not sure if you're handy with solder but you can just as easily solder single strands of 12 ga
wire across the coils or solder something like this to really give it some rigidity.