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  • Posted in thread: Looking for a turkey fryer on 08-15-2009 at 11:12 AM
    Alright, so rethinking, I'm looking at this Bayou Classic 3066A 30-Quart Outdoor
    Turkey Fryer Kit: Home & GardenSeems decent enough, and there are actually some reviews from

  • Posted in thread: Single Tier Build on 08-15-2009 at 11:05 AM
    Not necessarily. Many people build single tier systems with one pump and quick releases so that
    the one pump can be used throughout.You are right, although you would be limited to batch
    sparging. Unle...

  • Posted in thread: Fermentation Chamber Design Considerations on 08-08-2009 at 11:50 AM
    I'm planning on rebuilding my ferm chamber this winter, and was hoping to get a collection of
    tips and "nice to haves" when planning it out. The basic design would be:[*]Square or
    rectangular area in ...

  • Posted in thread: Homer Bucket Leaching Chemicals on 08-08-2009 at 11:01 AM
    This is a tricky topic, and I do not believe you can generalize it in terms of "5 gallon
    buckets" or maybe even "Homer buckets". Who knows where the buckets come from at a California
    store vs one in M...

  • Posted in thread: Carboy Caps are NOT Air Tight... What? on 08-08-2009 at 10:37 AM
    Does wine not off-gas co2 like beer does? I know nothing about brewing wine.It doesn't really
    matter if it's wine or beer or anything, it's all about the pressure difference.It's true that
    during prim...

  • Posted in thread: Which copper tubing for the chiller? on 08-08-2009 at 10:25 AM
    If you are doing full boils, I'd suggest 50' of 1/2" refer... it may be a bit big, but it will
    chill in no time, and future proof any move up to 10 gallon batches.

  • Posted in thread: Simple Starter Strategy on 08-02-2009 at 03:04 PM
    So, after multiple days of agonizing research, this is what Iíve come up with (for brewing
    ales):For OGs 1.090), Iíll plan ahead and brew a smaller batch w/ an appropriate yeast first
    from which I can...

  • Posted in thread: Infected? on 08-02-2009 at 02:25 PM
    When you say "bad", how does it taste?You could get an infection at any point in the process
    (after the boil), so it's anyone's guess. About the only thing you can do is (next time) go
    through everyth...

  • Posted in thread: After the infection....Resurrection on 08-02-2009 at 02:21 PM
    It really depends on how badly scratched the buckets are. StarSan will work great on the
    surface of the bucket, but if there a lot of scratches, you may have a difficult time
    sanitizing it properly.

  • Posted in thread: Want to go all grain but cant afford all new equipment on 08-02-2009 at 02:08 PM
    I used a 30qt alum pot for my BK for quite a while... it can be a pain, but it's certainly
    possible. I'm not a big fan of the 5gal round coolers, and think something larger (i.e. 48qt
    IceCube cooler) ...