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  • Northern, WI
  • Extract brewer for about 2 years. 18 batches done, now all grain, about 8 batches.

    MLT: Coleman Xtreme 70 with Bargain Fittings weldless kit and screen.

    HLT: 10 gallon Home Depot rubbermaid cooler.

    Bayou SQ14 Burner.

    50ft SS immersion wort chiller with garden hose fittings.

    Brew Kettle: 15gal Megapot with SS ball valve.

    Barley Crusher with 7lb hopper.

    Still needing:
    Extra burner and LP tank
    Decent Mash Paddle
    More permanent area in garage for brewing
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  • Posted in thread: WTB: Thermostat Controller in Atlanta on 05-16-2010 at 08:34 PM
    No problem :) I've no personal experience with that controller. A friend of mine has that
    controller and says it works ok, for him. I recently picked up the digital Johnson controller,
    but still need ...

  • Posted in thread: WTB: Thermostat Controller in Atlanta on 05-16-2010 at 07:26 PM
    Not on the website, at least. I may try calling them tomorrow to see if they do stock
    somethingDid you see this page?

  • Posted in thread: Refractometer Problems on 05-16-2010 at 03:29 PM
    Are you adjusting for the alcohol? When I first started using a refractometer, I watched this
    vid and used the spreadsheet. I now use the calculator in my brewing software. been using my
    hydrometer m...

  • Posted in thread: New- Milwaukee,WI on 05-15-2010 at 04:09 PM
    Hi and welcome! I know longer live in MKE, but this past winter Northern Brewer opened a store
    out on HWY 100. Check the exact location on their websites, I've used them
    before and...

  • Posted in thread: Boil-off rate on 05-05-2010 at 04:27 PM
    15 gallon Megapot 18" - 2 gallons per hour boil off - using Bayou Classic SQ14 burner

  • Posted in thread: Coolers on 05-03-2010 at 11:59 AM
    I purchased my 70 Qt Coleman Xtreme on Walmart's website for $33 and some change + .97
    shipping. I see price is now 35.54 with .97 shipping. I did have to pay tax. Pretty decent
    deal, methinks.

  • Posted in thread: Where should I buy my 1st kit? on 04-26-2010 at 03:22 AM
    Northern Brewer and Midwest are top Notch.+1 for these guys, they are only a couple hundred
    miles away and shipping is very fast. Recently tried and was very happy
    with them. A...

  • Posted in thread: How much water will boil away? on 04-25-2010 at 05:37 PM
    I would say do a test with your current system just using water. I did this just yesterday with
    my new 15 gallon megapot and SQ14 burner. I lost 25% of my water over a 60 minute boil.

  • Posted in thread: Propane Burner? on 04-25-2010 at 04:37 PM
    is what I use. I like it because it's really stable. I have a ten gallon pot and it fits with
    plenty of extra room.If you look around online you can find free shipping. Mine shipped free
    from amazon...

  • Posted in thread: Goofy question about brew pot accessories on 04-25-2010 at 04:09 PM
    I've done extract with steeping grains and wished I had a thermometer on the kettle to keep
    steep temp steady. I have found that one that clips on the side of my brew pot with the probe
    extending into...