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  • Posted in thread: Winterizing hop plants? on 09-20-2009 at 04:55 PM
    Cut them to the ground in late September, cover with mulch.

  • Posted in thread: Help on Finding a 10 Gallon Cooler for AGB on 03-26-2009 at 03:17 PM
    I'll echo the home depot posts. I watched craigslist for a while and the sales and never found
    one for as good a deal as the orange Home Depot stamped model. It's worked great, and I wanted
    the flexib...

  • Posted in thread: Stainless braid on 03-25-2009 at 10:43 PM
    I use a loose SS braid as the manifold in my mash tun. It works well unless you disturb it
    enough while stirring. Sometimes the tail can wind up near the top and needs a good poking to
    get it back nea...

  • Posted in thread: PEX hardware for brewing on 03-24-2009 at 08:46 PM
    I replumbed with Wirsbo PEX, which is rated to 170F (some only to 150). I'd love to use it too,
    but it shouldn't be used for anything other than putting water in to the HLT.It is a joy to
    work with th...

  • Posted in thread: Used keggle pictures - Should I buy it or not ? on 03-24-2009 at 07:07 PM
    Some guys are buying them cheap cutting the top off, adding a brass ball valve and trying to
    sell them for $150 reduced down from $200 (LOL).You've been watching Craigslist too,
    apparently. :)

  • Posted in thread: Electric Keg HLT... Thoughts?.... on 03-19-2009 at 03:48 AM
    Depending on your level of patience, a 2000w 120v will also work for an HLT.Will a 120v/2000w
    heat 10 gallons to 170F in a reasonable amount of time? I don't have convenient access to a
    220v outlet bu...

  • Posted in thread: Forbidden Metal on 02-18-2005 at 07:53 PM
    There's no specific research that links aluminum kettles and alzheimers or other dimensia, and
    several tests of aluminium and stainless supposedly show the same levels of residual aluminum
    (from water...

  • Posted in thread: Priming Pellets on 02-14-2005 at 10:49 PM
    I've never tried priming with DME, but I've had some luck with the Cooper's carbonation drops.
    Nothing spectacular, but they work well for the few bottles that I draw off of a batch when i'm
    kegging i...

  • Posted in thread: Fermenter heater...yes or no? on 02-05-2005 at 06:15 AM
    My house is 62F and the wort during krausen is probably closer to 68F. It seems to keep itself
    warm enough, but during the cold snap we had back in early January I put my lizard heater on
    the size for...

  • Posted in thread: shank on 02-05-2005 at 06:11 AM
    You don't need a shank for a tower. If you'd like some ideas for making a kegerator with
    towers, try this freezer chest kegerator guide. My friend did the conversion and I bugged him
    about writing up ...