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  • Spacecoast FL
  • Camping,kayaking,fishing,being outdoors.
  • Back when I was in college, I saw an ad for a home brew kit. Didn't have the time or money back then, but kept the ad. Years later I was cleaning out a box of college keepsakes and found the ad, called for a catalog and bought my first set up...2- 5 gal fermenters ( large diameter with no handles to speak of, merely recessed finger grooves), some cans of wort syrup, bags of corn sugar, a capper and racking equipment.

    Despite my lack of knowledge, I brewed some tasty stuff back then.

    Today I'm into all grain brewing and enjoy formulating my own recipes. An ice fed fermentation chamber for temperature control works even in the 95 degree room I use for fermentation. Got tired of cleanning bottles so use a compact fridge now for a 1 corny set up, looking for a deal on a chests freezer to put in the workshed so I can have a variety on tap at any time. Currently using a propane turkey fryer set up for brewing with a 5 gal round cooler for a mash tun.

    The last recipe I crafted was
  • a Columbus IPA, a Belgian Tripel, and another recipe I'm working on with some fresh ginger...something light enough to consider a session or lawnmower brew. When the temps cool down I'll try my hand at a barley wine.
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  • Don't use a secondary
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  • Nada, jsut cleaned keg
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  • Posted in thread: Coleman Extreme5 mash tun on 05-26-2012 at 07:13 PM
    Afternoon all,The Coleman Extreme 5 50 qt cooler looks like it would make a great mash tun, but
    the drain is at an angle.Has anyone used this cooler before, and how did you address teh angled

  • Posted in thread: 30A GFCI power cord on 05-16-2012 at 11:00 AM
    That is the one, just checked my packing sheet. Feels like Christmas with parts arrriving every
    week for the project.

  • Posted in thread: High Gravety Brew EBC III on 05-03-2012 at 12:10 AM
    Greetings from Florida P-j,That diagram is very similar to what I'm seeking. Can you please
    tweak it for the following scenario (and advise if the Auberins box is big enough, or what size
    box I need)....

  • Posted in thread: Greenlee Knockout Punch to Lend - 1-1/4" on 04-26-2012 at 12:32 AM
    Just out of long before a punch 'dies'? I see a 'vintage' greenlee on ebay for
    cheap, but wonder if it is dull as all heck.

  • Posted in thread: free PET mini-fermentors on 04-22-2012 at 01:55 PM
    I've got a couple of those Utz containers. Marked at the 1 & 2 gal measure and use it to
    measure up the filtered wter to put in the pot to heat for mashing.

  • Posted in thread: Heat Stick Question on 04-22-2012 at 12:54 AM
    As an FYI, I've got a 1650 W heatstick. Use it for mash and sparge water. Today I tried an
    experiment, used heatstick and propane to reach boil, then shut off propane.Yes the 6.5 gal of
    wort boiled......

  • Posted in thread: 30A GFCI power cord on 04-20-2012 at 09:58 PM
    A definate tip of the hat and glass to you ! Much cheaper than a 30 amp Square D GFI breaker or
    a spa panel from HD or Lowes. Just ordered one myself.

  • Posted in thread: Will 2000 watts maintain a boil of 12+gallons? on 04-20-2012 at 09:26 PM
    Great info and a timely thread. I've got a 50 qt aluminum pot I wish to install a camco element
    in to boil 7-8 gals ( basically 5 gal batches..some of which might be double IPA all grain).At
    first I w...

  • Posted in thread: electric brew design help on 04-18-2012 at 02:55 AM
    I did see something 'similar' in the DIY section. I'll comment on that thread to see about some
    suggested mods.Thanks

  • Posted in thread: electric brew design help on 04-17-2012 at 09:56 PM
    Greetings all,I made a 1650 W 120 V heatstick last year and it works fine to heat the mash
    water. The only temp control for the heatstick now is an inline switch to shut off when temp
    gets too high.My...


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