Originally Posted by passedpawn
Ah. This is one of the perils of wandering down the DIY path.
I know what you mean. However, I do get some measure of satisfaction from making things myself. The cooler hasn't been too perilous so far. I had the thing laying around already and I've already made a dozen or more batches with it with less than $20 worth of parts.
I guess in the future I should test my equipment the night before I brew if it's been out of service for a while.