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Old 09-16-2012, 05:28 PM   #1
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So my parents sent me a $100 gift certificate to northernbrewer.com for my birthday, and I'm trying to decide what to use it on. Here's what I have already.
-Igloo cooler HLT and MLT
-Keggle BK with the normal fittings
-STC-1000 ferm chamber
-15g conical and a bunch of Better Bottles
-Kegerator and an ample supply of corny kegs
-Blichmann beer gun


I also have an arduino that I'll eventually be using to power the heating side of the ferm chamber.

So I've been looking at a few different things and here are my ideas.
-pH meter
-Refractometer
-Carboy washer
-Another boil kettle. (I could turn my keggle into an HLT and start my HERMS build...)
-Pump (again for the HERMS build)
-Heater blankets for fermenters.

These aren't the only options, just an idea of where I'm going. Let me know what my next upgrade should be!


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Old 09-17-2012, 04:58 PM   #2
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Do you have an immersion chiller, plate chiller, or counterflow chiller? You may have just forgotten to list it, but that's the most glaring omission from the list above that I see. If you are headed towards a HERMS build, I'd get a 40 plate chiller.


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Yup, a plate chiller with a pump would be a nice addition to that bunch.
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:05 AM   #4
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Forgot to add that. I have an immersion chiller with a prechiller coil for the water, but I think I'd like a counterflow chiller. Northern brewer just doesnt have a lot of options on their website for CFC's and I only have around $100 to spend
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Boil kettle or pump!


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