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Old 12-29-2012, 07:28 PM   #1
SudsyPaul
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Alright, I'm bottling my first batch of beer, today, and have 3 ciders on the go... but the bug has bitten me hard, so I'm putting in a little Amazon order (I'm Canadian, so it's a bit cumbersome to order from Amazon.com and I'd like to only do the order/pickup once)

Here's what I have so far on my order:

1. Jewelry scale (0.01g sensitivity) for weighing yeasts and hops
2. Erlenmeyer Flask - 2000ml
3. Magnetic stir bar
4. Desktop CPU fan (for ghetto stir-plate)
5. RT600C Pocket Thermometer

I also have a Northern Brewer order for:

1. Immersion Chiller
2. Star San (60% less than in Canada)

I have a brew kettle, tons of carboys, stir bars (drill style), airlocks, fermentation buckets, auto-syphon, bottling wand.

I'm not getting into all-grain until I get a new house (just no room/time) so no need for any of those fancy all-grain doodads.

Any other recommendations? I can get all my ingredients in Canada for reasonably close to US pricing, so not too worried about that.



 
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:41 PM   #2
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Maybe get a couple stir bars, they are easy to loose. Also just a tip, get a small magnet to use on the under side of the flask when you pitch the starter. This will keep the stir bar in the flask and not in your carboy.



 
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:42 PM   #3
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Oh, also pick up some light DME for making those starters.

 
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:47 PM   #4
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Maybe get a couple stir bars, they are easy to loose. Also just a tip, get a small magnet to use on the under side of the flask when you pitch the starter. This will keep the stir bar in the flask and not in your carboy.
^^^This. And remember to actually use the magnet. I had the stupid thing in my hand, got distracted by something then pitched yeast stirbar and all.
4 weeks later I got it back after dumping the trub in my garden.
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:30 PM   #5
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LOL - awesome... I'll order a couple stir bars and my father-in-law has oodles of magnets from his teaching days, so I'll just grab one from him

Light DME is only like 5% more in Canada, so I'll just get it from my LHBS. I like to support local businesses, but not when it'll cost me >30% more - that's just coocoo.

 
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:26 PM   #6
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What's a stir bar for?

 
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:41 PM   #7
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What's a stir bar for?
Stir plate for doing yeast starters


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