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Old 12-06-2009, 09:57 PM   #591
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Mine's not nearly as awesome as Chuckger's but here's my rebuilt brew rig right in action with a Fly Sparge in progress.
Don't sell yourself short, man. That's a mighty fine rig you got!
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+1 that looks nice to me.
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Old 12-07-2009, 02:30 AM   #593
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Every single one on here is AWESOME! You know why.... Because they are all used to make outstanding beer!!!!

3dog,
Here is a better picture of my hop sock.




I use it whenever I add anything to the boil, hops, spices, whatever. It works great especially when brewing beers with lots of additions at different times, like an IPA. THe parts cost me about $8 at the orange box and it took about 15 to assemble, I am not sure what the long skinny hop bag costs, I got it when I bought some guys stuff off Craigslist. Every brewer needs one!
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Old 12-07-2009, 12:17 PM   #594
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the Lil' Sparky Hop Sock is one of the best things I've ever added to my set-up. IPA brews are now easy instead of a PIA. Can't imagine brewing w/o it.
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Mine's not nearly as awesome as Chuckger's but here's my rebuilt brew rig in action with a Fly Sparge in progress.
Looks quite a bit like mine that I'm slowly working on. Finally got it painted and the cement board up to deflect the heat. Waiting until after the new year to buy a couple pumps.



Here's a link to the tread I started for the build:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/my-c...-0-5-a-145715/
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Old 12-08-2009, 12:32 AM   #596
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Every single one on here is AWESOME! You know why.... Because they are all used to make outstanding beer!!!!

3dog,
Here is a better picture of my hop sock.

I use it whenever I add anything to the boil, hops, spices, whatever. It works great especially when brewing beers with lots of additions at different times, like an IPA. THe parts cost me about $8 at the orange box and it took about 15 to assemble, I am not sure what the long skinny hop bag costs, I got it when I bought some guys stuff off Craigslist. Every brewer needs one!
Sweet! I thought that might be what it was, but I didn't want to assume. You still get good hop utilization and don't have as big a mess to clean up? Sounds better than my Zymeco (sp) stainless mesh on the outlet port. Good idea, might have to build me one of those!
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Sweet! I thought that might be what it was, but I didn't want to assume. You still get good hop utilization and don't have as big a mess to clean up? Sounds better than my Zymeco (sp) stainless mesh on the outlet port. Good idea, might have to build me one of those!
I built and used one for the first time this last Saturday and my primary thought was why didn't I do this sooner?
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Yeah, I like it, too. But in all honesty it wasn't my idea. Someone else on here came up with it, and somehow I got the credit.
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Yeah, I like it, too. But in all honesty it wasn't my idea. Someone else on here came up with it, and somehow I got the credit.
Man and all that time I thought you were an Einstein Superstar
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Every single one on here is AWESOME! You know why.... Because they are all used to make outstanding beer!!!!

3dog,
Here is a better picture of my hop sock.




I use it whenever I add anything to the boil, hops, spices, whatever. It works great especially when brewing beers with lots of additions at different times, like an IPA. THe parts cost me about $8 at the orange box and it took about 15 to assemble, I am not sure what the long skinny hop bag costs, I got it when I bought some guys stuff off Craigslist. Every brewer needs one!

Anybody have any leads on what and where the nylon bag comes from? Links would be great.
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