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    Chest Freezer - $30 - Commerce Twp, MI

    Ok, I'll post here if it does get sold before then.
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    Chest Freezer - $30 - Commerce Twp, MI

    Avanti Chest Freezer 7.1 cf http://www.avantiproducts.com/manual/cf199.pdf Outer - 34x22.5x34" Inner - 28.5x17.5x27" The condenser works, but the thermostat does not work properly. The freezer will only run when you turn on the "Quick Freeze" switch. The "Quick Freeze" makes the condenser...
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    Ok, I'm not just being paranoid about infections...

    Well, I would be happy to provide an update, as home brewing has really been on my mind lately. I basically had enough, and sold all of my equipment (with full disclosure on the infection problems, in fact I linked to this thread in my CL ad, the buyers did not care). In fact, did anyone...
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    Ok, I'm not just being paranoid about infections...

    I think I'm just set on starting anew - I just can't bear the thought of another ruined batch. I might have to light something on fire if it happens again.
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    Ok, I'm not just being paranoid about infections...

    Ok, so, I've decided to pitch / sell every last piece of equipment. I'm pretty confident it's a house yeast, but I just don't want to risk it. Just in case people were curious. Plus, the move is coming very soon. $200 for everything now...
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    Deal of the century - Tons of stuff $400, Westland, MI

    Ok, last chance, $200. I'll take $300 now, the move is bearing down on us. Ok, first of all, read this thread: https://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/ok-im-not-just-being-paranoid-about-infections-88568/ I have been battling a serious infection for almost a year now. I have replaced plastic, etc...
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    Ok, I'm not just being paranoid about infections...

    Thanks for the reply. No, I don't mill my own grain. I know it's a long thread, but I have kind of ruled out most of the typical things one would think of when battling infections. At this point, I am really just wondering what people think about reference the equipment issue (what to keep...
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    Ok, I'm not just being paranoid about infections...

    Yeah, I've tried skipping the secondary.
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    Ok, I'm not just being paranoid about infections...

    This thread again.... So, if anybody remembers this thread, here it is again. Here's a reader's digest version: Bad batch after bad batch. Replaced all plastic. Bleached glass. Beer still went sour (fine in carboys, tastes sour after a few weeks in bottles). After listening to everyone's...
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    Ok, I'm not just being paranoid about infections...

    Cool, that is helpful. I am pretty much down to my carboys as the only thing I have not replaced (bench capper is the same too - although I sprayed that with bleach just because). I can't say I have ever tested the ph of my Star San, and I do use tap water, although I don't keep my star san...
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    Ok, I'm not just being paranoid about infections...

    Good thought, but I just use a basic copper immersion chiller.
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    Ok, I'm not just being paranoid about infections...

    I sanitize my caps in Star San (although there is apparently quite a bit of controversy about this topic... https://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/caps-sanitize-not-sanitize-107824/
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    Ok, I'm not just being paranoid about infections...

    Maybe I'm just being crazy, or maybe not, but I think I'm developing indoor allergies, too. When I'm in the house, I'm all stuffed up, itchy eyes, etc. An hour or so after leaving the house, I feel fine. So, that could lend credence to the airborne contaminants. I bought a nice furnace...
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    Ok, I'm not just being paranoid about infections...

    Took my last two batches to the LHBS (a very reputable place). The owner tasted them and confirmed that I wasn't just being paranoid, they were infected. He said that he strongly doubted the possibility of an airborne contaminant. He said that the reason he didn't think it was an airborne...
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