Happy to say I just completed my water test, and everything seems to be working. I was able to heat 2.5 gal to over 160 F in what seemed like a short amount of time (I forgot to time it).
One hiccup along the way was that I had the electrician add the outlet before I had the burner, because I...
It took me forever, but I have read through this entire thread. Thanks everyone for the great info!
I'm ready to pull the trigger and order the Avantco IC3500. I'm talking to electricians now about getting an outlet wired up in my basement. I want to get something that will work with the...
I have one of these and it works well for temp control when fermenting.
If it is empty when I am brewing, I often put it over my mash tun (which because I BIAB is a 10 gal brew kettle) to help maintain the temp. This is super helpful in the colder months.
I had a terrible experience with a DarkStar - no matter how I adjusted it, it always left lots of black char on my kettle. This was a huge pain to clean up.
I upgraded to the Bru Burner, which initially gave me problems with the flame going back into the Venturi tube. I've mostly fixed this...
I know lots of folks that are tea snobs and much prefer tea to coffee. I am one of them. Things I try to avoid:
- Tea bags: Whenever possible, I use loose leaf.
- Adding tea to water: That is just wrong. Hot water should be poured over the tea
- Lipton or similar: These are the Budweisers of tea