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    Did Northern Brewer Purchase Austin Homebrew AND/OR Adventures in Brewing?

    With current gas prices, that 2 hour drive is getting expensive!
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    ANVIL FOUNDRY ALL-GRAIN BREWING SYSTEM

    I picked up a Engbird Bluetooth Thermometer for my mash. I keep an eye on mash temp on my phone.
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    Starter yeast question

    I make a starter 24 hrs before pitching using a stir plate. After pitching, my fermentor is active within four hours. Always use a blow off tube.
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    Sight glass on an anvil foundry?

    I emailed brewhardware and asked about their Site Glass on an Anvil Foundry. Their reply was - "I haven't figured out a solution for a foundry yet."
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    Help me with my dead pump, please.

    I always test my pump before brew day. If it is making a strange noise, I take it apart and spray it with Di-Electric Grease Electrical Grade. Works every time!
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    ANVIL FOUNDRY ALL-GRAIN BREWING SYSTEM

    I place two needle nose vice grips on either side of the ring so that the basket does not catch the ring when pulling up the basket.
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    Glass or PET Carboy

    Probably causes cancer in California!
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    Glass or PET Carboy

    Also done with glass after trip to the ER and 9 stiches in my wrist. Pet for sure.
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    Upgrading propane setup vs switching to electric all in one

    When I switched from propane to an Anvil all in one, on my first brew I got out my propane burner to heat my sparge water. I then purchase a Digiboll 120 v unit to heat my sparge water. $159 then. I brew in the morning and with my Anvil I am ready to mash in first thing at 240V. I turn on my...
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    ANVIL FOUNDRY ALL-GRAIN BREWING SYSTEM

    Go by Anvil manual recommendations. Too little water = stuck mash during recirculation.
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    ANVIL FOUNDRY ALL-GRAIN BREWING SYSTEM

    No problem with gasket in 18 months of use.
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    Fix a stucky Chugger pump motor?

    The impeller and impeller housing. I use dielectric spray.
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    Fix a stucky Chugger pump motor?

    Oil the motor shafts and clean the impeller with hot water. Dry and spray with DiElectric.
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    Electric setup

    I brew first thing in the morning. My Anvil Foundry allows me the set the start time the night before and I am ready to mash in. The 240v system saves me a lot of time getting it up to boil.
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    Dry hop

    Glass Marbles
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