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    Grainfather!!

    This. I've seen the gunk in my water heater. I pulled the anode rod as I think that was responsible for most of the odor in my water. My tap water is 55 degrees. Thinking about filling my mash water the night before and covering it. I can start heating my water at room temp of 70 degrees...
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    Grainfather!!

    I've had my Grainfather for roughly 2 months and was just now able to get a Sparge Heater. Planning to do a brew in a few days so I did the final assembly and cleaning of the Grainfather today. With a Grain Coat, I had a starting water temp of 55 degrees F and a room temp of 70 degrees F. I...
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    Grainfather!!

    I got my Grainfather from igobru32 on eBay a few weeks ago. I believe he drop ships from a wholesaler and mine arrived in just a few days. I paid $740. I posted about it on the Grainfather Users Group on Facebook and 1 poster mentioned that it might be a version 1 at that price but mine was a...
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    Grainfather!!

    Some pumps can run dry and some can't. Just thought it might be an easy way to aerate the wort as you pump it into the fermenter.
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    Grainfather!!

    I've never seen a Grainfather in person yet so my idea may be impossible. I was thinking of a way to aerate the wort as you pump it into the fermenter. On a hydraulic system, if you have air leaking into your suction pipe going to the pump, you make the oil foam up. Is there a way to...
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    Equipment Recommendations - Fermenter

    I appreciate all the great advice so far! I was reading the SS Chronical thread and saw Bru Gear was mentioned. At first, I ruled them out do to not having a 7 gallon fermenter. After further research here, I see you can do 5 gallon batches in a 14 gallon fermenter. Plus it'd give me the...
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    First Look: SS BrewTech Brewmaster Edition 7 Gallon Chronical

    I'm planning on going with the Grainfather for doing indoor electric brews. I have no intentions of shelling out thousands on electric all grain equipment to do 10 gallon batches. I was planning on going with a 7 gallon conical fermenter. Could I brew 2 - 5 gallon batches back to back on the...
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    Equipment Recommendations - Fermenter

    By fitting in a 40" fridge, I'm assuming you're talking about the SS Brew Bucket and not the Chronical Conical.
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    Equipment Recommendations - Fermenter

    LOL. I don't have Trump money but I've been into enough hobbies to learn the phrase Buy Once, Cry Once. Meaning, if you keep doing middle of the road upgrades, you're left equipment that isn't worth what you paid for it and pay more in the long run than if you just bought the good stuff in the...
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    Equipment Recommendations - Fermenter

    The height of the Chronical is definitely a down side when it comes to putting it in a fermentation chamber. That said, it won't be any taller than what the fast ferment is. With a cooler, wouldn't I have to be constantly feeding it with ice to keep the temp down? With a refrigerator or...
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    Equipment Recommendations - Fermenter

    I'll start by saying I only have 1 gallon equipment at the moment and just bottled my first 3 batches this week. I wanted to start off on the cheap with 1 gallon equipment to see if I can make beer I like and to be able to experiment with different styles of beer without spending a fortune on...
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