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    Lots of brewing equipment Central WI

    I still have the following items: Johnson digital temp controller ( already wired ) $60 + shipping Local pickup items: Converted 15.5 gallon boil pot with weldless fitting and brass valve $80 48qt Igloo cube - sprayfoam insulated top, CPVC manifold, brass valve $25
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    Lots of brewing equipment Central WI

    I sent you a PM. I'm waiting to hear back from a couple people so I'll let you know whatever is still available.
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    Lots of brewing equipment Central WI

    I have too many hobbies and not enough time so unfortunately brewing needs to go or at least get trimmed down. Up for sale is: 15 lbs Barley Crusher $110 + shipping - SOLD 2 - 6 gallon BetterBottles ( non-ported ) $15 each + shipping - SOLD Johnson digital temp controller ( already wired ) $60...
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    Setting temp controller temperature

    The waters been in there for about 24 hours now, so everything should be equalized. The probe is taped directly to the bottle and then covered, but I'll give it a try with a towel. Thanks for the input.
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    Setting temp controller temperature

    I just got a fridge and a Johnson A419 controller. I've been playing around with it tonight and doing some temp readings off of a 6 gallon better bottle filled with water with the probe taped to the side then covered with several folded sheets of paper towel for insulation. The difference...
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    Better Bottle blowoff tubes

    I have the BB with and use the orange carboy caps. I just put a piece of vinyl tubing onto one of the stems that stick out of the carboy cap. I haven't had any crazy fermenting beers in there yet so the smaller diameter tubing was good. I also haven't dry hopped a vigorously fermenting beer...
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    60qt Aluminum Pot

    Sold! I have a 60qt pot that I no longer need. It's about 20.5" wide by 11" tall. It already has a hole drilled for a weldless bulkhead. Evaporation on my boils was about 25% per hour just to give you an idea. I was thinking $30 plus shipping costs. It's a larger item so shipping may be a...
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    Pickup tube for boil kettle

    Yes I am. My first batch was an extract kit, and between not letting the trub set and evaporation I only ended up with 3.5 gallons of high gravity wort in my fermenter. I topped up to 5 so I was OK, but I ended up losing 2 gallons. My second run with my first all grain I let the trub set and...
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    Better Bottle 6 US Gallon Better Bottle

    Light, easy to carry. Installed blow off airlocks to avoid suck back when lifting. Cleaning can be a little tedious since you can't use a brush. Price Payed: $24.00 Recommended? Yes
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    Better Bottle 6 US Gallon Better Bottle

    Light, easy to carry. Installed blow off airlocks to avoid suck back when lifting. Cleaning can be a little tedious since you can't use a brush. Price Payed: $24.00 Recommended? Yes
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    Sampling grains for taste

    Thanks Revvy that's exactly what I was looking for.
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    Sampling grains for taste

    Being a relatively new brewer I've been wondering what different grains offer for flavor. I've read what they taste like and what they add, but having no reference for a 'biscuity' flavor or other such descriptions has left me wondering about these. I'm wondering if there is a way to sample...
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    Typical heat loss using a 48qt cube cooler

    I thought I had read to stir every 15 minutes or so, maybe thats a special case or maybe that was for a heatable mash tun. Ahh well, live and learn. The fermenter is still bubbling so at least it should be beer like liquid when it's all done.
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    Typical heat loss using a 48qt cube cooler

    Ahh, maybe that was my problem. I stirred every 15 minutes and took a reading right away. My mash temp was supposed to be 152° and my strike temp was good at 153°.
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    Typical heat loss using a 48qt cube cooler

    So this weekend I did my first all grain brew. I have a 48 quart Igloo cube cooler that I'm using for my mash tun. I started at 153° and after 45 minutes I was down to 149°. I preheated with 170° water, so maybe I need to go hotter or keep it in there longer. So I guess my question is has...
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