I kegged this last night. I did add zest from two lemons in the secondary. This beer is awesome. Doesn't seem to need much for aging. I think it's ready to drink day one. I forced carbonated of course. Can't wait for a nice hot sunny day to enjoy this outside.
Brewed a Black Butte porter last night using the new heat stick. Worked great. I don't know if I'll ever leave the kitchen for brewing now that dual heat sticks are working out. Well, at least for the winter anyway.
I'll keep that in mind. I didn't think about looking around. I just tried one. But this build is looking solid. The electrical connections are completely encased in jb weld. And I have applied jb weld all around the slip reducer too.
Thanks Gritsak. I was looking at that earlier. Unfortunately I could not fit the 1" coupling in the chrome drain pipe. So I took the cardboard roll from paper towels and cut it to fit around the connections and filled with jb weld. I'm looking forward to the finished product. I'm confident...
I recently built a second heat stick using these instructions. I probably used 2 tsp acetone to thin out the jb weld to pour into the chrome drain pipe to seal off the electrical connections. After about 36 hours, I tested the heat stick and after about 20 minutes it started tripping the gfi...
Thank you thank you for this thread!!! Got this controller put together and working perfectly. It's going to be nice to finally be able to controller my fermenting temps without using a cooler and ice.
I brewed this last Saturday. It was a last minutes decision to brew so I didn't make a starter and used only one packet of 1028 activator yeast. As of now it's still fermenting fairly heavy. I'm excited for this beer.