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  1. McKraken

    Canadian Roll Call!!

    You can try They have free shipping over $100, which takes a lot of the pain out of ordering online in Canada. Since I haven't introduced myself yet, I'm in the Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia. I've been brewing for about seven years, but took a few years off after...
  2. McKraken

    Vancouver Island HBS?

    I know this thread is kind of old, but I was wondering if anyone knew where I could get some all-grain ingredients in the area? I'm pretty new to Courtenay, and haven't had any luck.
  3. McKraken

    tri-clover removable element - brewershardware element adapter

    I realize this is an old thread, but I want to ask a question about the heating element rusting. I remember reading somewhere that it's only an issue in the HLT because the BKTL element is in contact with acidic wort, and not just water. Here's the question: Would you be able to force a...
  4. McKraken

    Tap Handle Idea - Need some help

    I was wondering if anyone knew of any type of epoxy that could be used to look like beer, kind of like the picture. My idea was for a beer BMC drinkers would like is to turn a light bulb into a tap handle, fill it with a yellow coloured, carbonated looking epoxy with a fake head. (looks...
  5. McKraken

    I added waaaay too much sugar, right?

    Haha, Sorry for the Hijack, but I'm in the Canadian Forces. Combat Engineer. My job in Kandahar was finding IED's, that's why "HME" sounds wierd to me when talking about homebrew. Hell, when I went sky diving "IAD" (Instructor Assisted Deployment) sounded a hell of a lot like IED. Back on...
  6. McKraken

    First Brew Disaster

    I looked it up, and all I could find was that the ballast "does not contain lead or similar alloys". If anyone could help me out, it was made by Alla France.
  7. McKraken

    First Brew Disaster

    So today was my first ever brew day, a partial mash IPA kit from I started out with my mash "teabag" for an hour at 155*-160*. Once that was complete, I turned up the temperature and slowly added my DME, mixing with my spatula as I went. I started to feel something grainy on the...
  8. McKraken

    I added waaaay too much sugar, right?

    A little off topic: That just sounds weird to me. In my line of work, HME is "home made explosives".