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Old 12-03-2012, 04:37 PM
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Haha

I just freakin drop the damn things.

Do want a better bottle. And kegging system. And new mash tun. And brewing sculpture. And somewhere to put all this.

My temp controller arrived today. Picked up a jiffy box, connector strip, outlets, wires etc. will wire it up tonight.

Then I can finally do some lagers.

Though no lagers are to be found in my top 10 (or top 50 probably) beer list so it hasn't been a major drama.

Might do a Munich or bock or something with flavor soon
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:03 PM
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So made me a temp controller box today. Pretty easy. Should have done it a while ago. Only set up for cooling. Dont really need heating at this point.




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Old 13-03-2012, 12:24 AM
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Nice. Wired into a fridge ?

Mau does some tasty lagers. His Munich and Darkside are awesome

I was looking at a 23L PET carboy from Brewers Coop. Works out to be $70 shipped
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Old 13-03-2012, 12:51 AM
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Yeah just has power thingy at back so can plug it into whatever, but yes, plugged into fridge. When i get a heatpad I'll wire up a warming connection as well.

I freakin love belgian beer man. 80% of what i brew is belgian. There is so much variety in that country, and i just cant get enough of it. I dont mind lager/pilsner, but they are freakin tasteless in comparison

They will definitely challenge my brewing skills though, so keen to give it a try. SUre Mr Randy Mosher can inspire me to brew something interesting

Not a bad price. I like brewers coop. I go there quite often. Think they are $60 in the shop, so $10 shipping aint bad.

I'll be making a stir plate soon too. The shake as you walk method has worked fine, but yeah :P

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Old 13-03-2012, 10:47 AM
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For fermenting beer of for yeast starter ? Or neither

Im holding off doin a brew 'til I get my mash tun from Mr Banks. Will hopefully be back by the end of this week. Will upgrade my kettle to a 50L after that

Just found out that flights for our honeymoon will be 1/2 what we thought they'd be so hopefully that equates to more brewing funds
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Haha for starters of course

I'm naughty and dont do them all the time. For big beers I make a starter and then have my flask siting next to me for most of a day. I shake it up every couple of minutes. Pain in the ass but it works. My tripel has come down from 1.080 to 1.012 in a week. Still has krausen. Hope it's done. Don't want it going much lower.
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Old 13-03-2012, 11:07 AM
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Yeah I was looking into the same thing. Came across this. Looks like a fun little project
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Old 13-03-2012, 11:40 AM
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Looks like what I'm gonna do. Big fan, some rare earth magnets and an adjustable power adapter to control speed. Should be quick and easy
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Old 13-03-2012, 11:43 AM
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Old 13-03-2012, 01:00 PM
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Sure thing. Will probably look at it next week
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Well I smashed out a brew I did a pale ale and went like a dream, I've been in internet darkness atm I'm typing this on the phone!
Also bottled and kegged the 3wakalager its a flavoursome biatch can't wait to tap in
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Old 13-03-2012, 06:09 PM
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Man i am very undecided on my next brew. I have a fermenter free again so itchin to brew. Will probably leave it for a week or so.

Will probably do a session pale ale soon. The beer in the cupboard ranges from 9.5 to 7%.

When my tripel finishes i will probably do a belgian dubble or belgian stong dark. I have a shitload (a tuly staggering amount) of awesome belgian yeast sitting in my fermenter. Might as well get some use out of it.

Want to do a pilsner or lager and get some use out of my swanky new controller, but i think i'm gonna get another fermenter for that. Seeing it will be tying it up for longer.
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So...thinking i'll be getting a kegging setup in the nearish future.

You guys know of some good deals? Tip and tricks etc?
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Old 14-03-2012, 01:25 PM
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Maus your man for that. You gonna go for 20L corneys or 50L ?

Got an email with some pics from Mr Banks to say my MLT was done. Gotta book honeymoon flights then Ill get a kettle done. Needless to say that Im chomping at the bit to get my hands on this
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Old 14-03-2012, 03:57 PM
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Nice man

Just 20l. Don't do massive batches like Mau

Usually do 15l actually

Got a wee hop plant today. Next year it should do its thing
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