I had plenty of Hopslam last year and it was $16 for a six. Now it is $18 for a six here and I just can't do it for that price when I could try to clone it and spend roughly the same amount for 5 gallons. Thanks for the hop info, I might try this.
A tier system uses gravity to move the liquids from hot water tank to mash tun, and mash tun to boil kettle instead of using pumps. There are tier systems that use pumps as well, but if you have pumps you can have all on the same level.
I was converting a fridge into a kegerator. I was so happy that I got it for $10. I drilled the holes in the front door for the faucets and then I drilled a hole in the side for the gas line and about half way through - PSSSSSSSST - I drilled through a coil line yeah, I know what it's like to be Homer
I plan on making my regular porter next week, but I want to add a couple of vanilla beans. My question is when should I add the beans? I thought that I read somewhere on here that they should be added to fermenter, but I can't remember if you should wait until most of the fementation has been completed. One more, should I split the beans open as well?