I am in Kansas City and do not have ours yet.
I am in San Diego and I haven't received mine yet...
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They now recommend storing it in "storage solution".
MW101 Manual: "After completing measurements, switch the meter off and store the electrode with a few drops of storage solution (MA9015) in the protective cap."
That must have just changed.
I spoke to a Milwaukee rep about a month or two ago and his recommendation was "tap water".
get your water analyzed http://www.wardlab.com (test W-5 is the one you want).
Test W-6 will give you all the info you need for brewing water and is $10 cheaper.
Then pre-boil, I added my brewing salts.
Just to add.
You can monitor the fill level by weight, or if the beer in the source keg is cold, condensation on the receiver keg (at least that works in humid MI).
The key is to get enough hops in there to balance the Munich.
To cope with wamer hose water in the summer; I chill my wort down to 80-90 degrees with hose water and then switch to a pump that sits in an ice bath. It takes about 20 minutes total to get the wort down to 62 degrees. Buying a cheap pump is more than worth it when looking at how much water you will save. This is the pump I purchased; I believe it was $35 at the time I bought it:
Sorry for being dense. The purpose of the pump is to move the icewater around to encourage quicker cooling??
But you can buy 2 single-stage controllers for the price of one 2-stage. Then you can use them together or separately. http://www.pexsupply.com/Ranco-Temperature-Controllers-12744000
Where do you place the sensor? What differential do you use?
I never understood the need for a 2-stage controller. I need to cool or heat my fermenters, never both. And you can buy 2 single-stage controllers for the same $$.
I used to shake and pitch at high kruesen, 8-12hrs.
So 24hrs is too short for good build up on a stirplate? What do you do? Pitch a whole 2L starter at onceafter 24 hrs or wait 4-7days to fully ferment out.
On stirplate for 24hrs, then into frig over night, pulled out and decanted a few hours before pitching.