Oh that's a good idea. I have a one gallon pitcher that would work well for something like that also.
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Is this pretty necessary? I never do this. Usually after a keg kicks, I rinse it out with water really well and run some through the lines. Every few times I'll run Oxyclean through and let it sit for 15 minutes, then rinse with water. Should I be doing this with PBW instead? Or BLC?I believe the guy from 5 Star said on Brew Strong that PBW has a chelator, where Oxyclean does not. So there is less chance of hard water scale build up or something like that.
You're correct. I use Oxiclean most of the time and about every 3 cleanings I use PBW to remove the tough organic stuff.
The Thermapen pretty much wins every time in Cook's Illustrated when they look at instant-read thermometers. When I overshot my target temperature on a standing rib roast by 10 degrees because of a crappy instant-read thermometer, I splurged on the Thermapen. Avoid ruining two decent cuts of meat and it pays for itself. Oh yeah, you can use it for brewing too. Very fast response, accurate.Looked it up. It's pricey at $93 but I can see how it could be a great thermometer. Been looking into getting a digital thermometer myself, may have to splurge on this eventually.
The trouble with Ali Baba is that they're 1. not all necessarily reputable vendors and 2. have minimum order requirements of typically 10-1,000 items. Although if you wanted to open a shop to sell this stuff, they're great (apparently).
Brouwland has an automated 1-BBL system that I always drool over. It's something like 80k. For that kinda coin, I can become debt-free, AND still keep my 5-gallon system. Still it's fun to dream.
Good point and I think the answer is most likely no. I think there are differing definitions of success involved here. I don't think people own businesses solely to make money. Money is a big part of it, yes, but they open business most often because they feel they have something to offer the market.So does this mean that every company, no matter how small or large, has the ultimate goal of becoming (or being bought out by) Walmart, AB, or Microsoft?
Well, I obviously can't speak for _every_ company, but why would a company exist other than to make money? Witness the current T Mobile/ATT deal.
I guess I'm trying to figure out the line between "making money" and "making more money". Does every restaurant want to franchise?
Yeesh, thank you for easing my mind. I was having second thoughts about buying a chest freezer for temp control. Silly me. I don't let the house ever get below ale temps. I fermented many of my ales in the basement this winter and the ambient temp was somewhere around 57, which produce some nice clean beers. Fermentation was never too vigorous, but the beers turned out great and didn't over attenuate.So what you're telling me is one temp controller won't keep the freezer at a constant 62 degrees? You're keeping yours in your garage by the looks of it, though, so I can understand the heating part. But if my freezer is inside my house, why wouldn't one temp controller do the trick?As long as your house is always above 62F (or whatever temp you want to keep it), you only need one temperature controller. But some of these crazy people let their houses get down into the 50s for the winter.
So what you're telling me is one temp controller won't keep the freezer at a constant 62 degrees? You're keeping yours in your garage by the looks of it, though, so I can understand the heating part. But if my freezer is inside my house, why wouldn't one temp controller do the trick?Do you ferment your ales in the chest freezer? I'm looking into getting one for when I move in August. I've read about people using heating elements and whatnot, seems like the temp controller would take care of that part.