I assume you didn't use it for bittering? And how the heck did you get that picture to show?Dr. Tom, you know, has his secret ways.
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Hopefully the price of new ball locks will fall as people start to buy more. I've already seen them sold for ~$90 in multi-packs. Given the hastle of some used kegs, I'd pay a premium for new. I think if it dropped to $75 or so it would be great.The ones I have seen for $90-100 new are made in China.
The foil I'd for longer term storage. I do a case of bottles at a time in the oven, so not all get used soon.For used bottles, clean them, put foil over the opening, and then bake for an hour at 375. Turn the oven off and take them out the next day, they will be sterile.
+1 for the oven method. I don't bother with the foil. I rinse the night before bottling day, pop them in the over and bake at 375 for 20 minutes or an hour or you know, whenever I remember to get up and turn off the oven. and leave them in there till bottling time. that oven and everything in it should be pretty close to sterile at that point.
I'm not planning buy this book from any retailer at the moment so the price difference doesn't bother me in any way.Well said.
That said, the dues we pay to the AHA are used for far more than discounts on books. I pay my dues because doing so supports a team of people who have our backs as home brewers. Without them many of us would be brewing illegally in our home state. We would not have access to the resources we currently do to improve our craft. The book discounts are nice but not the reason we all joined the AHA. Please keep in mind that in the grand scheme of things the AHA is a tiny organization with limited resources doing a very good job on executing on their charter.
OK, I remembered the one I said as being #1, but that one you have is ok.Very nice. One thing that I noticed is the the pump should be oriented horizontal with the outlet pointing up.
This is not true there are 6 pictures in the thread from March Pumps Pic #5 is an acceptible way to mount the pumps and since I have already use it this way and they worked flawlessly then this is the way they will stay.
Thanks for the input.