I am finally adding a collar to my freezer and built a collar out of 2x6 and once I started putting the rectangle together (nails and screws) I realized that I couldn't get the collar to lay flat. There is about a 1/4" play in the thing (press down one side and the other side goes up just a little). I bought weather stripping to serve as a buffer between the fridge and the wood and was wondering if this puffy stuff would solve the irregular shape problem. Should I just take it apart and start over? They are just 2x6 butted together. Any suggestions would help. Thanks.
As I struggle over keeping my fermentation temps cool I am currently coveting a large chest freezer where I can put my fermentation buckets, set at 62F or so. I was wondering what other home brewers wish they had?
I was wondering what you all thought would get wort temp down faster. Would an ice bath plus ground water copper coil chiller be faster than running ice water through the coil chiller with my sub pump?
I will be spending a couple of days in Virginia Beach and was wondering if anyone knew of good beer stops in the Hampton Roads. So far I have located the Gordon Beirsch and Grape and Gourmet has a free beer tasting every Thursday (5-7). Can anyone recommend other stops?