I vent out the wall of my basement using a rectangular duct. See this post for photos and other info:
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I sincerely hope I don't have to replace all the rubber in a keg that had my first sour in it.All the small keg parts (rubber, plastic, and metal) can be boiled. Hit the rest of the keg with a couple kinds of sanitizer if you want to be safe.
I have read a bit into induction heating and have seen some argue that US made induction pots are significantly better in terms of the induction elements built into the base.I've not heard of this concept of a pot containing an "induction element." The pot I use with my induction unit is just stainless steel that's appropriately ferromagnetic, and it works great. My understanding is if a refrigerator magnet sticks to the pot, it's good for induction. Too basic?
In both the First and Final Rounds, six points are awarded for a first place, four points for a second place and two points for a third place.Now that is weird and something I did not know. I only have one final round medal and don't expect to get another at the rate this hobby's growing, but I'd definitely be in favor of making the final round medals worth more points.
I've had some infected beer before and a good hot soak in 180 degrees for everything, including rubber gaskets, is all you need ot resantize the kegs. I've boiled poppets in microwave. No need to replace everything IME.Agreed—all the small parts of a keg can be boiled with no ill effects. Near-boiling water sloshed around inside the keg (be careful) works well, too, as has also been suggested. Another approach is to use a couple of different kinds of sanitizer in case you have a resistant bug. I normally use StarSan, but I whip out the Iodophor once a year just as a precaution.
Thanks guys, Unfortunatly I can't get my hands on the cloumbus.