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Beer Travel / Travel to Eau Claire, WI
« on: August 08, 2014, 10:09:58 AM »
My wife & I will be traveling to Eau Claire next Thursday. We already are planning on stopping at Lazy Monk Brewing. Are there any other brewpubs in the area we should check out?

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Equipment and Software / Re: Thermowell for thermometer
« on: August 08, 2014, 09:49:19 AM »
Thanks. I can save a bit of money if I don't have to buy the thermowells. I think I will just mount the thermometers directly into the kettles.

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Equipment and Software / Thermowell for thermometer
« on: August 07, 2014, 09:27:40 PM »
Is it necessary to use a thermowell in a HLT or Mash tun when installing a dial thermometer? My thoughts are that it will help protect the thermometer stem from damage if it gets hit with the mash rake or spoon. Would there be any other reason to use a thermowell?

Cheers,
Brandon

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Beer Travel / Re: Not Quite Beer (from Japan)
« on: August 07, 2014, 09:29:45 AM »
Sounds like something you could buy at Spencer Gifts. Kinda like the pens that shock the unsuspecting victim.

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The Pub / Re: F Cancer
« on: August 07, 2014, 09:26:51 AM »
Mike, I'm sorry for your loss. I agree that cancer is a terrible thing. I currently have 2 friends going through treatment. We pray that they make it through and hopefully go into remission.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Star San
« on: August 01, 2014, 10:04:47 PM »
Don't fear the foam. Totally normal. It won't hurt anything.

+1

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Going Pro / Re: Tribute Brewing Company article
« on: August 01, 2014, 09:19:02 PM »
I'll have to go there to check out their burgers and have some of your beer. Which beers are you delivering there?

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Going Pro / Re: There Better be an AHA Discount at This Place!
« on: July 31, 2014, 09:26:51 AM »
Best of luck, Ron!

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Going Pro / Re: Tribute Brewing Company article
« on: July 29, 2014, 08:47:11 PM »

chezteth you went to GNBF and did not stop by and say HI. I am disappointed.

Actually, I did. It was early on and you were rather busy with the other attendees. I mistakenly commented about your brewery being in LaCrosse. We still want to get to your brewery for a visit. We really enjoyed your beers at the GNBF. I'm glad I made a point of stopping by early in the fest. Otherwise I just would have tasted beer. If you know what I mean.  :-)

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Going Pro / Re: Tribute Brewing Company article
« on: July 29, 2014, 11:54:26 AM »
My wife & I went there during the weekend of the Great Northern Beerfest. Excellent beer, nice place and friendly people! We will be sure to visit anytime we are in the area.

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Equipment and Software / Re: New mash tun build
« on: July 18, 2014, 12:26:14 PM »
I don't have experience with them, but I would wager the NB tall boy kettles are of good quality. 

They sound a lot like the Megapot 1.2s but without the volume markers and the silicone covering on the handles.  I have two megapots (old versions, not the 1.2s), and they are built like tanks.

I take it you are planning to drill the holes yourself?

I can drill the holes myself. Although, I would prefer having the ball valves already installed. Any suggestions?

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Equipment and Software / Re: New mash tun build
« on: July 18, 2014, 10:00:17 AM »
What do you think of these kettles? Has anyone used these before? http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/brewing/brewing-equipment/brew-kettles/tall-boy-stainless-steel-brew-kettle.html

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Equipment and Software / Re: New mash tun build
« on: July 18, 2014, 09:35:17 AM »

YOu get what you pay for.  In the PW economy live i have seen a lot of thin bottomed pots that oilcan like a sonofagun.  Id prefer to not have a drum for a pot personally.

If I understand correctly...  The bottom will bow?

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Equipment and Software / Re: New mash tun build
« on: July 18, 2014, 09:29:48 AM »
I'm afraid if I put a braid in it I won't get all the wort out of it if it doesn't sit in the bottom. Any suggestions?

You can probably get the braid to sit on the bottom if you incorporate a 90 degree elbow.

Good point. Definitely something to consider.

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Equipment and Software / Re: New mash tun build
« on: July 18, 2014, 09:27:54 AM »

While I am a huge fan of the restaurant-grade made in America BP-series Polar Ware kettles with factory welded fittings (see page #2 of this PDF: http://polarware.com/Vollrath-Files/Polar-Ware-Files/CAT_PW-Homebrew_En_NP_2013-08-22.pdf), I am not a fan of the economy line.  You can do much better for the money.  Bru-Gear offers a nice kettle at that price point.

http://www.bru-gear.com/store/p16/ProBoiler%28tm%29_15.html

What do you not like about their economy line?

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