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Offline Octabird

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Start of my first setup
« on: August 26, 2014, 04:29:55 AM »
Hey guys I am new to brewing and very much into the idea of having control over making beers that I want to drink.

I decided to document my first setup here and allow for everyone to provide their input.

My cooker starts here:



This week I plan to measure for a lid and get the top opened and have found a few Craig's List glass carboys.

I plan to build a cooler mash tun and just start right at it with grain brewing. I am fortunate to have a hop yard just 3 miles from my home and a co-worker that has been brewing for a bit to show me the ropes.

My name is Jason, I live near Dayton, OH and go by the alias Octabird. :Cheers:


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Re: Start of my first setup
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2014, 11:17:48 AM »
Welcome to the obsession.  ;)

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Re: Start of my first setup
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2014, 01:41:55 PM »
welcome!
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Re: Start of my first setup
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2014, 01:44:31 PM »
Welcome.  You just gained a new obsession !
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Re: Start of my first setup
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2014, 02:56:28 PM »
Looks like that keg was a pot for a still once upon a time what's attached to the top there?
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Re: Start of my first setup
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2014, 04:24:52 PM »
Not sure what that is, looks like a valve of some sort. I did not think twice about it.


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Re: Start of my first setup
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2014, 01:39:56 PM »
Welcome
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Re: Start of my first setup
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2014, 07:28:01 AM »
Hi Jason,
you're gonna benefit here as you have even no idea! This place is great and people are amazing. Both friendly and wise. And don't look at my post count. I read for a loooong time and lots and used guys' tips and only then decided to finally join in a more physical way :)