beersk just did a little Sherlock Holmes work and realized I was back under a new username. I must have somehow fat fingered the delete account button!
I am still a husband, father, electrical design engineer and Belgian beer lover. For all of those who interacted with me when I had the Derek username, thanks for all the help and info!
My setup has morphed a bit to fit my small batches (~1 gal.):
1/2 Gallon glass jug (shaken not stirred starters)
1 Gallon glass jugs (fermenter)
2 Gallon Coleman Stacker cooler mash tun w/ HD fittings (i'll be refitting everything soon to simplify outlet)
3 Gallon cheapo stainless brew kettle
2 burner countertop electric stove
dial thermometer (soon to be digital pen style)
I am looking to get a small mini fridge on the cheap for my 1 Gal fermenter and will be setting up a dual stage STC-1000.