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Offline ipaguy

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Christmas presents to myself
« on: December 20, 2010, 02:34:19 PM »
UPS just brought me a stir plate & an O2 injection system should be here before Christmas.  I am so stoked about brewing my next batch!
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Re: Christmas presents to myself
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2010, 03:03:29 PM »
Nice! I bought myself an early Christmas present when my bedroom TV pooped out on me, or I would be showering myself with beer making essentials as we speak.
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Re: Christmas presents to myself
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2010, 03:39:44 PM »
I just bought an O2 injection system from Lowes, it was disguised as a small welding kit and a fish tank stone.  Used it for the first time yesterday.
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Re: Christmas presents to myself
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2010, 04:30:05 PM »
I resisted buying a stir plate for a long time but when I finally did it was totally worth it. I have used pure o2 for several years. Love the time conveniece and not worrying about the "foam over" from the aquarium pump. One word of caution: you want to let the O2 just trickle in there. If you see big bubbles you are just wasting O2. When I first started using the red tanks from LOWES/etc I would go through them every other batch or so. Once I got the hang of it one tank would last 5-7 (ten gallon) batches.
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Re: Christmas presents to myself
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2010, 04:34:36 PM »
I have an O2 system but rarely use it. I forcefully shoot my wort into my fermenter with a March pump and that aerates it enough. Beside, oxygen is for welding and breathing when a hangover is present. :D

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Re: Christmas presents to myself
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2010, 06:30:45 PM »
I started with a bucket of Orange Blossom Honey last week
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Re: Christmas presents to myself
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2010, 07:12:24 PM »
I want a Johnson controller and a TEC unit. Also for my other passion I want a BBQ Guru DigiQ DX with the Pit Viper 10 cfm fan.

Please Please Please Santa can I have them all...?  :)
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Re: Christmas presents to myself
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2010, 07:46:53 PM »
I have an O2 system but rarely use it. I forcefully shoot my wort into my fermenter with a March pump and that aerates it enough. Beside, oxygen is for welding and breathing when a hangover is present. :D

I never weld when I have a hangover.
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Re: Christmas presents to myself
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2010, 07:56:29 PM »
I got a bunch of gift cards from Lowe's, so I decided I'm getting a larger appliance for my fermenting chamber.
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Re: Christmas presents to myself
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2010, 08:40:56 PM »
Wife got me a stir plate , 2L flask and a Corona Mill. Yay, something under the tree for me that isn't socks. I'll probably order a Johnson control around New Years.
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Re: Christmas presents to myself
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2010, 07:02:18 AM »
Corona mill?  You making bread?
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Re: Christmas presents to myself
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2010, 07:18:11 AM »
Corona mill?  You making bread?

You know, my Corona has always done me good, at least once I finally figured out how to keep it on a good setting.
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Re: Christmas presents to myself
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2010, 07:43:13 AM »
You know, my Corona has always done me good, at least once I finally figured out how to keep it on a good setting.

How do you keep the "gap" just right on a Corona mill? I've used my Corona for a long time with good results, but every crush there are adjustment to make.  phillamb168, how did you get the plates to stay in the same position?
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Re: Christmas presents to myself
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2010, 09:50:31 AM »
I just ordered 2 ball lock kegs and the accessories to get started kegging; and a faucet, shank, etc to start my keggerator. It won't be here until after Christmas, but still my present to myself.  :D
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Re: Christmas presents to myself
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2010, 09:58:23 AM »
How do you keep the "gap" just right on a Corona mill? I've used my Corona for a long time with good results, but every crush there are adjustment to make.  phillamb168, how did you get the plates to stay in the same position?

You can put some washers in as spacers on the bolts with wing nuts, that hold the plates apart uniformly versus just setting a gap and having the grain puch them apart.  I never got around to doing thismyself, I always just tweaked things each time I used mine.  I recently got a Monster Mill and drive it with a drill, its really nice and super fast and easy, but not a huge difference in my finished product.
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