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Offline Maine Homebrewer

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Re: Moving to All Grain - Equipment List
« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2013, 12:08:44 PM »
You can never have too many thermometers. 
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Offline philm63

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Re: Moving to All Grain - Equipment List
« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2013, 04:09:46 PM »
A good refractometer to monitor gravity during the brew day.
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Re: Moving to All Grain - Equipment List
« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2013, 12:44:07 PM »
I agree about the thermometer and refractometer.
I use at least two thermometers at any given time for assurance and have found one that quit being accurate this way.
The refraometer makes sampling comparatively quick and easy on brew day.  Low volume samples when you take a reading during fermentation.
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Re: Moving to All Grain - Equipment List
« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2013, 01:40:32 PM »
PBW and StarSan for cleaning and sanitizing.  Iodophor to test for full conversion.
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Re: Moving to All Grain - Equipment List
« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2013, 09:21:49 AM »
To combat the issue of not wanting to have yeast shipped from Nashville, have you tried harvesting your yeast.  I've cut my yeast purchases to about 20% of what they were before, by harvesting my yeast.  I can usually get enough yeast out of my primary for three more batches.  I then get 3 more out each of those.  If you use the same yeasts for most of your brews, it's a real money saver, it's actually fun, and you always have the right yeast on hand!

I do harvest yeast and have used it.  But, I work a weird schedule and sometimes have long lag times between brew sessions, and also I tend to try and mix up the type of yeast I use, hence the shipping.
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Re: Moving to All Grain - Equipment List
« Reply #20 on: October 07, 2013, 11:30:47 AM »
is there anything I am missing here, or am I going overboard in some way?

Overboard? Welcome to the hobby!
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