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post #6 of (permalink) Old 10-09-2012, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Wasserpest View Post
Sounds good to me... if you continue down that road, consider getting a chiller. Refractometer is nice to have too.

I usually do a starter with liquid yeast, this will tell you if it is viable, and gets a better quantity of yeast for higher gravity brews.

I moved to All Grain earlier this year, now on my batch #30.
haha...yeah, already thinking about a temp. controlled fermenting cabinet and I am going to RadioShack this week to get the stuff to build a stir plate to use for my next batch to make a yeast starter. I have a hydrometer which is ok. I also have a refractometer from my days doing SW tanks and even though it's different, from what I read it can be used with brewing though it will probably just be easier to get an actual brewers refractometer

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