Re: First timer buying this:
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "mtnwalker2" <mtnwalker2@...>
>OOps, that was a 2X3 inch adopter for hooking to a beer keg.
> --- In email@example.com, "limbbizketfreak"
> <limbbizketfreak@> wrote:
> > Hi there. first timer. Planning on buying this:http://www.brewhaus.com/Essential_Extractor_Pro_Series_II_Complete_p/80000010.htm
> > do you guys think this would work well for a first timer?
> Hello and welcome to the fun!
> That same unit was my first choice, and still is. I got mine last
> fall, have made 20 runs now, and getting better every time. Have hit
> the 95. Seral things I found, first order also the 2 valve cooling
> water controls, it will work much better. Second, I use propane as
> this unit reguires more heat, but runs faster, so I found it necessary
> to insulate the top two thirds of the pot, and the coulumn, as I run
> it outside. I also found I got much better results and in the same
> amount of time to run two fast stripping runs, and then a reflux run
> with the combined strippings and with bicarb and some canning salt- no
> You will be much pleased with this.
> PS I also bought a digital thermometer with an alarm- saves a lot of
> watching over time. and a 2X2 inch conversion so I will now be able to
> run 2 batches in a beer keg- my next run. and lastly some types of
> boiling chips I use 2 cups pea gravel really helps. Have fun.