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  1. #1
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    Default So, did anyone get any neat presents this year?

    I got four very nice little cards with cutouts of the amazon link for the pH meter, refractometer, scale and coffee grinder I asked for... please wait 4 to 6 weeks delivery My mom didn't get them ordered before she was there to pick up in the 'States... so I have to wait till she gets back from Florida... Silly mommy.

    I'm looking forward to being able to weigh out small amounts and check the pH on things that probably should have fermented farther!

    Anyone else get anything nifty?
    "The main ingredient needed is 'time' followed closely by 'patience'." - The Bishop 2013
    "When you consider that laziness and procrastination are the fundamentals of great mead, it is a miracle that the mazer cup happens." Medsen Fey, 2014
    "Sure it can be done. I've never heard of it, but I do things I've never heard if all the time. That is the beauty of being a brewer!" - Loveofrose, 2014
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    I got a blender, a hoody, and some money I spent on a fancy microphone. Good times for xmas!

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    I got a hand corker and a 5 gallon glass carboy. Not as cool and techy as a refractometer, scale, and pH meter. I need all three of those things, so maybe next year.
    The Key of Joy is disobedience

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    I got two new fine scale hydrometers. This one and that one which should allow me to do spirit indication testing much more accurately.

    Thanks Santa!
    Lanne pase toujou pi bon
    (Past years are always better)

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    Second 7.9 gallon bucket for primary, and a few 6.5 gallon carboys handed down from my grandpa

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    I got a Kindle. Not mead related, but I'm a nerd and I love to read. This thing is SO awesome. I'll never buy another paper book again.
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    I got the book, "How to Brew". And the parts to add a spigot to my brew pot, so I can attach my counterflow wort chiller finally. Yay! I like making beers occasionally; mostly because compared to mead, it's instant gratification. Now, to find an extract-based pliny recipe...
    "I've never forgotten anything that I can remember."

  8. #8
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    I bought myself a new Kitchen-aid mixer. Not mead-related, but I've wanted it for a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildoates View Post
    I bought myself a new Kitchen-aid mixer. Not mead-related, but I've wanted it for a long time.
    That was one of the best purchases I made for the kitchen to date!
    You will love the convenience and ease when making bread dough and cookies.
    Let alone something that will be a good return on investment.

    TB

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    Quote Originally Posted by icedmetal View Post
    I got the book, "How to Brew". And the parts to add a spigot to my brew pot, so I can attach my counterflow wort chiller finally. Yay! I like making beers occasionally; mostly because compared to mead, it's instant gratification. Now, to find an extract-based pliny recipe...
    A quick Google search came up with this Pliny clone as well as others that used all-grain, but you could just do some light calculations to convert from grain to extract. Also, I'd use less extract if you go with dry over liquid.

    I also got the weldless fittings to turn my unused cooler into a mash/lauter tun this season. I have to say, it's one of the coolest/cheapest gizmos out there for all-grain brewing. Now I just need a way to dry my homemade malt...you listening, Santa?
    Find what you like, and hone it to perfection.

    And don't serve dodgy mead!

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