End Of Year Purchases

With the holidays coming to an end, it’s now time to settle back into daily life.

I am still hoping to get in a brew day  and in preparation for it, I picked up a needed submersible water pump from Harbor Freight and the Blichmann Floor Burner from Austin Homebrew Supply, with 24″ extension legs and the natural gas conversion kit.

I could use my plain old water hose for the wort chilling, however since I have a pool that typically 60-70 degrees, I thought it would work best. It will also provide increased flow, which speeds up the cooling process, and since it circulates back into the pool, I am saving water.

As for the burner, I came across this early on in my homebrew equipment research and just couldn’t get it out of my head. I’ve used Mark’s Banjo burner for a few brew days now, however for our 10 gal batch we used his Blichmann and it worked much better with my setup. I thought it would be a nice addition to my equipment, especially with the 24″ extension legs which will allow me to drain directly from the pot into the mash-tun and carboy.