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An extra airlock isn't a bad idea, but I'd also recommend having a bucket and some sort of tubing/equipment for a blowoff tube setup. There seem to be a lot of ways people set this up, and it's nice to be able to swap out the airlock for a blowoff tube (I actually have a disassembled airlock with some tubing attached that I keep in a bucket for this purpose)...


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Pub/bar cellaring sites stock cleaning sockets but the cornelius keg is only used in homebrewing as far as I'm aware so your best bet is to speak to cornelius directly: https://www.corneliusbeer.com/en/product/cleaning-socket Alternatively try homebrewing sites such as MaltMiller or BrewUK. Before you recreate a proper line cleaning solution as used in bars, ...


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I had a quick search for wholesale suppliers, some of these come in case of 12 - https://www.kinnek.com/industry/brewery/beer-bottles/?npc=3&page=1&sortby=relevance&tag=2197&bnode=22&source_detail=search Hope that helps.


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It doesn't really matter the model, just pick one that fits your capacity and space needs. As for putting it on its side, you can't do that. The compressor and cooling fluids are arranged to work with gravity to an extent and they need to be upright. In a chest freezer that means it needs to sit on its feet. You can get upright freezers though if that's ...


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The shape of the cooler doesn't matter much. I use a rectangular one for my mash, given the same insulation, they will hold the temperature the same. After 1.5 hour, I lose only 1 or 2°C (and I open the lid to mix the mash at least once). Round tuns are practical since the lid can be screwed, they are more vertical and may have less dead space in the ...


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Just use the bottle cap with a tiny pin hole


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White Oak, Poplar would be the most likely hardwoods that you're going to find. Maple is sometimes classified as a Hardwood, but being in the Firewood sales Business for 35 plus years I know that it's not. This doesn't include the years of helping my Dad sell Firewood prior to opening my own business. Maple is a light weight wood compared to Oak, but Poplar ...


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