@thomasnash: Yeah, it's called a "blow-off tube." Same principle as an airlock, but I use them for aggressive fermentation so I don't get my airlock blown out. This IPA used a yeast starter and was going to (and did) take off like a rocket, so a blow-off helped avoid an exploding airlock. And I needed it - it still got all gunked up.
@tourgen: You can actually make some really solid beer using just a 3-5 gallon stock pot and malt extract. The key to brewing with extract is adding half at the start of the boil, then half at the end. It helps avoid the homebrew "twang" that some brewers suffer from. Eventually you just go crazy like me and buy pumps and kegs and 15 gallon kettles and control panels and...
Hey everyone! My buddy @fobwashed and I have been collaborating on a little project to debut at PAX East (knowing me, you have one guess as to what the project might entail...)
However, we are calling on the community to help this project come to fruition.
We are trying to document the entire back catalog of fine Vinn-Co™ products. Everything from today all the way back to the famous Mag-Lift™ system. I will try to keep this post updated with the full list.