Thanks to all for your responses. Really appreciate it. A couple of ideas there that I will implement ASAP. I only found a Walgreens styrofoam chest in which the LBK fit in perfectly. Am using a 1.75 L soda bottle of frozen water switching out about every 12 hours. Going back to Walgreens to see if I can find some of those stick on thermometers. As for the names... well... I can only assume you caught onto it's "unintended meaning". I swear that it was unintentional - a name used for characters I had when I went through my World of Warcraft days. If anyone is curious, PM me on it and I can elaborate. Overall, I threw together the first stock batch (American Light) and I have no high expectations all though I do see it was simple enough. Just wanting to get a feel on things, read up on things here and then get cooking. As for the Beerborg... :borg: Been assimilated a long time ago as a drinker. My conversion should be complete as a brewer!