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  • I'm borderline obsessively into DIY. I think I strike a pretty good balance at it; knowing when to let someone with more expertise do the job and when to do it myself.

    My wife and I make and can our own soups and such, I'm about equally as likely to buy a piece of furniture as I am to build it myself, we make our own soda (but use a SodaStream to do it), and so on. The only computer I've ever owned that I didn't build myself is a laptop (or a C-64).

    "I made this" is probably my favorite phrase, whether I'm talking about food, beverage, a computer, or whatever.
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  • Currently the plan is to go all-grain within the next few months. I would also like to more completely explore the modification of Munton's Bock (extract) kits (double extract brews, alternate sugar sources, etc).

    A bock or German/Munich style dark lager is likely to be my staple beer, with a dopple or larger beer being my premium. Since I'd like to say thin enough to fit through doors I'll probably not drink dopples on a daily basis.

    There will likely always be a certain stockpile of red wine being made (and consumed) on the premises. A white isn't out of the question, but we'll probably try to find someone to trade bottles of red for white, since we don't drink much white.

    Mead and maple wine will probably be done somewhere along the way, and I'm intrigued to try apfelwine.

    Eisbock is also something I'm itching to try, but that can wait awhile.
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  • Posted in thread: Beer Box on 08-23-2014 at 01:09 PM
    Close, but no cigar.When I first saw this I really wanted to like it. After looking at it more
    closely (and seeing the price tag) I'm still planning to do kegging. If you want more than two
    you have t...

  • Posted in thread: LHBS in Wichita Kansas? on 10-25-2011 at 12:37 PM
    I realize this thread is a bit old but I figure I'll throw my 2 cents in for anyone else that
    might come across it.1st up, the only Homebrew store in Wichita that's strictly a homebrew
    store is "What'...

  • Posted in thread: 7 weeks in bottle, sour sour sour! on 08-06-2011 at 01:17 PM
    I have a rather annoying update to this. Right after I made the batch described here I made a
    Belgian Doppelbock. It had been lagering all this time (my plan was to bottle in in June but I
    didn't get ...

  • Posted in thread: Carboy/ Keg Cleaner Giveaway on 05-27-2011 at 03:14 PM
    Count me in for the drawing.

  • Posted in thread: ebay aquarium temp controller build on 03-16-2011 at 03:09 PM
    Those are the same lights you see in my pictures.

  • Posted in thread: ebay aquarium temp controller build on 03-16-2011 at 02:58 AM
    Got mine built today.I don't have anything particularly innovative in mine - nothing someone
    else hasn't already done (unless you count color-coding the outlets). I won't show the inside,
    it's a rat's...

  • Posted in thread: ebay aquarium temp controller build on 03-01-2011 at 10:25 PM
    I tried to find the answer but 90+ pages is a lot to wade through.I just want to know if it is
    possible to use a 220v controller on a 110v circuit. I have read that the controller's display
    and logic ...

  • Posted in thread: Upgraded MLT braid from water heater supply on 02-10-2011 at 04:16 PM
    Wouldn't that make it rather difficult to remove the rubber interior?

  • Posted in thread: Going to make my own grain mill, figured Id see if anyone else needs one! on 02-08-2011 at 05:34 AM
    You have to keep in mind that a big part of the cost of something made in America is the cost
    of labor. If you consider what the average American needs to make per hour just to live indoors
    - to say n...

  • Posted in thread: Better option than rubber stopper for air-lock and blow-off tubes?? on 02-06-2011 at 07:07 AM
    Definitely get bigger stoppers.The larger (upper) diameter of the stopper should be big enough
    that it absolutely won't fit into the neck of whatever you're using unless you beat it with a
    hammer or s...