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  • Recent transplant from San Diego, CA to Severn MD. 6 years brewing experience. In the process of transitioning from a single burner propane AG to a single tier eHERMS setup.
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  • Alton Brown's "Good Eats" did a show on home brewing. My roommate and I went out, got our first kit, and did a damn decent job creating a recipe that I'm still brewing today.
  • Working on an Electric HERMS setup
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  • Posted in thread: Keg to brew kettle/hlt on 04-17-2015 at 11:13 AM
    I've messed with all kinds of hop tacos and trub strainers and they have all clogged and pissed
    me off. I just deal with the trub - I don't whirlpool, and the rest will settle out in the
    fermenter. Wh...

  • Posted in thread: Keg to brew kettle/hlt on 04-14-2015 at 10:44 AM
    There are great advantages to bottom drain - you can recover all liquid in the kettle, it makes
    CIP ridiculously easy, etc. The downside - you can't whirlpool, and you have to either raise
    the keg up ...

  • Posted in thread: Legality of homebrewing in Kentucky? on 03-16-2015 at 05:21 PM
    Don't a lot of places have exemptions if you're entering the beer for judging or competition? I
    make sure that whenever I share my beer, that it is thoroughly judged. I have a number of 1st
    place priz...

  • Posted in thread: Beersmith2: Um what's the point? on 03-16-2015 at 05:20 PM
    As many have mentioned, you can select the pre-populated profile that best suits your needs and
    go from there. It'll get you close, sure. If you want to get spot on, dump 1 gallon of water
    into the st...

  • Posted in thread: [Version 2 Release] RaspberryPints - Digital Taplist Solution on 03-16-2015 at 11:01 AM
    So it seems like every month or two, my Pi freezes up and stops running. I don't know if
    there's something specific that causes it, or if it's just a side effect of running non-stop
    for 2 straight mon...

  • Posted in thread: Spa Panel Wiring for Dummies on 03-16-2015 at 10:56 AM
    You don't say what amperage you expect to draw, but it should work for all but the most extreme
    of setups (given that you don't have a control panel).

  • Posted in thread: The HomeBrewTalk 2015 Big Giveaway! on 03-13-2015 at 04:19 PM
    I love everything about this!!!

  • Posted in thread: Still alive - just tackling a HUGE DIY on 02-25-2015 at 07:00 PM
    Is this where the virgins are sacrificed? I love the house man, good work!

  • Posted in thread: Flow rate when batch sparging on 02-23-2015 at 10:52 AM
    Not that I've noticed in any appreciable amount. I'm sure it's not as crystal clear as you
    could get with a good vorlauf, but I haven't noticed any negative effect on the final product
    after a good 3 ...

  • Posted in thread: Flow rate when batch sparging on 02-20-2015 at 02:12 PM
    I used to fly sparge and decided to try a few batch sparges. I drain the mash tun fully at
    whatever speed the pump can handle, full throttle. Then I fill the mash tun as full as I can
    (it's too small)...

Building a Bad News Brewery - eHERMS 2014 - 70gal 2015: 10gal American Pale Ale 5gal Wee Heavy 10gal Irish Red Keg 1: Apfelwein Keg 2: American Pale Ale Keg 3: Wee Heavy Untapped Kegs: Irish Red Fermenting: Nothing (need to start drinking!)

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