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06-06-2012

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    ABOUT ME

  • I am still fairly new to brewing in my own opinion. I've been brewing since February 2012, and after 4 or 5 extract batches (some turned out good, others not so much), I moved on to all-grain. Right now I do AG full-volume BIAB in a keggle with a KAB4 Banjo Burner. I have 2 more 15.5gal kegs that I plan on cutting and turning into a MLT and HLT eventually. I built a 12.9cu.ft. keezer with a full wooden top and 3 SS Perlick taps. I plan on eventually expanding to as many as 6-8 taps as I am able to. I really enjoy the process, and you can't beat the fact that when you're done, you have really good beer to drink. Win win, right? I have a wonderful wife. She is very patient and allows me my hobby obsessions. If only she liked to drink beer...
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  • The Dark Knight Trilogy, Sherlock Holmes, Star Wars, Star Trek (new and old), just about anything Leonardo DiCaprio, Gravity, Bond movies, Defiance, Snatch, Dazed and Confused, Empire Records, etc.
  • The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Three and a Half Men, River Monsters, Holmes on Holmes, Family Guy, Brain Games, The Americans, Good Eats, etc.
  • Anything sci-fi, especially future sci-fi.
  • I got into home-brewing in Feb. 2012. My sister-in-law had bought my brother a kit from Mr. Beer for his birthday the previous year, and decided to get me one to start some friendly brotherly competition. I've since moved on from the Mr. Beer kit and into All-Grain brewing with a keggle.
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  • Posted in thread: SS Fire ring for sparge attachment? on 02-08-2016 at 03:11 AM
    Cpvc would be cheaper, but I'm trying to avoid any plastics in the hot side process. Metal and
    silicone hose is all I'd like. Not sure that I will go with a sparge, since at the moment I
    BIAB, but thi...

  • Posted in thread: SS Fire ring for sparge attachment? on 02-07-2016 at 04:07 PM
    I was browsing the interwebs for ideas to build a sparge arm, and came across these two items.
    I was wondering if anyone has used something like this (meant for gas use, not liquid) for a
    sparge arm?T...

  • Posted in thread: Ss Brewtech’s Biggest Baddest Holiday Giveaway Ever! on 11-23-2015 at 04:38 PM
    Count me in!

  • Posted in thread: lets see your full Fermenters on 11-23-2015 at 02:33 AM
    Bee Cave Haus Pale Ale from here on HBT ( except I used 0.5lb of Cara 20L instead of
    10L.Picture from 28 hours after pitching yeast.

  • Posted in thread: Still alive - just tackling a HUGE DIY on 08-26-2015 at 01:19 AM
    Is the curve going to be butting up against the maple flooring, or some other design element?
    Curves in tile are a pain in the ass.

  • Posted in thread: HomeBrewSupply Amcyl Brew Kettle w/ 3-Piece Ball Valve Giveaway! on 07-28-2015 at 12:38 PM
    Gimme gimme!Gonna win one of these days.

  • Posted in thread: Coldbreak Brewing Herms Giveaway! on 07-14-2015 at 02:37 PM
    Hoping I'll win one of these days!In if I wasn't already.Sweet piece of steel, count me in.

  • Posted in thread: How to add permanent volume markings to a kettle (illustrated) on 06-29-2015 at 11:39 AM
    This looks like you are using a keggle. how did you take your measurements to ensure everything
    is accurate?I leveled the keg on my kitchen floor, and then used a 1 gallon measuring pitcher.
    I went by...

  • Posted in thread: DeBrewer's Home Brewery on 06-19-2015 at 03:47 PM
    Just... damn.This is amazing. Awesome design, great space, sweet equipment. Executed
    perfectly.I am insanely jealous of your personal brew space man.Kudo's! :tank:Conner

  • Posted in thread: How to add permanent volume markings to a kettle (illustrated) on 05-30-2015 at 03:37 PM
    It was a major pain in the ass trying to work inside of it. So I'm not sure just how accurate
    the lower marks ended up, but I'm pretty happy with the results. We'll see how they hold up to
    actual brew...

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Kegged: Octoberfest Ale Kegged: Gumballhead Clone Kegged: Bee-Cave Haus Pale Ale Ready to Keg: Milk Stout Primary: empty On Deck: planning a Belgian Red Ale and another blonde ale for easy summer drinking. Meads: BOMM, JAOM and Tart-Cherry Melomel aging.
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