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  • San Diego
  • Snowboarding,off-roading,fishing,cookn and brewn
  • Research Assistent/ Graduate student
  • Bryan Boyd
  • All, but can listen to the radio, "it's the best way to ruin the music you like"-NG '93
  • evil dead, office space, the big lebowski.
  • lost, nova, myth busters
  • Candede, Desolation angles, Hollywood, Choke, the joy of Home Brewing
  • About 7 years ago I bought a kit, 6gal bucket and 5gal glass carboy etc. and started brewing about every week end, and had a loyal band of beer swillers to help polish of each 5 gallon batch soon after it was ready. This was good because I got a lot of input about what I was doing. In the beginning I used extract with grain adjuncts, and experimented with many different recipes and different hops and yeasts. I brewed most every type of beer except lagers because I did not have a dedicated refrigerator, but that has changed. For a couple years my output was sadly about one keg a month, because I was in Graduate school so time was a little short.

    Now I have a house with a dedicated room in the garage. I have been trying to brew every weekend, and have a lot planed for the future. I have been brewing a lot of Belgian and English beers in the summer, and will get back to lagers as winter sets in. Not a long time here in San Diego.

    Two four ago, I graduated to All Grain brewing and k
  • Filling a 55 gallon Brandy Barrel.
  • Hitachino Red rice ale (attempt), California pale ale
  • Old brown sour ale
  • I hate bottling
  • Golden heavy, Old brown ale
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  • Posted in thread: The HomeBrewTalk 2015 Big Giveaway! on 03-22-2015 at 03:03 AM
    good times!

  • Posted in thread: Ultimate Sparge Arm Owners on 02-15-2015 at 03:33 AM
    I used a 1/2 comp fitting to hold it in place, I also hooked it up to a float valve to set up a
    auto sparge system.256627256628256629

  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing 20 Gallon Sight Glass Kettle Giveaway! on 02-04-2015 at 12:16 AM
    I like 20 gallons

  • Posted in thread: 3500W induction $123.45 new on 01-16-2015 at 04:21 AM
    This thing is fairly sturdy, and can handle the weight, but I think 8gallons is a bout the max
    it could get to a boil, don't think it would boil 13-14 gallons.

  • Posted in thread: 3500W induction $123.45 new on 01-11-2015 at 11:03 PM
    Playing around with this set up, using the Induction plate and a RIMS tube, Using 7 gallons
    went from 55 to 150 in about 35 min, raised it up to 158 and seeing how the induction temp
    control holds tem...

  • Posted in thread: Horchata milk stout (first attempt) on 01-11-2015 at 12:21 AM
    CADETS3, My buddy here in San Diego's mom is from Durango,MX . And she gave me the first recipe
    for my first batch. The problem with using an actual Horchata recipe is that you end up adding
    a lot of ...

  • Posted in thread: safety first... on 01-10-2015 at 03:31 PM
    Went through my system last night and replaced the two element controlling SSR's that failed
    open, most all of my 10AWG connections had loosened a bit, so I checked that the terminals were
    still tight...

  • Posted in thread: RIMS hardware Kit and more Giveaway! on 01-08-2015 at 01:48 AM
    in there like swim-ware ...

  • Posted in thread: Horchata milk stout (first attempt) on 01-04-2015 at 09:29 PM
    I have not revisited this yet, but its on my radar. I'm thinking next time I make it Im going
    to use a Horchata mix and see what flavor profile I get. I might go out to the belching beaver
    brewery and...

  • Posted in thread: safety first... on 01-04-2015 at 06:40 PM
    It's type SJT 10 gauge 3AWG, you think that Is sufficient?


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