Calvinfan1

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Join Date:

01-27-2008

Last Activity:

04-27-2013 8:22 AM

    ABOUT ME

  • Oklahoma City
  • I'm the proud father of two children and the proud husband of a wonderful wife who allows me to indulge in this hobby!
  • home brewing!!
  • Elementary Principal
  • Jason
  • Classic Rock when I'm brewing; 90s alternative rock when I'm driving
  • The Dark Knight just moved up to number one!!
  • The Simpsons
    Lost
    The Office
    Prison Break
    Family Guy
    Heroes
    True Blood
  • Slaughterhouse-Five
  • American Homebrewers Association, Frequent Brewer's Club
  • One of my teachers turned me onto home brewing back in June 2007 and I've been hooked ever since. We've brewed over 200 gallons of beer and cider, five gallons at a time, and have found great success with all-grain brewing. My operation is the basic glass carboys and kegs at this point, but I'm in it for the fun and flavor regardless of the work. Regardless of the weather, we'll be eating, drinking, and enjoying life right in my own three car garage.
    Join us!!
  • Time to do some lagering! I've only had the pleasure of doing two lagers, but they both turned out fine. Being able to do this opens a whole new land of home brewing that I plan to explore.
  • There's always two or three primaries hanging in my SCUBA closet.
  • Going to keep skipping the secondary and moving straight to the keg....unless I need to age it like my Scotch Ale sitting in the closet.
  • I only bottle enough from the keg to share with other people.
  • Six kegs ready to drink. I want to move up to eight full kegs on a regular basis and a collar for my chest freezer.
  • Male
  • Married

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Exploding Dunkel on 01-11-2012 at 12:06 PM
    Thanks! I'll keep my fingers crossed. I knew I should've switched completely to blow-off tubes
    a long time ago!

  • Posted in thread: Exploding Dunkel on 01-11-2012 at 01:42 AM
    I checked on my fermenting dunkelweizen and the airlock and bung blew off the top. It had been
    at least 24 hours since I had last checked it and it's been fermenting for three days.
    Obviously there's ...

  • Posted in thread: Which Brewing Kit? on 12-30-2011 at 08:41 PM
    It does seem like you're getting more from the Bell's kit...which is hard for me to say since I
    know the Learn to Brew guys. I think most people on this site would suggest trying to go with a
    kit that...

  • Posted in thread: Fermentation Question on 07-20-2011 at 01:15 PM
    Sounds like you're ready to move forward. Remember, just because there isn't airlock activity
    doesn't mean that fermentation isn't taking place....just look at your hydrometer readings.
    Things sound g...

  • Posted in thread: Long term dry hopping on 07-19-2011 at 01:12 AM
    Hey Everyone!Got a barleywine I'm about to transfer to the secondary and I need to dry hop it.
    My question is.....if I plan to keep this beer in the secondary for an extended period of time
    (like a ye...

  • Posted in thread: Help! Mold problem? on 05-17-2011 at 01:52 AM
    My first thought was hops as well. Funky things can transfer at times.

  • Posted in thread: wort temp using a plate chiller on 05-10-2011 at 01:51 AM
    I checked out the Thrumometer....and I like it!! That might be the way to go.

  • Posted in thread: wort temp using a plate chiller on 05-08-2011 at 01:46 PM
    Hey everyone!I was using my plate chiller at Big Brew Day yesterday and someone asked me how I
    checked the temperature of my wort when I was tranferring it into my carboy. I never really
    thought about...

  • Posted in thread: Gassed up on 02-19-2011 at 12:38 AM
    Greetings!I'm still having some difficulty with the nuances of proper carbonating in the keg.
    How do you gas up your kegs (what PSI, for how long) to get your beer to the right carbonation
    level?

  • Posted in thread: What level are you? on 10-19-2009 at 02:38 AM
    Equipment has nothing to do with the level of ones experience.I disagree with this statement. I
    think it takes experience to properly utilize certain pieces of equipment. Also, there are
    people who ha...

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