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    ABOUT ME

  • Brewing Beer,Computers,Playing Piano
  • Slitter operator at global packaging
  • Gil Plocher
  • DiscWorld Series, Gunslinger Series, Game of Thrones Series, Sword of Truth Series
  • Started homebrewing in January 2012. SWMBO got me a mr.beer kit for Christmas and been heavily addicted since. Went from extract to Extract/specialty grains, to partial mash, tried BIAB and currently doing all grain 5gallon batches. rnRecently started kegging(2 batches) and already upto 3 5gallon cornies. Only 1 tap in kegerator so far. But there is always another piece of equipment needing upgrading :)
  • Heavy stout
  • 5 gallon Dark American Lagerrnrn1 Gallon Small Beer
  • 5 gallon Spiced Holiday Ale
  • a few 12oz vanilla cream ale. A 12 pack of Dark Munich Lager
  • Hard Rootbeer, Chocolate Cherry Bock, Hefeweizen
  • Male
  • Married
  • Eagleville
  • Pennsylvania

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  • Posted in thread: Hard Root Beer recipe on 04-01-2015 at 08:53 AM
    What is the verdict on kegging 5g and settling, carbing, flavor?Doing a 5g in about a week
    using the OP recipe x5. Using Zatarains 4oz root beer extractI kegged my batch but as stated
    earlier in the t...

  • Posted in thread: Please delete. on 04-01-2015 at 08:44 AM
    No like button on mobile.LIKE.Tap the post and click on web view. Then you click like from
    there. At least that's how I do it when using HBT mobile on my iPhone.

  • Posted in thread: Hella Vanilla Cream Ale on 03-29-2015 at 09:57 PM
    How much vodka are people using for soaking the vanilla bean?I use just enough to cover the
    vanilla beans. Maybe a couple of shots worth.

  • Posted in thread: The "Dear" , "Sincerely" thread on 03-29-2015 at 04:29 AM
    Dear fascist bully boys,Give me more money.You bastards.Signed,Neal.Dear Neal, Beep beep beep.
    Oh wow heavy. Even the kettle hates me. Sincerely,The Young Ones.

  • Posted in thread: at what point do i say i failed? on 03-27-2015 at 10:00 AM
    Just curious what is a "high ABV RIP"?Just a guess. But I'm assuming he meant "high ABV
    RIS"(Russian Imperial Stout). and spell check "helped" him with the RIP. But I have been wrong
    before.

  • Posted in thread: Confirm fermentation complete with uncalibrated refractometer? on 03-24-2015 at 11:20 AM
    I don't have a refractometer but yes I believe as long as your reading is not altering. You
    will have indication the fermentation is complete/stuck by consistent readings albeit
    inaccurate ones. As lo...

  • Posted in thread: Need advice: bought a sankey keg with the new house. Now what? on 03-24-2015 at 11:16 AM
    You would need a regulator, co2 tank, co2 hose, d series tap, and picnic tap. This would be the
    bare essentials to get you started kegging.

  • Posted in thread: I'm Brewing a Weird One Today: Maple Sap Beer on 03-23-2015 at 03:39 PM
    Was just listening to a basic brewing radio podcast with a guy talking about just this. You
    guys should give a listen I thought it was pretty insightful information for those of you
    considering brewin...

  • Posted in thread: Anyone brew 5 gallon batches on your kitchen stove? on 03-10-2015 at 04:57 AM
    I do 6.5gallons boiled down to 5.5gallons on a flat top electric cooktop in a 7.5gallon
    aluminum turkey fryer and haven't had issues takes a bit to get to boil but it does fairly
    vigorously. Your resu...

  • Posted in thread: Hella Vanilla Cream Ale on 03-04-2015 at 12:48 AM
    Funkadelicturkey, can you explain how you went from grain to keg in just over two weeks? Didn't
    you lager it to clear it up by slowly raising the fermentation temp over several days, letting
    it rest s...

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