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    ABOUT ME

  • brewing,photography,cooking,and computers/tech
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  • After talking with a friend, finding out he home brews, and thinking about it a bit, I started looking into it. Researched what I would need for hardware/gear to get started. Checked out a place close to where I live (under a mile) but they were more of just a place to brew (more for groups and such with no hardware of their own). Found a true LHBS not that far away and picked up my first hardware kit and recipe (extract Honey Porter). Went back a couple of days later and got another kit (amber ale) and more hardware. Went through those two brews to bottling, and decided that I needed to brew more. Had already started the mead batches by that time. Getting into partial grain, and full/all grain brewing over the coming couple of brewings. Looking to go with the lower end of hardware for now, but see that I'll be getting better gear before the end of 2011.rnrnHope to reach 'critical mass' soon, so that I'll always have beer on hand to drink.
  • BIG-assed Barleywine, aka 'TripSix'
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  • Posted in thread: Beer and guns on 07-27-2014 at 03:04 AM
    Custom Cerakote color applied to a friends AR15 and Smith & Wesson M&P pistol slide... He's
    happy with it, which is nice. Especially since I mixed the color to their eyes (and have
    forgotten how much ...

  • Posted in thread: American Sanke Keg Fermenter Kit with Thermowell on 07-22-2014 at 08:10 PM
    I just ordered one and am planning to do my first larger with it.Larger than what?? Or do you
    mean LAGER?In Boston it would be a lahga.

  • Posted in thread: My single tier build on 07-07-2014 at 02:20 AM
    Unless you do electric start you still need to light the pilots. I have holes to light the
    pilots but for my boil kettle (no pilot) I don't even use the hole. I just come from underneath
    with a long l...

  • Posted in thread: My single tier build on 07-07-2014 at 02:10 AM
    Thanks... It's helping me to get better at welding. I made a new welder cart between the first
    and second day on the brew stand. Also set up my welding plate with new legs today (needed to
    be done). I...

  • Posted in thread: My single tier build on 07-07-2014 at 01:38 AM
    Here's how my stand is going...First day's
    progress:https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/33179624/Brew_stand_EOD1.jpgWhile test fitting the
    gussets (as I cut them) I discovered I had placed one of the ...

  • Posted in thread: My single tier build on 06-25-2014 at 04:04 PM
    Gadams, sorry I didn't see this post. The floor is 1/4" aluminum sheet that I had leftover from
    another project.I'm going to see what the steel mill has for drops that I could use for the
    floor. Going...

  • Posted in thread: My single tier build on 06-23-2014 at 04:39 PM
    Got the square tubing cut for my stand (2"x2"x.083") yesterday. After cutting all that with the
    h/v bandsaw I'm not going to use that for the gussets. I will be getting an order of 1.5"x.125"
    angle ir...

  • Posted in thread: National Homebrewer's Conference - HomeBrewTalk Giveaway - Open to All! on 06-12-2014 at 04:30 PM
    Provided the steel square tubing arrives, I'll be making my brew stand. I'm also working on
    some 2A related tap handles. Includes finishing the mount for a SKS spike bayonet, design a
    mount for a Mosi...

  • Posted in thread: Gambrinus honey malt? on 06-10-2014 at 12:29 AM
    My honey ale is over 15% honey malt to the grist. Otherwise it's just UK 2 row malt. Hop
    bursting method for that part (20 minutes from the end forward). Batch coming up uses 7oz of
    hops, due to lower...

  • Posted in thread: SS Hop Spider for Keggle on 06-09-2014 at 01:42 AM
    If you want 100% stainless (as in no nylon bag) then spend the $$ and get one the size you want
    from the guys that make them (Stainless Brewing). If you don't want to spend ~$100, then your
    only other...

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Hopping Tango Brewery 跟猴子比丟屎 ・ Gun HOE-tze bee DIO-se On Tap: Caramel Ale, Mocha Porter II, MO SMaSH IPA Waiting/Carbonating: 12.5% Wee Honey II, 8.9% Old Ale, English Brown Ale, Lickah ESB, Mocha Porter II Fermenting K1: K2: Epic mead K3: TripSix On Deck: Caramel Ale Aging:mead Mead [bottled]:Oaked Wildflower Traditional, Mocha Madness, Blackberry Melomel, maple wine
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