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    ABOUT ME

  • Charlotte, NC
  • Ask me later! 10 years experience.
  • brewing,RC planes,gardening
  • software engineer
  • Micah Epps
  • Lost, House MD, Dexter, Weeds, hopefully "V"
  • Carolina Brewmasters
  • 10 years. 1st batch was mead. Then about 6 extract kits. Then recently I got into kegging and another 8 extract kits. Just did my 2nd and 3rd all grain last weekend! Exceeded recipe efficiency using eRIMS.
  • 1- ESB (AG)
    2- Oatmeal maple porter
  • 1- American Cream Ale (AG)
    2- Smoked Scotch Ale
  • 1- Pinot Grigio
    2- Cream Stout
    3- Nut and Honey brown
    4- American Cream Ale
  • Male
  • Single

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Keggle Insulation - Keg Koozie vs Reflectix (pics) on 02-15-2012 at 09:54 PM
    thanks for the comparison. that's very useful.how about another test using no insulation on the
    lid- to get a better comparison of neoprene vs reflectix.

  • Posted in thread: 40 Paces Brewery, Single Vessel e-BIAB on 12-08-2011 at 04:19 PM
    Great writeup! Does anyone know if the 5500W ULDs can directly touch a fully loaded voile bag
    without burning through?

  • Posted in thread: Slanting yeast on 10-08-2011 at 03:40 AM
    Folks are heralding Fermcap-S (dimethylpolysiloxane) for reducing the foam on starters and
    primary fermentation for reducing boilovers in the BK.Does anyone have experience with reducing
    boilover in t...

  • Posted in thread: False bottom for rectangular cooler? on 01-09-2011 at 11:09 PM
    I decided against a cooler in favor of a Brew in a bag system.

  • Posted in thread: Blichmann Brewmometer problem? on 10-22-2010 at 03:57 PM
    Thanks for the interest.The process is this. Stir. Wait until temp drops below rest temp. Apply
    heat for a certain time based on estimation from heating test. Then mix (see below) and observe
    if the t...

  • Posted in thread: Blichmann Brewmometer problem? on 10-21-2010 at 10:18 PM
    Not recirculating. It is the 3rd batch on this system. About batch 48 or so for me.Before my
    first brew, I did perform a heat-time test and graphed it etc for this very purpose.The prior
    (2) maintenan...

  • Posted in thread: Blichmann Brewmometer problem? on 10-21-2010 at 09:45 PM
    Hey all-BIAB. ~16 gal liquor, 22lbs grain. sacc rest 151F. Blichmann 30gal boilermaker with
    Brewmometer. direct fired KAB4 banjo burner 30PSI. ambient 70F.I made up a 12 gallon batch last
    night. My 3r...

  • Posted in thread: Temp Controller on 09-10-2010 at 03:06 PM
    I have my sensor dangling about half height. I also have a small fan inside to circulate the
    air, which I think is key. The Ranco is set for a 2F dead band. I've sat there swilling beers
    watching the ...

  • Posted in thread: "Rapi Kool" effective for wort chilling? on 09-10-2010 at 02:51 PM
    Thanks for the reviews. I was considering getting one of these as well.

  • Posted in thread: Maximum Brew-in-a-bag effeciency on 09-10-2010 at 02:30 PM
    This is my 47th brew. My 2nd BIAB experience.Just thought I'd chime in here since I took pretty
    good notes.My grain bill was 493.3 pp.Preboil gravity was 1.053 (@60F).Lauter volume was 7.25g
    @ 212F = ...

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