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  • disabled heavy truck mechanic. Just spent 2 years as a contractor in Iraq. Learning to home brew a Hefe that is comparable to the ones I remember drinking in Germany in the 80's. About 99% done with my three tier brew tower complete with RODI water, Multiple burners and a march pump to give gravity a boost if it needs it. My hop yard is up to 20 plants and 6 different varieties and my corona crusher is about fiished and ready to get put to work. I have the addiction bad!!!! And I already have the kegging kit for when I do get a batch finished. Seems like I am really having more fun building and solving the engineering issues right now. I can brew at night and all winter so I have plenty of time...rnBob,"wheelieng through life in my happy chair"
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  • Finished a Mr Beer 2.5 gallon. It's ageing. Already bought the equipment to go all grain. Psuedo hefe on deck next. This stuff is like crack, once you get a good taste ya gotta have more and more to satisfy the need. Pics of my tower build coming soon!!!! Got the tower about 90% complete, working on the electronics to monitor and control temps accurately. Added a RODI and a March pump and just found a slick way to make a tippy MLT dump. "Build in the quality now, better brew will result later"rnBob
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  • Hanks Hefe Kit 750A from Midwest, with wyeast activator. Tattnung Hops added for flavoring.
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  • Posted in thread: When a bad back makes the decisions for you. on 02-10-2015 at 01:22 PM
    Thanks Bob once i stopped feeling bad about the situation i just got real about it.March pumps
    will be my new best friendsYa can't change the cards you were dealt, but you can adapt,
    improvise and ove...

  • Posted in thread: Dogs on 02-10-2015 at 01:09 PM
    Nothing is better than a happy animal...not even beer.I call BULL****..... Nothing is better
    than beer, a happy dog is just icing on a great cake!!!! And like Forest says "life is all
    about good times...

  • Posted in thread: Dogs on 02-10-2015 at 01:05 PM
    Have been considering using one to break Dixie from raising so much hell at the front door when
    guests arrive. She has that ominous big vicious dog bark and it tends to scare the home health
    aides tha...

  • Posted in thread: Dogs on 10-09-2014 at 12:45 PM
    Since I got 100% disabled and confined to a wheel chair I have a service dog named Dixie. She
    is trained to tune in on my breathing and if I am struggling with low blood pressure. Don't ask
    me how she...

  • Posted in thread: What are you doing instead of brewing this weekend? on 09-19-2014 at 04:51 PM
    Working with my Service Dog. She has started an annoying habit of threatening the delivery
    people through the front window and that has got to stop. So I have a couple of the neighbors
    planning to jus...

  • Posted in thread: Been away for a while.. on 09-18-2014 at 06:50 AM
    Life kind of got in the way for me lately. Spent most of June and July this year in the
    hospital and have been working hard on recovery. Also been very busy training my service dog
    and taking care of ...

  • Posted in thread: Easiest Starting Beer on 07-09-2014 at 10:00 AM
    Not really waking the dead, just applied and had other good answers for my "why"
    research...Wheelchair Bob

  • Posted in thread: Easiest Starting Beer on 07-08-2014 at 07:15 PM
    Darn. The last two batches I brewed were way over bittered even with just using the packet in
    the kit and following the specific timing instructions, and they both produced a large number
    of overcarbe...

  • Posted in thread: Why are Hefeweizen cloudy? on 05-29-2014 at 12:59 PM
    What Union said and yes you will be very flatulent if you drink a good bit of Hefe. You can
    strain it to get a Crystal Hefe but it will no longer conform to the correct Hefe Weizen
    profile if you do t...

  • Posted in thread: Dogs on 05-26-2014 at 04:35 PM
    Just spent another week in the hospital and both of my full blooded German Shepherds are pissed
    at me. My Service dog Dixie is especially pouty and has been seeking to make up for a week of
    lost momen...

What do you mean "no Kidneys"???, WTF now I gotta drink less beer... Join the Automation sub forum in Electric brewing for a discussion of components and control systems. I did!!!!
April 16, 2012  •  05:13 PM

Just ordered a new 809 PL-HS for my rig. Austin Hombrew had about the best price going with freight. I would have liked to get more than one but at a buck 45 a pop I am gonna have to save a while longer for the next one. Thanks for a great product that I hope will give me many years of trouble free service on my brew tower.