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  • Richmond, VA
  • Thirsty Camel Brewing
  • Umm Brewing?
  • Engineering
  • Paul
  • Grateful Dead, Sublime.....
  • Was the Unit, stupid CBS canceled it.
  • James River Homebrewers
  • I was given a Mr Beer kit some 10+ years ago as a gift. Little did I know that gift would spark this crazy obsession that has consumed many a weekend and more $'s than I will ever admit to.
  • Well, Hurricane Irene (2011) pretty much put the whole brewing hobby on hold while we re-build the brew shed (12'X20') that was destroyed by a fallen tree. Most of the equipment suffered only dents and scratches. Thank goodness! The down time has allowed me to do several upgrades and changes I wished I had done the first time. Hence the "insulated and finished" brew shed, upgraded power (80 amps), and new equipment. I've done alot of the DIY projects to include a CFC, Stir-Plate, Site glasses, etched carboys, a 3 tap keezer, a dual temp controlled fermentation chamber (both with very cool "chalk board" paint), custom tap handles (white lab vials), stainless dip tubes, and prolly many more I've forgotten about. Hi, my name is Paul, and I'm an addict.
  • Centennial Blonde
  • Outer Limits
  • Bottles, yeah right!
  • #1 Black Pearl Porterrn#2 Outer Limitsrn#3 Outer Limitsrn#4 Centennial Blonde
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  • Married


  • Posted in thread: Rants Gripes and Mutterings on 06-13-2014 at 12:43 PM
    Nope, I didn't break yet another hydrometer, didn't drop another carboy, I didn't even find
    another nest of ants had moved into my keggle, nor did that bird drop poop in my mash tun (yes,
    it's happene...

  • Posted in thread: Show us your sculpture or brew rig on 06-13-2014 at 12:22 PM
    True, and I still use glass carboys, but no more copper, which was my goal. I actually do have
    some SS quick disconnects, but I like the poly ones better. Just seem easier to operate one
    handed and mu...

  • Posted in thread: Show us your sculpture or brew rig on 06-12-2014 at 07:09 PM
    A few of my current setup, it's a hybrid HERMS system. Finally converted everything to
    stainless no copper anywhere. 3 tap kegerator and a dual temp controlled fermentation chamber.
    Everything located...

  • Posted in thread: The Brew Stand Incredible Giveaway on 06-12-2014 at 06:41 PM
    Oh hellz yeah, I'm in, I def need this!

  • Posted in thread: Help! with blonde water profile on 05-17-2014 at 09:49 PM
    I would dilute with either RO or distilled and build back up.

  • Posted in thread: Way too much boil off on 05-17-2014 at 09:46 PM
    Wow, even on the driest day, Ive never come close to that. I even use the blickmann burners.

  • Posted in thread: Brew Day 5/17/14 on 05-17-2014 at 09:21 PM
    In the fermentor for 3 days then to the secondary. Yes, I'm old school and still use a
    secondary. :off:

  • Posted in thread: Way too much boil off on 05-17-2014 at 09:15 PM
    I typically boil off 1.5 gal/hr in my kettle.

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2014? on 05-17-2014 at 09:13 PM
    just finished up. 5.5 gal of summer ale15902 + 5.5 = 15907.5

  • Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 05-17-2014 at 09:09 PM
    Brewing, drinking and jammin!

I have vessels, some contain beer.