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  • Southwest Iowa
  • Hunting
  • Physician
  • I don't like American light lagers, but when I tried Paulaner Octoberfest, I wondered what made it so different! I kit from the LHBS appeared under the Christmas tree, leading me down the rabbit hole. I now do twin 15 gallon batches in parallel on a 4 burner natural gas rig.
  • Who knows which way the wind will blow?
  • Roggenbier, ESB, altbier, American wheat
  • I don't use bright tanks.
  • I keg, and don't bottle.
  • Oktoberfast ale, porter, saison, brown ale
  • Male
  • Married


  • Posted in thread: HERMS on a 10 gallon batch on 11-07-2015 at 03:17 AM
    I use 100 quart coolers as mash tuns for 15 gallon batches in my garage. They might lose a
    degree, or at most 2, in an hour. I do throw an ancient cheap coat or a jacket over them for
    overkill during ...

  • Posted in thread: Cleaning with Oxyclean on 09-09-2015 at 04:03 AM
    I filled my Cornie kegs full of an OxyClean solution, then could not get back to them for a
    couple of weeks, as life took me in different directions. They have a white ring in them, but
    it clears away...

  • Posted in thread: An inexpensive element connection cover on 09-05-2015 at 12:50 PM
    The first and third links in the original post do not currently work. It's harder to follow
    this without seeing the original parts.

  • Posted in thread: Cleaning a brett keg on 09-05-2015 at 04:23 AM
    Please let us know how it comes out down the line.

  • Posted in thread: Dual gas regulators? on 08-09-2015 at 10:55 PM

  • Posted in thread: Dual gas regulators? on 08-08-2015 at 01:18 PM
    Bump. Does anyone know of a reason I can't run gas into a manifold from two directions, with
    propane tanks and manifolds at both ends? If there is a problem, please stop me before I buy
    the stuff.

  • Posted in thread: Dual gas regulators? on 08-06-2015 at 03:47 AM
    I have a 4 burner stand with 90k BTU 3 ring burners that I built to use in my old house with 1"
    natural gas pipe to the unit. I moved to the country, and had to switch to propane. I put an RV
    auto cha...

  • Posted in thread: Stuck pump? During Recirc, whirlpool, and transfer... on 07-27-2015 at 02:15 AM
    I can't tell from this how the pump is hooked up when you have the problem. Maybe some pictures
    of the setup as it is in action when the problem occurs? Some more description of the issue
    might help t...

  • Posted in thread: Stuck pump? During Recirc, whirlpool, and transfer... on 07-25-2015 at 06:30 PM
    Do you have any pictures of your setup? It's hard to guess what is going wrong without having a
    better idea about what your system's layout is. More description would help, but pictures would
    be worth...

  • Posted in thread: Do I need to clean/sanitize my keg on 06-26-2015 at 03:23 AM
    I made a simple keg cleaner with a cheap fountain pump from Harbor Freight, some vinyl tubing,
    two plastic quick connects, some PVC pipe, and a Homer bucket. Pumping OxyClean back through
    the tubes ge...


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