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  • Started brewing late November, 2006. Bought a Mr. Beer kit from a Target store and was underwhelmed by the beer, but research led me to believe better things could be done. I still use the little fermenter when I want a small batch of beer (quite common since I work in the construction industry and am living in apartments here and there while my Sabco BrewMagic sits at my house in SC collecting dust...ouch!). I don't use any of Mr. Beer's ingredients, but the fermenter works pretty well. My first real batch of beer was in January of 2007 when I bought a starter kit from a homebrew shop along with the grains, hops and yeast to make an Irish Red ale. What a difference that was! If I ever am able to get and stay home I can begin enjoying my Sabco and kegging equipment and get down to brewing some serious beer. I have seven or eight 5-gallon corny's, one 10-gallon corny and one 15-gallon corny. Oh, almost forgot; I have a 3-gallon corny as well. The 10 and 15 gallon kegs were bought to be
  • Kolsch, Helles, light ales and lagers, more Irish Red Ale, something highly carbonated (Warsteiner?).
  • Light Ale - just a quick extract brew that probably doesn't fit into any particular category.
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  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing 12.5gal Conical Fermenter Giveaway! on 08-25-2014 at 01:18 AM
    I'm in, too!

  • Posted in thread: Complete Brewhemoth Conical System w/ CIP on 04-26-2014 at 03:22 AM
    Great system. I would love to add this to my stable of equipment now that AutoBrew handles
    fermentation, but the time is not right for this level of expenditure.

  • Posted in thread: Ready to get this party started... with tons of help of course on 04-24-2014 at 02:17 AM
    Nice setup. My own is a Sabco, but with a twist. You spent your time working with hardware
    while I spent my time working with software. Believe me, I know what you mean when you say it's
    a learning ex...

  • Posted in thread: Fuzzy Logic Brewery on 04-24-2014 at 02:04 AM
    Great brewery! Beautiful fit and finish, something you can take much pride in.

  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing 12.5 Gallon Conical Fermenter Giveaway! on 01-07-2014 at 05:34 AM
    I'm ready to move up from my plastic fermenter, so count me in!

  • Posted in thread: Skipping steps of scaling up? on 01-06-2014 at 12:28 AM
    If you go with a pump and a decent controller/sensor you will be able to keep your mash
    temperature pretty close to set-point. Just be sure to have an adjustment method (hand valve)
    in your mash recir...

  • Posted in thread: Introducing...AutoBrew on 01-05-2014 at 11:52 PM
    I recently added additional logic to AutoBrew to handle fermentation, diacetyl rest and
    lagering. Tested with an Arduino (as an I/O platform only) with one-wire sensors and a relay
    shield. Works great...

  • Posted in thread: Brewer's Hardware 15 Gallon Stainless Steel Conical Fermenter Giveaway! on 08-07-2013 at 03:48 AM
    Count me in!

  • Posted in thread: Revvy's Vienna Lager on 08-04-2013 at 11:27 PM
    Dos Equis Dark is one of my favorite beers when it's on tap, not so much when it's bottled. I
    think Revvy's recipe will be the first lager I try once I get set up to brew that way. I won't
    change anyt...

  • Posted in thread: New brewery Build on 07-30-2013 at 06:53 PM
    You did a bang-up job on that RIMS and I can tell you as a Sabco owner that your choice of
    kettles rather than kegs is going to save you time during cleanup. Cheers!

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