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    ABOUT ME

  • I consider myself a pretty good lutheir (a person the repairs and builds guitars and wooden string insturments) and an excellent Home Inspector. I enjoy residential repair & construction as a hobby too. As formally trained carpenter I feel that working with wood is good for the soul, but I would not want to do it for a living. Nobody wants quality so I'd go broke trying to compete with the slip shod work and people that pass themselves off as carpenters now days. My motto for carpentry is when in doubt build it stout. I just really bothers me the way the floors bounce and the house shakes when someone walks thru the room in most modern construction..
  • Construction &
    Building Inspection
  • Telecom Tech
  • Tony
  • I like almost everything except opera rock opera is OK though
  • Oh Brother Where Art Thou
  • Now that football season is over it's currently Firefly
  • Whatever I'm reading at the time right now is the Creature from Jeykll Island.
  • Certified Master Inspector(S)
  • I fell off a ladder working on my barn needed to stay off my feet plus I needed something to keep myself busy. So I started reading about brewing and decided that AG would be interesting. And that it would be fun to build as much of the equipment as I could. With an eye toward doing 10 gal batches I got started with a 10 gal MLT. The first 5 gal batch I did was pretty much a comedy of errors but the beer turned out good and everyone that tasted it said it was great. So I was hooked.
  • IPA and an Oatmeal stout
  • Male
  • Newnan
  • Georgia

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Confessions of a Beer Snob on 10-01-2012 at 09:45 PM
    Hey! It's been a while since I've been on this site but I thought this article while dated was
    good. I found myself laughing out loud when the writer started on English beer. ( Read it and
    you'll know...

  • Posted in thread: How to experiment with flavors without brewing on 12-27-2011 at 08:29 PM
    Here are a few different containers you can get and try for "FREE" other than buying Jugs from
    the Brew it yourself stores. Any number of PET jugs from the grocery store containing apple
    cider or juce...

  • Posted in thread: Re-using Coolers as Mash Tuns on 04-13-2011 at 11:01 PM
    If that were true about kegs noboby would be or should be using them. Thankfully it is not
    true.My personal opinion is a good soaking with hot water and PBW or unsented Oxyclean should
    make the cooler...

  • Posted in thread: Ball Lock Keg Posts on 04-13-2011 at 10:54 PM
    All ball lock gas and or liquid posts are NOT compatible with all kegs. I found that out the
    hard way after buying a batch kegs then taking all the posts offMake sure you keep the posts
    and kegs they ...

  • Posted in thread: CO2 leak on 03-14-2011 at 08:54 PM
    It probably is an Oettiker as 724b says and his suggestion of a nipper tool is right on the
    money, and as Mischief suggests trying to squeeze it tighter should be your first action before
    you cut it o...

  • Posted in thread: CO2 Pressure Drop on 03-13-2011 at 02:13 PM
    5 lbs is pretty small but like PJ say enough for 2 maybe 3 kegs. Here's the problem with 5 lb
    tanks as I see it.1. expensive to fill (because of the labor, it cost almost the same to fill a
    5 lb as a ...

  • Posted in thread: Newbie Getting Started on 03-11-2011 at 07:15 PM
    Yes if it's a CO2 fire ext. you could do it but the expense involved in changing the valve and
    fitting would probably not be worth your effort or $.

  • Posted in thread: Lager in Corny Keg that may or may-not hold pressure on 03-10-2011 at 03:01 PM
    It should be easy enough to find out if it will hold pressure once you replace the gaskets and
    o rings simply fill it with water flip the keg upside down and see if it leaks water. The head
    pressure o...

  • Posted in thread: broke thermometer during cold break on 01-24-2011 at 07:06 PM
    DudeYou could have used a filter if you were worried about glass that would have easily removed
    any shards of glass that could have caused any problems. Even a paper coffee filter would have
    done the ...

  • Posted in thread: cheap fermenter? on 01-11-2011 at 03:06 AM
    It will work fine with a couple of caveats 1 your wort need to be protected from light so no
    difference from a glass or other plastic fermenter.2 if it's like the one I have it didn't seal
    all that we...

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