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    ABOUT ME

  • Homebrew Shopkeeper / Journalist
  • Thomas "TK" Kinzer
  • Men Who Stare at Airlocks
  • I've been brewing for 24 years. My brewery is a 3 vessel, 2-tier, 2 pump, HERMS system. I chill with whirlpool wort recirculation and a separate ice water chiller pump. I ferment in a chest freezer with a thermostat and keg in 5 gallon cornies.
  • Summer Amarillo Honey Saison, Seeing Dubble Braggot, Wilson Picket's Gen-u-wine Oatmeal Stout
  • Oatmeal Cookie Trappist Ale
  • No, thank you.
  • Oktoberfest - 1st Place 2014 Pacific Brewers Cup Euro Amber Category, David Hassle-Hefe, Sheep and Threats Scottish Export, Sorta Cervesa
  • Male
  • In a Relationship
  • Los Angeles
  • California

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Achieving a silky/pillowy/creamy mouthfeel (a la Hill Farmstead)? on 06-17-2015 at 02:20 PM
    He does in fact use rahr proof.I love the kiddie pool lid!

  • Posted in thread: Achieving a silky/pillowy/creamy mouthfeel (a la Hill Farmstead)? on 06-16-2015 at 02:12 PM
    This discussion has me doing a few mouthfeel experiments as well. Nothing as amazing and well
    documented as some other posters, but I can confirm one thing that's been discussed.Yeast.I
    brew a Dry Iri...

  • Posted in thread: First batch, first brew disaster. Need a suggestion on 06-03-2015 at 12:43 AM
    I like the coaster idea. Being "banned from the house" could be a really positive thing in the
    long run. Sounds like an excuse to build a bad-ass brewery.I own two Blichmann burners and love
    them. Stu...

  • Posted in thread: Commercial bottles with labels that come off easily ~ on 05-27-2015 at 08:07 PM
    Pacifico labels are the easiest to remove.

  • Posted in thread: NHC 2015 - Registration Open on 05-15-2015 at 07:08 PM
    I don't think you get marked down for wrong bottle size, I think you just get disqualified. Be
    sure and check the rules.-TK

  • Posted in thread: Another New Guy From Los Angeles Area! on 05-13-2015 at 01:29 PM
    Good list and order.Also consider (prior to building any all grain stuff)yeast starter kit
    (flask/stir plate)oxygenation kit (o2 bottle/reg, stone)All of that stuff is more
    important/higher priority t...

  • Posted in thread: Another New Guy From Los Angeles Area! on 05-12-2015 at 11:30 PM
    Seems like there is a good group of us from LA. FYI: Local club is Yeastside
    Brewerswww.yeastsidebrewers.org

  • Posted in thread: Another New Guy From Los Angeles Area! on 05-09-2015 at 04:16 PM
    No problem. See ya next time. As others have pointed out, don't use LA water. As of a year ago,
    all LA water system now has chloramine in it, which doesn't boil out like chlorine, so I
    recommend getti...

  • Posted in thread: Another New Guy From Los Angeles Area! on 05-09-2015 at 04:07 PM
    Ah, yes that was me. Welcome to the hobby!

  • Posted in thread: Another New Guy From Los Angeles Area! on 05-09-2015 at 04:01 PM
    Your local homebrew shops are both excellent.Beer, Wine and Cheese shop in Woodland Hillsand
    Eagle Rock Home Brewing in Eagle RockI man the latter Mon-Fri, come in and say hi and I'll help
    you out.-TK

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