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  • Too many for my own good
  • Brewing since 4 July '11 and loving it. You could say I was hooked from when I started working at a winery during the harvest a few years ago. Crushing grapes, racking wine, inoculating the must--I did a bit of everything.
  • Sierra Nevada clone
  • air
  • need to buy a secondary
  • Third String Irish Red Ale
  • I have kegs? Where?
  • Male
  • Married
  • Falls Church
  • VA


  • Posted in thread: Wort Chiller on 08-24-2011 at 05:48 PM
    For my last batch, which was the first use of my immersion chiller, I ran ice water from my
    cooler conversion mash tun through the chiller. The chiller output went into a bucket, which I
    dumped back i...

  • Posted in thread: 5 gallon kit only nets 43 bottles? on 08-17-2011 at 07:01 PM
    Don't forget to account for your hydrometer readings. Every time you make a reading, that's
    beer that won't be bottled in the end.

  • Posted in thread: Help me Pick Beers from CO on 08-16-2011 at 11:57 AM
    +1 Bristol Brewing, especially the Lauging Lab.

  • Posted in thread: Whats the best Beer you have had out of a Can? on 08-16-2011 at 11:52 AM
    +1 for Dale's Pale Ale.One of the best beers ever for me, as you can see from my sig, was when
    I was deployed to Iraq. Having been stationed in Germany, I was in a beer drinker's paradise.
    But, becaus...

  • Posted in thread: Basement Brew Pub on 08-11-2011 at 03:13 AM
    Rvklein, be honest. Every time you enter the basement, you proudly scan the room. With a
    pleased smile, you place your hands on your hips, throw your head back, and man-bark like Tim
    Allen. You are in...

  • Posted in thread: Counterflow Chiller Tutorial on 08-11-2011 at 12:13 AM
    McMaster has the 1/2 x 1/4 reducing coupling for $1.05 ea. has several NIBCO reducing
    couplings, but, for one, they cost more than McMaster. The other thing is that it's not clear
    whether these are ...

  • Posted in thread: Fitting brushes on 08-08-2011 at 04:43 PM
    I'm reading up on building a CFC, based on the one found at All the necessities are crystal
    clear, but it assumes experience in soldering pipe. I've seen plenty on This Old House and
    whatnot, but I ...

  • Posted in thread: fiberglass tanks for homebrewing? on 07-19-2011 at 07:36 PM
    I found this on CL from a search for 'homebrewing.'Spun fiberglass tanks. He/she suggests use
    in biodiesel or homebrewing. Would anybody ever use fiberglass? Not as a fermentation vessel,

  • Posted in thread: concrete fermenters?? on 07-16-2011 at 05:18 PM
    Yeah I can just see SWMBO's face if I told her I wanted to build a concrete fermenter.This is
    why you need to buy a house on at least three acres. Then SWMBO won't care what you do on that
    acre she al...

  • Posted in thread: copper tubing questions on 07-11-2011 at 03:05 PM
    Related to this all, will a soldering iron be sufficient, or will I need a torch for the
    soldering connections?

--After 5 months in Iraq and no beer, Amstel Light in a can was mighty tasty!-- DIY in progress - Acquiring parts for a CFC and a copper racking cane Primary fermenter - Pale Sierra (Sierra Nevada clone) Bottled - Third String Irish Red Ale