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  • Aurora, IL
  • 54 yo. home brewer. Still learning but brewing now for over 4 years.
  • Home Brewing
  • Mechanic
  • Westerns
  • Brewers Association, Beer Church
  • Got interested in brewing after I got a Mr. Beer setup for Christmas. Took a class on brewing after that at a local HBS and been hooked ever since. Do extract with steeped grain and just do 3 gal. batches do to space restrictions but it works out well because I get to try alot of different recipes.


  • Posted in thread: TAP-A-DRAFT: first impression... on 05-11-2008 at 11:33 AM
    Been using theTAD system for a while myself. Love it, fits nicely on a shelf in the fridge and
    is easy to take along to a party or picnic.

  • Posted in thread: Huntley, IL says hello on 05-11-2008 at 11:07 AM
    Welcome to the group, you'll find alot of friendly people here and alot of good info. Enjoy.

  • Posted in thread: Scaling Down Recipes on 04-19-2008 at 12:53 PM
    I do small batches all the time, like the others said cut the ingredients in half and leave the
    time alone. I find I do need to add just a bit more hops to get the flover and bitterness I
    want. Good l...

  • Posted in thread: Hello from Oswego, IL on 04-19-2008 at 12:44 PM
    Welcome all you new IL people, glad to see more of us around the board here. Not far from you
    sumoweasle, Aurora here. Have fun and enjoy.

  • Posted in thread: BambiQ on 04-13-2008 at 12:10 PM
    Mmmmm sounds good. Smoked some bambi last week, was delicious.

  • Posted in thread: Does this exist? on 04-13-2008 at 12:07 PM
    I brew 3 gallon batches all the time. I have a couple 3 gallon buckets that I got from an
    online homebrew shop. That and a 3 gallon carboy is all I use and bottle mine in a Tap a Draft
    plus a couple b...

  • Posted in thread: Making a 2 Gallon Mini MLT on 04-13-2008 at 11:21 AM
    Thanks for the write up, going to put one together this weekend. Been wanting to do it for some
    time. Thanks again.

  • Posted in thread: Hello from Illinois on 04-13-2008 at 11:06 AM
    Welcome to the forum, glad to have another Sox fan on board. Alot of fun and knowledgable
    people here, you'll find help with anything you need to know. Good luck and have fun brewing.

  • Posted in thread: Greetings from Illinois on 02-24-2008 at 01:46 PM
    Welcome to another Illinois brewer. You'll find alot of help from the people here. Good luck
    and have fun.

  • Posted in thread: Chicago North side... on 02-24-2008 at 01:41 PM
    Welcome to the forum, always good to see another Chicago area brewer. Like McKBrew says, don't
    get too worried about you r first few not coming out right. It's a learning experience and
    they'll get be...

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