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  • I'm a former glassblower living in Madison, Wisconsin. I'm now a stay at home dad for 3 brilliant kids I adopted.rnrnI'm also brewing some beer.
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  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing 12.5gal Conical Fermenter Giveaway! on 08-05-2014 at 11:29 AM
    neat. I'm in.BSD

  • Posted in thread: Replacing my heating elements on 08-01-2014 at 02:36 AM
    Say what you will, but I bought the stainless base elements from and am totally
    happy with them. I have an elevated HLT so, being a bit lazy, I rarely take it down and drain
    it fully af...

  • Posted in thread: eHERMS Cleaning Tips? on 07-25-2014 at 02:51 AM
    I store all of my clean and ready to fill kegs with 1/2 gallon of properly diluted starsan
    solution. Sometimes for months at a time. When I am ready to fill them with beer, I shake up
    the keg then run...

  • Posted in thread: eHERMS Cleaning Tips? on 07-23-2014 at 11:58 AM
    I fill my BK after brewing (and spraying out at the sink) and hook up everything to recirculate
    a hot (170 F) PBW solution for a couple of hours. I go through the pump, plate chiller, hex
    coil.I let t...

  • Posted in thread: 70 QT Mashtun Build Question on 07-16-2014 at 07:06 PM
    Unscrew it. Get a pliers on the inner part if you need to and counterclockwise turn the outer
    part off.Cheers.BSD

  • Posted in thread: Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway! on 07-16-2014 at 02:48 AM
    Neat. In.BSD

  • Posted in thread: Does anyone have any info on these pots? JARHILL 96/70 QT Stainless Steel Stock Pots on 07-15-2014 at 12:19 PM
    Yeah. I built out a 25 gallon BK for a friend. Pinhole leak and rusty handle rivets. I silver
    soldered the pinhole closed and floated the rivets in a pool of silver solder to completely
    cover them. Th...

  • Posted in thread: Speidel fermentors - now with stainless rotating racking arm! on 07-15-2014 at 03:37 AM
    I used a step bit and went until the valve fit. It is a LITTLE looser than I would prefer but
    works fine. Both fermenters I have modified this way are in use so I can't measure. With
    calipers or a dri...

  • Posted in thread: Fermentation Chamber w/ SMALL fridge??? on 07-13-2014 at 03:29 AM
    I think that will work fine. I put vinyl flooring on top of my foam floor in my huge (60 gallon
    in 4 60l spiedels) chamber powered with a 3-4 ish cf mini fridge.If you can, I recommend
    picking up a us...

  • Posted in thread: What to do with this Sanke keg for AG upgrade on 07-11-2014 at 02:24 PM
    bottom draining mash lauter tun.Just a vote.Cheers.BSD