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  • Retired Tool and Die Maker. Recent Business School graduate. Majored in Accounting
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  • Always wanted to try brewing. Presently have only two extract brews completed: An IPA and an American Light. Neither batches are ready for drinking.
  • Brutus 10 system is in my future. I won't go all grain until I build one.
  • American Light.
  • Empty now.
  • IPA. Only 4 days bottled.
  • Never kegged. Limited resources and space.
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  • Posted in thread: Trub in primary on 08-25-2013 at 04:44 PM
    Thanks Chef! It's been three years and a nasty divorce since I have brewed. Brewing again
    today. Got a new filter for my funnel that wasn't potato chipped

  • Posted in thread: Trub in primary on 08-25-2013 at 03:49 PM
    Just finished brewing a BB summer ale last night and have an enormous amount of trub floating
    in the primary and settled on the bottom. Is this bad? Should I siphon it off to a secondary?
    The yeast ha...

  • Posted in thread: Meijer Spring Water on 08-26-2011 at 04:35 AM
    I went in there earlier this week, and it's fantastic. I'm really looking forward to going
    there instead of all the way to Taylor.Amen brother. I talked to the owner when I was there.
    They are open bu...

  • Posted in thread: Meijer Spring Water on 08-26-2011 at 12:12 AM
    So then just check the PH. By the way, did you know that adventures in homebrewing is open now
    on Jackson avenue? The place is huge.

  • Posted in thread: Meijer Spring Water on 08-25-2011 at 07:00 PM
    That is what I have used for my last two extract brews. I bought it at the Zeeb road meijer. I
    have six more gallons waiting for my next batch. I have no idea what the chemistry is but it
    worked fine....

  • Posted in thread: Drilling Metals Primer on 07-31-2011 at 03:19 AM
    RPMs don't mean anything when you know the proper feed rate and can flush with coolant. All
    drill bits can be resharpened, coatings still help with maintaining a sharp cutting edge even
    after sharpeni...

  • Posted in thread: Who's grinding? on 07-28-2011 at 03:18 AM
    I got my Corona on the free which was a huge score. It didn't have the hopper but not
    important. Done two beers so far 1=78% eff and 2=77.5%. I haven't even bought bulk yet but I
    love the option. Good...

  • Posted in thread: Who's grinding? on 07-28-2011 at 02:39 AM
    Yes, I hand crank, also. That sounds a little weird . . . .I'm married so I'm completely used
    to hand crankin' mysel...wait what were we talkin' about? Oh yeah, I really do not need to have
    a self pow...

  • Posted in thread: How do you clean a stove after boil over? on 07-28-2011 at 02:33 AM
    I had a boil over during my first brew. It happened right after the first hops addition. My
    stove is ceramic top. The wort burned and became hard as a lollipop. It was about an eight of
    an inch thick....

  • Posted in thread: How big should my mash tun be? on 07-27-2011 at 04:57 PM