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  • Large Batches: 5500 watt eBIAB Kettle controlled with an Electric Brewing Supply 30 amp Panel. Small Batches: Stove top 5 Gallon pots with a DIY Arduino HERMS unit for mash temp control. Fermentation Control: Chest Freezer controlled by a BrewPi.
  • Computer Programming,Carpentry,Leatherwork
  • Student, Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Cody Gish
  • The Complete Joy of Homebrewing, Brewing Classic Styles, Radical Brewing, Brooklyn Brew Shop's Beer Making Book, The Homebrewers' Recipe Guide. The Wheel of Time and Lord of the Rings Series. Anything by P.S. Power, Ilona Andrews, Elliott Kay, John Scalzi, & John G. Hartness. Most of Orson Scott Card and Robert A. Heinlein's work.
  • M.O.B.S. - (Midwestern Ohio Brewing Society)
  • Started on an outside burner, soon moved to a bigger pot. I do some small BIAB batches on the stove. Won the 30A BCS Control Panel from Electric Brewing Supply in the HomeBrewTalk 2014 Big Giveaway. Today, I have an Electric BIAB system and BrewPi Fermentation Controller, but am still bottling. I have been using the "A Brewing Water Chemistry Primer" thread here on HBT for my water. The combination of a good water base, precise mash control from the BCS, panel, and precise fermentation control from the BrewPi has improved my beers quite a bit. I have the equipment for oxygenating the wort, so that is the next step.
  • American Pale Ale, Bourbon Barrel Ale, Cream of Three Crops, and Kottbusser
  • Ordinary Bitter, Chocolate Porter, American BarleyWine (BCS)
  • Cream of Six Crops, Requiem of Raspberry, American IPA (BCS), Schneider Weisse Clone, Edwort's Bavarian Hefeweizen, Cream of Three Crops, Cream of Three Crops Apricot, House Amber, Pumpkin Spice Cider, Skeeter Pee
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  • Married
  • Sidney
  • Ohio


  • Posted in thread: Might give up on homebrew :( on 06-11-2016 at 03:00 AM
    I enjoy the process and I have spent a lot of time and money on this hobby but end of the day
    if I'm not fully satisfied with my end product it's a bit of a waste of time. I've been using
    my tap water...

  • Posted in thread: Cool Brewing Corny 5G & Mini Giveaway on 05-10-2016 at 12:30 PM
    yes, please.

  • Posted in thread: Belle Saison Yeast on 04-12-2016 at 12:58 AM
    So you have 48 hours so far after pitching?No worries up to 72 hours, particularly with some
    action happening.Let it ride - it will be fine.

  • Posted in thread: Wilserbrewerbags vs The Brew Bag on 03-31-2016 at 01:55 AM
    I'll throw my vote in for wilserbrewer. I have two of his grand slam packages - one for my
    keggle and one for my smaller, stove top batches. They work very well in both
    applications.Additionally, I ha...

  • Posted in thread: Joe's Ancient Orange Mead on 03-29-2016 at 04:16 AM
    Finally got around to bottling the batch I started in November (post). After two months, I
    racked once, out of the fermentor into a bucket, cleaned the fermentor (only have one three
    gallon carboy), t...

  • Posted in thread: 15 Gallon Demi John x2 on 03-17-2016 at 06:43 PM
    Will you ship, or are you looking for local pickup?If you will ship, what would the cost for
    both be to 45365?Thanks,Cody

  • Posted in thread: Easter Giveaway: Inkbird ITC-310T, ITC-1000, 12" NTC Sensor, other is UP TO 15% off on 03-09-2016 at 02:49 PM
    Yes, Please

  • Posted in thread: "Rain barrel" fermenter? on 03-03-2016 at 09:30 PM
    Cody, I have done nothing to seal these tightly, I kind of do it old school leaving the lid
    loose to allow CO2 to escape, letting the krausen go wild rather than restricting it, while the
    lid prevents...

  • Posted in thread: "Rain barrel" fermenter? on 03-02-2016 at 07:03 PM
    The Brute garbage cans work very well, here's my setup for primary fermenters at home. I use
    two 32gal brutes.Have you modified the lids to seal tightly?If not, how long do you leave a
    batch in these?...

  • Posted in thread: Homebrew Supply Keg System Giveaway on 02-26-2016 at 09:19 PM
    Yes, Please!Saq's The Pious Westvleteren 12 Style Quad Clone - All-Grain Recipe Kit - UnMilled

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