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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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  • Sidney
  • Ohio


  • Posted in thread: Keg Connection New Inline Flow Control Valve Giveaway on 10-06-2015 at 03:33 AM
    Yes, Please!

  • Posted in thread: The moment you realize you may have a problem on 09-27-2015 at 03:14 PM
    He's running out of room in the closet?The guards are becoming suspicious?Ahhh ... It makes
    more sense now!Perhaps it is time to bribe the guard(s) for a bigger closet?

  • Posted in thread: The moment you realize you may have a problem on 09-27-2015 at 02:21 PM
    I'm confused, what's the problem here?

  • Posted in thread: Long term aging of kit? on 09-25-2015 at 02:55 AM
    Perhaps a kit every 5 years would be more realistic? You could make the same (or similar) kit
    every five years and share the bottles on birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, and the
    occasional date nigh...

  • Posted in thread: Mixed-Berry on 09-25-2015 at 01:31 AM
    Started some raspberry wine on Aug 2 and it's done fermenting on Sep 22. The alcohol is 18%.
    The stuff has too much 'fire' from the alcohol and too much 'acid' and a little tannin. Hardly
    any raspberr...

  • Posted in thread: Awesome Birthday Cake from SWMBO on 09-20-2015 at 01:48 AM
    Very Nice! Happy birthday.

  • Posted in thread: One gallon batch sized volumes on 09-10-2015 at 12:44 PM
    You are correct about needing a little larger pot. I find that even for my 1 Gallon batches I
    like a five gallon pot. I have found several cheap stainless steel pots at places like Ollie's,
    Big Lot's,...

  • Posted in thread: Are there parts available for the Agata Bench Cappers? on 09-09-2015 at 03:24 PM
    The bolt looks like a standard connector bolt, with the exception of the flanges on one end to
    give it a pressure fit. I would guess the reason for the pressure fitting is to keep it from
    turning loos...

  • Posted in thread: Are there parts available for the Agata Bench Cappers? on 09-09-2015 at 02:46 PM
    I would go with @IslandLizard's idea. Even using plywood, fitted behind the round bell housing,
    and longer bolts. When it broke, were some of the caps being used more difficult to seal on the
    bottles ...

  • Posted in thread: Are there parts available for the Agata Bench Cappers? on 09-09-2015 at 02:03 PM
    Thank you to everyone for the input and ideas. I like the idea of a reinforcing strap or
    wiring, but I ran into a difficulty.I picked up some epoxy and took this apart yesterday.Here
    is what the insid...

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