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    ABOUT ME

  • 3rd floor balcony all-grain brewer (5 or 10 gallon batches). It can take some ingenuity, but you can get it done. I have a 1-tier system with 10gal coolers for HLT and MLT, a 15gal kettle, and a chugger pump. The HLT is electrified with a hot water heating element and controlled by a Ranco. Everything disassembles and stores on a rack in the storage room. Water is transferred via bucket from the bathtub. It's not ideal, but not too bad either.

    I've also taken the BJCP exam and am awaiting my results.
  • woodworking and brewing
  • Self-employed
  • Aaron
  • Jam band stuff
  • I'm going to have to take some time off to drink up what's in storage. I think there's about 12 cases in there now and another 10 coming down the pipe.
  • Primary 1&2: Berliner Weisse
    Primary 3&4: Imperial Black Ale
    Primary 5&6: Cleaning out the Closet Blonde Ale
    Primary 7: Semi-sweet wildflower show mead
    Primary 8, 9, & 10: Empty
  • I don't use a secondary except on rare occasions.
  • Bottle 1: Hefeweizen #1
    Bottle 2: Hefeweizen #2
    Bottle 3: California Common
    Bottle 4: Ginger Wheat
    Bottle 5: Smoked Porter
    Bottle 6: Klle Alaaf! Klsch
    Bottle 7: Chocolate Oatmeal Stout
    Bottle 8: APA
    Bottle 9: Maple Nut Brown Ale
  • The apt. doesn't have room for kegging and I like to have bottles to take with me where ever I go.
  • Male
  • Married
  • Chicago
  • IL

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Star San disaster... on 04-15-2011 at 08:36 PM
    I just sent their product support department a link to this thread. Maybe they'll see that
    there is a big problem and do something about it. They may not even know.

  • Posted in thread: Sulfur Smell on 04-15-2011 at 06:10 PM
    Mmmm......I just got my first taste of that sweet, sticky mead. I just racked to the first
    secondary at sg=1.000 and I'm happy to report that it tasted fantastic. Definitely a little hot
    and dry, but ...

  • Posted in thread: What can I add to this IPA in order to turn it into a CDA? on 04-15-2011 at 04:28 PM
    I go with India Black Ale. I don't owe those from the PNW anything. Besides, there's pretty
    good evidence that Greg Noonan brewed the first version out east.

  • Posted in thread: What's up with Belgian beers? on 04-13-2011 at 08:25 PM
    Belgian, Dutch, whatever. Funny how Brouwland's webpage lists their corporate HQ in Belgium. I,
    too, will unsubscribe now and move on.

  • Posted in thread: What's up with Belgian beers? on 04-13-2011 at 06:55 PM
    My intention isn't to get into a pissing contest with you, houblon. If you prefer the beer you
    bring back from Belgium, by all means drink it. I was making the point that in almost all cases
    there is ...

  • Posted in thread: Pilsner Urquell Homebrew Contest on 04-13-2011 at 05:23 PM
    If you really want to taste PU you need to go to Prague where there are a couple pubs that sell
    it unpasteurized (I think they call it Tankovna). It's amazing and unlike the pasteurized
    version you ge...

  • Posted in thread: What's up with Belgian beers? on 04-13-2011 at 04:53 PM
    Houblon,Before you get all high and mighty, may I suggest that you read up on belgian styles.
    1. With the possible exception of lambics and the like that benefit from a delicate balance
    between the in...

  • Posted in thread: Brewing terms in everyday life on 04-13-2011 at 04:18 PM
    My wife and I are trying for kids. I keep thinking about it as pitching a starter.

  • Posted in thread: Are you really a home brewer? on 04-11-2011 at 08:52 PM
    I knew a guy who converted the MIL Suite kitchenette portion of his home into a permanent home
    for his BrewMagic. Took it off the wheels, bolted it to the floor, gassed it, range hood to OA,
    stock pot...

  • Posted in thread: Pilsner Urquell Homebrew Contest on 04-11-2011 at 07:30 PM
    Spots are apparently still available in Chicago because I reserved this morning and just got
    confirmation that I'm in. Unfortunately, I'm not eligible and had to withdraw.

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