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12-12-2009

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10-19-2013 7:49 AM

    ABOUT ME

  • Traverse City, MI
  • Running,fishing,hunting - especially turkey,fishing
  • 911 Supervisor
  • Vance
  • Varies
  • Several
  • Good Eats, First 48, others
  • All's Quiet on the Western Front, The Stand
  • No kegging (yet)
  • Male
  • Married

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Recipe Help For Spruce Beer on 06-24-2013 at 01:52 PM
    Cherry or apple wood both are good choices. Stay away from alder, mesquite, and cedar in my
    opinion.

  • Posted in thread: Temps are pretty high on 05-01-2012 at 07:17 AM
    Water bath... I've seen other people post that with decent results. Locally I typically have
    the opposite problem so I can't attest to it personally.

  • Posted in thread: Wort chillers on 05-01-2012 at 06:52 AM
    Made my own chiller and pre-chiller set up - love it. Each has its pro/cons. I am not familiar
    with the others but can not complain about the job performance of my homemade chilling set-up.

  • Posted in thread: Bugs in Hops on 05-01-2012 at 05:38 AM
    I agree... termites.

  • Posted in thread: Pot Size on 04-26-2012 at 08:33 AM
    Small as you can... 20qt will get you a good partial boil - probably 3 gal easy and then top
    off with water, etc etc. If you could manage a 28 qt pot then you could at least sneak in a 5
    gallon boil a...

  • Posted in thread: Well... just brewed my second batch. Might've also borked my first! on 04-26-2012 at 07:52 AM
    I agree... just roll with it. Was it ideal? No Will you create beer? Yup Will it be good beer?
    To Be Determined. You learned something in the process - that makes it all worth it.

  • Posted in thread: Cheap aluminum kettle? on 04-25-2012 at 02:29 AM
    I've yet to melt the bottom out of my aluminum pot. LOL As long it holds water you're good to
    go in my opinion.

  • Posted in thread: Need advice on homebrewing kit to go with on 04-25-2012 at 02:20 AM
    Good point... if you can afford it I'd suggest going at least a 10 gallon brew pot, if not 15.
    Might be overkill at first but you will grow into it. Also, you will stand far less chance of
    boiling ove...

  • Posted in thread: Made my first great beer! on 04-25-2012 at 02:18 AM
    Looks and sounds great. Well done.

  • Posted in thread: Waiting on 04-25-2012 at 02:06 AM
    +1 - the just try one idea. If this is your first batch it will also give you a better
    understanding of how the beer evolves over time. I still give some of my beers a try after only
    a week in the bot...

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