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  • Started brewing in the summer of 2007 with a friend. Made one bad batch then got on a good streak of nice brews. Switched to AG around January 2008 and have been doing that since then, trying to chase down some infection issues, also building a new natural gas system so brewing is on a hold for now.
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  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing 12.5gal Conical Fermenter Giveaway! on 08-11-2014 at 04:01 PM
    Looks great, count me in!

  • Posted in thread: Hot Glue bottle wax experiment on 08-07-2014 at 03:38 PM
    I really like the look of Skeezer's bottles, I'm not sure you need to use all crayons for the
    wax though, could probably use some candle wax and some candles, but I like the ratio. Plus
    with the good ...

  • Posted in thread: Remove dissolved Iron from water on 07-07-2014 at 03:04 PM
    Well I'll bring my water report with me this weekend. Then you can tell me to buy a RO system
    again :)

  • Posted in thread: Remove dissolved Iron from water on 07-03-2014 at 02:16 PM
    doing a quick calc it looks like after this water gets softened I'll have over 600 ppm of
    sodium in the water, so that would not be good to brew with, but I can run it through an RO
    system. For now I'...

  • Posted in thread: Remove dissolved Iron from water on 07-03-2014 at 01:53 PM
    Hey chainlife, sorry I never got back to this thread. I doubt your beer was ruined by water
    from a softener, I've brewed with it before and it wasn't bad, but not great.I got my report
    from Ward Labs ...

  • Posted in thread: A Simple 2 Liter Bottle Pre-Chiller on 06-19-2014 at 04:26 PM
    Pretty cool! It would be nice if you could do a few in-line, but it is a pretty nice way of
    doing it with what you have around. Could also get some fittings/dip tube and do the same idea
    with a 5 gal ...

  • Posted in thread: Where do you throw your hop trub? on 06-19-2014 at 03:54 PM
    I used to compost them but the dog loves to get in the compost (she ate several pounds of spent
    grain last time... did not feel well afterward) so I'll probably start throwing them in the
    garbage afte...

  • Posted in thread: The Brew Stand Incredible Giveaway on 06-12-2014 at 12:49 PM
    I'm in, thanks!

  • Posted in thread: The Great Hydra Giveaway! on 05-14-2014 at 12:45 PM
    I'm in!

  • Posted in thread: Gasket advice for a Vintage Fridge Kegerator on 04-25-2014 at 03:39 PM
    Ah ok, well I'm out of my realm then as I've really only worked on newer fridges. Your plan
    seems good to me, though I'd want to use something harder to bridge that 1.5" gap and then just
    have the gas...

"People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people." - V Primary: Nothin Secondary: Shady Lord RIS, Water to Barleywine, Pumpkin wine, burnt mead Kegged: Crappy infected mild Bottles: Apfelwein, 999 Barleywine, Oatmeal Stout, Robust Porter, Robust smoked porter, Simcoe Smash
September 22, 2009  •  04:50 PM
Love the Avatar! Remember, remember...
May 20, 2010  •  11:32 AM
Thanks for the rhizomes...what kind were they?