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  • I am an engineer that likes to homebrew. I've brewed about 100 gallons so far.
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  • Homebrewing is something I was exposed to when I lived in Charlotte, NC as a co-op student when I was in college. A fellow I worked with was a homebrewer, and one day a conversation arose where he revealed this hobby to me. I was naturally interested (as a beer-drinking college student), but completely ignorant of the science and craft. He lent me his copy of Papazian's book, which I read. Being a chemist/engineer, I naturally became enamored with the prospect of making my own beer. That was 1995. Fast forward 10 years... I move to Jacksonville, FL, having seen a significant portion of Germany, having studied abroad there, and having my tastebuds acclimated to good German brew. My favorite beer of all time is Duesseldorf altbier (that's where I was studying). I learn that my colleague from study abroad in Germany actually lives in Germany, we get together at the local microbrewery and ultimately decide that we're going to make some damn altbier (since you can't buy it here)! F


  • Posted in thread: Kegerator tower "up"grade; need tap handle ideas. on 06-24-2008 at 02:35 AM
    Four small chrome philips head screws, one in each corner of the chalk board.I'd use electric
    guitar pickguard screws, personally, but only because I have them on hand. Any small wood screw
    should wor...

  • Posted in thread: First AG weizen; first single decoction on 06-24-2008 at 02:28 AM
    Well, it doesn't appear that this was a very interesting thread. But anyway, for the sake of
    completeness, the single decoction mash was totally worth it. This wheat beer is the best I've
    ever had in ...

  • Posted in thread: Kegerator tower "up"grade; need tap handle ideas. on 06-21-2008 at 08:44 PM
    Hi,I recently upgraded my kegerator by lifting the tower 1.5" so that the faucet will allow
    pouring into a proper 0.5 L hefeweizen glass. "lift" is just two pieces of 0.75" thick poplar,
    glued togeth...

  • Posted in thread: will nylon bags melt? on 06-18-2008 at 12:49 AM
    Nylon melts at approx. 220-250 deg. C., depending on the specific grade/type.

  • Posted in thread: CO2 leak on 06-17-2008 at 02:02 AM
    HI,Sorry to hear about your CO2 leak; I am going through the same thing. I wanted to pass on
    this thread to you to at least make you think about this. It may or may not be your problem.
    pretty easy t...

  • Posted in thread: Where to get flat o-ring for ball lock gas in? on 06-17-2008 at 12:20 AM
    McMaster Carr sells a 14 mm O.D., 11 mm I.D., 1.5 mm thick silicone o-ring.part number
    5233T37$9.75 for a pack of 50.However, I'm not sure that the original o-rings/gaskets are sized
    appropriately. Fo...

  • Posted in thread: Easy way to tell how much is left in a keg on 06-15-2008 at 01:52 AM
    I was doing some maintenance on my kegerator today, and observed something that I wanted to
    pass along (it's free). If you've ever wondered how much beer was left in a keg, but you didn't
    want to open...

  • Posted in thread: Where to get flat o-ring for ball lock gas in? on 06-15-2008 at 01:40 AM
    I'm currently taking care of some issues that caused me to lose most of a new 5 lb tank of CO2.
    One issue I found was compression damaged flat o-rings inside my ball lock gas in connectors.
    Once I uns...

  • Posted in thread: Major homebrew dilemma; CO2 leak! Please help!! on 06-11-2008 at 01:01 AM
    I have a serious issue with my kegerator: I have the absolute best batch of homebrew I've ever
    made (an AG Altbier; my 4th AG batch) in a keg, and I just refilled my 5 lb CO2 bottle right
    before that ...

  • Posted in thread: First AG weizen; first single decoction on 06-02-2008 at 02:41 AM
    I spent my Sunday afternoon (from 1 pm until 9 pm) brewing an all grain single decoction
    hefeweizen. Having recently acquired Eric Warner's book "German Wheat Beer" (#7 in the classic
    beer style serie...