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  • Peace, Love and Beer as we say in the Commune.....
  • Photography,Mt. Biking,Guitar,Music,Brewing
  • Landscape Design/Contractor
  • I'm an old Hippie, pretty much says it all
  • AHA, The IBU Brew Club
  • Got into brewing in college, took a break and got into it again and have not looked back. Currently doing AG on a 2-tier gravity system.
  • I like Belgians, Pales, IPAs, Wheats, Copper/Ambers, Ryes, Porters and Specialty beers. I design most of my own recipes and have several that are standard rotations through the year.
  • Some soon to be very tasty beer!
  • Only use one when adding spice or oak, I've begun dry hopping in the primary and am a big fan!
  • Lots of delicious beer!
  • Have two tap set up with one for my hard root beer and the other for rotating beer selections
  • Male
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  • Glenview
  • IL


  • Posted in thread: 2-Tier Brew Stand and equipment-AG on 11-29-2015 at 02:35 PM
    Still available, sent you a reply to my pm

  • Posted in thread: 2-Tier Brew Stand and equipment-AG on 11-15-2015 at 07:08 PM
    System has served me well but I've upgraded, PM if interested or questions

  • Posted in thread: 2 Tap kegerator-Chicago Suburbs on 11-15-2015 at 07:06 PM
    Listed this today on CL, take a look and PM me if interested or have questions

  • Posted in thread: Chronic Foam Issue on 06-25-2015 at 09:35 PM
    If the co2 is coming out of solution in the lines then most likely the lines are dirty or there
    is a leak somewhere. Is it only the commercial kegs foaming. The psi needs to equalize with
    your system ...

  • Posted in thread: Dry hop causing overcarbonation? on 03-10-2015 at 08:16 PM
    Did you weigh the sugar or simply measure in a cup? Its possible that if you simply measured in
    volume they were in fact not equal amounts, measuring to the gram is much more accurate

  • Posted in thread: Just curious. How many batches before you're not a beginner? on 03-10-2015 at 08:13 PM
    Regardless of your experience level you will always find something new to try and revert back
    to being a nOOb all over again:)

  • Posted in thread: Kickstarter for SS Mash Tun, Kettle and Fermenter on 03-10-2015 at 08:11 PM
    Since they are looking for another $37k within 3 weeks, unless they get a big investor I don't
    see it.Also, stuff looks nice and well built but a stainless mash run that doesn't take direct
    heat left ...

  • Posted in thread: Advice on finishing up this hefe fermentation on 03-10-2015 at 06:44 PM
    Raise the temp and let it finish, keep in mind the lower temps promote more clove and the
    higher temps more banana. You may already have missed those thresholds for ester development
    but the warmer te...

  • Posted in thread: Force carbonating at 10-12 lbs. on 03-09-2015 at 07:34 PM
    Yes and no. Yes you can set at 10-12 psi and shake but the reality is that until ALL of the
    beer has fully absorbed ALL of the co2 it will not be ready that quick.I actually use this
    method because at...

  • Posted in thread: Do I have enough yeast? on 03-08-2015 at 09:33 PM
    Assuming its an 11g pack simply rehydrate it and pitch, you'll be fine

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March 18, 2016  •  07:22 AM
Hi, In June of 2014, you responded to one of my threads - Pasteurization, why or why not - and you mentioned your backsweetened Hard Root Beer. I noticed that but at the time I wasn't ready to make hard soda pop ales. I'm wondering if you'd care to share your recipe, as we are back in Montana now where I have a little more room to brew, rather than a 15' x 15' living space ;>)