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    ABOUT ME

  • Greenville, SC
  • Prepress Systems Administrator
  • Ed
  • Jazz, jam, rock
  • Arrested Development, Entourage, My Name Is Earl, Lost
  • Lord Of The Rings
  • I started homebrewing in 2005 with some friends in college. By the time I joined them, they were brewing all grain. To this day, I've only done 1 extract batch. I quickly took over the group's brewing from all the research I did. rnrnI graduated from Clemson University in December of 2008 and got a job in Cleveland, OH. I spent a year there brewing by myself working on really dialing in my process for apartment brewing. I also had the chance to take the BJCP exam. I moved back to Greenville SC in March 2010.rnrnThis fall, I plan to explore the apple orchards just up the road in Hendersonville and Asheville NC. My plan is to get some quality juice geared toward hard cider making. rnrn
  • Hefeweizen
  • Married

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  • Posted in thread: How to pour homebrew label on 05-03-2013 at 07:49 PM
    I have one that I made a few years back. May not be the one you remember seeing. I'll dig it
    off of my old hard drive this weekend for you though.

  • Posted in thread: Do crystal malts contain carbs that can be converted by base malt enzymes? on 07-05-2012 at 03:33 PM
    Actually edcculus, the link provided in the second post details experiments by Nilo that
    suggest there is a substantial amount of unconverted starch in crystal malt and including it in
    the mash will n...

  • Posted in thread: Do crystal malts contain carbs that can be converted by base malt enzymes? on 07-04-2012 at 10:43 PM
    The short answer is that you can expect a very similar result from mashing crystal malts as
    steeping them. Crystal malts have undergone a different malting process in that 1 - they have
    no or very lit...

  • Posted in thread: Surly Bitter Brewer BJCP Category on 05-20-2012 at 03:56 PM
    If anything, I think maybe 8C would be appropriate (Extra Special/Strong Bitter), although at
    4.1% you could probably swing 8B. I've never had the beer, but everything seems pretty OK for
    that style. ...

  • Posted in thread: Good lord its been a while on 05-17-2012 at 03:48 PM
    Hate to tell you, but brewing with a new born around is tough! Congratulations though!Thats why
    I'm tying to squeeze in a few before it is born! I'll probably stick to ciders for a while when
    it is a ...

  • Posted in thread: Good lord its been a while on 05-17-2012 at 03:25 PM
    So now you are a nobody unless you have over 10k posts :D

  • Posted in thread: Good lord its been a while on 05-17-2012 at 03:18 PM
    With moving to a new town, working more hours and buying a house last year, its been a good
    while since I've brewed. I'm probably in a 1 year slump at this point. My wife is pregnant and
    due at the en...

  • Posted in thread: kindle question on 04-21-2012 at 03:00 PM
    I think Nook is about to come out with a version that has a light built in. Its not back lit,
    but has a small LED light that shines down from the top to light up the screen. said, I love
    my Nook. Th...

  • Posted in thread: Four day work week on 04-15-2012 at 12:16 AM
    I'd LOVE to work 4 10s. The only problem is that I work 5 12s, plus being on call 24/7. The
    overtime is nice, but I'd love to only work 40 hours a week...

  • Posted in thread: Mediterranean Cruise - (Beer Search) on 04-08-2012 at 11:06 PM
    I've never been to any of those countries, but none are exactly known for their beer. I'd
    honestly stick to Wine and local specialty alcohols. Ouzo in Greece, Limoncello and Grapa in
    Italy etc

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August 13, 2012  •  01:39 PM
Hey Ed, I'm moving to Greenville and wanted to know where it is that you get your CO2 refilled. I called airgas down on whitehorse road and they said $30 for a 5lb...seems a bit outrageous to me. Anyways, thanks for your help.
 
Posted: 
August 13, 2012  •  01:48 PM
@kgkyzer I never found a good place to buy CO2 actually. I refilled at airgas once, but as you said, it was way too expensive. I also tried Creative Expressions on Poinsett, but they filled it with helium instead of CO2. I have an
entire thread on it if you want to search. I actually had to stop kegging due to moving into a house with no place for a kegerator.
 
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