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    ABOUT ME

  • I am a jack of all trades and a master of none. Graduated UTI with a diploma in automotive repair. Worked for VW for 8 years, but currently as a mobile tech fixing ground equipment at O'hare airport.
  • drumming,wrenching,racing,cooking,pin stripping,welding,(too many to list) and now brewing
  • GSE mechanic at O
  • Shawn
  • mainly rock, and metal but i give everything a chance, big into southern sludge at the moment.
  • Terminator 2, Braveheart too many others to list.
  • Modern Marvels, Mythbusters, Chopped, Whale wars pretty much anything on Discovery, History, food.
  • do magazines count??
  • I was interested in making moonshine, but after learning of how dangerous, and illegal it was, I decided not to. Weeks later I saw an episode on food network "good eats" amber waves with Alton Brown, making home brew. After watching the episode I wanted to try brewing (add another hobby to the on-going list) being safer and not illegal, I went out and bought the basic kit with 2 buckets. Turns out my local home brew supply shop moved 2 blocks down from where im living after a month or so of buying my kit from them! a good friend of the family found out I was making my own beer and gave me a ton of previous issues of "brew your own" as she use to be an editor.....looks like I was destined to make beer :)
  • extract: imperial espresso robust porterrnrn6.6 dark LMErn3 lbs darm DMErn2 lbs dark brown sugarrnrn.5 lb crystal 60lrn.5 lb carapilsrn.5 lb choclatern.5 lb black prinzrnrn3oz fuggles 4.5AArn3oz east kent goldings 5.7AArnrn4 shots of espresso into keg.
  • nada
  • no longer bottling have made the move to kegging :-)
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  • Male
  • Single
  • Chicago
  • Illinois

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: why would a pre-assembled kit.... on 01-14-2015 at 06:16 AM
    contain both LME and DME??? with my last batch I used both, (following the back bone on a
    pre-assembled kit I once used from brewers best.)changing up speciality grains, and adding an
    additional 2 lbs...

  • Posted in thread: mouth feel.... on 12-29-2014 at 09:06 AM
    thanks again for all the replies....I figured out what I've been doing wrong all these
    years....or at least I assume so!! ha ha. so with the temp being some what high due to the
    kegerator failing....I...

  • Posted in thread: mouth feel.... on 12-26-2014 at 09:18 AM
    thanks for all the replies first and foremost!! you guys are awesome!!and a Merry xmas!! and
    happy holidays for those of you which that doesn't apply ha ha.flars My volume is adjusted
    based on hitting...

  • Posted in thread: mouth feel.... on 12-24-2014 at 08:39 AM
    every home brew I have ever made has a watery mouth feel....tried high gravity, tried high
    carbonation, tired spring water vs tap water (Chicago water) no difference always feels watery
    on the tongue....

  • Posted in thread: pitching complete starter vs draining liquid and using just yeast on 11-25-2014 at 08:50 AM
    based on recipe, reactions, and all other pre-formentioned information on this brew......I'd
    like to take a poll on wether or not to secondary ferment??I usually have always racked into a
    secondary ap...

  • Posted in thread: pitching complete starter vs draining liquid and using just yeast on 11-25-2014 at 06:32 AM
    Using the stick on thermometer it measures 72 on bucket, kept my stirplate in same spot while
    fermenting my starter, it measured 70, ambient around 68. Cooled wort to 70 when I pitched. I
    assume bucke...

  • Posted in thread: pitching complete starter vs draining liquid and using just yeast on 11-24-2014 at 06:18 PM
    no temp control, in a basement. sitting at 72 degrees, will probally drop a few degrees as
    fermentation slows.using wyeast Irish ale 1084 2 smack packs in a starter with stir plate
    approx 14 hours pri...

  • Posted in thread: pitching complete starter vs draining liquid and using just yeast on 11-24-2014 at 08:18 AM
    due to time resitrictions I decided on pitching the complete contents of erlenmeyer versus
    decanting......I ended up with 4.75+ gallons to hit my target gravity of 1.095 (prior to yeast
    pitching) I sh...

  • Posted in thread: pitching complete starter vs draining liquid and using just yeast on 11-21-2014 at 09:35 PM
    hey everyone it has been a long time since I brewed a beer, life has gotten in the way of
    hobbies, but wanted to make a beer to give away as xmas gifts.making an imperial porter target
    OG is 1.090made...

  • Posted in thread: any body else get migranes/bad headaches from drinking?? on 12-17-2013 at 07:18 PM
    my issue was with ANY alcohol, didn't matter the beer, or hard booze, wine, but for what ever
    reason I am cured!! :ban:

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