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07-16-2012

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12-19-2014 11:27 PM

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    ABOUT ME

  • Brewing Beer,Computers,Playing Piano
  • Slitter operator at global packaging
  • Gil Plocher
  • DiscWorld Series, Gunslinger Series, Game of Thrones Series, Sword of Truth Series
  • Started homebrewing in January 2012. SWMBO got me a mr.beer kit for Christmas and been heavily addicted since. Went from extract to Extract/specialty grains, to partial mash, tried BIAB and currently doing all grain 5gallon batches. rnRecently started kegging(2 batches) and already upto 3 5gallon cornies. Only 1 tap in kegerator so far. But there is always another piece of equipment needing upgrading :)
  • Heavy stout
  • 5 gallon Dark American Lagerrnrn1 Gallon Small Beer
  • 5 gallon Spiced Holiday Ale
  • a few 12oz vanilla cream ale. A 12 pack of Dark Munich Lager
  • Hard Rootbeer, Chocolate Cherry Bock, Hefeweizen
  • Male
  • Married
  • Eagleville
  • Pennsylvania

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: The "Dear" , "Sincerely" thread on 12-18-2014 at 03:06 AM
    Dear world who has lost touch with morals and integrity...My name is not my own,It is borrowed
    from my ancestors,I must return it unstained.My honor is not my own,It is on loan from my
    descendants,I m...

  • Posted in thread: Bottles smell after sterilizing in oven on 12-14-2014 at 07:54 PM
    Haven't baked star san so can't really comment with if that's where it came from. But I do
    agree with the previous post about using one or the other method. I would either
    clean,rinse,bake or use star...

  • Posted in thread: Hydrometer vs. Refractometer on 12-14-2014 at 12:02 PM
    Are you adjusting the hydrometer reading for temperature? It should have its calibration temp
    on the paper slip inside the hydrometer.

  • Posted in thread: Crack in autosiphon on 12-12-2014 at 08:57 PM
    I would replace it with a new one. I had similar cracks in mine. Even with cleaning and
    sanitizing I wound up with 2 infected batches and the cracked up autosiphon is the only thing I
    could pinpoint a...

  • Posted in thread: Another GIVEAWAY plus our Christmas Sale @ Kegconnection.com on 12-12-2014 at 03:50 PM
    I'm in. thanks for yet another awesome goveaway

  • Posted in thread: Best gravity for bottle carb on 12-08-2014 at 08:10 AM
    I think you would back sweeten to taste then bottle and put 1 in a Plastic bottle and when
    bottle is firm pasteurize your bottles to stop the yeast before they eat all the sugars and
    thus create bottl...

  • Posted in thread: The "Dear" , "Sincerely" thread on 12-07-2014 at 01:26 PM
    Dear, ALWAYS check that there's enough tp to do the business at hand.Good thing you are at home
    and not in a port-a-john.....Sincerely, been there... done that...Dear been there done
    that,Sounds like ...

  • Posted in thread: Lower gravity on 12-07-2014 at 12:52 PM
    How long should sparging take. I dump in my sparge water, stir like it owes me money, let it
    sit for 10min, then drain, and repeat if I'm still not at my preboil volume. Might be your
    crush on the gra...

  • Posted in thread: 7 gallon wort boil in 8 gallon pot? on 12-07-2014 at 12:42 PM
    Use fermcap s. It will assist majorly in avoiding boil overs. And I do full volume boiling and
    have no problems bringing just under 7 gallons(6.75) on my stove in my 7.5gallon pot.

  • Posted in thread: Great Fermentations $100 Gift Certificate giveaway! on 12-02-2014 at 11:03 PM
    Put me in. Sent from somewhere to someone

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