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  • 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 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
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  • Pennsylvania


  • Posted in thread: Hella Vanilla Cream Ale on 02-17-2015 at 05:06 AM
    Congrats on the brew. I mill my own grains and get a pretty consistent 85%mash efficiency so
    other than crush it sounds like your process is pretty good. I think a closer milling of the
    grains would'v...

  • Posted in thread: help identifying a c02 leak on 02-10-2015 at 12:09 PM
    I think you're just seeing pressure drop as co2 is being absorbed by the liquid in the kegs. If
    you leave the main tank off the pressure in the lines will equilibrate pressure between lines,
    kegs, liq...

  • Posted in thread: Anyone use this? on 02-09-2015 at 12:14 PM
    Yeah stick a magnet to the bottom. If it sticks it will work. If it doesn't stick it is not
    induction cookware.

  • Posted in thread: Hella Vanilla Cream Ale on 02-08-2015 at 11:59 PM
    Yeah, when I have this on tap it always goes fast. Glad you enjoyed it and posted back with
    results. Makes me wish I wasn't at work. Pic looks tasty.

  • Posted in thread: BeerSmith for mobile device on 02-08-2015 at 03:59 PM
    I use beer alchemy for my iPhone. Does pretty much everything the others do.

  • Posted in thread: Share your "man-crush" thread? on 01-19-2015 at 05:25 AM
    Sam Elliot. Just something about the voice.

  • Posted in thread: Which smoked malt to use? Also, I'm an idiot on 01-18-2015 at 02:24 PM
    I thought you generally wanted to keep specialty grains around 20%or less of the grain bill.
    Unless my math is off 3.25lbs is 22%. I wouldn't be worried by giving this brew a shot. I know
    I've brewed ...

  • Posted in thread: Hella Vanilla Cream Ale on 01-18-2015 at 01:51 AM
    Hi!So I tried this recipe and somehow it didn't turn out well. It was my first all grain brew
    and I'm not heartbroken or surprised but I would love to know what I did wrong so at least I
    learned somet...

  • Posted in thread: Homebrew4Heroes Giveaway! on 01-13-2015 at 04:59 PM
    oh yeah!!!! I'm in..........wont win anyway........ but certainly wont if I don't try

  • Posted in thread: Efficient way of utilizing large ferm chamber? on 01-07-2015 at 06:13 AM
    I'd put a shelf in the middle so I could have various batches at various stages of
    fermentation. Would make it convenient for long term aging project beers in addition to the
    normal rotation.

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