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  • Structural Engineer
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  • I started out like most people: I received a brew kit as a gift two years ago and made my first beer following the instructions that came with the kit. My first beer ended up being a highly carbonated, pretty drinkable blonde ale. I brewed a couple of more extracts before hooking up with an old coworker who had an all grain outdoor setup. After brewing with him once, I went out and purchased enough equipment to start brewing all grain in my apartment. I have been brewing all grain since April 2011. My setup is limited by my kettle size and by my stove-top burner (usually 3 gallon batches). My setup is a 3 tier system consisting of a 5 gallon capacity boil kettle (more like 4 gallons max...and you had better be standing guard with a spray bottle and one hand on the burner knob), a converted 10 gallon cooler as my mash/lauter tun, and a converted 5 gallon cooler as my hot liquor tank. I'd love to work out a way to do 5 gallons in my apartment, but haven't figured out a solution.
  • A bunch of brews for my best friend's wedding.
  • Empty :( Done until 2012
  • Empty :( Done until 2012
  • Belgian Dubbel, Russian Imperial Stout
  • I do not possess the means for lagering or kegging...yet.
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  • New Jersey


  • Posted in thread: The myth of the <$50 corny keg on 07-13-2012 at 11:31 AM
    I live in NJ, but I just got 4 corny kegs from a bulk, group buy through my homebrew club. They
    were used cornies with some soda still left in them and required a great deal of cleaning, but
    overall a...

  • Posted in thread: orange peel and coriander spicing in witbier on 04-26-2012 at 07:55 PM
    I just brewed an orange kolsch using the information/recipe here: through this thread and it
    should help with the orange/coriander. I found that the orange/coriander balance using this
    thread was per...

  • Posted in thread: Orange Kolsch (AG/EX) on 04-01-2012 at 09:58 PM
    Brewing this one for my buddy's wedding. I'll post a pic when it's finished. We are all pretty
    excited for this one though!

  • Posted in thread: Russian Imperial Stout (2011 HBT Competition Category Winner) on 12-12-2011 at 04:56 PM
    Just bottled 5 gallons of this last week. I will post a picture when finished and let you guys
    know how it turned out. Merry Christmas to me. :)

  • Posted in thread: Please critique my process on 10-07-2011 at 07:03 PM
    I'm no expert and relatively new, but perhaps you could perform an iodine/starch conversion
    test after/during the mash. If not all of the starches have converted to sugars at this point,
    you'll know t...

  • Posted in thread: Two Pot Stovetop All-Grain Brewing Questions on 07-20-2011 at 02:12 AM
    I recently asked a similar question. I didn't think of it at the time of my post, but
    collecting your runnings in a single container, such as a fermentation bucket, will allow you
    to split the volume ...

  • Posted in thread: Can I collect wort in 2 different kettles, perform separate boils, and then combine? on 07-14-2011 at 03:51 PM
    I do a split boil. Here is how it works... I mash in a cooler and collect my wort in my plastic
    bucket fermenter. That has about a 6.7 gal capacity. I collect about 6.5 gal to split between
    my pots. O...

  • Posted in thread: Can I collect wort in 2 different kettles, perform separate boils, and then combine? on 07-14-2011 at 03:30 AM
    I'm new here, so forgive any mistakes or repeated questions, but basically here is my
    situation:I boil in a 5 gallon capacity boil kettle on my stove top and usually collect 4
    gallons of wort (pre-boi...

  • Added a new Photo on 07/11/2011