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    ABOUT ME

  • Looking to share and compare some brews.
  • guitar,video games,golf,camping,fishing,kayaking,electronics,BBQ/cooking
  • mechanic
  • mike
  • Slayer, Bach, Shinedown, Iron Maiden, Adelitas Way, Atreyu, Breaking Benjamin, Volbeat
  • Falling Down, Terminator,
  • Ncis, Big Bang Theory, Duck Dynasty
  • Stephen king, Tolkien, Patterson
  • firefighter
  • Just getting started really. I dabbled a bit 20 years ago, but nothing like my current intentions of brewing almost all of the beer that I consume( which is a lot).
  • Flanders Red, Fruit beers, Kriek, good IIPA
  • Male
  • Married
  • Albany
  • NY

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  • Posted in thread: Thermowell cost? DIY alternatives? on 03-05-2015 at 03:29 AM
    You'd also need to flare the end so it didn't fall through the stopper..I am sure you could get
    stainless tube anywheres. I'd check eBay.Another option might be copper tube. Maybe sweat a cap
    on the e...

  • Posted in thread: This dude says vorlauf strips lipids and should not be done. on 03-04-2015 at 05:34 PM
    this is not a reliable source. this is just some guy saying random thoughts that he considers
    to be rational. nothing in that post justifies lengthy debate or discussion.He seems somewhat
    credible.[am...

  • Posted in thread: C02 leak somewhere on 03-04-2015 at 02:43 PM
    You could buy a manifold with valves enough for all your kegs. Then shut each keg off except
    one and see how long the gas holds with the tank off.I have this one keg where the lid leaks a
    when keg pre...

  • Posted in thread: Having Trouble with IPA Flavors on 03-04-2015 at 02:38 PM
    You shouldn't do all grain beer with tap water without knowing mash PH. I spent a year brewing
    beer that I ended up dumping. Though I am on a well and the water is probably harder than most
    city tap w...

  • Posted in thread: Show me your two tier on 03-04-2015 at 02:31 PM
    I was just thinking about how I wanna do a 2 tier.I have the mash tun cooler on a chair which
    allows me to wheel it around to the kettle or hlt. It doesn't have a large stroke on the gas
    cylinder. But...

  • Posted in thread: Outdoor Brewing Space on 03-04-2015 at 02:11 PM
    I like the idea of a drain. I wonder if a screened gazeebo would work if your burner wasn't too
    powerful. Be great for keeping mosquitoes out.

  • Posted in thread: This dude says vorlauf strips lipids and should not be done. on 03-04-2015 at 01:35 PM
    It seems a lot of sources make mention of lipids and their affect on long term flavor
    stabilization and also creation trans-2-noneal.My non-vorlaufed brew went through a substantial
    flavor transformat...

  • Posted in thread: Thinking ahead...... really big beer.... (20%+) on 03-03-2015 at 04:54 PM
    Another option might be a strong Scottish ale. It doesn't matter if the FG is high or the BTUs
    are low. It's almost like a foolproof 1.20 beer.

  • Posted in thread: Diacetyl on 03-02-2015 at 02:31 PM
    Ever done side by side, exact same batch comparison? I thought they were similar as well, but
    recollecting and tasting side by side proved different outcomes for me.

  • Posted in thread: This dude says vorlauf strips lipids and should not be done. on 03-02-2015 at 02:12 PM
    First things first: This blog post is five years old, and it popped up for debate back when it
    was written. I'll still throw in my thoughts. How big do we think lipids are that they're
    going to get s...

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