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08-13-2008

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02-19-2013 8:26 PM

    ABOUT ME

  • Central Illinois
  • hunting,fishing,4x4ing,Scouts,DJing
  • ISO Auditor
  • left over Mr. Beer kits. :)
  • Empty
  • Pilsner- my first home brew, and its a lager.
  • Skipping bottles and going straight to kegging.
  • That Pilsner will be kegged by Thanksgiving.
  • Male
  • Married

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  • Posted in thread: What kind of water do you use? on 03-22-2013 at 11:50 PM
    Tap water, minerals and all. We have hard water, very hard water. I enjoy every drop. :D

  • Posted in thread: A slightly different Kegerator Project on 08-01-2012 at 03:41 AM
    Nice job!Tip on staining in the future- to eliminate the blotchy look on the pine, use the
    "Pre-stain" before staining the wood. The "pre-stain" ensures that the stain absorbs equally
    and give it a co...

  • Posted in thread: How much priming sugar in keg? on 10-28-2010 at 12:01 AM
    I realize this thread is over a year old.Curious if there were any updates to the data,
    experiences posted originally in this thread?I have noticed my beer doesnt have that special
    something, yea they...

  • Posted in thread: Is there a guide for installing a thermostat in a fridge? on 10-02-2009 at 03:39 AM
    IS this for a standard home refridge?If so there is only one circuit.

  • Posted in thread: Ways to increase boil temperature on 01-31-2009 at 07:45 PM
    Backpackers use what is called a windscreen. Not only does it keep the wind off teh pot, it
    funnels the heat up the side of hte pot and reduces cook time by increasing temps around the
    pot. In ohter w...

  • Posted in thread: Your Favorite Kits on 01-31-2009 at 07:07 PM
    So far my favorite is Wind River Brewing Company "Old World Pilsner". WindRiver Light Lager
    Kits:mug:

  • Posted in thread: Low Original Gravity Problems on 01-31-2009 at 06:14 PM
    I was reading the 10 tips thread and had a question that relates to this thread. Does the
    volume of water you steep the grains in make a difference? I have been steeping at the same
    volume of water I ...

  • Posted in thread: Racking Questions on 01-31-2009 at 06:09 PM
    The secondary stage is really a lagering stage. This is where the flavors blend better, more
    sediment drops out, and you free up your primary fermentor for another batch. You can leave it
    in the secon...

  • Posted in thread: 10 tips to better extract brewing on 01-31-2009 at 05:59 PM
    I'm going to try that suggestion on steeping the grains. Steep in a smaller volume of water.

  • Posted in thread: Low Original Gravity Problems on 01-31-2009 at 02:35 PM
    I just noticed the same thing with an LD Carlson kit I picked up from my local Home Brew Store.
    Does this affect the alchohol volume? I gather it does, in my case dropped by 1%. I don't use a
    thermome...

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