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    ABOUT ME

  • I love family, friends and good times. Life is too damn short! I'm gonna live and love as much as I can and brew a little in between. I have 3 kids and a wonderful wife to keep me on my toes.
  • Camping,Fishing,Guitar,Brewing and Drinking
  • Battalion Chief with Honey Creek Fire Department
  • Jason
  • Most anything that doesn't include screaming. Just depends on my mood. Mostly Rock and Country
  • Gladiator, Pearl Harbor,Green Mile, Office Space, The Hangover 1&2, Road Trip, A River Runs Through It, On Golden Pond, and just about any scary movie.
  • Ghost Adventures, Don't watch much TV really. Love movies though
  • Yeast.....lol
  • None yet. Not sure I have time
  • Started with my brother October 2009 doing partial boil extract beers. 2010 I started brewing more on my own. I began the quest of obtaining everything I need to go all grain. I have been doing all grain since about the winter of 2010. I have a 10 gallon stainless kettle, 10 gallon Igloo Mash Tun, and 5 gallon Igloo hot liquid tank. Fermentation is controlled in a 5.7 cf freezer with a Johnson thermo control which can hold 2 carboys. I began kegging around the Summer of 2012 and have 2 Perlick 525ss faucets to dispense. This is definitely not a cheap hobby but an amazing one at that! I enjoy a lot of American Pales and IPA's. I also like stouts during the winter. I haven't brewed many Belgian, English, or wheat beers. I have done all ales and no lagers yet but probably will eventually. I actually prefer an ale over a lager. When I attempt a lager it will be an Oktoberfest.
  • Founders Red Rye Clone; Founders Porter Clone; Zombie Dust Clone(4th batch),
  • Amarillo Double IPA brewed 12/29/12 OG 1.098
  • None
  • Gumballhead and Founders Breakfast Stout Clone(batch #2)
  • Male
  • Married
  • Terre Haute
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  • Posted in thread: Rebel Brewer Giveaway! on 12-16-2013 at 06:54 PM
    I'm in

  • Posted in thread: Bru'n water help on 11-05-2013 at 08:54 PM
    OK, some of this spread sheet is starting to make sense now. I do understand the dilution of my
    existing water and how that will change things. For the profile of a yellow bitter this is what
    I have (...

  • Posted in thread: Bru'n water help on 11-05-2013 at 07:40 PM
    Here is what I'm see in regards to the red boxes on the dilution profile(if the picture
    attaches right).

  • Posted in thread: Bru'n water help on 11-05-2013 at 07:27 PM
    I have been using straight well water. It makes very good dark beers but I've been interested
    in changing my water profile to better fit IPA's. I just got my results back from Ward
    Laboratories and ha...

  • Posted in thread: Bru'n water help on 11-05-2013 at 07:12 PM
    After you enter your grist into the mash acidification page does this automatically adjust
    items on the water adjustment page or do I need to manually adjust something? Also there are
    red boxes in the...

  • Posted in thread: Minimizing color change during boil on 10-03-2013 at 07:04 PM
    Wort pH has a big effect on its color. If the mash pH was higher than desirable, the color of
    the wort will be greater. If you aren't doing anything to control the alkalinity of your
    brewing water, yo...

  • Posted in thread: Minimizing color change during boil on 09-27-2013 at 09:45 PM
    Thanks everyone. There has been some good points made. Gives me some things to tweak next
    time.:mug:

  • Posted in thread: Minimizing color change during boil on 09-27-2013 at 09:28 PM
    This particular batch is an IPA. I had late hop additions at 20,10 and 1 with 3 different hop
    varieties. My pre boil volume was 7.5 and I ended up with 6 gallons as expected. I modify my
    equipment pro...

  • Posted in thread: Minimizing color change during boil on 09-27-2013 at 08:42 PM
    All grain12lbs 4oz 2 row1lb carapils12oz 15L8oz honey maltReally nothing dark. Beersmith
    figured it at 6.2 SRM but it ended up way darker. I know it gets more concentrated but just
    seems way darker.

  • Posted in thread: Minimizing color change during boil on 09-27-2013 at 08:30 PM
    Lately I have been trying to make some lighter ales. The wort come out looking perfect after
    the mash but ends up way darker after a 60 minute boil. Is there a way to minimize this change?
    Do I have t...

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