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11-13-2009

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    ABOUT ME

  • I've been brewing on and off since 1994. I am a chef. I generally brew ales and meads. I brew allgrain, 5-10 gallon batches.
  • Music,cooking
  • Chef
  • Fred
  • Classic Rock, Beatles
  • House
  • Kitchen Confidential
  • I started brewing when a local shop opened in town. The shop is gone, but I'm still brewing. All grain and batch sparge for me!
  • Vanilla Porter, IPA,
  • House 2.0 Pale Ale
    Apfelwein
  • Haus Pale Ale
  • CAP
  • Male
  • Married
  • Campbell Hall
  • NY

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Need to Downsize my brewery on 11-16-2013 at 07:25 PM
    this should
    workhttps://skydrive.live.com/?cid=d5cefb185a840891#cid=D5CEFB185A840891&id=D5CEFB185A840891!39
    8&v=3

  • Posted in thread: Need to Downsize my brewery on 11-15-2013 at 05:21 PM
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos?pid=5946536167860978770&oid=103211242842054386020I'm located
    in Middletown, NY Still available

  • Posted in thread: Need to Downsize my brewery on 11-13-2013 at 04:03 PM
    I have 2 keggles, one with a lid, welded couplings, with 2 1/2" SS ball valves and a T Bazooka
    screen. $200 for all

  • Posted in thread: Exploring "no chill" brewing on 03-21-2012 at 05:49 AM
    I've been using no chill for the past year. It definitely works for me! I just made a cream ale
    and used 1.5 pounds of honey in it. I added the honey to my bucket and racked the hot wort onto
    it to di...

  • Posted in thread: How fast do you brew on 03-18-2012 at 05:34 AM
    I set up my HLT the night before. About 4.5 hours from lighting the HLT to cleaning BK, with 1
    hour mash and boil.BYO has an article about speeding up the brew day. Things like milling your
    grains whi...

  • Posted in thread: I am now hooked on batch sparging on 03-18-2012 at 05:23 AM
    Batch sparging is what got me back into brewing after a 5 year hiatus. So much easier and more
    RDWHAB. I haven't tried wet milling yet, that will be the next batch :)

  • Posted in thread: Wing Capper Gone Wild on 03-18-2012 at 05:07 AM
    Stauffbier and HDChef, was your wing capper just eating twist-offs, or pry-offs too? Mine ate a
    few twisties but I'm hoping it has no issues with pry-off bottles. Sounds like the bench capper
    is bette...

  • Posted in thread: Wing Capper Gone Wild on 03-17-2012 at 07:04 AM
    Well done with the wing capper! I got rid of mine for a bench capper when it started eating
    bottles. Great to have a helper, especially Dad!

  • Posted in thread: How do you draw your hydrometer samples? on 03-15-2012 at 04:44 AM
    I used to use a turkey baster. Then SWMBO took it to use on a turkey :confused:. I'm probably
    going to replace it with a wine thief.

  • Posted in thread: Analysis Requested on My First All Grain Brew Procedure on 03-15-2012 at 04:37 AM
    It looks to me like you are doing a batch sparge. After you vorlauf, you want to open the valve
    all the way and drain as fast as possible. It also read to me like you added sparge water,
    stirred, vorl...

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