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12-13-2007

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06-11-2015 4:23 PM

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    ABOUT ME

  • Hunterdon County, NJ
  • Started homebrewing in Jan '08 after getting a beginner's kit from SWMBO for Christmas. First brew was a Kolsch that turned out dark and hoppy like an IPA due to high alkalinity of my well water. Got sick of bottling after the third batch and got a keg system for my fourth. After about a year, started all-grain brewing. I now have fermentation temp control, and will be trying out lagers soon.
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  • Married

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  • Posted in thread: My Weldless Build Using Strut on 10-26-2014 at 02:33 AM
    You can probably find "cad"plated strut, but it can have the same concerns potentially health
    wise.What health concerns? Are you welding it?

  • Posted in thread: Home Depot crates for carrying carboys on 10-21-2014 at 10:35 PM
    Found these the other day at HD for $9. Heavy-duty and perfectly sized. Attached a pic of my
    plastic carboy in one of these crates for
    scale.http:\\www.homedepot.com/p/GSC-Technologies-11-in-x-13-in-x...

  • Posted in thread: Kane AHA Rally - 10/19 on 10-21-2014 at 01:56 PM
    Anyone here get a gravity reading on the wort from Kane. The sheet says it's 1.068, but one of
    the guys in my club got 1.055. I'm wondering (but doubt) if there could have been some
    stratifcation or m...

  • Posted in thread: Kane AHA Rally - 10/19 on 10-21-2014 at 03:15 AM
    This is the recipe sheet they handed out with the wort. All experimental hops.They also handed
    out a packet of hops for dry hopping. I think they were all different. I got Triskel, a French
    hop simila...

  • Posted in thread: PSA: Please stop carbonating in growlers on 12-06-2013 at 08:28 PM
    Anyway, nobody was hurt and the bottle of Westvleteren 12 I had right next to the growler that
    exploded survived unharmed, albeit with a smudgy label. Please be safe y'all.When did
    Westvleteren start ...

  • Posted in thread: Neon lighted mirrors on 12-06-2013 at 08:24 PM
    And we've extended our sale for our friends at HBT too. We ordered 312 lbs of nano tech acrylic
    for our see through signs and should be good through the holidays, but we do book up this time
    of year. ...

  • Posted in thread: Wide Mouth Glass Fermentor on 11-23-2013 at 04:21 PM
    I transport my carboys in milk crates. No problems for years.What about when you wash them out?
    Don't you have to take them out of the crates?

  • Posted in thread: Wide Mouth Glass Fermentor on 11-22-2013 at 07:25 PM
    I'm kind of curious if this would be any safer than a glass carboy in the case of breakage? The
    advantage of being able to reach into it to clean it doesn't change the fact that you'd still
    have to pi...

  • Posted in thread: Peanut butter beer? on 11-22-2013 at 07:09 PM
    DuClaw makes "Sweet Baby Jesus" chocolate peanut butter porter. The peanut part tastes very
    artificial to me, not sure how they add it. The base beer itself also doesn't really work for
    me. Overall it...

  • Posted in thread: New Bayou propane burner - black paint burned RIGHT OFF! on 11-22-2013 at 06:59 PM
    My 8-gallon pot still has a black residue from the first time I used my SQ14 burner. The smoke
    smelled terrible and I eventually took the pot off to allow the paint to burn away so it
    wouldn't stain u...

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