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03-07-2008

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    ABOUT ME

  • Lincoln NE
  • Bow hunting,Watching my son play hockey,spending time in field with hunting dogs,and brewing beer
  • HVAC Tech.
  • Found a brewers best kit at a garage sale about 12 years ago, bought a bunch of bottles,and started to brew from extract kits. I got married and then had a son, brewing supplies got put away for last 9 years. Last year I bought another kit and brewed a extract wheat in the garage. I have not stopped since, now only brew all grain,bought a grain mill, built a mash tun, made a keggle, built a natural gas burner, found a source for kegs, now have 3 beers on tap. I started growing hops last spring centenial and mt. hood. I am plannig on adding more this year.
  • blonde, IPA, brown ale, oatmeal stout
  • boulevard clone,brown ale, 2 below clone
  • Male
  • Married

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Electric keggle boil time? on 10-26-2009 at 11:57 PM
    Thanks drez, when you say pre boil, are you starting at mash temp around 160 or from out of the
    tap?

  • Posted in thread: Source for inexpensive copper tubing? on 10-25-2009 at 11:44 PM
    I am in the heating and air trade, and we have a few barrels full of scrap copper that has been
    pulled out of houses when we change out systems or left over ends of new rolls, 3/8 is the most
    common s...

  • Posted in thread: Electric keggle boil time? on 10-23-2009 at 11:55 AM
    Drez, are you just using one element, what wattage? Thanks for the replies

  • Posted in thread: Electric keggle boil time? on 10-22-2009 at 10:54 PM
    I am currently using a natural gas burner to brew with but I have been considering building a
    few electric keggles for using in my garage this winter. How long on average does it take to
    bring 13 gall...

  • Posted in thread: Glycol fermenter 1st run on 09-30-2009 at 02:01 AM
    I have an oatmeal stout fermenting now, I plan to crash cool it and keg it on Friday, as far as
    cost of running, right now it hardly runs, I think because of the insulation around the keg and
    the cold...

  • Posted in thread: Glycol fermenter 1st run on 09-30-2009 at 12:13 AM
    I had to install a service port on my window ac to recover the refrigerant, weld in ports are
    best, piercing type will work, but tend to leak over time.

  • Posted in thread: Glycol fermenter 1st run on 09-29-2009 at 01:51 AM
    I am just using one ranco temp control to turn system on when beer temp rises.The evaporator is
    about 25 feet of 3/8 copper, you will need to be able to remove the refrigerant from the system
    to weld ...

  • Posted in thread: Glycol fermenter 1st run on 09-28-2009 at 11:57 AM
    It is in the May-June 2009 issue

  • Added a new Photo on 09/27/2009

  • Added a new Photo on 09/27/2009

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