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  • Charlotte, NC
  • Dad, Soldier, Homebrewer, and great guy all around!
  • Beer,of course!


  • Posted in thread: Plastic water jugs as carboys on 06-24-2006 at 03:31 AM
    Sudsmonkey - Let me just say, "AMEN!" :mug:

  • Posted in thread: How long in fermentation vessel? on 06-21-2006 at 01:57 AM
    Keg it & drink it! :tank: I brewed a stout and before I could even transfer it to secondary I
    got shipped out to Iraq. Came back a year later and had some more of those "life struggles."
    Finally got a...

  • Posted in thread: Kegging Intro on 05-19-2006 at 02:51 AM
    Before I converted a chest freezer to a keggerator, I just had my keg in the corner. It
    carbonated fine, I just had to up the pressure to about 12 psi and leave it there. Then, when I
    wanted a cold be...

  • Posted in thread: Airlock bubbling on 05-19-2006 at 02:39 AM
    I called my wife over to read this whole thread, just to prove to her that I'm not the only

  • Posted in thread: Primary to secondary Racking ?s on 05-12-2006 at 01:15 AM
    Honestly, you can use either method you prefer or feel more comfortable with, since your kit
    has both a primary fermenter and a bottling bucket w/ spigot. My kit doesn't have a primary
    fermenter, so I...

  • Posted in thread: broken thermometer on 05-11-2006 at 02:41 AM
    I would definitely write off that starter. I'm not sure what kind of metal the bb's are, but I
    wouldn't take the chance. Plus, even with the screen in the funnel, there could be tiny shards
    of glass t...

  • Posted in thread: Brew Partner! on 05-08-2006 at 11:31 PM
    CONGRATS!!!!! Let me tell you though, babysitting and homebrewing at the same time tends to
    equal boilovers. Usually more than once per session too. Trust me on this one.

  • Posted in thread: Rethinking the Rules on 05-05-2006 at 03:39 AM
    I've definitely got the record for leaving a beer on the yeast cake. I brewed a stout and
    before I could even rack it to the secondary, I got called up for a tour in Iraq.:mad: A year
    later I came hom...

  • Posted in thread: 2nd batch (porter, extract kit) in the primary! on 05-04-2006 at 02:01 AM
    Carboy caps are a great solution for the carboy. Put the cap on when the beer goes in the
    secondary, and attach your airlock. Then, when you're ready to rack to the bottling bucket or
    keg, just remove...

  • Posted in thread: First keg in the fridge on 04-30-2006 at 03:14 AM
    I'm not sure if there's a way of measuring exactly how much CO2 is needed to condition a single
    keg. The 2 gauge regulator I have really only tells me the tank is full or when it's just about
    empty, s...

On-deck: Russian Imperial Stout Primary: Nada Secondary: Nada Kegged/Drinking: Wicked Strawberry Kegged/Drinking: Kolsch with double hops (Imperial Kolsch?) Kegged/Aging: Christmas Cheer Bottled: What, are you kidding? I have kegs now!