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  • Married, Father of two (twins, 1 boy, 1 girl), love the outdoors, hunting, fishing, music, photography, camping, various auto racing, and oh yeah... BEER! I am an avid BBQ'er and love to cook with a real wood pit even though it takes 10 hours or more to cook. At 40 years old I'm not sure if I should be ashamed or proud but I have fun with some video games... kind of a stress reliever I guess.
  • Pretty much everything but Rap
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  • Gibson City
  • Illinois


  • Posted in thread: Need kegging info... on 03-04-2012 at 10:10 PM
    I'm new to home brewing and have found I love it! My buddy started a few months ago and I'm on
    my second batch. So far so good except I've decided bottling is a P.I.T.A. for everyday
    drinking. I'm pre...

  • Posted in thread: I'm trying to RDWHAHB! on 03-04-2012 at 01:07 AM
    My first batch that is just about to get bottled took a little over 48 hours to start bubbling
    and once it started it went like an S.O.B. for several days!

  • Posted in thread: 5 Gallon Food Grade Buckets on 03-03-2012 at 03:02 PM
    A buddy of mine works for the city and has pretty much unlimited access to 7 gal buckets that
    use to have granular chlorine in them (for water treatment facility I assume) that are free of
    anything th...

  • Posted in thread: Too much head??? on 02-29-2012 at 04:30 AM
    My buddy and I were trying out his latest batch as mine is still fermenting. We realized that 3
    of the 5 batches he's done in his Mr. Beer kit have had TONS of head, like 50-70% of the glass.
    Now I sp...

  • Posted in thread: does this look normal to you??? on 02-26-2012 at 03:49 AM
    So with that question answered... How long would you let it sit before I bottle it? It's coming
    up on 2 weeks (Monday I think) and I'm in the middle of moving the family to a new home that we
    will be ...

  • Posted in thread: does this look normal to you??? on 02-26-2012 at 02:18 AM
    Looks perfectly normal! You've made beer! Congrats!:ban::rockin::tank::mug:

  • Posted in thread: does this look normal to you??? on 02-26-2012 at 01:45 AM
    I did my first brew( Brewer's Best Wiesenbier) on Feb. 15 and have been trying real hard to not
    "peek". Took a couple days to get going but once it did the air lock was bubbling away for 3-4
    days. The...

  • Posted in thread: First brew today... 1 mistake and OG is high? on 02-16-2012 at 11:47 PM
    Did my first brew today (Brewer's Best Weisenbier) and my OG was supposed to be 1.045 and it
    was 1.050. I know details are good here so here is my order of things...1.) Sanitize2.) Brought
    2.5 gallons...

  • Posted in thread: Brew Pot on 02-15-2012 at 09:04 PM
    I found out the hard way that apparently all turkey fryer types have auto shut off. The one I
    picked up has a 12 min timer that if u don't reset by the end of 12 min it shuts off.
    Solution... Bypass t...

  • Posted in thread: Will infrared light hurt fermentation? on 02-14-2012 at 04:15 PM
    To answer your question, I believe it's the UV spectrum light that skunks the beer. Infrared is
    of course on the opposite side of the spectrum so you should have nothing to worry about.
    (Except the te...