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  • Brewing Beer,duh.
  • Software Engineer
  • Kevin Wagner
  • Currently building an all-electric 5 gallon system.
  • Bavarian Hefeweizen Mk-IIrn6.0# White Winter Wheat Maltrn2.5# Pilsen Maltrn0.5# CaraPilsrn0.75oz Saazrn3068 Weihenstephan (1l Starter)rnrnModification from Mk-I:rn-Subsitute 0.5# Carapils for 0.5# Pilsen to improve mouth-feel.rn-All hops at 50 minutes, instead of 50/10/0 schedule.
  • Belgain Strong Golden Alern-This has been in a carboy for months. I don't really like the strong fusel, so I haven't been modivated to bottle it.
  • Bavarian Hefeweizen Mk-IrnCascade Pale Ale Mk-IIIrnCascade Pale Ale Mk-II
  • Married
  • Seattle
  • Washington


  • Posted in thread: Summer Giveaway! on 06-20-2013 at 12:01 AM
    I'm in!

  • Posted in thread: HomeBrewTalk 2013 Big Giveaway! on 02-05-2013 at 05:29 AM
    Who doesn't love free gear?

  • Posted in thread: Books on 10-24-2012 at 04:13 AM
    Found in the rare books collection at the Seattle Public Library. You have to ask them to get
    it from archive storage for you, but are happy to let you check it out. Surprised they don't
    require a cre...

  • Posted in thread: Kevin's E-Brewery Build on 08-28-2012 at 03:44 PM
    I was worried that I would not be able to whirlpool with the element and temperature probe in
    the kettle, but the trub seems to pile up just fine!

  • Posted in thread: Kevin's E-Brewery Build on 08-28-2012 at 03:41 PM
    Any issue with the heat from the brew kettle sitting on wood?I've brewed on it three times now,
    60 minute boil each time. I was concerned about durability of the polyurethane one-step stain,
    but so fa...

  • Posted in thread: Kevin's E-Brewery Build on 08-24-2012 at 03:31 PM
    More of the kit on the cart.Added pine-wood decks on each level, pretending they are
    mahogany.Couldn't wait for it to be finished and brewed on it this week anyway. The kettle
    works great, 3kw is more...

  • Posted in thread: Show us your DIY stir plate! on 08-19-2012 at 06:21 PM
    Built with parts already laying around. Works with a bit of finesse.Magnets aren't really
    strong enough -- throws the stir-bar if it starts too quickly, and occasionally thereafter.Will
    use lessons le...

  • Posted in thread: Kevin's E-Brewery Build on 07-22-2012 at 11:07 PM
    Is that a high watt density element? If so you may want to swap that out for an ultra low watt
    density to eliminate potential wort scorching.Also, are you still planning to mount the pump at
    the same ...

  • Posted in thread: Kevin's E-Brewery Build on 07-22-2012 at 10:15 PM
    Wet test today!Let's see... set a mash-in temp of 160 deg F. Beep-boop.Sweeeeeet.Update: Took
    35 minutes to raise from 66 to 160 deg F.Update: and another 29 minutes to boil.

  • Posted in thread: Kevin's E-Brewery Build on 07-17-2012 at 03:46 AM
    Here's where it's at.Went over the frame with an 80 grit flap wheel to take off surface rust
    and polish it up. Painted with BBQ paint.Installed the casters.Attached the control
    panel.Drilled the kettl...