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  • Justin McConkey
  • Technology: Brewing and Malting
  • NC Brewer's Guild
  • 40 qt Polarware
    Coleman Extreme MT with braided SS hose
    WalMart LP burner
    Glass Carboys
    Immersion Chiller with Pond Pump
    5gal Cornelius Keg system in 7 cuft Frigidare
  • Ginger Ale
    West Coast IPA
  • American Nut Brown
  • Pale Biere de Garde
  • Dry Stout
    Strong Golden Ale
    Imperial Spiced Porter
  • American Black Lager
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  • Raleigh
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  • Posted in thread: Self-Pressurizing Keg on 09-30-2012 at 01:17 AM
    I have a 5 gal. corny full of ginger ale. It has slices of fresh ginger in the keg (cut into
    stick shapes large enough to not be able to plug the downtube).It has a 4 foot (short) cobra
    tap on it. I d...

  • Posted in thread: Sweet Sorghum on 10-01-2011 at 03:33 PM
    I bought 44oz (in weight) of Spring Valley Sweet Sorghum syrup (100% pure, made by Mennonites
    using a horse-drawn mill in KY) with intentions of brewing with it. My instincts tell me to go
    for somethi...

  • Posted in thread: ABV Calculation of a Bourbon Beer on 02-05-2011 at 12:01 AM
    Many thanks for the replies . . . and for the formula (MalFet).@GolddiggieI do plan on
    fermenting the beer fully, then adding my oak chips. I don't want to soak the chips in liquor
    because I'm using G...

  • Posted in thread: Raleigh are brewers - Need advice - opinions on 02-02-2011 at 03:19 PM
    Raleigh is a town full of homebrewers and beer lovers in general, you'll be in good
    company.American Brewmaster is the store here. Their pricing is very fair--when you count in
    S&H, they are in line w...

  • Posted in thread: ABV Calculation of a Bourbon Beer on 02-02-2011 at 02:58 PM
    Okay math people . . . I'm brewing an American brown ale this week, and I'm going to divide the
    [5gal] batch in half--adding oak and bourbon to the latter half to age for later . . . Can
    anyone help p...

  • Posted in thread: My first experience using oak chips w/bourbon on 02-02-2011 at 02:52 PM
    @Mileyj -- make a measured sample of beer/bourbon at bottling, get the ratio right, then pour
    directly into bottling bucket

  • Posted in thread: Having issues getting clear runnings on 02-02-2011 at 02:38 PM
    I use the same type of MT and also do a batch sparge. I use the two pitcher method mentioned
    above as well. I admittedly sparge too fast, draining 5 gallons of liquid in 25-30 minutes . .
    . I don't wh...

  • Posted in thread: Splitting a batch in half on 01-31-2011 at 06:38 PM
    any suggestions on how to taste test the bourbon flavor addition would be appreciated as well .
    . .

  • Posted in thread: Splitting a batch in half on 01-31-2011 at 06:35 PM
    I'm brewing a second rendition of an American Nut Brown I entered in a local contest last year.
    I brew all-grain 5 gallon batches, and use a single infusion mash with a batch sparge. I
    recently starte...

  • Posted in thread: Large Giveaway - Fermenter, Mash Paddles, Thermapen on 12-23-2010 at 08:20 PM
    username: LeglessDog