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    ABOUT ME

  • Canada
  • In my spare time, I love working on my cars/trucks. Got a '95 GMC Sierra, with big plans for a 383, a 6-speed manual, 4-6" lift, 33" tires, and a 4.10 14-bolt semi-floater rear end. If none of that makes sense, we can just stick with the fact I love a good beer.
  • In my spare time,I love working on my cars/trucks. Got a 95 GMC Sierra,with big plans for a 383.
  • Journeyman Machinist (Red Seal)
  • Heavy Metal and Hard Rock
  • In the summer of 2008 I tried my first homebrew. It was something my grandfather always did while I grew up, although having moved away in my early teens I never was able to try it. It was alright stuff, not great, but not bad(I'm sure the reason being that he uses one can of extract in 10 gallons of water, and just corn sugar for the rest); kinda of reminded me of a cider - I don't know why. The process of making my own was intriguing, and in the fall of 2008 I was given a brewing kit for my birthday. Due to a cramped apartment, the kit sat unused for nearly a year. In fall 2009, I began my first batch. I use a plastic primary for about a week, a glass carboy for about 2 weeks, and then I bottle.
  • I'd like to try a mead, and the wife wants me to do a White Zinfandel(I know it's not beer, but hey, why not?)
  • Dec 2009 - Munton's Highland Heavy Ale;
    April 2010 - FestaBrew Cream Ale;
    May 2010 - Brew Canada Canadian Red;
    Aug 2010 - Munton's India Pale Ale
  • Male
  • Married

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  • Posted in thread: Building a keezer, gas input please. on 01-29-2014 at 12:28 AM
    The back! I never thought of that. Duh! Out of the way, tidy. I don't imagine the lines would
    conduct much cold through the collar into open space, so i wouldn't lose much cool air. Ill
    probably seal ...

  • Posted in thread: Building a keezer, gas input please. on 01-28-2014 at 12:33 PM
    Do you think mounting the manifold on the outside would be detrimental? You see that this thing
    isn't exactly huge, but it is designed to fit 3 cornys, and 1 commercial from a local brewery.
    Space may...

  • Posted in thread: Building a keezer, gas input please. on 01-28-2014 at 04:29 AM
    Wow, that's quite a rig. I'm trying to build mine in such a way that if(more likely when) I
    decide to upsize, I can return this freezer to regular use. Here's a pic of it about half
    done(mocked up cau...

  • Posted in thread: Building a keezer, gas input please. on 01-28-2014 at 03:50 AM
    I've got a 20lb tank for a 4 tap setup, and I'm debating whether to put the manifold on the
    inside or the outside. The obvious benefit of having the manifold inside the keezer is that I
    only need one ...

  • Posted in thread: Refermenting in bottle??? on 06-11-2013 at 02:08 AM
    Thanks for the help. Appreciate it. Always new stuff to learn. Although I understand what going
    on fairly well, I probably don't have the experience most of you folks do.

  • Posted in thread: Refermenting in bottle??? on 06-11-2013 at 01:23 AM
    I get that the yeast should go to dry, but how do you know in this case that dry for 1.094 is
    .990. Say, as opposed to .995, or .985, or anything else.

  • Posted in thread: Refermenting in bottle??? on 06-09-2013 at 05:06 PM
    It never dropped anything on it's own from about month 7 forward. Only towards the end when I
    used chitosan and kieselsol did anything fall out.

  • Posted in thread: Refermenting in bottle??? on 06-09-2013 at 02:42 PM
    Yes, all the CO2 is due to fermentation still ongoing.I fully understand that it is now, but
    back when I was brewing, I had never stirred it. I thought by leaving it for nearly a year, the
    gas would h...

  • Posted in thread: Refermenting in bottle??? on 06-09-2013 at 03:43 AM
    I just took an SG reading, and it is at 0.999. I suppose my best option at this point is to put
    it all in a fridge at about 0*C(32*F). I just took a look at my calendar, and on Feb 2,
    2013(bottling da...

  • Posted in thread: Refermenting in bottle??? on 06-09-2013 at 02:21 AM
    For future reference, how did you get that number? There gotta be a standard formula,
    especially since all I used was water and honey(aka sugar). ,

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