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  • abingdon, virginia
  • double IPA/hop head
    stout lover
  • runnin,pickin,brewin
  • aquatic ecologist
  • chris burcher
  • string music, jazz, bluegrass
  • started w/Mr. Beer (thanks, honey) in the early part of the 21st century. Moved to extract (about 10 batches) then AG (about 20 batches). Now up to 10 gallon system (4 so far)
  • regularly make 'house' APA, blonde/cream ale, and oatmeal stout
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  • Posted in thread: My handblown Glass for your equipment.... on 01-16-2010 at 04:54 AM
    where's smithville? I'm in abingdon, va and have tons of cornies and connectors and other misc
    draft stuff. If you're close I'm interested in tap handles and tasting (4 ozish)
    glassware.shoot me a pm

  • Posted in thread: 25' Wort chiller and 10 gallon batches?? on 12-16-2009 at 11:48 PM
    you can counter-current stir-like-mad/reverse whirlpool to increase efficiency/decrease chill
    time - it helps a lot, especially in the summer. I used my 25' ic as a backup when my cc got

  • Posted in thread: natural gas ring burners - on 10-29-2009 at 01:38 PM
    I thought I had a deal worked out but I'm not sure. If I don't hear back from them I'll let you
    know.I found the kegs used from another brewery - finding kegs is difficult and they're still

  • Posted in thread: off flavor - medicinal/band-aid - i know chlorine BUT help me solve the puzzle on 10-16-2009 at 01:51 AM
    So i've over-anal-ized my sanitation procedures and started more intense therminator purging,
    packing it in pbw, and baking it between brews. I still get the band-aidy/medicinally/maybe
    even green app...

  • Posted in thread: natural gas ring burners - on 10-09-2009 at 03:24 AM
    32 tip natural gas ring burners just like these: have 3 of them I am going to return to the
    seller. these have been hard to get recently and I waited nearly 4 months for these. In the
    mean time I rec...

  • Posted in thread: What Temp Is Ice Water? on 09-11-2009 at 05:28 PM
    32F, 0C - it takes the heat of fusion to make ice so the temperature doesn't change but more
    heat is released as it changes phase - make sense?

  • Posted in thread: What is the most economical ingredients? on 09-11-2009 at 05:25 PM
    the most economical ingredient is yeast - it's the only one that increases as you use it. Pay
    for one batch, be careful, and have yeast for tons more if you brew enough.

  • Posted in thread: Go Ahead....make fun of my dream! on 09-10-2009 at 11:05 PM
    we just started a nanobrewery. 1 bbl system, not a pub but a package (keg and growler) brewery.
    We haven't made our first sale yet but that is just a matter of weeks, certainly by the end of

  • Posted in thread: All Grain Brewing Equipment on 08-29-2009 at 01:23 PM
    the sad tale here is that homebrewing equipment doesn't have great resale value in the national
    market Even keggles that we have to obtain and construct just don't. Homebrewers are savvy
    folks looking...

  • Posted in thread: Williams Brewing on 08-28-2009 at 11:55 AM
    Just wanted to give some props to these guys. I ordered a self priming pump to move beer from
    my fermenter to kegs and to move cleaners around. THe pump arrived with a cracked (just
    slightly) plastic ...

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