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    ABOUT ME

  • Habitual home brewer, part of the automate everything mantra.
  • Brewing Beer
  • High Tech
  • Marc Benoit
  • No affiliations except with a bunch of wacky friends that like to brew and drink
  • Started brewing extract, moved into all grain with a vengeance and haven't looked back. Graduated from a three tier gravity fed stand to recalculating mash, built a fully automated brutus and now brew on a more beer 1100 herms system.
  • Another batch of Pliny (supplies currently in the garage!) and continue work on perfecting a Westvleteren 12 degree clone (Belgian dark strong ale)
  • Pliny the Elder in a heated/cooled conical
  • 10% belgian tripel
  • crap! I hate to bottle.
  • Belgian tripel 13.4%, Pliny clone and Vanilla Cream Soda on Tap
  • Male
  • Married
  • Santa Clara
  • CA

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  • Posted in thread: Home Super Brewery Build: Hybrid Electric/Gas 3BBL Build on 09-23-2014 at 03:33 AM
    That looks a lot bigger than 3.5 barrels :) Thinking back is your garage setup actually dual
    1.5 barrels?Sent from my iPhone using Home BrewIt was.... That gear went over to our warehouse
    and I now ha...

  • Posted in thread: Home Super Brewery Build: Hybrid Electric/Gas 3BBL Build on 09-23-2014 at 12:30 AM
    Wow! An amazing transformation. Your making it happen, just a small upgrade from the garage.
    :DPerfect storm this year, found a great partner for the business and funding magically
    appeared! It really...

  • Posted in thread: Home Super Brewery Build: Hybrid Electric/Gas 3BBL Build on 09-21-2014 at 06:28 PM
    Wait, wasn't the 3bbl setup in your garage going to be moved to your brewery? How big is this
    "pilot" system of yours? Sent from my iPhone using Home BrewThe pilot brewery is 3.5bbl with
    every valve p...

  • Posted in thread: Home Super Brewery Build: Hybrid Electric/Gas 3BBL Build on 09-21-2014 at 03:34 PM
    Wowsa, it's been awhile but things are progressing well with the brewery. We purchased a steam
    heated, fully automated pilot system with cellaring for the brewery that should hold us for the
    next year...

  • Posted in thread: New way to control Pellet Hop gunk! on 09-18-2014 at 01:32 AM
    marcb can respond for himself, but as a longtime follower on this thread, I know he's purchased
    a TON of them from Chad, experimenting with various designs. Is it a problem if he wants to
    clean house ...

  • Posted in thread: New way to control Pellet Hop gunk! on 09-18-2014 at 01:30 AM
    224471Either the guy on eBay is using your picture or you are the guy selling them on eBay.
    Sent from my iPhone using Home BrewIronically enough I met Chad on eBay and he still uses pics
    that I've sen...

  • Posted in thread: Home Super Brewery Build: Hybrid Electric/Gas 3BBL Build on 09-10-2014 at 04:51 AM
    The RV water heater bypass valves are typically only 1/2". 2 larger options to consider:Here is
    a heavy duty brass option: manual but better priced option: like those taco valves, I may
    need to get ...

  • Posted in thread: Home Super Brewery Build: Hybrid Electric/Gas 3BBL Build on 09-04-2014 at 03:56 AM
    Use the pex 3 way valves most rv water heater bypasses have. 2 of them to direct either to the
    glycol chiller or to a container with a few fish tank heaters in it for those pesky
    Belgians.Sent from my...

  • Posted in thread: Home Super Brewery Build: Hybrid Electric/Gas 3BBL Build on 08-28-2014 at 11:14 PM
    are you going to jacket the fermenters or route the tubing internally submerged in the
    wort?Fermenter #1 is already jacketed! It's got 3/4" in and out single zone glycol which is a
    challenge for both ...

  • Posted in thread: Home Super Brewery Build: Hybrid Electric/Gas 3BBL Build on 08-28-2014 at 06:08 PM
    Ah yes the glycol chiller, time to get that bad boy fired up! I have 5g of food grade glycol
    showing up tomorrow. I have to build an insulated glycol loop that has solenoid controls for
    temp managemen...

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