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    ABOUT ME

  • I work in tech support, traveling around install printing equipment for sign companies. I use this as an excuse to try beers at local breweries when I'm in the area.rnrnI also build computers, play board and video games, have a wife and son and, of course, try to brew beer!
  • My brother got me into Homebrewing last year, and has been sending me care packages with beers he has made since last xmas. this year, he bought me my own starter kit from the good folks at Northern Brewer, and i've used it for all my beers this far.
  • I think my next beer will be an English Brown, for a camping trip we're taking in October. Something tasty, rich and good for cool fall nights in front of a campfire :)
  • FalschungKolsch - my honey-primed American Blonde Ale
  • Married
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  • NC

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  • Posted in thread: Modified Son of Fermentation Chiller on 05-17-2013 at 01:29 PM
    So, think this idea would work without the fan?Yes. It would work without the fan. Cold air
    falls, so by putting the bottles at the top, the colder air will fall (slowly) into the
    chamber.The issue wo...

  • Posted in thread: Show Us Your Label on 05-04-2013 at 03:46 PM
    Wow, I quite like the middle part. Not a huge fan of the font on the sides but still, it's
    nice!Thanks! my sister-in-law made the graphic in the middle, and I did the layout around it.
    Thanks for sayi...

  • Posted in thread: If you LOVE your job... on 04-30-2013 at 12:15 PM
    Thanks, I got it used a few years back for a decent price. Had to replace one print head and
    two dampers when it got here. It's been running ever since.it's a small world, when you see
    other sign guys...

  • Posted in thread: If you LOVE your job... on 04-29-2013 at 11:37 AM
    Two jobsOwn a Sign shop during the
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  • Posted in thread: OG was way off from Beersmith on 04-24-2013 at 01:20 PM
    Matt, marking your spoon is the most common sense way about measuring your wort level.
    Everything else can turn out to be an infection hazard or a good guestimation.I did something
    the common sense wa...

  • Posted in thread: OG was way off from Beersmith on 04-24-2013 at 03:35 AM
    Right. SG readings taken over 100 degrees are so inaccurate (even with tables and conversion
    software) as to be useless.Also, volume must be taken into consideration. An OG reading is
    useless if you d...

  • Posted in thread: OG was way off from Beersmith on 04-23-2013 at 09:01 PM
    Learn something new every day. while it makes perfectly good sense, the fact that the sugars
    would settle from first to second running would be WAY down on my list of things to check
    too.NOTE: Stir be...

  • Posted in thread: OG was way off from Beersmith on 04-22-2013 at 03:47 PM
    I went small when switching to AG, and built a convertible mash tun (meaning i could take it
    apart and put it on a larger tun) at 2 gallons. My biggest issue was my Brewhouse efficiency.
    mine was at 7...

  • Posted in thread: Show Us Your Label on 04-21-2013 at 02:21 PM
    This is for a beer I brewed Dec 21, the day the Mayan Calendar said the world ended. If the
    world really did end, I'd never be able to drink it, so I said "eff your mayan calendar!" and
    the name kinda...

  • Posted in thread: Post your infection on 04-21-2013 at 03:19 AM
    Sure those arnt yeast rafts?I was hoping for that, but with the sour fruit smell coming with
    it, i figured i'd step back and punt.

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