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  • I got into homebrewing because I love cooking and experimenting with fermentation. I started brewing kombucha, then beet kvass, then tried a small beer. I am fascinated with the ways our ancestors used fermentation and live foods to preserve food without the need for refrigeration and chemical preservatives.

    Chemical agriculture is killing the microbiological life in our soils and has a detrimental effect on the human body. Most of the plants grown today are empty shells devoid of nutrients. Because of this, I eat organic. The selection of organic beers is limited, so I brew my own and get the flavor I want.
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  • Posted in thread: Building a stir plate, check out this USB adjustable computer fan on 08-11-2012 at 08:25 PM
    Have a question, here is my prototype, would this work better with a hole cut into the base?
    Once again, thank's to all for the help.Junior, I like your design. Fans are designed to have
    air moving ov...

  • Posted in thread: Building a stir plate, check out this USB adjustable computer fan on 08-10-2012 at 05:39 AM
    Matts, Thank's for the fast reply and the good news about the magnet issue. I thought you
    purchased the smaller fan?Hi Junior, sure thing, glad to help. The first link I posted to start
    this thread ha...

  • Posted in thread: Building a stir plate, check out this USB adjustable computer fan on 08-10-2012 at 12:13 AM
    Hi Junior. The rare earth magnets make all the difference. I don't think it will work
    otherwise, especially once your starter is full of yeast. I used the same 120mm fan as you. It
    still works flawles...

  • Posted in thread: Ginger Beer Plant source on 02-14-2012 at 12:43 AM
    I have some GBP from Raj Apte, he did a show on ginger beer plant on Basic Brewing. You guys
    should check it out if you haven't heard it. (Edit: oops, missed dinnerstick's post on this
    above.)The plan...

  • Posted in thread: Electric BIAB and Nylon Voile Experiment on 01-18-2012 at 04:26 PM
    gunner65, where did you get the nylon voile to make your bag?

  • Posted in thread: Who else scored the cheap 7cf GE from HomeDepot/Walmart? on 01-15-2012 at 01:45 AM
    I bought it and made a keezer out of it. 4 kegs on the floor, I just have to put them in
    carefully. Built my collar out of 2x10 so I have room for another keg on the hump if I need to.
    :D(First post a...

  • Posted in thread: Want to build an electric brew system on 01-09-2012 at 02:56 PM
    I am planning a system as well. I am wondering where costs can be reduced by making a few
    changes to Kai's system. Considered changes are to use converted keggles and use an EBC II
    instead of the cust...

  • Posted in thread: Anyone using High Gravity's EBC II Control? on 01-09-2012 at 02:27 PM
    Newbrewer63, that's a nice looking setup. My friend and I are planning a 10 gallon electric
    setup for his basement and we're researching options. How much have you spent on it so far?

  • Posted in thread: Chai Stout on 01-01-2012 at 09:35 PM
    Thinking of brewing Rezac's recipe but adding the steeped tea to secondary (or at kegging) so
    no spice aromas or flavors bubble out the airlock, kind of like what some people do when making
    coffee bee...

  • Posted in thread: Hopworks Organic Velvet ESB clone? on 12-22-2011 at 07:12 PM
    Do you have a recipe made up yet? I brew all organic and get my ingredients from Seven Bridges.
    Sometimes it's hard converting recipes to what I can find that's organic. Hops are almost
    always differe...