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05-02-2012

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06-27-2014 12:19 PM

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40 years old

Birthday:

10/4/1973

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    ABOUT ME

  • DIY stuff,brewing,wine making,electronics,physics and other science things in general.
  • Mario Mendes Jr.
  • Science Channel, Discovery Channel and the like.
  • P.O.O.P. (People Offended by Offended People)
  • Picked up a free copy of some Boston magazine once and the cover said something like "Home Made Wine Growing" or something like that. I didn't even like wine, but being the DIY type of guy that I am I decided to make some. Ended up with a few drinkable batches of wine until I decided to use my wine kit equipment to make some beer and was very surprised at how good the beer came out. A HopHead IPA extact kit, if a recall correctly.rnrnTried making some more about a year later, don't really remember the name of the extract kit, but it was some hoppy IPA. It failed to carbonate and ended up wasting the contents of all of the bottles.rnrnAnother year went by and I decided to give it another try, another kit called Opus Imperial Chocolate Coffee stout. This one was put into 4 of those mini kegs. It came out way too bitter for me, but a couple of my friends loved it. Another batch I did not get to enjoy.rnrnI decided to give it one last try and brewed an extract clone of Pliny the Elder. Drank the entire korny by myself in 2 weeks.rnrnThis last one was enough to get me hooked.
  • Who knows? I have come across so many interesting recipes in this site. I still have to pick one for another 5 or 6 gallon batch.
  • 1) Chocolate Cherry Sweet Stout, 1 gallon. My own experimental recipe to try to brew something for SWMBO 2) English IPA, 1 gallon, my own experimental recipe 3) Some sort of IPA, 6 gallons, my own recipe. Split into three 2 gallon batches. Bucket 1 fermenting with Wyeast Labs 1098 (British Ale), bucket 2 fermenting with Wyeast Labs 1318 (London Ale III) and bucket 3 fermenting with Wyeast Labs 1968 (London ESB Ale).
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LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Auber SYL-2352 Mounting Bracket on 06-27-2014 at 04:16 PM
    Zip tie. Use a pair or pliers to pull them tight around the PID then push it against the panel.

  • Posted in thread: Will electric heat up my house as much as stove on 06-27-2014 at 03:35 PM
    If you're a DIY kind or guy, funnel the steam into a pipe/tube with the outlet end is submerged
    into a container with water. It'll condense the steam for you.Kind of like this:

  • Posted in thread: 10 Gallon Rubbermaid Cooler - Replacement Lid? on 06-27-2014 at 03:32 PM
    I have an extra one. Pay the shipping and it's yours.PM me your address and I'll send you mine
    too and you can check out the price to have it shipped.

  • Posted in thread: Don't let this happen to you. on 06-26-2014 at 07:09 PM
    He's one of those guys you can't help but like no matter what he does to get you mad.He offered
    to buy me a new one. But I decided to give the cleaning a try first.As to why he didn't clean
    up. He sai...

  • Posted in thread: Don't let this happen to you. on 06-26-2014 at 04:51 PM
    Took my 10 gallon setup to a friend's house on Sunday, 10gl cooler, 2 stainless pots, rims,
    pumps, brew panel.This was supposed to be dog and pony show for his SWMBO.Mashed, boiled, and
    into fermentor...

  • Posted in thread: Hops growing in brazil on 06-19-2014 at 03:03 PM
    Ooops! I just realized I brought back to live a 2 year old post...I had a rhizome in my back
    yard, full sun and auto drip irrigation and just now, after 2 months it finally has a little
    green shoot po...

  • Posted in thread: kegging parts on 07-16-2013 at 07:28 PM
    I'll take the "Three secondary Micromatic regs w/ mounting plate slightly used $85" if still
    available.

  • Posted in thread: Slowly building a arduino controlled electric brewery on 07-09-2013 at 03:12 PM
    cool!

  • Posted in thread: The Most Unsanitary Thing That's Ever Happened on 06-19-2013 at 04:19 PM
    The secret ingredient? you mean the homeless guy or his trenchcoat?Oh, no. I was refering back
    to my unsanitary experience :)

  • Posted in thread: The Most Unsanitary Thing That's Ever Happened on 06-19-2013 at 02:14 PM
    Yes, reboiling it would've done the job just fine. I mean, you can brew beer with water from a
    duck pond and it'll come out just fine. I believe in this case, the issue was that we saw what
    the secret...

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