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01-14-2012

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12-07-2016 9:19 AM

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    ABOUT ME

  • Hi, I did HVAC for 13years, now I'm in Nursing school. I have been brewing for 2years just got a kegel MLT and BK and they are so much better than the cooler and big stock pot. Most of my gear I try to find or make. But things like the plate chiller or filter and dip tube on the MLT are just easer to buy.
  • HVAC,nursing
  • Student
  • R&B, hip hop, country, class, oldies, 80'S, german, anything that is good.
  • 40 year old vergin
  • The walking dead
  • Macheveli the prince & the art of war.
  • HOG, DAN (scuba)
  • I'm an APA guy, changeing the yeast and hops and anything else I can to see how it changes the beer.
  • beer
  • I have only bottled a six pack, I just got a ball lock keg that has cheese in it and I have to clean it or toss it, but I have more kegs so thats ok
  • APA, IPA, kolch,stout
  • Male
  • Single
  • Chicago
  • IL

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Dogs on 12-04-2016 at 04:14 AM
    Pyg, that dog has the best face, so cute

  • Posted in thread: Good Hydrometer? on 11-25-2016 at 01:58 AM
    NB has an "advanced gravity testing kit" with a rack and 3 lab quality narrow range (BIG
    NUMBERS) hydrometers....makes it much easier to read. no test jar included, but I (carefully)
    take readings rig...

  • Posted in thread: Plate chillers on 11-25-2016 at 01:53 AM
    You asked about plate chillers. I don't tip the pot and leave the sludge in the bottom. I
    pressure can my plate chiller every now and then to break up the stuff inside it. And I back
    flush--> flush-->...

  • Posted in thread: Dogs on 11-22-2016 at 07:44 AM
    My dog at Deer camp

  • Posted in thread: Have I been ripped off? CO2 Refill on 11-07-2016 at 06:10 AM
    If you want the best deal on a portable size CO2 cylinder, trade (not fill) out a 20 pound tank
    for $20 bucks at a HVAC supply house. Don't get attached to the tanks, they are just a tool

  • Posted in thread: Hello From Chicago Suburbs on 11-06-2016 at 07:43 PM
    Hi, you picked a great town for home brew. Go on FB and look up Chicago Home Brewers Group. All
    the other home brew groups/clubs are part of that group for grain buys, cider, hops, ect..

  • Posted in thread: Beginner Meat Smoking Knowledge Base on 11-01-2016 at 06:55 PM
    I've been building my own drum smokers. Love the way these thing operate. I think almost
    everyone on the brethren has built oneThose are the best UDM I've ever seen. I think you could
    drop the U off U...

  • Posted in thread: One Year later: Brown Ale Bottle Bombs on 11-01-2016 at 06:27 AM
    I have a friend that brews with wild yeast and has bottle bombs all the time.

  • Posted in thread: So glad I live in a tolerant neighborhood on 10-30-2016 at 11:34 AM
    I always think that at the hop buys. The boxes are 11lbs and need to be split up.

  • Posted in thread: Poll-->Best Brewery Power Source on 10-29-2016 at 09:07 PM
    I don't know anyone who went electric and then went back to brewing with gas. I don't think I'd
    still be brewing (as much) if I hadn't started using electric

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