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    ABOUT ME

  • Retired Pilot
  • Fritz Range
  • Bobby Dylan
  • Lord of The Rings
  • NTHBA
  • We never went the Bottle Route and started kegging right away. We have our own little club of three guys. We were extract brewers for about a year before we moved to All Grain. Bigger is better! Do not buy a 15 gallon item when you can get a 30 for just a little more.
  • Dave's IPArnPivo DoskocilrnRaymond's Best Bitter
  • Powdered Brewer Wash
  • Pivo Doscocil (15)rnSt. Michael Rauchbier (5)
  • Blackard Black Stout (5)rnRaymond's Best Bitter (15)rnPivo Doskocil (15) (Opening Day of the Texas Ranger's)rnDave's IPA (5)rnTexas Mesquite Bock (5)
  • Married
  • Argyle
  • Texas

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  • Posted in thread: Take a look at my set up on 12-03-2016 at 11:54 PM
    Will be lining the inner side of the wood with aluminum. I can show a design for it. Don't have
    the tools or experience to weld and wood will be cheaper. Also, have been doing research on
    more fire re...

  • Posted in thread: Take a look at my set up on 12-02-2016 at 01:45 AM
    Better have a fireextinguisher if you do!

  • Posted in thread: Paint or powder coat for my new Brew stand? on 12-01-2016 at 02:07 AM
    Stainless steel is also marred by flames. In my mind not worth the cost. My brewery is not a
    museum piece but a working work of art!

  • Posted in thread: Paint or powder coat for my new Brew stand? on 11-30-2016 at 12:26 AM
    Rust is a form of rust protection. I use the Rustoleum Black High Heat and when I have "guests"
    helping me brew, I break out the can and spruce up my rig. Looks almost as good as the day I
    made it (Of...

  • Posted in thread: Attention new all grain brewers! on 11-30-2016 at 12:13 AM
    The crush was likely the issue. A new home brew shop opened about 8 miles from me vs the 35
    miles to the other. I have always had my grain crushed at the LHBS. I did not think the "crush"
    was good at ...

  • Posted in thread: Opinion on Mash Tun Build on 11-28-2016 at 01:24 AM
    Good idea. We crushed our braid with the mash paddle more than once. We no longer use our old
    igloo as it has seen its days.

  • Posted in thread: 2 Vessel Setup Help - Need Your Opinion (Electric) on 11-28-2016 at 01:12 AM
    We actually use a Chillzilla as a HERMS. We have a small 9 gal electric kettle that supplies
    the water bath to circulate in the other tube and cycle the Wort in the inner tube. We use a
    BCS to control...

  • Posted in thread: help with winsdor yeast on 11-26-2016 at 09:02 PM
    LITFA! The Yeast know what they are doing. Bubbles? We don't need no stinkin bubbles.

  • Posted in thread: 2 Vessel Setup Help - Need Your Opinion (Electric) on 11-26-2016 at 08:53 PM
    You can make your own over the side whirlpool out of copper. It is easy to find the parts and
    there is no drilling or punching your pots. It is fairly easy to learn to "sweat" copper. Just
    be sure to ...

  • Posted in thread: SSR vs Contactor vs 30A industrial 2 Pole Switch on 11-26-2016 at 08:45 PM
    SSRs can handle the rapid switching of PID Control, the Mechanical Contractor is better suited
    for Hysteresis Control. That being said, the fact that you can have both legs of 240 OFF to the
    element i...

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