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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: My home bar/brewery on 07-24-2016 at 11:41 PM
    Very Typical Pub! I miss my local.

  • Posted in thread: TrubTrapper anyone? on 07-24-2016 at 11:39 PM
    Trub? We don't care about stinkin Trub!

  • Posted in thread: First brew mistakes on 07-24-2016 at 11:36 PM
    Terrible. Wrap in foam and overnight to me. I like off tasting brews! PS: It will be fine.

  • Posted in thread: Do you need to pbw your pre-boil equip? on 07-24-2016 at 11:31 PM
    Yes and no. I regularly clean my entire system after a brew. I have a Stay in Place SS manifold
    that I do not take apart anymore. I do use PBW on my manifold, pumps, MLT, and Brew Kettle. I
    cycle hot ...

  • Posted in thread: Empty packet fell in cool wort...leave it? on 07-21-2016 at 09:03 PM
    I have dropped many items into cooled wort and have not had an issue yet. I do put the sissors
    and yeast packs in StarSan and even dip my hands in it before I open the yeasties. I normally
    also take a...

  • Posted in thread: How Long do YOU Ferment in primary? on 07-19-2016 at 11:03 PM
    Ales are 3 to 4 weeks. If in a hurry we have kegged after 11 days but the beer is better if
    left on the yeast a little longer by my tastes. We do lagers for a month before we keg and then
    lager at lea...

  • Posted in thread: Upright vs Chest on 07-02-2016 at 01:09 AM
    It is a PITA removing from a Chest Freezer and when I used Carboys (NEVER AGAIN) in a Chest
    Freezer, I Cold Crashed, Removed and put high enough for Siphon to a Keg afcter the Trub
    settled. If I Ferme...

  • Posted in thread: Closed-circuit Fermentor-to-Keg Transfer on 07-01-2016 at 11:05 PM
    As soon as you open the keg lid after a liquid purge, air starts mixing with the CO2 in the keg
    (CO2 "blankets" are a myth.) Whatever you add next won't come near to displacing enough gas to
    get out a...

  • Posted in thread: Closed-circuit Fermentor-to-Keg Transfer on 07-01-2016 at 10:55 PM
    I use the 1/4 inch type ball lock connectors. I just screw on a black one to purge my Corneys
    of oxygen. I normally empty the kegs of star san then fill with CO2 through the beer out. The
    top is cover...

  • Posted in thread: Closed-circuit Fermentor-to-Keg Transfer on 06-30-2016 at 02:47 AM
    Just use a bag and more hops. I destroyed a March Pump by not using bags. I do not fly sparge,
    I add extra grain. I do not free float the hops,I use a bag and extra hops. I also fill the
    cornys with C...

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