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    ABOUT ME

  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Patrick
  • 90's
  • BN Army, HBT
  • Got into homebrewing back in early 2011 when i moved to Nashville. I started, and still use, a basic extract brewing setup. I'm still in a 20 qt pot doing 3 gallon wort boils (though in an hour boil i lose almost a gallon of water) and topping up. Fermentation happens in an "ale pail" plastic bucket fermenter. I've only recently acquired an STC1000 dual stage temp controller and a DIY fermwrap-- fermentation now happens inside my kegorator fridge @ 45 F w/ the fermwrap controlled by the STC1000. I've made myself a 50' 3/8" copper immersion chiller as well.

    I serve out of a 2 perlick fridge right now-- not pretty, but gets the job done.

    I primarily brew pales but i usually keep a non pale in the works as well.
  • Pretty much anything other than barleywine or a pilsner.
  • Oatmeal Stout #1
    Pale Ale #2
  • waiting for the pale
  • A really old brew of brewers best milk stout that has tons of terrible off flavors and desperately needs to meet with the sink drain.
  • Keg 1: Amber Ale #1
    Keg 2: Harpoon Winter Warmer semi-clone
  • Male
  • In a Relationship
  • Nasvhille
  • TN

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  • Posted in thread: Garden hose to 1/2 NPT T-fitting? on 05-08-2012 at 05:45 PM
    Not sure about a direct adapter, but you could definitely go gh/barb short piece of hose
    barb/npt

  • Posted in thread: First try at a clone - Ruination on 04-30-2012 at 05:33 PM
    Thanks for following through on this thread! I'll likely give it a go as my first brew in my
    new home!

  • Posted in thread: Noob ringwood issues on 04-30-2012 at 05:30 PM
    Just sounds like a slow start to me. Probably not a well aerated wort so there will be
    significantly lag time. I'd expect you to see normal activity in the next day or so.... Could
    also just be a supe...

  • Posted in thread: Easy and Cheap Water Filtration System on 04-08-2012 at 01:52 PM
    This is on my to-do list. 45 bucks versus 8 bucks (spring water from the store for me is around
    80 cents per gallon) for 10 gallons of spring water per 5.5 gallon batch of all grain runs you
    into your...

  • Posted in thread: Talk me down! on 04-05-2012 at 09:37 PM
    Sure, there are definite things that vary from the analogy to homebrewing. And, if you've got
    the disposable income to risk your batches, then more power to you! I simply couldn't afford to
    brew as of...

  • Posted in thread: I wrote a free eBook on BIAB, check it out on 04-04-2012 at 11:16 PM
    Just read / skimmed the book. I'm not concerned with the file size as there are tons of
    pictures. Gives a good overview, but i feel that it makes some dangerous statements as well. I
    also think there ...

  • Posted in thread: Talk me down! on 04-04-2012 at 10:36 PM
    Okay, so i'm going to be "That guy" i suppose....Why were you brewing 3 times in a week, on
    drastically different recipes, WHEN STARTING?It simply doesn't make any logical sense. For me,
    when starting...

  • Posted in thread: Drilling holes in bucket lid on 03-31-2012 at 11:57 PM
    measure the ID of your grommet, add 1/8" and you should be REALLY close to what you need.

  • Posted in thread: Should i scrap it or sell it on 03-30-2012 at 10:52 PM
    I agree with keeping it but if you're set on it leaving your home, i'd definitely sell it to a
    homebrewer.Keep in mind- while copper's price is definitely up, you won't get what it lists at
    if you sel...

  • Posted in thread: Refrigerating beer before bottling for more clarity? on 03-30-2012 at 10:47 PM
    Also of note, it seems the colder you get (without freezing of course) the better, as it 1)
    Settles stuff out faster and2) seems to make the yeast cake / trub pack / bind to itself...
    seems a little h...

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