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  • Beautiful Mountains of Western North Carolina
  • I'm a generally laid back person who brews beer about 10 times a year. Right now, I am only using extracts and specialty grains...though I anticipate the "all grain" bug will get me soon enough. You could call me a "hop head", as I enjoy highly hopped and extreme beers. My favorite commercial breweries are Dogfish Head, Rogue, and Foothills (Winston-Salem, NC) I am a bleeding heart liberal....and devote most of my energy to family and public schools. The education policy of this nation is extremely misguided, and I hope one day "public servants (e.g. politicians)" are held accountable for their allocation of funds. Right now, we leave no rich family's child behind...despite the tireless efforts of teachers.
  • Brewing beer,Red Sox baseball,cooking
  • School Psychologist
  • Jam bands (grateful dead, string cheese, yonder mountain), bluegrass, folk, classic rock
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    Really bad science fiction and horror B-movies.
  • Red Sox baseball
  • To Kill a Mockingbird, Catcher in the Rye, Savage Inequalities, The Complete Writings of Abraham Lin
  • The primal aspects of beer paired with the refined, yet complex, characteristics of modern brewing intrigue me. Plus, I have always enjoyed preparing food / beverage for others, as well as the fellowship is facilitates.
  • Double IPA, Imperial Brown Ale, maybe a Belgian....
  • Double IPA
  • Appfelwein
  • Copper Ale
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  • Posted in thread: Keg to bottle question... on 02-08-2009 at 08:19 PM
    Hi Everyone,Thanks so much in advanced for your collective insight! Anyways, here is the
    scenario...About 7 months ago I kegged some brown ale and force carbonated. I drank about two
    pints, and then a...

  • Posted in thread: Re-Carbonating Flat Beer on 09-10-2008 at 12:26 AM
    You can check it every now and again and adjust the psi so it will not be overcarbed. Is the
    keg cold? Either way, the corn sugar will probably not ferment out so you have added some
    sweetness to an o...

  • Posted in thread: C02 Leak Question on 09-06-2008 at 12:20 AM
    So what about the BEER, still good? Keg lost pressure about 2 months ago, with only about 1/2
    gallon gone. Once the leak is found, can I recarb it?

  • Posted in thread: C02 Leak Question on 09-03-2008 at 10:22 AM
    So what do you all think about the beer, still alright if it is recarbed?

  • Posted in thread: C02 Leak Question on 09-03-2008 at 12:58 AM
    Thanks for the reply. There is not an o-ring, but there is a white plastic washer.

  • Posted in thread: C02 Leak Question on 09-02-2008 at 11:36 PM
    So, I have a leak in my keg system somewhere. I sprayed everything down with soapy water, and
    found no bubbles after close inspection. I know there must be a leak somewhere, I can ever so
    slightly hea...

  • Posted in thread: Emeregency! on 05-22-2008 at 11:39 PM
    Just a thought, considering you do not have an airlock, does your beer come out of the primary
    with carbonation?

  • Posted in thread: Brew Pot in Freezer? on 09-11-2007 at 12:54 AM
    I thought about that, but I always just add tap water anyways (which I doubt is any cleaner
    than the ice). Thanks for the reply!

  • Posted in thread: Brew Pot in Freezer? on 09-11-2007 at 12:50 AM
    Speaking of cooling wort, when brewing with extract you usually only boil about three gallons.
    Could you not just add ice to the hot wort to cool it down quickly? Would there be a problem
    with that?

  • Posted in thread: Corny keg ? on 09-04-2007 at 10:16 PM
    Even with a Sanke Tap I would not be able to attach my ball lock disconnects to it, right?