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  • Nebraska
  • I enjoy brewing, processing wild game meat into tasty dishes and sausages, hunting, and building my own brewing gear.
  • Brewing,Hunting,Designing and building stuff.
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  • Attempted to brew my first batch when I was a young lad in the 1970's. It was a flop. I was inspired by our church Paster, who was also home brewer. I started extract brewing in 1993 when I moved back to the midwest after living in the South for a number of years. I did my first brew using a 15 gallon Red Wing crock for a primary fermentor. rnI learned soon enough that good basic sanitation procedures and modern techniques and equipment were the key to brewing good beer. rnAfter upgrading to a better closed fermentor, wort chiller, and full volume wort boils, I was getting extract beers that were about as good as I could get them.rnAll grain brewing looked like the next step to take for me, but I was always put off by the time intensive nature of it.rnI decided that if I was going to brew AG and mash, that I wanted to remove some of the variables of time, temperature from the process.rn I started reading everything I could about RIMS/HERMS systems. I decided that building a RIMS was within my ability and assembled the system I am using now.
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  • Posted in thread: Keggerator For Sale on 06-06-2016 at 11:23 PM
    Upgraded my keggerator recently, so selling my old one.Older unit that cools great, will hold 3
    ball lock corny kegs. Door is drilled for two beer shanks.Left side is drilled for a external
    CO2 supply...

  • Posted in thread: PID / SSR Question on 01-26-2016 at 02:16 AM
    Sounds like your PID is controlling the temperature the way it is supposed to.

  • Posted in thread: Wiring, conduit and gfci questions on 01-21-2016 at 01:25 PM
    I don't have my NEC in front of me, but pretty sure you can run Romex in conduit as long as it
    is not a wet location. Not sure why you would want to pull Romex though a conduit instead of
    just buying ...

  • Posted in thread: Wiring, conduit and gfci questions on 01-20-2016 at 11:09 PM
    I'm building an 30amp control panel and I need to run power to my garage so I need about 50
    feet of wire. I'm going to use 6 gauge wire for the run in case I want to upgrade to 50 amps
    later. My quest...

  • Posted in thread: Cleaning an old glass carboy on 01-19-2016 at 02:37 AM
    In my experience, mineral deposits (inorganic) are are usually more difficult to remove than
    organic residues from fermentation. Maybe that's just because most people wash with detergents
    or solvents ...

  • Posted in thread: Hot Pod w/ Loud Speaker Connectors? on 12-29-2015 at 03:20 AM
    [QUOTE=Bobby_M;7297459]It has to do with the ground not connecting first (I think) but they do
    now have the mains rated 20 amp cheaper versions that seem more like a scaled down version of
    the powerco...

  • Posted in thread: BrunDog 50A eRig - no HLT for me! on 12-26-2015 at 02:42 PM
    I've used store bought RO before. Just pour it into the storage containers!Yes, an LT is
    technically required if you want RO water. My current setup allows for piped water to be used -
    problem is it i...

  • Posted in thread: Mouse in a carboy on 12-22-2015 at 01:42 AM
    Now I'm gonna have to go light some gas on fire to make up for that missing carbon footprint.
    :)Slym2none, as long as you are lighting that gas flame, you might as well throw a brew kettle
    on it and g...

  • Posted in thread: Mouse in a carboy on 12-22-2015 at 01:34 AM
    Great job recycling that carboy and making it fit for service again. Bonus points for
    minimizing your carbon footprint by not buying a new carboy.:D

  • Posted in thread: Usability of old used blue glass carboys? on 12-20-2015 at 01:34 PM
    What would you recommend I use to remove the rust? CLR?Thanks!I think that is a good choice.

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