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  • I like the renaissance period.
  • I make stuff you can eat,drink,live in and do things with.
  • Chef/Caterer/Builder/Plumber/Electrician
  • Mister
  • All things musical and some things not so musical.
  • Books.
  • I started brewing about 20 years ago while in college. My first brew was an extract kit that yielded a drinkable brown ale. I was hooked at that point.

    I now brew all grain mostly in 5-8 gallon batches. I use Bayou Burners, batch sparge in an ancient Coleman Sportsman cooler and boil in a converted keggle. Final product gets kegged in sankes and served in my converted fridge kegerator.

    I don't brew for competitions or belong to a club. I do this because I love beer and this hobby perfectly blends my interest in DIY projects, science and culinary skills.
  • Pseudo Pilsner made with Wyeast Trappist High Gravity and fermented at 60 to 70. Brown Ale focusing on Belgian Special B flavor profiles paired with Two Row.
  • Hard Cider made from Whole foods 365 apple juice, Wyeast 4766, mildly hopped and malted.
  • RPA made with Marris Otter, American 2-Row, Honey Malt, Briess 40L, Belgian Special B and US-05
  • Midnight Beatdown Wheat Porter, Surly Cynic, Kaffir & Coriander Summer Ale, Cascade Double Golden Ale, Gruit Style Double IPA
  • Surly Cynic and yes, it's delicious.
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  • FL


  • Posted in thread: Secondary Fermentation on 06-19-2012 at 05:51 AM
    Would be easier to catch this if you are familiar with Jonny Cash and The Circle. Crappy
    adaption but all the better I can come up with right now. OP. Make beer! Control the wort
    fermentation temp and...

  • Posted in thread: Berries in the boil on 06-14-2012 at 07:53 AM
    I've only brewed with fruit once for a summer party we were having so take my advice with
    caution. It was a summer ale with two row, pilsner malt and I added strawberries at the last
    five minutes of b...

  • Posted in thread: The adventures of a complete noob and a brew rig on 06-14-2012 at 05:02 AM
    Should be fine, we used aluminum flashing about 6 inches in height with two extra inches in
    diameter than the burners and they work fine. On another note, are you still planing on using
    the switches w...

  • Posted in thread: The adventures of a complete noob and a brew rig on 06-06-2012 at 04:01 AM
    Stopping work for a quick cigar city Jai Lai IPA breakOne of my favorite IPA's! Have you tried
    the Guava Grove? Great thread btw, the rig is looking great. I'm scribed.

  • Posted in thread: Questions about March Pumps answered by the Factory! on 06-04-2012 at 10:25 PM
    Thank you! That's a much better option than I had imagined. You just saved me a huge headache
    Walter, I appreciate you helping all of us out.

  • Posted in thread: Questions about March Pumps answered by the Factory! on 06-04-2012 at 05:32 PM
    Walter,I just acquired a March MDX #0135-0006-0100 at a really good price and have a few
    questions about connecting this to my rig. I currently just use it for recirculating H2O
    through my chiller but...

  • Posted in thread: Filling a sanke (sankey) on 05-23-2012 at 02:08 AM
    The trick they used for the ring was to ensure when you put it back on, that you arrange it so
    that the end of the ring is just past one of the notches. That way, to remove it, you can use a
    little s...

  • Posted in thread: Bottling From a Keg on 05-23-2012 at 01:01 AM
    Thanks Dunerunner, I was experimenting with this the other night with hopes of shipping some of
    my kegged saison to my brother. I created a foaming mess most likely due to psi and temp
    variation. I'll...

  • Posted in thread: Bottling From a Keg on 05-22-2012 at 08:40 PM
    Do you find that you lose some carbonation when doing this? Any tips to offer or is it really
    as simple as you've shown?

  • Posted in thread: Fermentation Chamber / Kegerator / Kitchen Table on 05-22-2012 at 07:15 AM
    This is a really great build. Very nice work!