Rugrad02

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02-23-2012

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07-28-2015 12:29 PM

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    ABOUT ME

  • Homebrewing,playing banjo,surfing,bowhunting
  • Old Time music, bluegrass, folk, rock, reggae.
  • I brewed my first beer in March of 2003 and have been hooked since. I have made some great beers and some okay beers. For years I brewed extract batches exclusively but have made the plunge into all grain brewing. It is not near as daunting as I once thought it was. I enjoy continuing my education in the brewing process, something that hasn't stopped since day one. I don't see myself going back to making extract or kit beers.
  • Belgian Dubbel
    Saison
    Oyster Stout
  • Belgian Wit
  • -Scottish 80/-
    - Stout
    - Rye PA
    - ESEB, Extra Special, Extra Bitter
  • Male
  • Married
  • Wilmington, NC
  • North Carolina

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Diagnosing a taste I don't like. Help! on 07-18-2015 at 09:20 PM
    About two or three years ago I decided that I wanted to start brewing Belgians and only
    Belgians. I brewed them all. Dubbels, Tripels, quads, blonds, saisons etc. A few were great but
    most fell short....

  • Posted in thread: Leaving a sour cake in Carboy. How long? on 06-01-2015 at 09:58 PM
    Thanks!

  • Posted in thread: Sulfer smell from bottled sour on 06-01-2015 at 09:25 PM
    I bottled a blended sour a few weeks ago and I popped one tonight to check out the carbonation.
    I blended my batch and added Red Star Champagne yeast. It carbed nicely but the sulphur smell
    the Champa...

  • Posted in thread: Leaving a sour cake in Carboy. How long? on 06-01-2015 at 05:03 PM
    Hey everyone, I bottled a sour a week and a half ago. It was fermented with ECY-20 and Id like
    to hold on to the cake. At this point, the cake remains in my 5 gallon Carboy, airlocked and
    with about a...

  • Posted in thread: Can this carboy be saved? on 05-30-2015 at 12:23 AM
    Thank you all for the replies. I believe I will keep it as is. If the Carboy breaks or shatters
    when I move it then so be it. I will buy another and put all of those bullets back in it. I
    grew up in t...

  • Posted in thread: Can this carboy be saved? on 05-29-2015 at 01:05 AM
    281030My father passed away in 2006 and my mom has been slowly packing away his belongings. His
    hobby was relic hunting for Civil War relics with a metal detector. Years ago, he purchased
    this Carboy ...

  • Posted in thread: Brett L starter tastes sour!!! on 05-05-2014 at 09:04 PM
    Hey everyone,I posted this question to the Milk The Funk Facebook page and wanted to get a few
    more opinions. For the past months, I've been dabbling in all Brett beers using Brett B and
    Brett B Trois...

  • Posted in thread: Do I need a ball valve on a chugger pump? on 05-03-2014 at 01:17 AM
    I should have mentioned that I am batch sparging. I use a double batch sparge method. I'm just
    tired of lifting a keg full of hot water. I guess I could get away without a ball valve as my
    goal is to ...

  • Posted in thread: Do I need a ball valve on a chugger pump? on 05-03-2014 at 12:43 AM
    Hey everyone ,I'm in the process of getting my hands on a chugger pump for use only to transfer
    my hot sparge water into my mash tun. I use a keggle as a sparge water tank which has a 1/2
    ball valve. ...

  • Posted in thread: Is an IPA suppose it look like this? on 04-30-2014 at 02:41 AM
    Also, try to cool that thing down if you can. It looks to be around 78? Not sure what yeast
    you're using but 78 will cause some off flavors if it's an ale yeast. The process of
    fermentation will also ...

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