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  • Brewing,obviously
  • Production peon
  • I had been interested in home brewing for years, but just never took the plunge. This past winter our LHBS had beginner classes in both beer and wine making. We went to both, I picked up some used equipment on Craigslist and started. Pretty basic setup. Plastic fermenters, glass carboys, propane turkey fryer burner and a plastic cooler converted to a mash tun.
  • American Wheat, Oktoberfest Ale, more Mac and Jack's, Eventually a lambic
  • Whatever I last brewed
  • I don't usually secondary except for wines and ciders, or fruit beers or a really big beer.
  • Some of what I last fermented
  • What I last fermented
  • Married
  • Strum
  • WI


  • Posted in thread: Confession Time on 06-11-2015 at 04:00 PM
    I probably should have posted this when I first started reading this thread but I'm a

  • Posted in thread: Fermenting in Larger Bottles on 06-07-2015 at 02:13 AM
    When I use my 1 liter flip tops I prime normally. I will fill a few of them and the rest goes
    into 12 oz. bottles. Never had a problem.

  • Posted in thread: Beer in the morning on 06-01-2015 at 01:52 AM
    When you work third shift a morning beer is a necessity.

  • Posted in thread: variable solid state relay on 05-25-2015 at 07:46 PM
    There are usually three tabs on a pot. Are you sure you are connected to the correct two?

  • Posted in thread: It's a homebrew thing... you wouldn't understand. on 05-14-2015 at 01:28 PM
    You keep checking Amazon Prime to see if they have started selling 50 lb bags of malt.

  • Posted in thread: Blood Iron Surplus - Anyone? on 04-23-2015 at 08:49 PM
    Give blood on a regular basis and that will take care of the excess iron.

  • Posted in thread: Where can I get this? on 04-21-2015 at 01:57 AM
    If you make one out of parachute cord I would think it should wear well.

  • Posted in thread: Bottling wine in mason jars? on 04-19-2015 at 12:27 AM
    The lids will seal well if there aren't any chips in the rim of the jars. I have used them for
    beer and didn't have a problem as long as the lids were tight. Although the wide mouth jars
    don't work as...

  • Posted in thread: Bottling wine in mason jars? on 04-19-2015 at 12:18 AM
    You don't really need a vacuum. Bottles don't have one.Just sanitize everything and screw the
    caps on tight and you should be good to go.

  • Posted in thread: Some help with Rye IPA recipe on 04-15-2015 at 10:56 PM
    I like your choice of Marris Otter. You should check out EdWort's Rye IPA recipe in the Recipe
    forum. It is a great beer and may give you some ideas. I usually bitter with Magnum and save
    the Chinook ...

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