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  • Besides home brewing I
    would say discgolf.
  • Dexter, Homeland, Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead
  • Born to Run, first book I've read in years.
  • MashRunners
  • My homebrew career started when I was stationed at Elmendorf AFB in Anchorage Alaska in the mid 90's. I have taken several breaks from brewing but I got the bug again this year. Instead of continuing on as an extract brewer I jumped into all grain and I have brewed 8 batches since April this year. rnrnEquipment wise I have nothing fancy. I use 22 and 8 gallon kettles, 54 quart cooler with CPVC manifold and BeerSmith (yes I consider it a tool/equipment). I tried fly sparging but since my kettles don't have valves I soon realized that wasn't going to work. I switched to batch sparging and that has been a life saver. After some research and trail & error I think I have a good plan of attack to help maintain a consistent efficiency. I will know in a few more batches.rnrnHappy brewing to you all.
  • Blonde Ale, Mead.
  • Blonde
  • Berliner Weisse
  • Southern English Brown, Belgian Dark Strong Ale, American Pale, English IPA
  • Pumpkin Ale, English Pale Ale
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  • Posted in thread: To all who recommended a swamp cooler on 09-29-2015 at 02:40 PM
    I think you'll be happier with a larger container. I use a 18 gln (I think) rubbermaid tote. I
    put in as much water as I can until the carboy thinks about floating and then rotate frozen
    water bottles...

  • Posted in thread: HomeBrewSupply Amcyl Brew Kettle w/ 3-Piece Ball Valve Giveaway! on 08-04-2015 at 02:21 PM
    I'm in.

  • Posted in thread: Coldbreak Brewing Herms Giveaway! on 08-04-2015 at 02:20 PM
    I'm in:mug:

  • Posted in thread: Brett Lambicus on 07-01-2015 at 04:36 PM
    I'm not so sure the champagne yeast will help you. Most of the simple sugars are probably gone.
    How high did you mash? Maybe to many unfermentable sugars remaining.:mug:

  • Posted in thread: Cold Break Brewing Microbrew Series Giveaway - Open to All! on 06-23-2015 at 02:35 PM

  • Posted in thread: To SMASH OR NOT TO SMASH... on 06-03-2015 at 02:13 PM
    Check out Green Bay Rackers and go to "Can I Mash it?". Play with that and it will give you an
    ideal of your limitations.:mug:

  • Posted in thread: Vary first mead on 04-30-2015 at 06:17 PM
    Welcome aboard and congrats on your 1st mead. Sounds like you made one that you enjoyed. Just a
    couple of suggestions. 1st is to bypass the boil. You'll be fine without it. 2nd is to research

  • Posted in thread: SS BrewTech Chronical on 04-14-2015 at 02:58 PM
    You might check the SS Brewtech website. I don't recall having to pay for shipping.:mug:

  • Posted in thread: Spring Giveaway! on 03-31-2015 at 05:47 PM
    116 :mug:

  • Posted in thread: The HomeBrewTalk 2015 Big Giveaway! on 03-11-2015 at 02:42 PM
    I'm in. Awesome giveaway. Thanks!!!

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