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  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Started out as just a guy looking for a hobby when it wasn't warm enough to golf up here in Pittsburgh. I can see now that this home brewing hobby will turn into an all year affair and I'm ok with that.

    The name for my brewing operating is 'Section 143 Brew Co.' which comes from the Section that me and a couple of buddies sit in for all Pittsburgh Steelers games. In the process of designing a label to put on the finished product.
  • Home brewing,golf,working out
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  • The Complete Joy of HomeBrewing
  • A former manager got me into home brewing and had me read the newsletter put out by AHA. Since then I've been "researching" different types of beer by way of ingredient kits. Now that I have somewhat of an understanding of the process I am starting to create my own recipes so that I can truly say the beer I made is mine.

    I am currently using a true brew setup with a 6.5 gallon plastic bucket as my primary and a 5 gallon glass carboy as my secondary. Will look to upgrade as I start to come up with my own recipes. Currently bottling all of my beer but am looking to start kegging.
  • Section 143 Original Recipes:

    "Off-Season Ale" - My first homemade recipe, an Irish Red Ale

    "Draft Day Lager" - No recipe yet but something patterned off of Yuengling Amber Lager and Sam Adams Boston Lager
  • None
  • Amber
  • Oktoberfest, Porter, Pale Ale
  • Nothing kegged yet. Always looking for help on getting a multiple keg/tap setup. Would like to have 2 or 3 of my homebrews on tap at all times.
  • Male
  • Single


  • Posted in thread: Keezer Questions - need help quickly on 12-13-2009 at 01:47 PM
    Appreciate the information. What I really want is to have a tap, or two, or three right on the
    bar. It wouldn't make alot of sense to me to build something seperate because then, what would
    I use the ...

  • Posted in thread: Keezer Questions - need help quickly on 12-12-2009 at 06:07 PM
    Looking into building a keezer to go underneath the counter in my bar downstairs. Have found a
    14.8 cu ft GE chest freezer on craigslist for $200. Looks fairly new so I think this is a good

  • Posted in thread: Sizing your Chest Freezer for Corny Kegs on 12-02-2009 at 03:42 AM
    anyone know what you can fit in a Danby DCF550W? 5.5cu/ftwidth - 32 3/8depth - 22height - 32
    7/8is it possible to get a quarter / half barrel in this as well as one corny? trying to get an
    idea, looki...

  • Posted in thread: How long is too long too leave in fermenter?? on 07-11-2009 at 07:54 PM
    thanks for the responses. i took a read of the final gravity and found it to be right around
    1.02 which is were I would expect it. Tasted it during bottling and seemed fine. I did have a
    slight white ...

  • Posted in thread: How long is too long too leave in fermenter?? on 07-11-2009 at 01:38 AM
    I moved a 5 gal batch from primary to secondary..... nearly 5 months ago. Not sure the reason,
    perhaps I wasn't looking forward to bottling, but my question is.... long fermenation period =
    nice good ...

  • Posted in thread: My first Lager Recipe on 01-25-2009 at 10:11 PM
    Put a little time into create the recipe below. Want a yuengling amber type lager, but still
    something unique. Please let me know what you think.6 lbs Light Dry Extract 8 oz Carafoam1 lb
    oz Crystal ma...

  • Posted in thread: Fermentation process on 01-25-2009 at 04:04 PM
    Have brewed 5 batches (all ale kits) and used the following process...1 week primary (bucket)1
    week secondary (glass carboy)2 weeks in bottle before chilling.Starting to make my own recipes
    so want to...

  • Posted in thread: Removing Labels on 01-25-2009 at 12:50 AM
    Just cleaned/removed two cases worth of lables today. Mostly Sam Adams and some Michelob.
    Sammy's were pretty easy just soaking in hot water and then giving them a nice scrub with a
    towel to get the g...

  • Posted in thread: Brewing a Lager on 01-22-2009 at 03:56 AM
    Sounds good... was able to find a used fridge for $50 and will pick up the temperature
    controller.Through research I have found this general lagering procedures...1. Primary ferment
    in the fridge at t...

  • Posted in thread: Want to learn all things HOPS on 01-21-2009 at 09:53 PM
    Good stuff... I was actually just reading your post about the easy mash the other night. I was
    told that mashing my grains in the above recipe (melanoidin, cyrstal, belgian biscuit) would
    make for a b...

Section 143 Brew Co. Est. 2008 - Pittsburgh, PA In primary: None In secondary: Amber Bottled (Conditioning): Pale Ale Bottled (Ready to Drink): Oktoberfest, Porter Next up: Section 143 Originals - "Off-Season Ale" and "Draft Day Lager"