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    ABOUT ME

  • Tech Support Engineer
  • David
  • Finally decided to pull the trigger on brewing. My family chipped in by picking me up the Midwest Supplies Starter Kit. That came as a huge surprise. I'd been budgeting for my own equipment, so now I'm using the budget to get upgrades (immersion chiller for starters). I have a ton of support up here, most of my friends are in on this homebrewing craze. Wife's on board, so it's time to see how quickly this spirals out of control. First batch (Irish Red kit) started on June 1. I have to say my inspiration honestly comes from Omar Ansari at Surly Brewing. I'd recommend one of his tours if you can get in on them. I'll probably never open my own brewery, but if I were to, I feel like that brewery is a model example of how I'd run things. Excellent beer culture. Thanks all for welcoming me in my first few posts.
  • Coffee Brown Ale, Milk Stout, Baltic Porter, Dragon's Milk Clone (I hope), Strawberry Tart, Smokey Al, Raspberry Tart...and more to come this year.
  • Smoked Baltic Porter
  • Warrior-Citra IPA, Russian Imperial Stout
  • Fresh WI Strawberry Tart, Mushroom/Pepper Smoked Baltic Porter, Das Grillen Oktoberfest, Coffee Bender Clone
  • I don't own kegs... :(
  • Male
  • Married
  • Saint Paul
  • MN

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Temp increases take forever on my manual HERMS? on 02-24-2014 at 06:25 PM
    Lots of good information. I am trying to do this as well, but I have not made it this far
    yet.ThanksThanks!I'll also add that my most recent batch with this (a 1.074 IPA) came out at
    92% efficiency. R...

  • Posted in thread: HomeBrewTalk 2014 Big Giveaway on 02-24-2014 at 06:18 PM
    I would like some shiny stuff.

  • Posted in thread: Temp increases take forever on my manual HERMS? on 01-26-2014 at 07:09 PM
    Get rid of the wood thingie. Punch hole in lid and use whatever clamp you have now to secure
    your mash return.Gotta ask... is one of your hoses draped over your burner?Actually, this
    worked well. I di...

  • Posted in thread: Temp increases take forever on my manual HERMS? on 01-26-2014 at 04:12 PM
    Close the lid, the problem should go awaySent from my SCH-I545 using Home Brew mobile
    appHm...starting to think it is the lid.Just doing a test run today. Dumped in some 180F
    mash-in water, and was pr...

  • Posted in thread: Temp increases take forever on my manual HERMS? on 01-26-2014 at 03:35 PM
    How are you heating and recirculating the water? In order for the wort in the coil to heat,
    there can be no hot or cold spots in the water around the HERMS coil (the heat exchanger). I
    have a little s...

  • Posted in thread: Temp increases take forever on my manual HERMS? on 01-26-2014 at 01:21 PM
    Pictures attached.Sent from my HTCONE using Home Brew mobile app

  • Posted in thread: Temp increases take forever on my manual HERMS? on 01-26-2014 at 01:01 PM
    Sorry, I don't think I mentioned. I'm recirculating the mash through a 3/8" copper coil in a
    pot of hot water. Copper coil is something like 45' worth of tubing. I'll head down and grab
    some photos.

  • Posted in thread: Temp increases take forever on my manual HERMS? on 01-26-2014 at 11:53 AM
    Was hoping to maybe get some advice, I'll have to post some pictures later. I have a
    rectangular 52qt cooler (igloo), and recently made a manifold to replace the SS braid. Manifold
    is made of 4x 1/2" ...

  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing 12.5 Gallon Conical Fermenter Giveaway! on 01-23-2014 at 01:40 PM
    Want!

  • Posted in thread: Before I used my pump, I wish someone would have told me... on 01-22-2014 at 04:50 PM
    173862Hey, I really like that brewmometer on the out of the pump. I was considering putting one
    on the output of my counterflow, but maybe it'd be awesome to have it on the pump out instead.
    I could r...

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