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  • 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... :(
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  • Saint Paul
  • MN


  • Posted in thread: Excessive Foam with Perlick Flow Control Faucets? on 08-19-2014 at 09:58 PM
    Nah, double checked that to be sure, but good thought.I tried increasing the line length, but
    then I ran out of beer in the no word on if that would have solved it. In other news,
    my new keg ...

  • Posted in thread: Brewtius Maximus/The Braxton 10 Complete Single Tier Build on 08-19-2014 at 06:12 PM
    Kind of interested in this build. Where do people source the steel for stuff like this? He
    needed 44' of steel tubing. That's maybe about $250 worth of steel. Wonder where one could try
    and find scrap...

  • Posted in thread: Excessive Foam with Perlick Flow Control Faucets? on 08-11-2014 at 02:30 PM
    Thanks for the advice all. Someone in our club just said they just apply more back pressure
    (turn up CO2). That doesn't seem right, and didn't work. I'm going to get more line length and
    see what happ...

  • Posted in thread: Excessive Foam with Perlick Flow Control Faucets? on 08-10-2014 at 02:10 PM
    Solid beer as far as I could tell. I was concerned about a dip tube o-ring at first, but that
    didn't add up since it wasn't solid foam in the line.

  • Posted in thread: Excessive Foam with Perlick Flow Control Faucets? on 08-10-2014 at 01:58 PM
    I went the extra mile to grab 2 Perlick Flow control faucets. I was led to believe that this
    would give me some flexibility in the beers I'd like to pour and negate the need to really
    balance my draft...

  • Posted in thread: Electric kettles, plate chiller, BCS, SSRs, QD's and more on 08-06-2014 at 03:18 PM
    I saw your craigslist ad and it mentioned a brew stand. Do you have that still? What's that
    look like?

  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing 12.5gal Conical Fermenter Giveaway! on 08-04-2014 at 05:53 PM
    want in

  • Posted in thread: Use KNOX! It's the best label adhesive on 04-30-2014 at 01:21 PM
    I am using this method for a batch for my wedding. I have applied about half of the labels to
    bottles and am running into an issue where if I place a bottle into water, the gelatin begins
    to become sl...

  • Posted in thread: Wort Monster Giveaway on 04-18-2014 at 03:46 PM
    i could go for this.

  • 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...