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    ABOUT ME

  • Baltimore
  • I watched "Amber Waves" on Good Eats, and the rest is history...
  • My first all-grain batch: a clone of Newcastle Brown. Might call it Nookie Brown if its good enuf. :-)
  • Fuller's London Pride Clone
  • Chimay Grand Reserve (Blue) Clone
  • Belgian Wit
    Chocolate Milk Stout
  • Married

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  • Posted in thread: Correct diameter tube/shank for beer gas on 05-12-2014 at 01:29 AM
    Hi all, I'm adding a stout faucet to my kegerator, and was curious if it is better to use 1/4"
    or 3/8" ID tubing to connect the keg to the shank/faucet. I have 5-foot lines running my
    current kegs to ...

  • Posted in thread: New way to control Pellet Hop gunk! on 05-06-2014 at 01:20 PM
    1) Consensus seems to be that the basket "liner" is not a good idea.I'm curious if anyone can
    explain why they prefer the 6-8 inch diameter hop spider to the basket liner? I would think the
    big liner ...

  • Posted in thread: Plate Chiller: do you let let trub settle first? on 12-26-2013 at 01:49 PM
    I have used a plate chiller for the past two brews and it works fantastically, but I have a
    "fine-tuning" question. I ported a kettle with a 12-inch bazooka screen that is about 1-inch
    off the bottom....

  • Posted in thread: Clarifying if pectic enzyme failed? on 11-11-2013 at 02:00 PM
    LesterSC, There is no foul smell, but definite haze and a "milky" quality to the cider, in that
    it has tiny particulate matter that you can just barely detect on your tongue. I plan on
    reracking it ag...

  • Posted in thread: Clarifying if pectic enzyme failed? on 11-10-2013 at 09:56 PM
    I tried something a little new in this year's cider and it was...a mistake.I decided to use a
    pack of Saison yeast that they gave away at the AHA meeting in Philly. I made a 1-quart starter
    the day be...

  • Posted in thread: Anyone using the stainless QDs from bargainfittings.com on 09-29-2013 at 10:50 PM
    Just got this from the owner:"Hello Ben,They are 304 stainless steel fittings. No brass or
    chrome in them.Thanks,WayneBargain Fittings"

  • Posted in thread: Anyone using the stainless QDs from bargainfittings.com on 09-29-2013 at 01:48 PM
    Hi all. I want to add a bunch of Quick Disconnects to my system and found the stainless type
    usually used on air lines at These are being sold at half the price (or less) of competitors,
    which is a ...

  • Posted in thread: Kegs going stale pretty quickly on 07-30-2013 at 11:24 PM
    Yooper, I think that the problem may very well be oxidization. I'm very careful about this
    throughout all my processes, but I realize that a few months ago I went to a new supplier for
    CO2 when I ran ...

  • Posted in thread: Kegs going stale pretty quickly on 07-30-2013 at 10:31 PM
    When I purge, I put gas into the gas-in at about 10 psi, open the valve to release it, and
    repeat 2-3x. Then to force carb, I inject gas down the liquid line to come up from the bottom,
    swirling the k...

  • Posted in thread: Kegs going stale pretty quickly on 07-30-2013 at 09:49 PM
    I've been legging for a few years now, without losing any batches before unexpected them to be
    last their primes. But the last few months, I've been losing beers much more quickly. I'm not
    sure if it'...

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