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  • I'm a 31 yr old manufacturing engineer for ICON fitness.
  • Snowboarding,camping,hiking,computers,technology... and now homebrewing!!
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  • Well, I've been a fan of GOOD beer and wines for quite a while. My uncle in SLC is an experienced brewer and has let me sample many of his award winning brews; all things beer and also wines and meads... He was probably my main inspiration for getting into this complex but rewarding pastime!rnrnJust invested a good chunk of change into a good set-up that will allow me to have around 4 or 5 batches going at a time and I have plenty of room for bottles!rnrnI'm really stoked about my new hobby and I'm really looking forward to trying out a lot of different types of homebrew. I have ales, mead and soon a cider going and plan on doing a raspberry melomel and maybe another cider some time when I have the carboy space for it.
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  • Posted in thread: Kegco K309 on 03-25-2015 at 12:18 AM
    I gave away probably 2/3rds of my bottle collection. I wish I was brave enough to ditch all my
    bottling stuff, especially the bottle tree, but I know I'll still have to do some bottling for
    gifts or w...

  • Posted in thread: Kegco K309 on 03-23-2015 at 04:45 AM
    If you don't want to significantly lower your ABV, concentrate would be a good way to go, just
    make sure you mix it in really good if it's frozen when you add it. Also, make sure you get it
    chilling A...

  • Posted in thread: Kegco K309 on 03-22-2015 at 02:48 PM
    No problem. A few other things... I just went with the default 5ft lines and live at 4500ft
    elevation. I noticed others said they had to change out to 10ft lines to fix foaming issues
    which seems like...

  • Posted in thread: Kegco K309 on 03-22-2015 at 04:58 AM
    5 months and 6 kegs later and it's working great. Only issue I've had was when I first set it
    up the fan was causing a vibration to amplify thru the fridge loud enough that it drove me
    nuts. I took th...

  • Posted in thread: Danby DAR125SLDD Kegerator Build on 01-05-2015 at 03:27 AM
    Ya, that's a common issue I've seen on these conversion threads. Regular fridge t-stats use a
    wider temp differential like around +/-5F. That's one of the reasons I went with the Kegco
    pre-built with ...

  • Posted in thread: Back Sweetening Cider Keg on 01-01-2015 at 08:03 PM
    Ok, that is making sense now. I've been searching info on it and you're right, usually you
    would add sulfite and sorbate together for a still wine and only after the wine has completely
    cleared. Funny...

  • Posted in thread: Back Sweetening Cider Keg on 01-01-2015 at 07:21 PM
    Potassium metabisulfite does kill "wild" yeasts and bacteria and is also an antioxidant. I
    actually used it to treat the freshly pressed cider for 24 hours before pitching my own cider
    yeast. I guess ...

  • Posted in thread: Back Sweetening Cider Keg on 01-01-2015 at 06:57 PM
    So, I'm new to kegging, but loving it a lot after 7 years of bottling. Just kicked my second
    keg of hard cider last night. I have a 3gal carboy of cider that I want to mix with a couple
    gallons of gra...

  • Posted in thread: Kegco K309 on 11-02-2014 at 10:31 PM
    Just ordered this unit the other day. Went with the SS tower with two perlick taps. I've been
    reading lots of good things. I almost decided to hack a Danby fridge instead, but after lots of
    research a...

  • Posted in thread: Danby DAR125SLDD Kegerator Build on 10-31-2014 at 01:52 AM
    Not really out of luck, I could always buy the three tap tower later and sell the two tap
    version on ebay if I decide I want to... Swapping them out shouldn't be that difficult either,
    they even show ...

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