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    ABOUT ME

  • I'm a 31 yr old manufacturing engineer for ICON fitness.
  • Snowboarding,camping,hiking,computers,technology... and now homebrewing!!
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Chris
  • All sorts, mostly alternative and jam bands, but I like classic rock, hardcore and punk too.
  • The Emperor Wears No Clothes - Jack Herer
  • 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: 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 02:52 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 ...

  • Posted in thread: Danby DAR125SLDD Kegerator Build on 10-31-2014 at 01:50 AM
    I am a spoiled boy! My wife just ordered the 309B-2 ($790 shipped). Dual tap, built in digital
    thermostat and circulating fan. Can easily fit 3 pin locks or full size keg with some room to
    spare. Has ...

  • Posted in thread: Danby DAR125SLDD Kegerator Build on 10-31-2014 at 12:37 AM
    I'm torn though, I like working on stuff and building my own things, but my wife actually came
    home and said she decided I could buy the $1000 setup from Kegco that I was looking at and just
    consider ...

  • Posted in thread: Danby DAR125SLDD Kegerator Build on 10-30-2014 at 05:59 AM
    I just completed my Kegerator build. I've posted a fairly detailed walk-through on my personal
    blog. This thread helped me a ton, thanks guys!Walkthrough Pin-Lock Kegs hanging out
    together!So, I just...

  • Posted in thread: Filtering Losses on 10-28-2012 at 07:22 PM
    I never filter anything. With enough patience and using the proper techniques (don't do
    anything to stir up the cake on the bottom), I end up with very clear wine & beer with little
    or no sediment fal...

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