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    ABOUT ME

  • Motorcycling,BBQ/Smoking,Fitness/Exercise
  • Electrical Sales
  • Scott Fremont
  • Hard Rock
    Heavy Metal
  • Parenthood, Big Bang Theory, Men of a Certain Age, Dr. Who, Bones, House, Hawaii Five-O, Human Targe
  • 15 years ago, curiosity forced me to stop in to Mr. Steve's Homebrew shop. Steve sucked me in with his enthusiasm (and free samples). That same evening I purchased a basic kit. Later that week, with Steve's help and teaching, brewed my first batch - a Pilsner. Pretty much using the same equipment today. Added a glass carboy and an auto-siphon to my arsenal..if you can really call it that. Early 2010, I acquired a new Danby Kegerator (for free - the best kind) and added a double tower and pretty much keg everything now. Found a used 15 gallon keggle with a valve and thermometer included....my beginning steps to all grain. Hoping Santa brings a few more items to make the leap...whatever Santa forgets, I'll be picking up this winter.
  • American IPA
    Kolsch
  • Sweet Stout
  • Empty - :(
  • Witbier &
    Porter
  • Nut Brown Ale, Pale Ale / Magic Hat #9 Clone & Dunkel
  • Male
  • Married
  • Mount Joy
  • PA

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: How to Clean a Jockey Box????? on 07-30-2014 at 02:00 PM
    If at all possible, run clean water through the coils immediately after dispensing beer.Today,
    I use "Mark's Keg and Carboy Washer" pump that I connect to the "liquid in" shank on the back
    of the jock...

  • Posted in thread: Foggy Carboys on 08-03-2012 at 05:00 PM
    I'm assuming your carboy has dried and you are not just looking at condensation. I had a
    similar experience when I let some water/straight A cleaner soak overnight. It looked exactly
    like the haze my ...

  • Posted in thread: Did I mess up my first Lager? on 03-11-2011 at 07:08 PM
    Yummy!!!!Too much worrying for nothing. Kegged it up, carbed @ 25PSI for 3 days at
    38*F....Backed it down to serving pressure and waited a few more days.Poured a
    glass...mmmm.Took a liter to a club me...

  • Posted in thread: New From Central PA on 02-03-2011 at 12:13 PM
    This is the place to find everything you ever wanted to know about making your own....but 45
    min to chill a partial boil...not too bad. I screwed up my first by dumping 2-3 gallons of 200F
    wort into 5...

  • Posted in thread: apricot heff extract gone bad on 01-25-2011 at 05:24 PM
    I made an IPA...added approx. 3 oz of apricot extract to the keg and transferred on top of it.
    Force carbed it and a few days later, tasted pretty good, but still "green". A month later,
    bottled a few...

  • Posted in thread: New From Central PA on 01-21-2011 at 05:40 PM
    I need to meet your friends. Just the two carboys are worth close to $80

  • Posted in thread: New From Central PA on 01-21-2011 at 01:01 PM
    Hey Alan...welcome from Mount Joy. I assume you are extract brewing. Check out Boscovs, they
    run sales quite regularly on their stainless stock pots. A friend of mine just picked up a 16
    or 20 Qt pot ...

  • Posted in thread: Did I mess up my first Lager? on 01-12-2011 at 02:11 PM
    So on Monday night (1 week later), any sign of possible fermentation was gone. The "bubbler" in
    the airlock was no longer floating on a pocket of CO2 and was resting on the vent tube. I
    figured, it's ...

  • Posted in thread: Did I mess up my first Lager? on 01-06-2011 at 03:13 PM
    dcp27....I waited to move to 55F for a couple of reasons:1 - my LHBS "easy lager" instructions
    said to do it this way2 - I assumed that following these instructions were a means get the
    yeast going qu...

  • Posted in thread: Did I mess up my first Lager? on 01-06-2011 at 03:00 AM
    Thanks Dave1550...I did have active fermentation less than 24 hours after I pitched the yeast
    (while at room temp). Activity stopped after I moved the fermenter to my 55*F closet. Right now
    my only ga...

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