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    ABOUT ME

  • Guitar,mandolin,dobro,bass,music,blues,bluegrass
  • SysAdmin & Video Technology Coordinator
  • Kevin O
  • Allman Brothers Band, Tony Rice, Buddy Miller, Merle Haggard, The Beatles, Darrell Scott, Tim O'Brien
  • I have been homebrewing since the beginning of 2011 from reading stories on the net & friends who had brewed in the past. Have only done extract & partial-mash brews. I have brewed 7 5 gallon batches made from kits ordered from Austin's Homebrew Supply, all with great results. Using a turkey fryer for my boils, plastic fermentor, rack to secondary glass carboy, & then bottle.rnrnTowards the end of my first year of brewing, I started doing all-grain brewing & also am now kegging along with bottling.
  • Double IPArnAmerican Brown Ale
  • American IPA
  • Stout
  • American Pale AlernCascadian IPA
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  • Posted in thread: HomeBrewSupply Amcyl Brew Kettle w/ 3-Piece Ball Valve Giveaway! on 07-28-2015 at 09:16 AM
    in

  • Posted in thread: Coldbreak Brewing Herms Giveaway! on 07-14-2015 at 01:53 PM
    I'm in, thanks!

  • Posted in thread: Bottle opener on 06-19-2015 at 05:01 PM
    A bic lighter.A plastic bottle of water or soda works the same but has better leverage.

  • Posted in thread: National Homebrew Day Giveaway! on 05-03-2015 at 11:45 AM
    I have learned that the best tool you can ever have as a home brewer is patients. Just relax,
    don't worry and have a home brew. If you did your job right crafting the wort and pitching the
    yeast, the ...

  • Posted in thread: Brew Dogs on 04-29-2015 at 07:06 PM
    what really got me was the episode where they grabbed two local homebrewers to partner with.
    One guy had only been doing kits and had just designed like his 2nd recipe before the show. I
    couldn;t beli...

  • Posted in thread: How many batches to make quality beer? on 04-07-2015 at 01:42 AM
    I was so in love with my first beer, a fuggle pale ale kit, that I was not very objective but I
    was hooked. I moved to AG kits after around 10 extract/mini-mash kits. Had a pretty good run
    with good b...

  • Posted in thread: Brew Dogs on 03-29-2015 at 11:46 AM
    I was scanning the guide last night & saw last years reruns so I said to my wife that the new
    season must be getting ready to start. We both enjoy the show but they do take liberties to
    keep things en...

  • Posted in thread: IPA and Dry Hopping on 03-17-2015 at 04:35 PM
    I make sure fermentation is over via several hydrometer readings, usually around 10 - 14 days.
    I ferment in buckets so I drop my pellet hops into the wort & if I'm only adding one round of
    dry hops, c...

  • Posted in thread: The HomeBrewTalk 2015 Big Giveaway! on 03-11-2015 at 09:26 PM
    I'm in. Much thanks to all who made this happen!

  • Posted in thread: What do you do with your spent grain on 03-04-2015 at 06:22 PM
    compost pile

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