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  • hockey,brewing,drinking
  • Both kinds - country and western
  • Been homebrewing for about a year now but just starting to get into all-grain... working in a home brew shop now so I'm really starting to learn a lot and try new things.
  • IPA
  • Wee Heavy, Stout, Strong Ale, and a ****ty American Wheat
  • Male
  • Single
  • Chicago
  • IL


  • Posted in thread: My score cards just arrived in the mail from my first competition! on 09-21-2010 at 01:28 AM
    Awesome job man - keep up the great work!

  • Posted in thread: What to buy next? on 12-29-2009 at 12:11 AM
    So somehow, I've been lucky enough to have friends and family that love to support my hobby and
    received a few gift certificates to my local home brew shop (Brew & Grow in Chicago) and to
    Midwest Brew...

  • Posted in thread: Rubber Carboy Cap for a blow-off tube? on 12-02-2009 at 04:47 AM
    I basically ripped the previous stopper in half when removing the airlock... now the new one is
    too big and I can't get it to fit..

  • Posted in thread: Rubber Carboy Cap for a blow-off tube? on 12-02-2009 at 04:36 AM
    A quick story and a question for everyone - when trying to remove my airlock from the lid of a
    plastic fermentor I accidently ripped out the rubber stopper in the hole meaning I can't get an

  • Posted in thread: Brewing in a HOT apartment on 08-17-2009 at 09:41 PM
    I love coming onto this forum and seeing the exact question I was going to ask already answered
    with several great options. I think I'm off to check on the drip pan right after this...

  • Posted in thread: Cleaning Bottles? on 08-15-2009 at 04:09 AM
    Hey all,If I've already scrubbed the bottles down with hot water to make sure there's no mold
    or anything in them - do I need to use a bottle brush to scrub them down again with StarSan
    just before bo...

  • Posted in thread: Question on Boiling on 07-23-2009 at 06:51 PM
    Can you boil smaller quantities of water in other pots, get them to a boil then combine in your
    brew pot and hopefully maintain the boil?Well - the main problem is getting the wort to boil
    after addin...

  • Posted in thread: Question on Boiling on 07-23-2009 at 05:17 PM
    Yeah - I'm quickly learning that I could be dropping some major cash on this new hobby. So far
    it's been limited to the basics but every time I go online or to the shop I see new toys that
    would look ...

  • Posted in thread: Question on Boiling on 07-23-2009 at 04:48 PM
    I've read a lot about people worrying about boil over when brewing.. but I have a problem of a
    different sort.I can't tell if my stove just kinda sucks, but it takes damn near forever for my
    wort to g...

  • Posted in thread: Rubber stopper problem on 05-31-2009 at 09:21 PM
    So I'm in the process of brewing my second batch of beer... and racked it to a secondary
    fermeter for the first time. Everything is going smoothly until now... My rubber stopper keeps
    sliding up out o...

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