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  • Fan of big ales.
  • Beer,music,beer,music,football.
  • Musician
  • Everything with real instruments.
  • Wife bought me a Midwest kit. It was okay, but it was easy enough to try again.rnrnNext beer was awesome.rnNext beer was meh.rnrnThen I went all grain. There is now no hope for me.rnrn2 keggles (one with a false bottom when I need a larger mash tun,) 10gal mash tun, gigantic Bayou Classic steel pot... bigger than I could ever need. Blingman burner.
  • Spiced strong ale and cider are next up.
  • Empty
  • 5 G Pale on Amarillo; 5 G Pale on Simcoe
  • Coffee stout, IPA, and Milk Stout
  • Double Irish Stout (YUM.)
  • Male
  • Married
  • Chicago
  • Illinois


  • Posted in thread: Finished stout - want to sour/cherry/barrel... quick question! on 02-07-2014 at 07:33 PM
    We did a big imperial stout, and made enough that we have spare. One of the fermenters somehow
    came out a little tart/astringent, but not in a way that particularly makes me think it's got a
    bug. We d...

  • Posted in thread: Cheap, easy, effective beer line cleaner on 11-11-2013 at 07:14 PM
    Just wanted to say, based on this little build, I made one myself. Slightly different. I use
    threaded liquid disconnects, so mine wasPump (in a bucket, hanging from taps)3/8 hose that I
    had sitting ar...

  • Posted in thread: What are your "can't live without" equipment items? on 06-12-2013 at 09:39 PM
    Hmm. Almost every purchase I've made has made a big impact in my beer quality. It might be
    easier for me to try to narrow down to things that were NOT helpful.Brew Hauler is a HUGE plus
    for those of u...

  • Posted in thread: Bottling wand for Perlick 525/75, AKA Bowie Bottler on 02-22-2013 at 08:38 PM
    I just sent an e-mail.Hey, would it be the worst idea for Ben to farm this out to a machine
    shop and just charge extra? I LOVE that someone is DIYing a great product that we all want, but
    I know first...

  • Posted in thread: How much yeast do we get from dregs? on 02-18-2013 at 02:29 AM
    So you save the dregs of a few of your favorite chunky beers, or a whole bunch of your favorite
    not-so-chunky beers.You make a 1 L starter and spin for 48 hours. And you have clear yeast
    growth. How d...

  • Posted in thread: Three Floyds Alpha King Fans on 01-17-2013 at 11:05 PM
    I will have to brew this soon. I can get the real thing, but I'd like a keg of the real thing
    in my keezer, so this should be "the thing." :)

  • Posted in thread: Heady Topper on 12-19-2012 at 09:54 PM
    The thought was to share information that I found extremely vexing, which I got from a Siebel
    certed commercial brewer.The decision to withhold a name has to do with professional
    courtesy... I believe...

  • Posted in thread: Heady Topper on 12-19-2012 at 08:11 PM
    I understand the reality that people post made up nonsense on the web, but it's weird to be ad
    hominem to another supporting member of a site... why would anyone go through the trouble of
    paying towar...

  • Posted in thread: Heady Topper on 12-17-2012 at 07:53 PM
    Yeah. I asked him if there's any way this could have been a contaminated sample, etc, and he
    said that we should definitely try again (LOL this is almost surely his elaborate means of
    drinking more of...

  • Posted in thread: Heady Topper on 12-17-2012 at 07:05 PM
    Regarding yeast culturing from the can... I have a commercial brewer friend, whom I asked to
    help me in trying to start a Conan culture. He went through the procedure, and his (autoclaved,