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    ABOUT ME

  • Chicago
  • I am a simple all-grain brewer with no ability to construct equipment that does not end up looking like I pulled it from the landfill.
  • Cooking and music
  • Lawyer
  • Dunkel
  • English Barleywine
  • American Brown Ale,
    APA,
    Amber Ale,
    Northern English Brown Ale
  • Male
  • Married

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  • Posted in thread: Better Bottle Heating on 03-02-2010 at 11:56 PM
    I had thought about something like you posted, Flyguy. I probably saw your setup before, or one
    alot like it. It is slick. However, I have an old fridge that I wanted to use for a duel
    warm/cold chamb...

  • Posted in thread: Better Bottle Heating on 03-02-2010 at 02:26 AM
    Has anyone used a Better Bottle on a heat panel. I'm am talking about one of these: just used
    one with a brand new Better Bottle hooked up to a thermostat set to 68 degrees. I developed a
    divet on t...

  • Posted in thread: Can I put Boiling H2O in an Igloo Cooler on 12-28-2009 at 12:57 AM
    Very hot water may damage more than just the plastic lining. The first time I used my
    Rubbermaid 10 gallon, the plastic warped badly, but worked fine for awhile longer. However,
    about six months after...

  • Posted in thread: What's the gap in your barley crusher? Just got my mill on 12-24-2009 at 03:13 PM
    It's funny that you mention that, mine came the same way. I assumed it was some mistake on my
    part, so I left it at factory settings. I have gotten 82-84% eff on three batches. Perhaps next
    time I'll ...

  • Posted in thread: mash now.. boil later.. on 12-24-2009 at 03:04 PM
    If you haven't boiled it, then there is a good chance you'll get an infection. The grains
    aren't clean when you use them, I wouldn't be surprised if you see activity.To avoid infection,
    I simply raise...

  • Posted in thread: What's the gap in your barley crusher? Just got my mill on 12-23-2009 at 06:14 PM
    I have mine at .035. Factory setting was .039 at one end and about .035 at the other.

  • Posted in thread: Midcountry Question on 11-27-2009 at 03:02 AM
    Are you going to the one in South Holland Illinois because I was there last month and there was
    no dust, it was really clean. I always call and order but I know a few that have went in and it
    took a l...

  • Posted in thread: Midcountry Question on 11-26-2009 at 09:13 PM
    I am going to be around Midcountry soon and I had a couple of questions about buying there. Can
    you just walk in and buy a sack or two, or must you call ahead? If you can walk in, is it very
    dusty? I ...

  • Posted in thread: Vorlauf Problems on 11-05-2009 at 02:34 AM
    It's probably because of the change in tun geometry. The grain bed is now closer to the bottom
    of the cooler in the new rectangular Coleman Extreme. Also, the shallower depth allows for the
    disturbanc...

  • Posted in thread: Vorlauf Problems on 11-05-2009 at 02:12 AM
    I realize that this post is similar to another recent post, but I was wondering, do a few small
    bits per pint after vorlauf matter? I care mostly about astringency.

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