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    ABOUT ME

  • Rhode Island
  • Brewing,Drinking,Building things to help me brew.
  • Art Director
  • Jonathan
  • Classic Rock, Reggae, Hip Hop, pretty much anything that jams.
  • Too many to name
  • Too many to name
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  • All-grain brewer. Been brewing for several years now. I got into it when a few buddies got me some brewing equipment for my birthday. First batch was an American IPA and after that I was hooked. Now I have a 4-tap keg system plus a jocky box. I brew beer and wine. Did Sake once. I love all beers, but my favorite is English Bitter.
  • English Bitter
  • Christmas Ale from 2008, English Bitter
  • Sake, Barley Wine, Merlot, Chianti, Pino Noir, Candy Corn Ale
  • Xtra-Special Porter, Homegrown Hop American Ale, Raspberry Pilsner, English Bitter.
  • Male
  • Married

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: RI Brewers- Local Hydrosratic testing/CO2 Refill Resource on 06-27-2014 at 02:18 PM
    Rhode Island and Southern New England brewers:I had to get my CO2 tank hydro tested and filled.
    My normal go-to place for refills no longer does high-pressure hydrostatic tests so I had to
    look elsewh...

  • Posted in thread: Any issues with weldless fittings? on 06-24-2014 at 11:32 PM
    Upgrading my system. Weighing weldless vs tig weld fittings on my pot. Advantages? Part of me
    wants tig welded but I'll have to have it done. My practical side wants weldless for the
    convienence. Insi...

  • Posted in thread: The beer gods have been gracious this weekend... on 06-14-2014 at 11:56 PM
    I feel naive. I guess because I don't think that way, it never occurred to me the keg could be
    stolen. It doesn't make a whole lot of sense why anyone would do that.

  • Posted in thread: The beer gods have been gracious this weekend... on 06-14-2014 at 11:33 PM
    Lol, I've never lost track of beer before but I guess there's a first time for everything. I
    have 8 kegs which take awhile to empty. I think it's an IPA I put in the back of the fridge
    while waiting f...

  • Posted in thread: The beer gods have been gracious this weekend... on 06-14-2014 at 08:45 PM
    So yesterday I found a full keg chilling in my fridge. Still not sure how I missed that.
    Unfortunately I'm out of CO2.....Then today a local guy posts on Craig's list a minty keg for
    $50. Hello new ma...

  • Posted in thread: $37 Banjo Burners on 05-31-2014 at 11:53 PM
    Just picked up 3x 10" banjo burners with free shipping for my Brutus build at Overstock.com .
    They have limited stock fyi. Pretty good deal. They came in with screws and brass propane
    nipple.

  • Posted in thread: BRUTUS 10: Stainless vs Hi-temp Powder Coat Steel on 05-12-2014 at 04:59 PM
    I'm in a pre-planning stage of building a Brutus 10 (or similar) type system. Looking at basic
    material cost and determining where I want to put my money. Would appreciate any 1st hand
    feedback from a...

  • Posted in thread: Finally bought a welder...guess I'm committed to the brew stand now on 04-26-2014 at 02:47 AM
    Finally did it. Picked up a Hobart 140 Mig. Saw a few people here and elsewhere have had luck
    with stainless on that machine. I've been thinking about building a brew stand for years. Now
    I'm committe...

  • Posted in thread: Finally buying my first kettle :) on 04-16-2014 at 07:39 PM

  • Posted in thread: Teach a new brewer on 04-16-2014 at 05:09 PM
    - A good friend walked me through my first extract batch. A year later I walked him through his
    first all-grain batch. That was 7 years ago.- My oldest kid is 4 and already has an engineer's
    curiosity...

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