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  • Folsom, CA
  • Spearfishing and beer
  • Rich VanDusen
  • In '96 the wife told me "You need to get a hobby. You love to drink beer, Why don't you try making some?" (insert evil laugh here). Little did she know what she'd initiated with a passing comment.
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  • Posted in thread: Legality of kegging on 05-18-2011 at 12:25 AM
    Tell your buddy to keep on bottle priming, while you enjoy crystal clear force carbonated beer
    on tap. When he asks to taste your beer simply tell him "No, it's illegal. Enjoy your sediment,
    brew budd...

  • Posted in thread: Help with Removing Silk Screened Labels on 05-05-2011 at 11:14 PM
    11 oz. Red Stripe bottles are a waste of time, unless you just love to crank caps on silly
    little bottles.Get you some 1/2 liter swing-tops (or better yet, 1 liter) and be done with
    it.They even come ...

  • Posted in thread: Wooden brewsculpture with propane burners on 11-05-2009 at 12:59 AM
    If you try wood I'd recommend buying some fireproof paint.:confused: I've been a contractor
    (and City construction inspector) for quite some time. I'd love to know where you heard about
    "fireproof pai...

  • Posted in thread: Tap Handle on 02-11-2009 at 03:39 AM
    This one's out on the back BBQ island/outdoor kitchen. It's a small shell of an abalone I found
    while diving (for bigger abalone) off the coast of Northern California. I drilled the hole with
    a diamon...

  • Posted in thread: DIY Hopstopper on 01-26-2009 at 03:34 AM
    I tried this a couple years ago using the stainless screen from two colanders and crimping the
    seams as well. It wasn't a very fine weave, and it did yield a bit of scorching on the bottom
    of the kett...

  • Posted in thread: Carbing ??? Noobie on 01-24-2009 at 08:04 PM
    Could be a soapy residue in the glass killing the head. After my glasses leave the dishwasher,
    the get an additional rinse just in case (we don't usually use Jet-Dry for some reason). I may
    be an anom...

  • Posted in thread: How Many PSI in a 5# CO2 bottle?? on 01-24-2009 at 07:56 PM
    I rarely get over 1k psi fills, and when it's cold it usually reads around 400-500 (in the
    red). At about 100 or so is when it get it refilled.

  • Posted in thread: Removing Labels on 01-24-2009 at 07:49 PM
    hot water + oxyclean, 3 hours, rinse wellSecond that. Easy and effortless, even on those
    stubborn labels.I usually pull hot water right of the hose bib drain for my waterheater, and if
    you use it ofte...

  • Posted in thread: Rogue Growler on 01-19-2009 at 04:33 PM
    Dang, I haven't seen these growlers in California yet. That's a deal for 64 oz. of quality
    brew.I brought back 2 half gallon growlers from Maui Brewing Co. a couple years ago and I think
    they were abo...

  • Posted in thread: Corny Dip Tube: am I stupid or overthinking? on 01-19-2009 at 04:23 PM
    Try some keg lube on the o-rings.My dip tubes (Pepsi kegs) have a little bump on the side at
    the top of the tubes that fit in a recess of the threaded keg fitting so that torking on the
    post doesn't r...