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  • Southwest Iowa
  • Hunting
  • Physician
  • I don't like American light lagers, but when I tried Paulaner Octoberfest, I wondered what made it so different! I kit from the LHBS appeared under the Christmas tree, leading me down the rabbit hole. I now do twin 15 gallon batches in parallel on a 4 burner natural gas rig.
  • Who knows which way the wind will blow?
  • Roggenbier, ESB, altbier, American wheat
  • I don't use bright tanks.
  • I keg, and don't bottle.
  • Oktoberfast ale, porter, saison, brown ale
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  • Married


  • Posted in thread: Heat Stick on 03-25-2016 at 03:39 AM
    I drilled and tapped the flange on the base of the water heater element, and screwed the ground
    wire down there. Since it's in an area that is all covered with food safe RTV silicone anyway,
    it avoide...

  • Posted in thread: One week brew time? on 03-16-2016 at 03:46 AM
    I have served hefeweizen at Christmas that I brewed on December 18th. Not something I would try
    with a porter, pale ale, etc, but the hefeweizen worked nicely for those circumstances.

  • Posted in thread: Brutus 10 Gas Valves question on 03-07-2016 at 06:09 AM
    If you go the ASCO valve route the valves just need to fit your pipe and be rated for gas. I
    use a gas manifold of 1" black pipe feeding to 1/8" pipe input burner valves for my 3 ring
    burners. My rig ...

  • Posted in thread: Aging cider in oak barrels on 02-14-2016 at 05:16 AM
    Why not add toasted oak shavings or pieces to your glass or stainless steel fermenter instead?
    $80 for 5 liters with limited re-use seems a bit much. It's a hobby, and isn't expected to make
    economic ...

  • Posted in thread: What types of apple trees to plant? on 02-13-2016 at 03:22 AM
    Have you looked at Fedco trees? They have about 15 cider varieties, though some are sold out
    already. At $29/tree I'm not sure if they fit your idea of a reasonable cost. Their default is
    to Antonov...

  • Posted in thread: The Magical 1.2:1 Ratio for Brew Pots on 02-09-2016 at 04:52 AM
    I bought the Update International 25 gallon kettles that are similar to the older MegaPots,
    about 20 inches wide and 20 inches tall. I have seem to have more boiloff than most guys with
    keggles. I'm d...

  • Posted in thread: HERMS on a 10 gallon batch on 11-07-2015 at 03:17 AM
    I use 100 quart coolers as mash tuns for 15 gallon batches in my garage. They might lose a
    degree, or at most 2, in an hour. I do throw an ancient cheap coat or a jacket over them for
    overkill during ...

  • Posted in thread: Cleaning with Oxyclean on 09-09-2015 at 04:03 AM
    I filled my Cornie kegs full of an OxyClean solution, then could not get back to them for a
    couple of weeks, as life took me in different directions. They have a white ring in them, but
    it clears away...

  • Posted in thread: An inexpensive element connection cover on 09-05-2015 at 12:50 PM
    The first and third links in the original post do not currently work. It's harder to follow
    this without seeing the original parts.

  • Posted in thread: Cleaning a brett keg on 09-05-2015 at 04:23 AM
    Please let us know how it comes out down the line.