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12-18-2009 9:24 PM


  • Marquette, Michigan
  • My interest came from a love of beer in general, a curiosity about how things work and the desire to make things myself. I've dabbled in ceramics, woodworking, furniture making and other crafts over the years so it was only a matter of time that I started making beer for myself. My home brewery will provide a gold mine of potential building projects while the beer will provide the incentive, insight and mental lubrication to see them through. I enjoy making things from scratch as much as possible so I plan on getting into all-grain brewing, hop growing, etc in the future.
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  • Posted in thread: Harvesting yeast from the bottom of a keg? on 12-18-2009 at 08:41 PM
    I thought the point of washing the yeast is that it separates the yeast from the rest of the
    junk since the yeast takes longer to settle out. You can just pour the yeast off and leave the
    junk behind.

  • Posted in thread: Fermenting water? on 12-18-2009 at 08:38 PM
    Don't forget to add hops to your hoochwater.

  • Posted in thread: 100qt SS Stock Pot on 10-10-2009 at 09:52 PM
    +1 on instawares. Also check out I got a 40qt aluminum pot and a banjo
    cooker shipped for under $150

  • Posted in thread: Propane tank icing/losing pressure? on 10-03-2009 at 07:04 PM
    Cool, thanks all I'll try the water next time and go from there. :mug:

  • Posted in thread: Propane tank icing/losing pressure? on 10-02-2009 at 07:36 AM
    My propane tank ices up after going for about an hour which leads to loss of pressure to my
    burner (30psi banjo cooker). Eventually it gets to the point where I cant maintain a boil.
    Luckily I had a s...

  • Posted in thread: What is wrong with my burner? on 09-27-2009 at 10:09 PM
    I can't maintain a boil to save my life. I have about 6 gallons in a 10 gallon aluminum pot
    with a banjo cooker. I've tried opening up the regulator all the way. Giving it more air, less
    air, and ever...

  • Posted in thread: Simple Immersion Wort Chiller on 09-19-2009 at 01:20 AM
    Just finished a dry run and got 7 gallons from boiling to 75f in about 20 minutes :fro: The
    only thing I might do is lower the coils, with any less volume they'd be sticking out.I need
    some advice wha...

  • Posted in thread: Simple Immersion Wort Chiller on 09-15-2009 at 12:43 AM
    Nice Job!!! :rockin:Thanks, if it wasn't for this thread I wouldn't have thought to just make
    one.nice looking chiller tidehouse, one suggestion - throw a hose clamp on the outbound side of
    your chill...

  • Posted in thread: Simple Immersion Wort Chiller on 09-12-2009 at 11:05 PM
    Just finished mine on a budget of $40. I found 3/8" x 20' copper tubing at Lowes for $22. It's
    a little small but should be fine for 5 gallon batches. list:3/8" x 20' copper tubing =
    22.621/2" x 3/4"...

  • Posted in thread: 1 bbl brew day on Twitter. on 08-12-2009 at 03:12 PM
    How do you heat/boil that much volume? What kind of burners or heaters do you use?