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12-20-2012 3:31 AM


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  • Just relaunched the home brewery after placing in mothballs for 6 years. Happy to be brewing and drinking the results of my efforts.
  • Hops
  • Financial Services
  • Todd Bertsch
  • Rock & Roll, Blues
  • Vegas
  • Life of Keith Richards
  • Started brewing back in 1993 and moved to all grain in 2004. Stopped brewing during divorce in 2006, just reopened the brewery in 2012 with great fun and success.
  • IPA's, Rye Imperial IPA, ESB, Red Ale and a few lagers in the winter
  • The Rye Viking Zythos IPA
  • Herbie J ESB
  • Keg only,
  • Motorway Pale Ale and Purgatory Porter (over hopped)
  • Male
  • Married
  • Waterford
  • MI


  • Posted in thread: immersion chiller - alternate design on 12-10-2012 at 06:11 PM
    Any interest in releasing the design specs? Picture tells the story, but would love to build
    one of my own! Very impressive design.

  • Posted in thread: 12 gallon "Toledo Metal Spinning" Fermenter seal on 12-10-2012 at 05:59 PM
    I have a 12 gallon stainless fermenter that I purchased many years ago as a blank that I
    believe came from Toledo Metal Spinning. The welded rubber seal that I received with the blank
    has become dry a...

  • Posted in thread: Hello from the Detroit area on 11-27-2012 at 11:41 AM
    Welcome aboard. In my opinion if you live in the downriver area then the guys at Adventures are
    the best place to go. I sometimes travel 45 min from the northern suburbs to visit and shop
    there.Enjoy ...

  • Posted in thread: PERLICK 525 PARTS! Upgrade your old faucet on 11-18-2012 at 01:14 PM
    I'm thinking about upgrading from cheap basic faucets to Perlick design. I read some reviews
    where folks are complaining about the "new" design not being a sturdy as the "older" Perlick
    faucets. They ...

  • Posted in thread: 1st Lager Yeast Starter on 11-14-2012 at 02:40 AM
    This past weekend I made a Pils using White Labs SF Lager. I had the same experience with my
    starter, no krausen in the starter. Pitched into 1.061 wort and 24 hours later the brew was
    rocking. No con...

  • Posted in thread: Kegconnection Portable Keg Kit Giveaway! on 11-13-2012 at 07:24 PM
    Lets see if lady luck smiles again.

  • Posted in thread: 3 Tap Kegerator/ball lock kegs/hops on 10-29-2012 at 03:13 PM
    What size freezer is used for this build?

  • Posted in thread: Metro Detroit Yeast Library on 10-24-2012 at 05:36 PM
    I will jump on but I also need to build some to share. Planning to pull some WhileLabs WPL090
    from my current Pale Ale this weekend.

  • Posted in thread: BrewHardware Giveaway! on 10-17-2012 at 07:26 AM
    Looking forward to winning.

  • Posted in thread: Anyone try San Diego Super Strain? on 10-16-2012 at 04:47 PM
    I have used it in a Pale Ale and a big Hopped Porter (more like a Black IPA). Both fermented
    fast (6 days or less), clean flavor profile and able to harvest and repitch. I do believe White
    Labs has ad...

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