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02-26-2012

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    ABOUT ME

  • I am very outgoing. Like the outdoors, enjoy gardening and am trying my hand at growing hops below the 44 parallel. Will see what happens. I am keeping records.
  • astronomy; woodworking
  • Staff Astronomer
  • Tracy Knauss
  • Country and Western
  • Avatar; Casablanca; Raiders of the Lost Ark; Gone with the Wind
  • Blue Bloods; CSI
  • Dan Brown Novels; James Petterson Books
  • Brew Bayou; Fort Bend Astronomy Club
  • Just wanted something different besides BMC. Tired of the same old stuff with no flavor. Starter with a few extract recipes from Midwest, then moved on to All Grain where I have more control over what is happening with my brews.
  • Summer Triangle Pale Ale; English Barleywine; Pumpkin Ale
  • Air
  • Air
  • Falconers Flight Pale Ale; Raging Red Irish Ale; Pumpkin Ale
  • I do not keg yet!
  • Female
  • Single
  • Down the road with the crickets and the frogs
  • TX

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Ok... So it is an obsession... on 02-07-2016 at 03:13 PM
    I haven't been brewing that long but once the hobby/obsession hit, it hit me hard. Being that I
    am a big DIYer I built my own single tier strut stand, then it was on to building a grain mill
    station t...

  • Posted in thread: Overstock KEG SALE + 5 Gallon Keg Giveaway - Kegconnection.com on 01-24-2016 at 02:32 PM
    Count me in!!!

  • Posted in thread: 500g block of dry yeast: storage and measuring without contamination? on 01-16-2016 at 03:35 PM
    Vacuum seal it, but put a folded paper towel down inside the length of the opening, then
    continue to seal it. I do this when I vacuum seal items that have a slight moisture to them. It
    keeps the moist...

  • Posted in thread: Sparge methods... on 01-12-2016 at 07:05 PM
    I will do either batch sparging or fly. Mostly depends on how much time I have to devote to
    brewing that day. I do tend to get a little better efficiency when I fly sparge though. My
    efficiencies rang...

  • Posted in thread: Managed to clog unused aeration stone, and then it worked again... on 12-30-2015 at 11:42 PM
    Sounds to me like it was just clogged with something and the PBW cleaned it out. I will usually
    pull mine out of the wort and let it continue to remove most of the wort through the air pump,
    then let ...

  • Posted in thread: Fermentation chamber temp overshoot. What do you do? on 12-30-2015 at 11:18 PM
    I think if you read the instructions that came with the STC1000 it states something on the line
    of 1 or 2 degrees. I have mine on a 2 degree differentional, but I also have my fermentor
    completely ful...

  • Posted in thread: Need ideas for kegerator in a cabinet on 12-30-2015 at 01:01 PM
    How big is your hole that you cut? What about PVC pipe, nobody would see it and you could
    insulate it on the outside along with the inside and also use a flange or coupler on both ends
    to fill the gap...

  • Posted in thread: Looking for suggestions on building a kegerator out of an Igloo 4.5 cu ft Compact on 12-29-2015 at 01:28 PM
    With a little modification you can make 2 corny kegs fit. You would need to unhook the freezer
    unit and turn it so it fits towards the back. This way it gives you room for the kegs,
    otherwise it is in...

  • Posted in thread: Looking for suggestions on building a kegerator out of an Igloo 4.5 cu ft Compact on 12-28-2015 at 05:12 PM
    The hump in the back will be your biggest problem. I had bought one a few years back from Wally
    World and have since turned it into a fermentor and added onto it to hold 4 fermenting
    brews.The inside ...

  • Posted in thread: Opened first bottle of my 1st ever batch! on 12-22-2015 at 01:58 PM
    Yeah, thats how this obsession/hobby starts... Congrats and Enjoy!That is how it started for
    me, next thing I knew I was building a grain cabinet, brewing rig, fermentor and now off to
    working on a br...

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