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  • Between having more time after tearing my ACL and PCL and having more space from buying a home I have seen a significant increase in my brewing. With a goal of brewing once a week I plan to soon be able to fill an Olympic sized pool with my glistening libation.

    I'm looking to soon begin both All Grain and Kegging with grandiose plans for a "bar" in my garage. Luckily it is an area quarantined from my fianc. I'm also looking to go to pure electric brews with the eventuality of working on some semi-auto systems if I can figure out the systems.

    I'm a Plastics and Tooling Engineer by trade and I would be lying if the majority of my engineering prowess didn't go to drinking in one way or another. It makes sense when you learn that I've been playing Rugby for the last 11 years...
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  • I got a whole extract set up about 2.5 years ago. I brewed up a Fat Tire clone and another beer that I forget since it never got drank... At the time I was living in a space that was not quite conducive to the hobby. I have sense moved into a larger space where I have a about a 170 square foot space to do as I please without the scrutinizing displeasure of the fianc.

    Since I moved in December 29th, 2011 I have already brewed 5 batches. Two APAs, A Honey Nut Brown, A Honey Blonde and a Blonde. To say the least, I have caught the bug.

    Right now I have only done partial mash extract brews, but I have just finished up my Mash Tun to try my hand at All Grain!
  • I plan to route a 240v plug in my Man Cave and possibly install a sink in the bar top to allow me to brew entirely in my garage and forgo the kitchen and stairs. I also hope to eventually upgrade to 10 gallon batches.
  • 1) Honey Nut Brown
    2) Blonde
  • 1) American Pale Ale
    2) Honey Vanilla Blonde
  • American Pale Ale that is still green
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  • Posted in thread: Pallet Wood Garage Bar Build on 08-19-2014 at 08:20 PM
    mares?Shouldn't have the 'e' in it. Mars/marred or disfigured/blemish.

  • Posted in thread: Pallet Wood Garage Bar Build on 08-19-2014 at 06:04 PM
    I put down the first layer of Super glaze last night, and boy is it shinny! When I checked it
    this morning I was worried it didn't cure out since it still looked like water...I'm planning
    the second l...

  • Posted in thread: Pallet Wood Garage Bar Build on 08-18-2014 at 10:07 PM
    I'm already about 25 hours in and I haven't even started the back lower bar counter for
    brewing... I'm going to be heads down for a while longer :)

  • Posted in thread: Pallet Wood Garage Bar Build on 08-18-2014 at 08:57 PM
    11) We had to put up the molding to gauge were to put the cross supports for the counter, we
    used the 2x4s from the pallets and kept the recess cut for the fork lift as a decretive
    touch.12/13) Each o...

  • Posted in thread: Pallet Wood Garage Bar Build on 08-18-2014 at 08:45 PM
    Hello All,I undertook a serious bar building project that I thought I would share with you all.
    I spent a ton of time checking forums for ideas for construction and what not that I thought
    that I need...

  • Posted in thread: PicoBrew Zymatic on 07-09-2014 at 05:50 PM
    Hey Baja,Wartho, thanks for taking the time to constantly get back to us Have you given any
    consideration to using inline filters like I posted above? Seems like it would be an easy
    addition but proba...

  • Posted in thread: PicoBrew Zymatic on 07-07-2014 at 08:00 PM
    Hey Mike, Total breakdown of time is as follows (and these are rough approximation based on
    frame of mind/sobriety):~3-5 minutes to prep the system and get the rinse water ready and
    initiate the rinse...

  • Posted in thread: PicoBrew Zymatic on 07-07-2014 at 06:34 PM
    Hey Baja,I have 10 kegs right now between fermenting and serving. I have four taps that I serve
    from. I've foregone secondary for the time being for a couple of reasons: 1) I don't have a

  • Posted in thread: PicoBrew Zymatic on 07-06-2014 at 01:20 AM
    Here is what the step filter and hop basket look like after wards. The filter screens, hop
    basket and cages all go in the dishwasher.The largest piece and lid could, but they don't fit
    in my dishwashe...

  • Posted in thread: PicoBrew Zymatic on 07-06-2014 at 01:17 AM
    Okay, now we have the step filter back in with the Corny filled with the Mash Water. Also,
    selecting and firing up the system.Once you get to this point it is clear sailing till you need
    to chill. Her...