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    ABOUT ME

  • Originally from Annapolis Maryland, but now reside with my wife in West Chester, PA. It's not Annapolis, but I live 3 miles from Victory, so I guess I'm dealing with it.

    I got into craft brews when in college and it progressed when I entered the real world. The Mrs and I are both products of James Madison University. I was sparked later on by an Alton Brown's Good Eats episode and the Modern Marvels on History Channel. Did the research in books, online, and of the liquid variety. Next thing I know I'm brewing beers. Lucked out and have an awesome home brew shop nearby.
  • Grilling,Lacrosse,Working on the house,Golf,Cigars,Capitals Hockey,and of course good beer
  • Educator
  • Wes Crane
  • Alkaline Trio, Journey, Social Distortion, Dropkick Murphy's, Flogging Molly, Dubliners, Progues, Mi
  • Transformers, LOTR, Indiana Jones, Sphere, Jurassic Park,
  • Lost, House, Hell's Kitchen, No Reservations, Bizarre Foods, Capitals Hockey,
  • Lost Symbol, Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential and Raw Bits, 1776, Out with the Old Breed
  • I started home brewing well because I love cooking and I love beer and finally was hit by a muse and began the journey into home brewing. I read and thought about it for a long while and finally wanted to get it. Living in a townhouse and not wanting to shell out a lot of new toys and with my ceramic top stove limiting what size pot I could use. I got creative. As a bit of a DIY-er I pieced together a lot of my setup so it would work with what I had available and so I would have a small footprint. So far so good.
    Well that all lasted about 6 months, thank goodness for Christmas and birthdays. Upgraded to a turkey fryer and 10g cooler along with a few other things. My goal is nice set up with a few burners and pumps, but not automated. I like the human factor to still be involved in the beer making process. while bottling allows me to share my beers with friends and family, a foresee a kegging operation in the future.
  • This is pretty open ended...
    Another Go at my IPA
    Belgian Pale,
    Dubbel,
    Stout,
    Raz Wit,
  • Half Hearted Pale Ale- A pale ale based on Bells Two Hearted Ale.
  • I'm fresh out
  • Male
  • Married
  • West Chester, PA
  • Pennsylvania

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: what's effecting my hops on 08-27-2013 at 11:43 PM
    First year cascades in a 20" pot. Having issues with yellow spots turning brown with the leaves
    and bines becoming fragile. Input is much appreciated

  • Posted in thread: Two Regs, but keg pressure differs on 08-27-2013 at 02:35 AM
    Ok. I'll try to keep this short and sweet:I have a two regulator setup. A high pressure right
    off the tank that feeds one keg and a second regulator. So i can run on high and one lower if
    needed.Its s...

  • Posted in thread: Favorite east coast beers / breweries on 07-31-2012 at 11:20 AM
    While mainly brewpub I'll have to throw in Iron Hillalso Fordam's but before their deal with
    AB. Since their beer has been lacking. Heavy SeasPort City

  • Posted in thread: Water Help Southeastern PA on 04-20-2012 at 12:27 PM
    Thanks for the input. Thats what I was looking for in an answer.

  • Posted in thread: Kenmore 4.6cu ft. Kegerator Build on 04-19-2012 at 03:49 PM
    Finished productChalkboard paint on the door, and I mod-podged the six pack side (then sanded
    and smoothed) the sidesThe top is a 2" by 2" by 3/4" birch ply and some 1.5"x 1/2" pine. Angled
    the cuts w...

  • Posted in thread: Kenmore 4.6cu ft. Kegerator Build on 04-19-2012 at 03:39 PM
    Would it be possible to post any pics of the mod you had to do to the compressor hump? Are you
    able to fit a 5# CO2 tank and everything else in there still?Thanks!Sorry it took so long to
    get back to ...

  • Posted in thread: Water Help Southeastern PA on 04-19-2012 at 02:45 PM
    Ok need some input on my water profile as I can not figure out what to do on my own. been out
    of the brewing loop due to a family addition. But before my short hiatus I was trying to
    improve my water ...

  • Posted in thread: Kenmore 4.6cu ft. Kegerator Build on 01-31-2012 at 12:40 PM
    I have an update.. took awhile to get free time to work on it.The Lid - After removing the lid
    and adding a wood block I reattached the lid using some liquid nails for foam board. It didn't
    works so w...

  • Posted in thread: Kenmore 4.6cu ft. Kegerator Build on 01-22-2012 at 09:00 PM
    Ok... didn't get much time to fit the pin-locks today... I did manage to make a set of
    cardboard templates of the kegs to see how they would fit. It looks like I will need about
    2.5-3" of space from t...

  • Posted in thread: Kenmore 4.6cu ft. Kegerator Build on 01-22-2012 at 03:02 AM
    I have to finish the cuts tomorrow but I think I should be able the squeeze them in. If I I
    have to ill cut into the compressor hump and touch things up with spray foam. I'll report back
    on my finding...

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