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  • Posted in thread: How do you prime your pump? on 01-25-2014 at 03:24 AM
    How do I prime my pump? I whisper into my wife's ear and she takes over from there. :DSorry, I
    couldn't resist. I'm glad there were so many helpful folks on here to actually help you.

  • Posted in thread: Can my lager warm up without hurting it? on 01-25-2014 at 03:05 AM
    Was not aware of cold crashing affecting hop aroma. Kinda sounds like chilling it at any point
    would be bad too. With 2 oz of hop pellets floating around I've got to do something.If they are
    just floa...

  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing 12.5 Gallon Conical Fermenter Giveaway! on 01-06-2014 at 01:18 PM
    Count me in!

  • Posted in thread: repurposed food dehydrator lid/temp control on 01-05-2014 at 11:58 PM
    My weather forecast includes a high of -8deg F for tomorrow, and that doesn't bode well for
    lagering my doppelbock. It would certainly freeze in my unheated garage. So I came up with
    this:170433My foo...

  • Posted in thread: Turkey Fryer kit on 12-27-2013 at 08:44 PM
    Good point GrogNerd has about measuring boiloff, its also a good time to make a measuring stick

  • Posted in thread: Turkey Fryer kit on 12-27-2013 at 08:35 PM
    If I use an aluminum pot are there any steps I need to take prior to my first brew.Yes, there
    is one thing. Fill the pot as full as you can get it with plain old water and bring it to a
    boil. Let it c...

  • Posted in thread: Anyone miss brewing outside? on 12-19-2013 at 02:41 PM
    I brew almost exclusively in my garage year round. The only thing I don't like about it is when
    I forget to bring the garden hose inside to thaw before brewing starts. Trying to chill wort
    with an icy...

  • Posted in thread: How many batches do you brew in a month? on 12-12-2013 at 08:36 PM
    I brew one less than I need to, no matter how many I brew. :drunk:

  • Posted in thread: Another I Love Lucy fridge conversion on 12-09-2013 at 05:19 AM
    is the link for the thread I started on my fridge. It now has 3 taps, I really like how you
    have the inner panel of your door cupped out to allow freezer clearance. It's kinda on hold
    until warmer w...

  • Posted in thread: Another I Love Lucy fridge conversion on 12-06-2013 at 04:13 PM
    That project is sweet! I've got the same fridge, still in progress. I applaud your vision!
    Exceptional job!

My wife is like a well crafted beer...bitter, yet sweet enough to balance perfectly!