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  • Illinois
  • Home brewing has saved my sanity... I think
  • home brewing....duh
  • Research Agronomist
  • OCMS, bluegrass, celtic
  • Beerfest, much to the disgust of my German wife
  • The Red Green Show
  • ex-Firkin Home Racker. Have not found a club here in Central Illinois yet... maybe I should start on
  • Got hooked onto homebrewing after I started working at a local microbrew near Lansing, MI. Great employee discounts for equipment etc....
  • Chocolate stout
  • Crazy Belgian of some sort, Honey wheat infused with raspberries
  • Spiced Wit, Eau Benite clone (need to tweek this recipe)
  • Male
  • Married


  • Posted in thread: Makesift sanke fermenter on 01-07-2012 at 07:45 PM
    How about using a 2-inch blow-off tube? I've cut the tops off my sankes long ago so I don't
    recall the exact diameter of the coupler once the tube is removed.

  • Posted in thread: NoTLA 2009? on 01-19-2009 at 01:56 AM
    I have been watching and waiting for them to make an announcement for this years Night of the
    Living Ales in Chicago but I haven't noticed anything yet? Given that the event is usually held
    early Marc...

  • Posted in thread: 3 Tier Gravity Brew Stand on 11-15-2008 at 04:43 AM
    If your going to use gravity to drain the boil kettle it better be above the height of your
    fermentation vessel.

  • Posted in thread: Costs for a welded stand on 10-01-2008 at 02:36 PM
    Sounds to me like you are getting a reasonable quote for the welding work you are talking
    about. Here in central IL I deal with 3 different welding shops. Comparing to other projects
    they have done fo...

  • Posted in thread: Central Illinois brew pubs on 09-13-2008 at 12:37 PM
    We are closer to Peoria, but we travel alot within the state for work.

  • Posted in thread: Central Illinois brew pubs on 09-13-2008 at 04:10 AM
    As a recent transplant to Central Illinois we are looking for a local brewery to in habit. I
    know we can drive to find local favs such as 2 Brothers, but would like to support local. Any
    ideas? Thanks...

  • Posted in thread: Minimum burner BTU - 10 gallon batches in 15.5 gallon keggle on 08-14-2008 at 02:17 AM
    That is good enough for me, I just ordered them. Thanks

  • Posted in thread: Minimum burner BTU - 10 gallon batches in 15.5 gallon keggle on 08-14-2008 at 01:27 AM
    This is the burner I am thinking about ordering. My only question is will a single regulator
    off of a single propane tank, flowing through 1/2 black pipe, be enough to keep 3 of these 170K
    burners goi...

  • Posted in thread: B3 full couplings not ready for welding? on 07-18-2008 at 12:39 AM
    B3 has been saying that their "weldable" couplers will be in stock in 2-3 weeks since February.
    I recently bought my SS couplers from Northern Brewer Homebrew Supply.Prost

  • Posted in thread: Quest for the Holy Grail (aka Eau Benite) on 02-08-2008 at 11:44 PM
    When visiting the brewery in Montreal, they informed us that they will no longer be bottling
    this beer (kegs only for the time-being). I have not been able to locate this beer in the US
    for 3 years. A...

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