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  • Islip, New York
  • I love all things beer.
    I always strive to make better beer and to further improve my brewery and brewing techniques.
  • brewing,gardening,hunting,hiking,canoing,kayaking,home improvement
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Eric White
  • classic rock that you don't hear on the radio
  • The Big Lebowski, Yellowbeard, Meet the Parents, The Wedding Singer
  • Family Guy, UFC
  • National Homebrewers Association
  • As I grew up, I was exposed to the world of great beers by a family friend who actually opened a microbrewery for a few years (Kross Brewing Co. in VT). He really educated me in the world of great beers. But for some reason, I didn't venture into home brewing until a few years ago when my older brother gave me a Mr. Beer kit for Christmas. Then a light bulb went on in my otherwise dull head and I realized, hey...maybe I can brew all the great beers that I buy. I brewed one extract batch, then dove into l grain bout the time I found HBT (coincidence?)
    And I have been trying to brew great beers ever since.
  • Barleywine,
    Really nailing some ESB recipes.
    Nailing a saison du pont;
    still trying to achieve the ever elusive "horsey characteristic"
    Still thinking on this..
    God bless Michael Jackson (the non-plastic one)
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  • Posted in thread: 2 yeast ferment for a memomel? Pros/Cons? on 01-22-2015 at 05:33 PM
    I have a mead that has been fermenting in primary via lalbin 71b-1122 for only a week now. I
    plan to eventually make it a raspberry melomel. Reading up on yeasts that are good for mead, I
    came across ...

  • Posted in thread: Heating & Cooling non-jacketed Conicals on 01-09-2015 at 06:48 AM
    Since i have 2 conicals, I really think a chamber makes the most sense. I am looking into using
    a 5k BTU ac unit, fermwraps and the black box to regulate. Anyone know if a 5k will cool a 40
    sf chamber...

  • Posted in thread: Heating & Cooling non-jacketed Conicals on 01-05-2015 at 07:27 PM
    I did more poking around, I think I am going to build something like this setup for temp
    monitoring: the blackbox, I'm thinking that the fermwrap heater may work well for heating. I
    like the idea of...

  • Posted in thread: Heating & Cooling non-jacketed Conicals on 01-05-2015 at 03:57 PM
    I have two SS non-jacketed conicals that I want to heat and possibly cool independent of any
    chamber. I found the black box ( Anyone have experience using heating blankets and/or a
    cooling method oth...

  • Posted in thread: Questions using a pump & plate chiller on 02-11-2012 at 08:23 PM
    I am trying to figure out how to plumb my plate chiller and pump. I am using camlocks, but I
    see that most pump/plate chiller people hard plumb the chiller and pump together. I guess then
    that you guy...

  • Posted in thread: Pump In (Inside) a Toolbox - Stainless on 01-28-2012 at 03:38 AM
    Those look very nice. I built something similar last summer. Pump, PID, and SSR all integrated
    to control a RIMS (which I've since gotten rid of) or a HERMS (what I currently use)I hope you
    brew bette...

  • Posted in thread: Fail. on 01-18-2012 at 05:44 PM
    Well, my first attempt at making my PWM resulted in releasing the magic smoke from the IC. We
    all know that once the smoke is out it's all over so it'll be off to RS from another one
    tomorrow for atte...

  • Posted in thread: Blichmann vs morebeer conical on 01-16-2012 at 05:33 PM
    I have the Blichmann 7 gallon. If I would do it over again, I may go to something that was
    welded. It's one less thing to check. One thing that I thought I regretted, but now I'm glad I
    did was get th...

  • Posted in thread: Blingman Instructions on 01-13-2012 at 05:18 PM
    Ayup. Had that. It did a great job with pellet hops. Not so great for me mixed with break and
    hops.Was the problem the lack of good flow, or did much break material get through?

  • Posted in thread: How did you mount your plate chiller? on 01-13-2012 at 12:43 AM
    Perfect, thanks

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