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  • Michigan U.P.
  • Retired Military
  • Brian Kelly
  • Neophyte brewer.
  • light ale, Rhubarb wine, Irish Ale
  • Male
  • Married


  • Posted in thread: Largest Pot for Kitchen Stove? on 10-21-2010 at 01:39 PM
    gf--My pot is at least the size of yours & has worked on out propane gas for over a year w/ no
    consequences. The heat has presented no problem to the porcelin top.

  • Posted in thread: Aviation Industry??? on 02-15-2010 at 05:49 AM
    I am a retired USAF Aircraft Maintenance Officer--EC/RC/KC-135, KC-10, B-52& F-111 also spent a
    few years w/ American Eagle as a mechanic till hurt on the job.

  • Posted in thread: a bee in my beer on 11-22-2009 at 03:57 PM
    hopefully he didn't drink too much of it before he passed out.... i've had a couple brews that
    ended up with a june bug or 2 floating in the primary at bottling time.... nothing to worry
    about, both t...

  • Posted in thread: Do I have to Remove labels?? on 11-20-2009 at 03:00 PM
    Used to be, I didn't care if they came off but now have a practical reason to remove labels. We
    recently had to have our dishwasher repaired we thought it was to be on warranty--however after
    tearing ...

  • Posted in thread: immersion chiller on 09-28-2009 at 08:31 PM
    A question to add-on to the end here... I just made my own immersion chiller using the DIY
    projects section. I've tightened my compression fittings as tight as they possibly could go and
    the joints st...

  • Posted in thread: Keeping dogs and wildlife out of hops on 09-28-2009 at 02:25 AM
    My dogs don't care exscept for the previously mentioned leg lift--luckily the hops all grew
    several feet higher than the taller one (Lab) can reach when he does lift it. He is also a
    great deterrent t...

  • Posted in thread: Donating Your Beer for a Good Cause on 09-27-2009 at 09:50 PM
    Very cool!I think things like this can slip under the radar. Technically, bake sales shouldn't
    be allowed since none of the food was prepared in a commercial kitchen. I know the law gets
    more crazy wh...

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2009? on 09-27-2009 at 02:03 AM
    24106 + 10 = 24116

  • Posted in thread: New Brewer, forgot to boil priming sugar? on 09-20-2009 at 02:27 AM
    Not too many years back the method was to drop @ 1/2 tsp of sugar in each bottle & the siphon
    the newly fermented beer on top prior to capping. I remember helping my dad do that many
    times--he never h...

  • Posted in thread: Rhizome help on 09-20-2009 at 01:56 AM
    If you have several of both you could try both planting some & refridgerating some bearing in
    mind that they are designed by nature to last thru the winter mos. If that is done tho you'd
    want to mulch...