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Forum: General Chit Chat 03-01-2012, 10:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 952
Posted By greaper007
Good luck, I was an airline pilot and hated it. ...

Good luck, I was an airline pilot and hated it. Finally ended up leaving the career almost three years ago to be a stay at home dad. I was tired of the road, tired of working to pay for daycare,...
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-02-2011, 10:45 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,956
Posted By greaper007
There's nothing wrong with anything that makes...

There's nothing wrong with anything that makes you happy. I just want to disavow the notion that you need these systems to make great beer, or that the hobby has to cost more than you save in...
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-02-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,956
Posted By greaper007
My philosophy is don't get fancy. Use the...

My philosophy is don't get fancy. Use the simplest, cheapest system that works. You don't really need a RIMS or HERMS system, sure they look cool but they're not necessary to make decent beer. ...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-29-2011, 10:17 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 87,778
Posted By greaper007
Sweating copper is super easy. The hardest...

Sweating copper is super easy. The hardest thing about it is getting the water out of the lines that you're sweating. I finally learned an old plumbers trick to help with that. Stick a piece of...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-11-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,424
Posted By greaper007
Concrete block and stucco is an option, so is a...

Concrete block and stucco is an option, so is a wood frame with cement board and stucco or tiles. For a straight wood look, I'd probably go with something like redwood or white oak (not red, the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-08-2011, 02:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 803
Posted By greaper007
What's the procedure, do you put the peppers in...

What's the procedure, do you put the peppers in the secondary? If so, for how long?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-08-2010, 05:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By greaper007
Just put a ball valve and stainless steel filter...

Just put a ball valve and stainless steel filter from a plumbing supply line on the cooler and batch sparge. The cooler will still be very usable, in fact I'd argue that's it even more usable! I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-08-2010, 05:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,744
Posted By greaper007
Sounds good to me. And even if the brew isn't...

Sounds good to me. And even if the brew isn't great, it will probably be better than 90% of what your family brings over (if they're anything like mine :)).

I bottle hef's after about a week and...
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 11-29-2010, 02:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By greaper007
Nice, now you have to make french fries.

Nice, now you have to make french fries.
Forum: General Techniques 11-26-2010, 11:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By greaper007
Yeast and trub in dark beer always look more...

Yeast and trub in dark beer always look more sinister than in your average pale ale.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-26-2010, 11:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,221
Posted By greaper007
I dig Bobby Flay too. You should try making...

I dig Bobby Flay too. You should try making your own bbq sauce, it's really pretty easy. I usually take a recipe from online and tweak it for whatever ingredients I have. I found a few recipes...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-26-2010, 10:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By greaper007
You should be okay if the yeast kicks right away....

You should be okay if the yeast kicks right away. You're making beer, not microprocessors.:)
Forum: General Techniques 11-26-2010, 10:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By greaper007
I seem to think I've had that before, especially...

I seem to think I've had that before, especially with a dark beer like a porter. How long has it been in the primary? Did you give it a taste? When I get nervous I always give it a taste, that...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-26-2010, 10:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,221
Posted By greaper007
I do the same thing. There's nothing like a...

I do the same thing. There's nothing like a brew kettle on one side and a Weber on the other. Have any good BBQ recipes?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-26-2010, 10:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,221
Posted By greaper007
Nice Ike Turner.

Nice Ike Turner.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-26-2010, 10:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By greaper007
Interesting idea. Off the top of my head maybe...

Interesting idea. Off the top of my head maybe brew a hef and put the tea (unsweetened) in the secondary along with some lemon juice. It could be some sort of crazy Arnold Palmer. I just made...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-26-2010, 10:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,990
Posted By greaper007
Ok, I hope 6 days doesn't count as necroposting. ...

Ok, I hope 6 days doesn't count as necroposting. It appears that a few of you are in the know. Ballpark, how much would it cost to set up a small brewpub in say Colorado? Maybe start off with 2...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-26-2010, 09:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,221
Posted By greaper007
I think I'm pretty close to breaking even at this...

I think I'm pretty close to breaking even at this point. I've tried to keep equipment purchases pretty simple. I spent about $100 for my extract kit, and two beers later switched to all grain. ...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-05-2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 8,350
Posted By greaper007
Ha, I'm a former airline captain ATP CFII...

Ha, I'm a former airline captain ATP CFII MEI....which means I haven't been able to afford to fly in over a year. :) I don't know how anyone can afford to fly for recreation with the price of 100LL...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-15-2010, 04:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,659
Posted By greaper007
Nice, is it grass fed? I see that you live in...

Nice, is it grass fed? I see that you live in SLC, no wonder he barters. That must be the only way to get beer in that town :D.
Forum: India Pale Ale 06-14-2010, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,816
Posted By greaper007
I'm not surprised that Joe gave you that info. ...

I'm not surprised that Joe gave you that info. My brother in law lived up in Bellaire for a few years and Shorts was his stomping ground. Joe would often be sitting at the bar having a beer. I...
Forum: General Chit Chat 06-03-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,226
Posted By greaper007
Maybe try using a floor scraper and if that...

Maybe try using a floor scraper and if that doesn't work, a concrete sanding block. That's probably not the exact term for the product but it's a sanding block made out of sort of a rough stone...
Forum: Soda Making 12-15-2009, 03:01 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 42,692
Posted By greaper007
Great thread guys, I'd love to get into homemade...

Great thread guys, I'd love to get into homemade root beer. Brewin, not to get snarky but that's not a Jefferson quote, rather it's a quote from Gerald Ford.
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