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I am a professional geek, working in enterprise data systems. I fill the role of systems engineer, architect, developer, project manager, etc... a one-stop enterprise IT kinda guy.

I develop in .NET, MVC, and IIS on Windows platforms; on *nix I favor to develop in PHP with some Cake.

For database systems I favor MSSQL, MySQL, and I'm moving into PostgreSQL for BI/ Warehousing.

Security is near and dear to my heart; a well-designed security system puts a satisfied smile on my face.

Scalability is important to me; planning for the future is one of my greatest strengths.

Thats me! Computer geek extraordinaire!


Feb
14
comment Can you use only malted wheat to brew?
cool! It may require a bit more effort than the barley as @Hopwise suggested, but with the RIMS component I'm building and a false bottom I'm thinking I might be able to pull it off... interesting novelty factor.
Feb
14
comment Can you use only malted wheat to brew?
Oh I just wanted to try it as a lark; I have no intention to regularly do something like that. As for the beer definition, fair enough, I was thinking Reinheitsgebot standards, which are certainly not binding except to some purists.
Feb
14
asked Can you use only malted wheat to brew?
Feb
9
comment Suggestions for inline heating unit housing for wort circulator?
Well yeah, it is. but I've never seen any pics or references to building a housing around it, nor integrating it with a controller.
Feb
8
asked Suggestions for inline heating unit housing for wort circulator?
Feb
3
comment Can a water heater element be installed in a conduit punched hole?
You'll need a 1 3/8" step bit to get the right size for a water heater element, and make sure you oil your bit! Those guys are NOT easy to sharpen and drilling thru stainless steel will take its toll on a $50 bit.
Feb
2
answered What to look for in a temperature controller
Feb
1
accepted Electric RIMS wattage, voltage calculations
Feb
1
comment Electric RIMS wattage, voltage calculations
Thanks guys for explaining it to me. Makes sense now. I'll mark this as the answer, because you answered my question about mash temp better I think, but both are great answers!
Feb
1
comment Electric RIMS wattage, voltage calculations
Excellent, thanks. BTW, this is not my boil kettle, just my recirculating mash tun. I have another kettle with the 5500W ULWD element(240V/ 30A) that works great, I just need the other one to maintain 150-155F and recirculate until the conversion is done... trying to get away from the cooler.
Feb
1
asked Electric RIMS wattage, voltage calculations
Feb
1
comment Nothing visible happening in fermenter after three and a half days - what should I do?
This is why I like fermenting in carboys... besides the fact that it's cool to watch.
Jan
30
comment Reusing bottlecaps
I do it all the time, it works great and really cuts down on bottling time.
Jan
29
awarded  Commentator
Jan
29
comment How to sanitize a 10" cylindrical beer filter?
I was concerned about pushing sanitizer through the filter and introducing odd flavors, but that seems to be the accepted thing to do.
Jan
29
accepted How to sanitize a 10" cylindrical beer filter?
Jan
29
answered What are the benefits of using brewing sugar over types of sugar?
Jan
29
comment Batch carbonation vs bottle carbonation
+1 what he said.
Jan
29
answered Mash tun: slotted false bottom?
Jan
28
comment How to sanitize a 10" cylindrical beer filter?
I use Iodophor almost exclusively. It's great stuff!