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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!


Nov
15
comment quick release pipe clamp
That is a pretty cool setup... of course it cost about 10 times as much as mine...
May
1
comment Fastest method of wort chilling
Pretty sure the question implied a "useful" wort chilling method...
Mar
25
comment Looking for a specific fitting
I ended up going with brass.
Mar
1
comment Looking for a specific fitting
well... technically I don't NEED stainless for any of it... but everything else is stainless and would bother me every time I looked at it. :)
Feb
21
comment Dry hopped pellets in a keg without bag
bags have never helped me with pellets. how wide is your dip tube?
Feb
14
comment Can you use only malted wheat to brew?
Sorry for the confusion
Feb
14
comment Can you use only malted wheat to brew?
No what I was interested in is brewing exclusively with malted wheat, no barley at all.
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
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
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
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
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
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
comment Batch carbonation vs bottle carbonation
+1 what he said.
Jan
28
comment How to sanitize a 10" cylindrical beer filter?
I use Iodophor almost exclusively. It's great stuff!
Jan
26
comment Quick disconnects - cheap alternatives?
I ordered some. Still more expensive than I think they should be but 1) they seem to be quality stuff, 2) they'll do the job, and 3) they look cool.
Jan
25
comment Quick disconnects - cheap alternatives?
Your link does not seem to go where I would expect it to.