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Offline Al-Loves-Wine

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I am a new/old member.....
« on: June 12, 2013, 01:54:40 PM »
Hey all! So I've been a member of the site for quite awhile, in fact I noticed that I am the 43rd registered member. But I am now one of the newest dues paid members. :D

I started with wine, concluded even though I love wine, beer is a lot more fun to make. Like most, I started with all wort and extract kits about 3ish years ago, now have my 4th all grain batch under my belt and 3 sanke kegs rotating with beer all the time.

Now with grain brewing I feel that I have so much more to learn, and it was time to get connected with a group of like minded folks that love beer too! I am from the Woodstock area, but intend to attend meetings as often as possible and participate in group buys, and hopefully keep making great beers!

Cheers,
Al

Offline Chris Craig

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Re: I am a new/old member.....
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2013, 01:56:30 PM »
Great to have you on board Al!  You'll undoubtedly find this association a lot of fun.

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Re: I am a new/old member.....
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2013, 02:24:37 PM »
Glad you joined Al! Curious what size sanke's do you use?
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Offline Al-Loves-Wine

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Re: I am a new/old member.....
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2013, 02:30:55 PM »
Thanks guys!

brew, my kegs are the 50L, been looking for the smaller 30L but they appear to be a bit more difficult to come across.

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Re: I am a new/old member.....
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2013, 02:33:51 PM »
Yeah, they're rare.  There was a post in the Classifieds forum pointing to a Kijiji ad, but the ad's been pulled.  You may want to consider converting to Corny-style kegs.  They're much more common.  Most of us use those.

What kind of system are you using if you're filling 50L kegs?!

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Re: I am a new/old member.....
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2013, 02:43:51 PM »
Most of my batches are just 5 Gal Chris, however I have stepped up since I've started doing all grain. Last Pilsner I did, I started with a 10Gal boil and ended up with around 8 post boil as I'm using an old Molson keg converted. I've been eying Cornys for awhile so I can have more than one beer on tap. But I scored the sankes for a song awhile back, before I was even thinking about kegging my beer. Some glad I did though.

Now that the other half is back working, I will have some extra cash to spend on improving my setup.

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Re: I am a new/old member.....
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2013, 04:09:10 PM »
Glad you're going to be coming on board as an active member. Great group here, knowledgeable, and friendly; good beer too.
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Re: I am a new/old member.....
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2013, 08:15:58 AM »
You'll need to make it out to one of our upcoming meetings!
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Re: I am a new/old member.....
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2013, 08:23:45 AM »
I most definitely will Jake! Planning for the first meeting of July.