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    ABOUT ME

  • cream ale, vanilla bourbon oatmeal stout, holiday beers
  • Belgian Tripple, Cherry wheat ale, Kolsch, Nut Brown Ale
  • Trying to skip secondaries now
  • Bavarian Hef, Amber wheat
  • Male
  • Single

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  • Posted in thread: Honey to Fermenter on 09-19-2014 at 04:10 AM
    ^^+1I use the term myth because, outside of fruit or spiced ale that I make, it has actually no
    true advantage (I dont do sours so cant speak to that). Just leaving the beer in primary longer
    saves a ...

  • Posted in thread: Can I split a starter? on 09-18-2014 at 04:41 AM
    I do it all the time. great way to save $ and have to make less trips to the LHBS.

  • Posted in thread: Honey to Fermenter on 09-18-2014 at 04:39 AM
    I have a tripel that I added honey to in primary (Secondaries are a MYTH!) added the honey
    right after high krausen and let it sit for a month. You can see the layer of honey sitting at
    the bottom of ...

  • Posted in thread: Fruity Belgian Yeast Recommendations on 08-27-2014 at 01:38 AM
    ^^^+1!500 is my go to Belgian. I use it for everything from trippels to blondes... great
    belgian yeast

  • Posted in thread: Fast fermenting yeast on 08-20-2014 at 02:44 AM
    With that timeline, you may consider doing a hef. You can get away with drinking that on the
    younger side. Just pitch two vials to save time on making a starter. I can easily go from grain
    to glass in...

  • Posted in thread: Made mistake! Need help on 08-20-2014 at 02:41 AM
    +1^

  • Posted in thread: do I need secondary fermentation for scotch ale on 08-20-2014 at 02:38 AM
    Many people will have differing opinions, but for the most part I would say leave in in primary
    for another week or two. Unless I am adding fruit or spices, I no longer secondary at all and
    the beer h...

  • Posted in thread: yeast slurry storage on 08-14-2014 at 10:19 PM
    Ok. Brewed a 1.060 beer using nottingham (first time using dry yeast) I typically reserve some
    of the slurry in mason jars for later use. Seems I didnt keep enough of the beer in the
    fermenter to swir...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast starter question on 12-16-2013 at 11:51 PM
    Yeah, I would add at least another step. That means, decant the beer off the starter and added
    fresh starter wort to it. It will be worthwhile

  • Posted in thread: Gelatin to drop spices out of suspension? on 12-14-2013 at 03:46 PM
    By way of update,I racked to keg, cold crashed and kegged after only a few days in secondary.
    Beer was just spicy enough. I dont normally secondary at all but since this required the
    addition of spice...

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