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  • Currently brewing all-grain beers using a 5-gal mashtun with stainless steel braid and using a 6.5-gallon boil. I specialize in Koelsch, Pale Ales and their relatives, Witbiers, as well as Apfelwein-derivatives.

    I started out brewing with a Mr. Beer Kit, then moved on to extract with steeping grain kits, partial mash kits and ultimately custom partial mash and all-grain recipes. Austin Homebrew Supplies is my main supplier, although I have also had good luck with Midwest Supplies, Northern Brewer and Brewmasters Warehouse.
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  • Posted in thread: Keezer-in-training on 08-22-2014 at 12:58 AM
    Q1: Depending on your serving pressure, you may need a longer line to minimize foam. I have
    10ft lines, which is probably overkill, but the picture looks like it's 2-3 feet, which is very
    short.Q2: Th...

  • Posted in thread: How to find sour beers? on 08-20-2014 at 04:25 AM
    Look for labels that say Oude Gueuze, Oude Kriek, Berliner Weisse, Flanders/Flemish Red, Oud
    Bruin, Gose, etc. Or just ask whoever works there.

  • Posted in thread: Myrica Gale on 08-19-2014 at 02:33 PM
    Homebrew shops can order sweet gale for you. But I would use noble hops in a Pilsner. A Pilsner
    is not a gruit.

  • Posted in thread: Porter yeasts on 08-19-2014 at 02:31 PM
    My go to yeast for my brown porter is WLP 005. I also quite like WLP 013.

  • Posted in thread: Caramunich instead of Dark Wheat Malt? on 08-19-2014 at 02:26 PM
    CaraWheat is a crystal/caramel malt.

  • Posted in thread: Wyeast arrived swollen on 08-19-2014 at 02:44 AM
    That's normal for Wyeast packaging, and doesn't reflect on heat exposure or any other issues
    related to yeast health. White Labs' equivalent is a gushing vial.

  • Posted in thread: Looking at yourself in a 'post' mirror?? on 08-19-2014 at 02:40 AM
    Yup... There are lots of posts I wish I could edit now. Usually of the "my beer tastes fine, so
    X procedure clearly isn't needed" kind. Then I tried X procedure, and my beer got better...

  • Posted in thread: How is your pump plumbed? and why? on 08-19-2014 at 02:38 AM
    Here is how I rigged up the electrical panel. Cost about $30 on amazon218661Sent from my iPhone
    using Home BrewNice. I need to build myself an electrical panel - I have spilled wort on surge

  • Posted in thread: Fermentation and secondary on 08-19-2014 at 02:35 AM
    The problem is that you shouldn't have racked the beer to secondary until it was done
    fermenting. Now there is much less yeast and, while it may continue fermenting for a while,
    it'll likely stall out...

  • Posted in thread: Can anyone translate German beer stein? on 08-19-2014 at 02:28 AM
    That's a z, not a B or J. That makes it "Zung" - Zunge is tongue. The e is left off to make it
    rhyme.It basically means:"If your throat and tongue are dry, make a stop here for a cool

The Fiesty(sic) Goat Brewery est. 2007 & Clusterfuggle Experimental Ales est. 2009 Primary: Saison, Berliner Weisse, sLambic I, sLambic II, IPA, 70/- Secondary: Orange Blossom Mead, Flanders Red I Kegged: Fat Man Porter w/ 1469, Fat Man Porter w/ 005, Centennial Falcon w/ Conan, Centennial Falcon w/ Denny's, Barrel-aged Fat Man Porter, Belgian Dark Strong, Dark Mild