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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: Florida beer scene advice, please! Panhandle to Orlando on 04-25-2015 at 06:51 PM
    Cigar City is pretty widely distributed, at least their regular beers like Jai Alai, Maduro
    (which is also great), etc. I also really like their Cubano Espesso. If you can swing it, their
    taproom is w...

  • Posted in thread: Best southern brews? on 04-25-2015 at 05:39 PM
    Asheville is not far from the Smokies, and probably the best beer city in the country. I think
    there are more than two dozen breweries there and in the surrounding area now. Wicked Weed's
    sour beers a...

  • Posted in thread: Techniques To Make Non-Alcoholic Beer on 04-25-2015 at 05:35 PM
    How about doing a lactobacillus-only fermentation of a Berliner Weisse or Gose wort? Most lacto
    produces a relatively small amount of alcohol, or none at all. See for some info.Another
    option could ...

  • Posted in thread: Florida beer scene advice, please! Panhandle to Orlando on 04-25-2015 at 05:23 PM
    Cigar City Jai Alai and Intuition I-10 IPA are very nice, and Swamp Head Big Nose is pretty
    good as well. First Magnitude Drift if you like a good Mild. Cigar City's Marshal Zhukov's is
    an awesome sto...

  • Posted in thread: I forgot the Carapils/Carafoam for the DIPA on 04-24-2015 at 03:04 PM
    That's a lot of sweet malts for a double IPA. It's probably a good thing you left out the
    Carafoam - while it's not sweet, it increases mouthfeel, which is exactly the opposite of what
    you want in a I...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast pitch rate: Single vial vs. Yeast starter | exbeeriment results! on 04-21-2015 at 11:56 AM
    Low and behold it's proven.The experiment in question is a single snapshot with low statistical
    power and relies pretty mostly on sensory evaluation. Do all yeasts behave this way? Does
    WLP090 behave ...

  • Posted in thread: WLP001 Question on 04-19-2015 at 02:27 PM
    If the vial was in-date and you aerated well, it'll be fine. It may take a few more hours to
    see activity though.

  • Posted in thread: Cold Snap Stopped Fermentation - How To Restart? on 04-17-2015 at 11:51 AM
    "Rousing the yeast" works maybe one time out of 100. There are a few things you can try, but
    these days I move straight to pitching a vial of WLP099. Unless the problem is enzymatic (i.e.
    incomplete c...

  • Posted in thread: cleaning the inside of a plate chiller on 04-13-2015 at 01:33 PM
    After brew day I run Alkaline Brewery Wash through it, followed by a water rinse, and then
    Saniclean. Before brewing, I'll fill it with StarSan. Every once in a while, I'll boil it in a
    big pot of wat...

  • Posted in thread: Sour Mash Equipment on 04-13-2015 at 01:31 PM
    Friends don't let friends sour mash. Use sour worting/kettle souring instead, preferably with a
    commercial culture instead of just throwing a bunch of random grains in there. And pre-acidify
    the wort ...


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