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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: Inkbird Wifi Smart Temperature Controller, Up to 50% off ($32.5) on 08-13-2016 at 09:55 PM
    Has anyone, using the android app, had this connect? Ever? Under any conditions?No.

  • Posted in thread: WLP300 hefeweizen, too clean on 05-21-2016 at 01:23 AM
    With 300, I get bubblegum, not banana at higher temperatures. I ferment it in the low 60s and
    get plenty of banana.

  • Posted in thread: Up to 50% for Inkbird Android wifi temperature controller on 05-10-2016 at 03:25 PM
    Very interested!

  • Posted in thread: I hate my cheap refractometer on 04-27-2016 at 01:54 PM
    Particulates can skew the reading. Try to minimize picking up grain particles, hop particles,
    and protein scum.

  • Posted in thread: Higher than expected FG (1.041 vs 1.018) on 04-26-2016 at 12:34 AM
    Purchase a vial or pouch of WLP099 Super High Gravity Yeast and pitch it in there. It will dry
    it right out. 099 will fix 90% of underattenuated beers with minimal flavor impact.

  • Posted in thread: Question for other Tower of Power users on 02-28-2016 at 06:58 PM
    How do you setup a propane fired RIMS system?It's pretty much the standard configuration for
    the gas-fired Tower of Power. It takes the temperature in the recirculation loop and then turns
    on the burn...

  • Posted in thread: Message from lanlord (balcony brewing) on 11-28-2015 at 03:57 PM
    You could look into getting a Grainfather or build your own electric brewing system.

  • Posted in thread: RIP stuck fermentation - Pitch US05 or WLP001? on 09-28-2015 at 01:02 PM
    WLP001 has a high alcohol tolerance I believe 12%. So why wouldn't it work? I've also been
    thinking of using WY3711 french saison yeastAlcohol tolerance refers to how high a yeast can go
    under ideal c...

  • Posted in thread: RIP stuck fermentation - Pitch US05 or WLP001? on 09-27-2015 at 11:03 PM
    US-05 and 001 will have a really hard time to gain a foothold in that kind of high-alcohol
    environment. Pitch a vial of WLP099 in there. As long as you didn't screw up the mash, that
    will fix any stuc...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast Nutrient on 09-27-2015 at 03:04 PM
    It's cheap insurance to use yeast nutrients - it makes life a little bit less stressful for the
    yeast.By the way, if you are making a 5-gallon batch, you are grossly underpitching with a 2L