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    ABOUT ME

  • 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: Blichmann Tower of Power - burner issue on 09-19-2014 at 04:42 AM
    I agree with dcbc. Depending on your setup, there may be about 1-2 pints of wort in the
    recirculation loop at any moment, and another .19 gallons of wort under the false bottom that
    may get heated abo...

  • Posted in thread: Blichmann Tower of Power - burner issue on 09-18-2014 at 01:04 PM
    I really hope that I am not wrong. FWIW, my beers using the ToP have been coming out great!

  • Posted in thread: Blichmann Tower of Power - burner issue on 09-18-2014 at 12:41 PM
    But the manual also states this:Specifically, you should be able to reduce your heat to achieve
    an average heating rate of 1.5 F/min or less. To do this, recirculate your wort at the above
    rates or fa...

  • Posted in thread: Best commercial Octoberfest? on 09-18-2014 at 01:41 AM
    I enjoy Hacker-Pschorr's and Ayingers. I prefer the amber Oktoberfest beers (Maerzens) over the
    pale Festbiers (which are essentially imperial Helles). Of the U.S. examples, I enjoy Cigar
    City's and S...

  • Posted in thread: Blichmann Tower of Power - burner issue on 09-18-2014 at 01:33 AM
    From the manual:It is also expected that you will need to do a few experimental batchesto dial
    in your specific system andbecome familiar with the operation and control of yoursystem. You
    will quickly...

  • Posted in thread: Blichmann Tower of Power - burner issue on 09-17-2014 at 11:56 PM
    Are you guys paying attention to the actual heating rate of the return wort? I ran another test
    today and it took only 4 minutes to go from 148 to 168 at the lowest flame I could set so that
    the elect...

  • Posted in thread: Blichmann Tower of Power - burner issue on 09-17-2014 at 10:00 PM
    Interesting. I haven't had any major problems with the ToP module, other than that too high a
    flame will shut it down. I wouldn't worry too much about scorching with greater gas flow. I
    have stuck my ...

  • Posted in thread: Have I messed up? on 09-17-2014 at 05:23 PM
    Give it a little time - it may take a couple of days to see significant yeast activity.

  • Posted in thread: Getting a burner: SQ14, Darkstar, or? on 09-17-2014 at 01:24 PM
    I recommend going with a BG-12 or BG-14 burner element over the BG-10 - the latter has a
    tendency to produce a lot of soot after extended use (doesn't happen to everyone, but lots of
    people complain a...

  • Posted in thread: Anyone else out there hate starsan? on 09-17-2014 at 01:13 PM
    If you want the advantages of StarSan but do not like foaming, you can use SaniClean instead.
    Just note that the dosing is different.StarSan is my favorite sanitizer out of the three most
    commonly use...

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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
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