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  • Cary, NC
  • Started brewing in February 2007 with extract kits and quickly moved to all grain. My favorite beers are American and English style ales. I'm extremely lucky to have a wife who also loves beer and encourages my brewing.
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  • Posted in thread: Barley Crusher Fail on 07-23-2016 at 01:39 PM
    I took the advice of this forum and bought a new Monster Mill MM2. I used it for the first time
    this morning, and holy crap that thing is a beast. For anyone struggling with a failing Barley
    Crusher, ...

  • Posted in thread: What's a good base American wheat beer recipe? on 07-22-2016 at 01:21 AM
    A bit late to the party, I know, but here's my house wheat beer. Makes a great Shandy. I'm
    brewing this again on Saturday. OG = 1.051, FG = 1.010, IBU = 20, SRM = 4.6. 4.5# White Wheat
    malt4.5# Briess...

  • Posted in thread: Fermenting bucket have a seal lid with a hole for air lock or no on 07-22-2016 at 12:54 AM
    Hi yvonnars - Yes, you need a lid with a hole for the airlock for your primary fermentation
    bucket. You don't need an o-ring, however. The buckets I use have lids with holes, but no
    o-rings; the lid j...

  • Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 07-22-2016 at 12:28 AM
    I'll be brewing a Rhenish Alt, but I tell my wife it's an American Wheat.

  • Posted in thread: My first APA on 07-18-2016 at 11:51 PM
    I would not use S-04. Fermentis Safale US-05 is much better for an APA.

  • Posted in thread: Beer tastes sweet...again on 07-11-2016 at 05:56 PM
    ryanbullen - If you don't want to drink a bunch of sweet beer, it is possible to add bitterness
    after fermentation by boiling some hops in water and adding that to your beer. For example,
    boiling 1 ou...

  • Posted in thread: Most overrated home-brew topics? on 07-11-2016 at 01:22 AM
    Everything is overrated. This forum has 540,850 threads and 7,414,670 posts. If that isn't
    overkill then I don't know what is.

  • Posted in thread: Using Blue 5 Gallon Water Jugs for Starsan on 07-11-2016 at 12:42 AM
    Isn't there a limited duration that star san remains OK to use after mixing it up? Does longer
    term storage of it decrease effectiveness?I keep mine for around 3-4 months before dumping and
    making a f...

  • Posted in thread: Why no love for bleach? on 06-29-2016 at 12:09 AM
    A gallon of bleach is cheap but Star San is too when used properly. A 16 oz jug of StarSan
    costs $16.95 at my LHBS, which is $1.06 per ounce. The directions are to mix 1 ounce of Star
    San in 5 gallons...

  • Posted in thread: Do small malt additions (1-2%) have a significant impact on flavor? on 06-28-2016 at 11:43 PM
    Some examples of what I'm talking about in Brewing Classic Styles: 2 oz of Black Patent in the
    dark mild recipe, 2 oz of CaraMunich in the saison, 1 oz of black patent in the biere de
    garde.The black ...

Primary/Secondary: #133 Scottish 80/- Kegged: #132 American Wheat Planned: IPA, Brown, Pale Ale