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    ABOUT ME

  • Washington, the state
  • Brewing and shooting
  • As long as its not rap I'm probably gtg
  • Original Star Wars, Han shot first.
  • I gave comcast the boot so don't know whats going on in tv land
  • AHA
  • Been brewing for around 10 years, converting over to electric if I can find the time to get everything together and the system fired up.
  • Male
  • Married

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Help with bottling!!! on 01-10-2017 at 06:44 AM
    Even in the dry state, that is not a good way to carbonate beer. Perhaps if you measured it by
    weight and were extremely consistent with fill level. Anyway, not quite following you...First
    you say two...

  • Posted in thread: Temp Controlling a Conical Fermenter on 01-05-2017 at 12:44 AM
    Fab up a cooling coil to wrap around the outside and then insulate. Or you could mount a
    cooling coil to the lid and immerse it in the beer. Either way you would need a means of
    supplying coolant to t...

  • Posted in thread: Lager bubbles in secondary on 01-04-2017 at 02:59 AM
    Cold beer, weather warms up, CO2 comes out of solution...nothing to worry about. No negative
    effects, its well past the time in the fermentation cycle where heat will result in undesirable
    flavors.I s...

  • Posted in thread: Iron Inhibitors and Fluoride on 01-04-2017 at 02:51 AM
    They use what has been approved at levels deemed safe by government agencies, I wouldn't worry
    too much about those things. If you are really concerned about those additives and your health
    look into ...

  • Posted in thread: Advice on Venting 5 gallon Electric System on 12-20-2016 at 03:07 AM
    Not sure about going into the dryer vent as you will pushing a lot more water through it then
    your dryer does which might cause problems. You don't want to open a door to your garage to
    vent either as...

  • Posted in thread: Ever flush your kegs with CO2 from primary? on 12-07-2016 at 02:51 AM
    Seems like way too much work for me for way too little gain. If I'm that concerned about the
    cost of brewing that I'm trying to save a few cents on CO2 I will find other ways to reduce my
    costs and ke...

  • Posted in thread: How should I upgrade my system? on 11-30-2016 at 02:54 AM
    Go with the 20 gallon setup. You can start with the HLT and then get a BK and use a large
    cooler int he interim for a MT. 10 gallon kettles are great for making 5 gallon batches, not
    much else. If you...

  • Posted in thread: Brewing 1st double ipa, recommendations? on 11-30-2016 at 02:47 AM
    West coast? Keep it clean. Clean fermenting yeast, 1056 and 001 would be the classic. Clean
    malt bill, 2-row for the vast majority. Some carapils and crystal 20 would be common and a
    little sugar to d...

  • Posted in thread: Relatively New to Brew, from Tacoma, WA on 11-24-2016 at 05:06 AM
    Welcome...you have a few good brewing clubs down in your area worth checking out to help learn
    the art from experienced hands.

  • Posted in thread: Racked to secondary at 1.015 two weeks later is 1.018 on 11-12-2016 at 12:43 AM
    Your gravity can't go up without adding more sugar, you probably had a concentration of sugars
    at the bottom and racking it mixed it up.

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October 1, 2013  •  11:25 PM
I was just looking at your information and see that you are from Washington, the state. It made me laugh. I am from Idaho and feel that "Washington" is the state and the city should be designated as "DC". As an aside, I live in Northern Idaho (Sandpoint) and people always call it North Idaho. It is small, but it drives me crazy, just the same was "Washington State" does not set well with me. Anyway, I liked your small editorial. Mark
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