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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: Way to much foam during fermentation. on 05-06-2016 at 03:00 AM
    Yeast eat sugar and poop out CO2, that makes a ton of bubbles which foam up on you, its called
    krausen. Some beers have more, some less. It is very common to have happen what you describe,
    especially ...

  • Posted in thread: Using in just onoff direct plug in??? Need help on 05-06-2016 at 02:50 AM
    Can you do it, yes, is it advisable, no. You won't maintain much in the way of control. Your
    boil will be all or nothing and you're temp control on your mash temp will pretty much have to
    rely on gett...

  • Posted in thread: Adding yeast after lengthy lagering period on 05-06-2016 at 02:39 AM
    Not really. You will have more yeast in suspension and ultimately more dregs in the bottle.
    Other than that you're fine.

  • Posted in thread: Bcs 462 pid on 04-30-2016 at 03:03 PM
    I see that it has 6 PWM/PID but 8 temp sensor inputs. Can the other two temp sensors be linked
    to outputs for basic on/off control or are they only capable of passive monitoring of temp?

  • Posted in thread: Extended fermentation? on 02-27-2016 at 05:07 AM
    Way too many variables there to really say either way. One thing that does stand out is the
    water as you mention. That much distilled water is not going to have a lot of minerals in it
    necessary for y...

  • Posted in thread: 7g Chronical & FTSS - coil extensions...anyone got 'em? on 02-24-2016 at 12:40 AM
    Yeah, its a waste of time, at least the coils are tightly coiled so you can get a scotchbrite
    inbetween them, it still is a headache, I dunk it in a bucket full of oxyclean. Not ideal
    though because i...

  • Posted in thread: 7g Chronical & FTSS - coil extensions...anyone got 'em? on 02-23-2016 at 05:11 AM
    I have the original half barrel. When I do 10 gallon batches the coil only goes halfway into
    the wort. It has no problems keeping things under control temp wise in this condition. However,
    cleaning th...

  • Posted in thread: Sanitizing bottling sugar on 02-16-2016 at 05:08 AM
    Leaving the lid off while it cools? Yes, that can invite unwanted critters to the party. I
    personally don't let it cool too much when I bottle. I get the siphon going and then slowly
    pour in the sugar...

  • Posted in thread: forgetting to mash out on 02-13-2016 at 05:03 AM
    Not too huge an issue. However, if your intent is consistency from batch to batch on a
    particular recipe it is one of those things to do.

  • Posted in thread: Grains of Paradise on 01-28-2016 at 02:57 AM
    Order it online if your local grocery store doesn't have any, its a pretty common spice so you
    shouldn't have much difficulty finding a vendor with low shipping cost and/or having other
    spices you are...

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Posted: 
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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