BrewmeisterSmith

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10-09-2012

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11-16-2014 12:57 PM

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34 years old

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    ABOUT ME

  • Brewing
  • Mortgage Lender
  • Brad Wyant
  • Jam band stuff like Widespread Panic. I love my Pandora stations. Hall and Oats channel for brewing with friends.
  • Strange Brew, Beerfest, Count of Monte Cristo, Robin Hood Men in Tights, Far and Away, The Princess Bride
  • Sons of Anarcy, The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, How I Met Your Mother, Arrested Development, Northen Exposure
  • Kalamazoo Libation Organization of Brewers
  • I began with a brewers best kit and progressed from there. That was 6 years ago. Now a brew like a champ. My liver probably hates me. That or loves me. Not sure how that all works. I all grain brew. Each time I brew, I seem to learn something. Each time I drink when I brew, I forget something.
  • More Beer
  • Brewing soon.
  • American Amber, ESB, Dryhopped Blonde, American Wheat, Sierra Nevada clone, Simcoe IPA, Pliney the Toddler
  • Male
  • Married
  • Kalamazoo
  • MI

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Flavoring with tea? on 10-28-2014 at 10:46 PM
    The peach wheat turned out fantastic. It needed rounding, so i added about 2 shots of peachtree
    to the keg. It ended up taking first place in our Oktoberfest competition. I'm convinced that
    this is th...

  • Posted in thread: Four Peaks Kiltlifter Clone on 10-28-2014 at 10:42 PM
    This turned out amazing. I used 8 oz beech smoked malt in mine. Sucking this down quickly.

  • Posted in thread: Boilermaker Mash Tun-WTF???? on 10-07-2014 at 01:24 PM
    Isn't that where this stuff becomes useful? will help, but probably not a whole lot when the
    weather gets down to 14 degrees outside.

  • Posted in thread: Boilermaker Mash Tun-WTF???? on 10-07-2014 at 01:23 PM
    I use a direct fired Blich MT, you definitely have to fire / recirc it several times in a 60 -
    90 min. mash, but have had no issues doing that. I don't use a pump, though.Without a pump, do
    you just h...

  • Posted in thread: Boilermaker Mash Tun-WTF???? on 10-06-2014 at 12:23 AM
    Okay, so a friend of mine bought a top tier system from blichmann. It has three kettles. We ran
    it for the first time today and made a 10 G batch. I had a lot of trouble keeping a consistent
    mash temp...

  • Posted in thread: Dave's Carmel Apple Cider on 09-24-2014 at 12:02 AM
    update. I kegged this on Sunday without putting any campden tablets or potassium sorbate in.
    Cold temp should be sufficient. I ramped it up for 24 hours on gas at 35 psi. It tastes great.
    Could use a ...

  • Posted in thread: Flavoring with tea? on 09-16-2014 at 01:01 AM
    I'm in the process of making a peach cobbler beer. I added 20 tea bags of "perfect peach" to
    flame out. I just racked it yesterday on to 8 lbs of frozen peaches. I was impressed by the
    flavor that the...

  • Posted in thread: Doughnuts / Pies in beer on 09-16-2014 at 12:36 AM
    I just mashed 10 glazed doughnuts (was a dozen, but I ate 2) and though I'd share my
    experience. The mash tasted great. Less doughnut than I thought there would be, but it was
    definitely there. I did ...

  • Posted in thread: Bananas Foster Creamy Ale (All Grain) **pic intensive** on 09-16-2014 at 12:27 AM
    a buddy of mine just made this and only put 1 bean in the keg when racking it. I didnt notice
    much vanilla, but more banana than anything. It was good though.

  • Posted in thread: Bananas Foster Creamy Ale (All Grain) **pic intensive** on 09-12-2014 at 03:26 AM
    the OP recipe shows two split vanilla beans at 20 minutes. But others are saying secondary.
    Which is best?

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"I enjoy a pint of beer each night for its health benefits. The other pints are for my witty comebacks and flawless dance moves." -unknown Primary: Strawberry Schwarzcake, El Hefe, Pulque, Apple Pie Hard Cider Kegged: Simcoe IPA, RyePA, Harvest Ale
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