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  • I brew all-grain on a 10-gallon system.
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  • Brian P
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  • My setup: 15 gallon HLT; 15 gallon boil kettle; 10 gallon Igloo MLT; Marsh pump; Immersion chiller with 'Jamil' recirc option; Better bottle fermenters; Barley crusher grain mill; kegs and Sanyo dorm fridge kegerator.
  • Black IPA, American Brown ale, stout
  • 1 & 2: Best Bitter; 3 & 4: APA
  • Don't need no stinking secondary
  • Dry Stout
    English Mild (x2)
    American IPA
    Orfy's Hobgoblin Clone
    Imperial IPA
  • Wit, Ordinary Bitter
  • Male
  • Married
  • Dexter, MI
  • Michigan


  • Posted in thread: I hate Grand Rapids! on 01-20-2012 at 03:42 AM
    HopCat is fabulous. Good draft selections from everywhere, occasionally rare beers. Great
    bottle menu, great food. Too bad I don't live there, but am sure to stop by when I visit.

  • Posted in thread: FREE - bottles, crown & flip top, SE Michigan on 01-31-2011 at 01:24 AM
    Bottles are all gone.

  • Posted in thread: Hbt iPhone app not working on 01-26-2011 at 01:58 AM
    Another w/ 3.1.3 that doesn't work.

  • Posted in thread: FREE - bottles, crown & flip top, SE Michigan on 01-26-2011 at 01:29 AM
    At least 12 cases, mostly 12 oz crown tops, but also a good amount of Grolsch flip-tops,
    English pints, Belgian 750s, etc.Free. Pick-up only. Location: Dexter, MI.PM me if interested.

  • Posted in thread: Another Noob Question on 01-05-2011 at 06:04 AM
    +1 on the wort chiller. I meant to mention that. An immesion chiller is a nice investment
    whether or not you decide to try all-grain at some point.

  • Posted in thread: Another Noob Question on 01-05-2011 at 05:43 AM
    If your kettle is large enough, a full volume boil (6-ish gals reduces to 5-ish) will make a
    better beer. But you need a way to cool the larger volume, since you're not diluting, adding
    ice, etc. Full...

  • Posted in thread: hello from west michigan on 01-05-2011 at 05:26 AM
    Welcome to HBT from a former west Michigander.

  • Posted in thread: going rims with Blichmann autosparge on 01-01-2011 at 11:58 PM
    I think the autosparge spits it out parallel to the top mash surface. I made a sprinkler out of
    cpvc and stainless parts, based on a zymurgy gadgets article. Cheap and effective.

  • Posted in thread: First All Grain Day - See also, "Train Wreck" on 01-01-2011 at 11:52 PM
    1). I'd suggest a single infusion mash. Go for a mash temp of 150-154, or slightly more or less
    depending on the body and fermentability you want. The step mash isn't required. This is one
    less step, ...

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2010? on 01-01-2011 at 11:32 PM
    41508 plus10 wit + 10 IPA + 10 brown ale + 10 English mild + 10 ordinary bitter + 10 best
    bitter + 10 APA equals... 41578

Cheers, BP ------------------------------- Fermenter 1: Best bitter (1) Fermenter 2: Best bitter (2) Fermenter 3: APA Fermenter 4: APA
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Love the name Brian! Rock on!

June 29, 2012  •  04:05 PM
Just checking in to see what condition your condition is in