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  • A semi-Renaissance-type of dude.
  • Books,music on the tricked-out car stereo,brewing strange potions
  • Research Analyst
  • Evan Perlman
  • Rye/Wheat Beer [Unnamed]; with a little black pepper and Grains of Paradise
  • April-Zen (Oktoberfest)
  • Spiced Amber; Rye/Wheat; Maibock
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  • Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 06-20-2014 at 07:44 PM
    Think I'll do a cherry-wheat, since I got some organic tart cherry juice on the shelf. I guess
    cherry juice in the secondary is the way to go?

  • Posted in thread: Nastiest Infection Yet on 07-03-2013 at 01:07 AM
    Hard to say, theoretically the plastic is vulnerable to scratches which can hide bugs forever,
    but I seem to recall BetterBottle saying they don't scratch easily. Rather than scrapping the
    bottle, may...

  • Posted in thread: Possible bottle bombs? on 07-03-2013 at 12:58 AM
    I think overall you'll be OK. You used the right amount of priming sugar, so I tend to feel
    like if you get it nice and cold it'll be fine.

  • Posted in thread: First time lagering on 06-28-2013 at 05:38 PM
    Yeah, that's pretty much the big thing. If you're following any kind of steps as far as
    temperature changes, you'll want to check every couple of hours when you make the change to
    make sure it's not g...

  • Posted in thread: Bacteria gunk? Or just yeast waking up? on 06-28-2013 at 12:10 AM
    Yes, it's the southern german lager yeast. It's been at about mid-70s the last 2 days (just
    room temp). When I took it out of the fridge there was nothing at all on the surface except
    maybe a tiny bit...

  • Posted in thread: Bacteria gunk? Or just yeast waking up? on 06-27-2013 at 10:54 PM
    Sorry, sorry, I promised I'd never post an "Is this infected," but... is it?I'm about to bottle
    this (or throw it away if it tastes terrible), and here's the deal:It's a lager that's been in
    the fridg...

  • Posted in thread: Washington DC Driving advice on 05-24-2013 at 01:06 PM
    With no traffic (for example Friday mid-day, like hitting the DC area between 10 and 2) you're
    better off on the Beltway (495). On a Friday, it starts to get lousy around 3 o'clock.I
    wouldn't bother w...

  • Posted in thread: Uh... Froze my lager in secondary... on 05-10-2013 at 02:09 AM
    So my Sanyo mini-fridge apparently does not have a setting to leave the temps in the mid-30s.
    You can only go to about 40F, or the mid 20s. I did not know this, and in trying to find the
    magic mean, I...

  • Posted in thread: Good Homebrew shop in Maryland? on 05-06-2013 at 06:56 PM
    I also want to pull for Maryland Homebrew, as I used to live walking-distance from there and
    have never had a bad experience. However, Annapolis is also very good, nothing bad to say about
    them either...

  • Posted in thread: Annotated Brew-Day: Double Decoction on 04-27-2013 at 04:10 AM
    I used a quart measuring cup thingy, and tried to let most of the liquid drain out before I
    dumped the thick mash into the kettle. In hilarious-er news, this beer continues to be a
    conga-line of traum...

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