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  • Brewing Classic Styles & Designing Great Beers
  • Friends of friends introduced me to all grain brewing around 1995. Never bothered pursuing extract brewing. rnrnCurrently have 12 and 5 gallon rectangular Igloo coolers with hand-made CPVC sparge manifolds and sparge arm. rnrnBrew kettles include 2-keggles, 1-36 Qt SS Pot, 1-24 Qt SS Pot & 2-12 Qt SS Pots . Use a Bayou Banjo cooker for heat. Cool with a 50' stainless steel coil immersion wort chiller and intend to modify it into a Jamil-styled 'whirlpool chiller'.rnrnCurrently employ five glass carboys and four ale pales for fermentation. Use the Williams aeration wand for infusion of oxygen. I'm designing and hope to soon install a temperature controlled fermentation chamber and kegerator.rn rnI have many types of bottles and currently seven 'pin-lock' cornelius kegs and four ball lock kegs. Use a jockey box I built to service at picnics.rnrnNext on list, kegerator, fermentation chamber, March pump, whirlpool IM chiller ....
  • 2014 Scheduled Brews: Dopplebock, Oktoberfest, Hefeweizen, Amber Ale, Flanders Red,
  • Dopplebock
  • Hot Walker Pale, English ESB, Garden Variety Brown, Oatmeal Stout '11, Belgium IPA, Winter Saison, JC Dubbel, Charitable IPA, Indian Brown Ale, Behemoth Imperial Stout, Oktoberfest, Vienna Lager, Wee Heavy Scotch Ale, Munich Dunkel, Am. Amber, Smoked English Barleywine, Smoked Porter & Dunkelweizen '12.. whole lot more.....
  • Quaker Oat Stout, Behemoth Imperial Stout, English ESB, Indian Brown Ale, Oatmeal Stout '11, Wee Heavy Scotch Ale, Hot Walker Mild Bitter & Garden Variety Brown and a whole lot more......
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  • Posted in thread: Pitching Beer on Wine Lees and Oak cubes on 04-02-2014 at 11:21 PM
    I just finished bottling 6 gallons of Shiraz and have the wine lees and med. toast Hungarian
    oak cubes set aside to use in an upcoming brew. Having never done this before I was hoping to
    find some adv...

  • Posted in thread: Orange Honey Hefeweizen on 06-21-2013 at 11:34 AM
    It's a matter of your taste so just be sure to add small incremental amounts until it suits
    your taste buds. I need to do this one again. I have some 'skeeter pee' that I'm considering
    mixing with a w...

  • Posted in thread: Orange Honey Hefeweizen on 05-24-2013 at 07:40 PM
    You should be just fine with 5 weeks head start, and yes its best enjoyed young. Make sure you
    start soaking your orange zest now too as it will also take awhile to extract the volatile

  • Posted in thread: 2013's How many gal of homebrew in 2013 on 05-16-2013 at 06:18 PM
    +10 gallons of Cream Ale=23,622

  • Posted in thread: Orange Honey Hefeweizen on 05-16-2013 at 05:20 PM
    A small amount of vodka isn't going to change the flavor of 5 gallons of beer. However, I
    personally recommend grain alcohol; mine had no flavor at all other than the orange.

  • Posted in thread: Anyway to fix a overly sweet beer? on 01-25-2013 at 03:24 PM
    There were many good suggestions in this thread, but I ended up pitching it out. Wasn't worth
    the hassle, and was just easier to replace it with good stuff.

  • Posted in thread: Clone Brews book- Celebrator Doppelbock recipe on 12-20-2012 at 11:25 AM
    Umm good!!It came out with a very complex flavor profile. A bit chocolatey, not bitter, smooth,
    rich, quite tasty. I mentioned hot alcohol taste when it was young, that flavor disappeared
    after about ...

  • Posted in thread: How close is your (L)HBS on 07-31-2012 at 02:42 AM
    Half mile. :^)

  • Posted in thread: Pre-cook oats for american brown ale? on 07-26-2012 at 09:37 PM
    Should I mill them too?No need to mill. Oats have no hull to crack; the starch in oats is
    already easily accessible.

  • Posted in thread: Canning Wort for Starters on 07-24-2012 at 11:44 PM
    So any mixture of these would also be fine?IMO, yes. I might not use wheat unless it's a wheat
    beer, otherwise sny mix of base to make 1.040 wort is fine. A starter is too small to affect
    outcome of t...

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Fermenting: Hefeweizen Secondary/Lagering:Oktoberfest & Doppelbock, Bottled: Am. Amber, ESB, JC Dubbel, Behemoth Imperial Stout, Wee Heavy Scotch Ale, Lefty Vienna Lager, Hefeweizen, Sm. Barleywine, Sm. Porter, Dunkelweizen & Helles Bock, Nut Brown, Cream Stout Kegged: Trippel, Cream Stout, Belgian IPA '13, Nut Brown Ale, Am. Amber, Hot Walker Pale Ale

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