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  • Missouri
  • Hunting,Fishing,Brewing
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  • Started brewing in 06. Quit for about 12 months but returned to brewing in Nov of 08. Extract and partial mashes only. Converted to all grain in December of 08. Started planning a small hop project (30-200 plants) in December of 08.
  • Hefe
    Harvest Pumpkin Ale
  • BM's Centennial Blonde
    Cascade APA
    Cascarillo IPA
  • Russian Imperial Stout
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  • Posted in thread: E-Herms Beginner Question on 12-20-2010 at 02:28 AM
    If you want to use a HERMS to step mash, consider a stand alone heat exchanger, rather than
    using your HLT. My heat exchanger is a 2 gallon cooler with a 1500 watt element. I can much
    more quickly cha...

  • Posted in thread: E-Herms Beginner Question on 12-20-2010 at 02:16 AM
    Just dug up a nearly 2 year old post from Kal that answered all my questions. Sorry for the
    wasted post.It's funny I searched all day today while building my system in my head, and
    couldn't find the a...

  • Posted in thread: E-Herms Beginner Question on 12-20-2010 at 02:01 AM
    Ok, I know I'm overlooking this, and I've used the search function tirelessly and could
    probably find my answer in video format if I wasn't stuck on slow internet.When using an
    electric HERMs, after y...

  • Posted in thread: My first secondary. I officially HATE secondary on 02-11-2010 at 12:22 PM
    I had the same problems with the universal and sold bungs. Both would work their way out too
    often. So i bought the carboy caps on someones recommendation. The problem I had with those is
    that they di...

  • Posted in thread: Stuck clearing? on 02-05-2010 at 03:14 AM
    Yeah. I've used the gelatin before and it is an amazing product. I did heat to 180 and allow to
    cool to 80 before mixing. Tonight the beer still appears clear for the first 1/3 to 1/2 of the
    carboy, b...

  • Posted in thread: Stuck clearing? on 02-04-2010 at 01:18 AM
    Got home from work again tonight, and again it looks like the top 1/3 is clear, and cloudy the
    rest of the way down. Strange how there is a very clear delineation between the clear and
    cloudy. If it's...

  • Posted in thread: Stuck clearing? on 02-03-2010 at 12:13 PM
    I've never had this happen before, thought I'd throw it out here for the group.Three weeks ago
    I brewed an amarillo APA. i don't normally cold crash my beers, though I occassionally use
    gelatin fining...

  • Posted in thread: Planning 1st all grain, mash question on 01-31-2010 at 01:45 AM
    Either will work. Just the difference between mashing thin or mashing wet. I prefer a little
    "wetter" mash as it means less water I have to get up to temp before it's time to sparge.

  • Posted in thread: Hop bag removal? on 01-29-2010 at 04:42 PM
    I also bag my hop additions. I used to just toss in but since i often have leaf on hand I've
    gotten use to the bags. Now that i use the bags I use them for everything and love them. I
    leave all the ba...

  • Posted in thread: Another noobie overreaction? on 08-17-2009 at 11:52 PM
    Relax. I just brewed my 100th gallon of the year, (hefe) and it only "bubbled" for about 8 will be fine.

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