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02-06-2011

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01-13-2013 11:28 PM

    ABOUT ME

  • Brewing beer,philosophizing,family,writing/playing music
  • Been brewing extract since 2003, started all-grain (batch sparge) in January 2011. Good stuff... goooood stuff.
  • Hop(e)fulness IPA; Irish Red Ale
  • Smiling Sky Summer Pale Ale; Ahimsa Amber Ale
  • Don't use secondary anymore!
  • Smiling Sky Summer Pale Ale; Laughing Hyena Amber Ale
  • Male
  • Married
  • Fresno
  • CA

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Keg Cowboy- Free Shipping!! on 11-21-2011 at 05:47 AM
    Coupon please???

  • Posted in thread: Question about using a secondary on 05-25-2011 at 07:19 AM
    I have found that time makes beer clear. Not moving it from container to container.Amen! Though
    I would also add that cold crashing really helps too. I haven't used a secondary since my
    second batch, ...

  • Posted in thread: yeast to avoid? on 05-25-2011 at 07:07 AM
    Go to for nearly all American ales: US-05/WLP001 (I prefer Safale simply because a starter is
    not necessary). This is the yeast we use for every IPA, Pale Ale, and Amber... and it always
    does the tric...

  • Posted in thread: Batch Sparge, Pilsner malt, and Single Infusion Mash on 05-12-2011 at 11:31 PM
    First off, am I correct in believing Pilsner and Lager malts are the same thing?If so, can I do
    a single infusion batch sparge using 100% of either of those grains?

  • Posted in thread: How to change screen name? on 05-08-2011 at 07:22 PM
    We just changed the name of our brewery and I'm wondering if anyone knows how I might go about
    changing my HBT screen name and login?Thanks.

  • Posted in thread: Danstar Nottingham Slow starter??? on 05-02-2011 at 10:51 PM
    Yeah, I'd like some sort of fermentation temp control, especially since it can get to 100+ here
    during summer. Son of fermentation chamber??? Never heard of that. Any other (cheap) ideas
    besides ice w...

  • Posted in thread: Issues with White Labs California Ale Yeast? on 05-02-2011 at 05:39 PM
    Uhh.... I'm not going to say anything specific here but CO2/Alcohol ratio is determined by the
    chemical reaction occuring....Anyhoo.. Activity rates can vary for more reasons than you can
    count and in...

  • Posted in thread: Danstar Nottingham Slow starter??? on 05-02-2011 at 05:36 PM
    well... i've checked it multiple times, which i know goes totally against previously given
    advice :cross:... the results: certainly some krausen and the bubbles from it are breaking,
    indicating gas is...

  • Posted in thread: Danstar Nottingham Slow starter??? on 05-02-2011 at 05:35 AM
    I appreciate all the responses. One thing I forgot to mention: this is the first time I'm using
    a new 8 gallon BrewCraft fermenting bucket that has a surprisingly loose fitting lid (normal?).
    Perhaps ...

  • Posted in thread: Danstar Nottingham Slow starter??? on 05-02-2011 at 12:15 AM
    Brewed 2 batches yesterday, used SafeAle US-05 in the pale ale and Notty in the Amber. The pale
    is bubbling away in the primary and has been since early this afternoon (about 18 hours after
    pitching)....

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Keg 1: Smiling Sky Summer Pale Ale Keg 2: Laughing Hyena Amber Ale Primary 1: Smiling Sky Summer Pale Ale (it's good!) Primary 2: Ahimsa Amber Ale On Deck 1: Hop(e)fulness IPA On Deck 2: Irish Red Ale
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