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    ABOUT ME

  • BS+ level background in Chemistry, Physics, Math, Photography, and Business.
  • Beer,Computers,Sailing,Cooking
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  • Always been curious and interested in brewing and then suddenly my wife buys me a whole Extract setup... For 4 years I've been making extract beers with partial mashes, and getting more serious about brewing better and different beers. A year ago I moved into AG and love being able to control the whole process.
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  • Posted in thread: Help?! Hydrometer broke... on 07-11-2014 at 04:32 AM
    Sorry about your hydrometer. Make sure to visit the broken hydrometer thread and add yours to
    the count, with its story of demise.If you're brewing extract it really doesn't matter, as long
    as your wa...

  • Posted in thread: DIY Fail... on 07-11-2014 at 04:19 AM
    I brewed today , laid yeast on water for 15mins , stir a bit for 15 mins , pitched the yeast,
    air lock going in 2.5 hours. Stir plate ?:off:That's dry yeast, the cell count is quite high
    already when ...

  • Posted in thread: Who watches brew dogs on esquire? on 07-11-2014 at 03:59 AM
    It's all about the nipples... they ARE dogs!

  • Posted in thread: Best place for Keg tubing? on 07-11-2014 at 02:02 AM
    I just got my order in from RiteBrew.com. Prices were excellent and shipping very reasonable
    and only 2 days standard. So I ordered all of the dispensing parts for the upcoming 6-tap
    keezer. I had the...

  • Posted in thread: Brewing FAILS. Post them here on 07-10-2014 at 08:46 PM
    Pouring first runnings into kettle with the valve still open. Luckily the sparge water vessel
    is catching it... with 6 gallons of sparge water in it.

  • Posted in thread: Achieving Low FG with US-05 on 07-10-2014 at 07:36 PM
    I've noticed getting higher attenuation with used US-05 than with re-hydrated fresh. I've had
    many get stuck at 1.020-1.024 coming from around 1.070-1.075 OG until I made a starter from
    re-hydrated US...

  • Posted in thread: How effective is the drill with mixing paddles on 07-10-2014 at 05:09 PM
    However, not as effective as a cheap O2 cylinder and a stone.+1Plus less chance on introducing
    infection from your drill/mixer apparatus hovering over an open fermentor.

  • Posted in thread: Aging in plastic - best worst option for aging Belgian Dark Strong Ale on 07-10-2014 at 04:48 PM
    2-3 months in your primary bucket would be fine, longer than that I would rack it off the yeast
    to prevent autolysis and funky off-flavors. You may also want to use the yeast for another
    batch.The mai...

  • Posted in thread: Moldy Mash Paddle :( on 07-10-2014 at 01:41 PM
    [...] All my brew gear had nice fuzzy mold all over it. [...]Sorry to hear that happened, it's
    not a pretty sight. As mentioned before, pretty much everything can be cleaned and "demolded"
    easily with...

  • Posted in thread: DC Area Group Buy #9 on 07-10-2014 at 01:05 PM
    Hey guys! Can I please get 1x CRI1001 Crisp Finest Maris Otter Ale 25 kg (55 lb)1x CAS1002
    Château Pilsen 2-Row 25 Kg (55 Lb.)1x CAS1016 Château Munich Light® 25 Kg (55 Lb.)1x RAH1002
    Rahr Standard 2-...

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Preparing: 2♥'d Clone | Framboise Clone | Raging Bitch Clone #3 | Tank 7 Saison Clone | Fresh Squeezed IPA | Venturing into some Sours, finally... Fermenting: Arrogant Bastard Clone | ESB Dry hopping: Barrel Aging: Old Treacle Mine On tap: Belgian Wit {1st place @ Free State Homebrew Guild Wheat Beer Comp.} | Black Butte Porter Clone | Pocahontas Pumpkin Ale Kicked: Raging Bitch Clone #2 | Citra Wheat Saison | Rosemary Wheat Saison | Great Lakes Christmas Ale Clone | Caramel Amber Ale
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