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  • BS+ level background in Chemistry, Physics, Math, Photography, and Business.
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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: Keezer issue: Compressor on, no cold on 02-09-2016 at 06:09 PM
    Wow! You couldn't pay a service man to do all that in this day and age. Still, manufacturing
    defects should be covered, no matter what you did to that freezer that didn't involve that
    failing area. :)...

  • Posted in thread: Ball-Lock Quick Disconnects: Exploded View on 02-09-2016 at 04:12 PM
    Another tid bit. That o-ring on the valve does come off for cleaning (yes!) or lubing and can
    be replaced. I pried it loose with my finger nail, going around the top groove, it then flopped
    over the l...

  • Posted in thread: To Top Off Or Not on 02-09-2016 at 03:52 PM
    I only top off if I didn't hit my targeted OG (if the OG was too high). I never adjust for
    volume.What others said, example I brewed yesterday and had more boil off than usual and ended
    up at about 4....

  • Posted in thread: Steeping non-steeping grains (ZDC recipe) on 02-09-2016 at 03:13 PM
    The information I've found indicates that Munich 10 has enough diastatic power to barely
    self-convert, but could not convert anything else along with it. I suspect Munich 20 could not
    even self-conver...

  • Posted in thread: Belgian Dark Recipe Feedback on 02-09-2016 at 02:45 PM
    [...] I'll do that, if the heat treatment doesn't work out. So I could take a (cheaper) dry
    yeast, the one you mentioned and it wouldn't change too much this late in the game? Because I
    really like wh...

  • Posted in thread: Steeping non-steeping grains (ZDC recipe) on 02-09-2016 at 02:20 PM
    Apparently, @IslandLizard is correct about Munich 10L needing to be mashed. I was (incorrectly)
    assuming it was just the Munich version of Crystal 10. It does indeed need to be mashed. I'm
    surprised i...

  • Posted in thread: Steeping non-steeping grains (ZDC recipe) on 02-09-2016 at 01:53 PM
    You've got 2 pounds of malt in that recipe that need to be mashed: Munich, Carafoam, and
    Melanoiden. If you bought Munich 20 it does not have enough "diastatic power" (DP) convert all
    those. Some base...

  • Posted in thread: Steeping non-steeping grains (ZDC recipe) on 02-09-2016 at 01:35 PM
    All Munich needs to be mashed, as does Vienna, biscuit malts (e.g., Victory), Carapils and
    Carafoam, etc. Just looked at your recipe, it also contains Melanoiden which also needs
    mashing.The differenc...

  • Posted in thread: Another nearly extinct beer worthy of note on 02-08-2016 at 12:35 PM
    Most of the remaining gruit herbs came in while I was out yesterday. Still waiting on the
    spruce essence & sweet gale. be finally brewing this one next weekend.That's a lot of great
    spices and herbs!...

  • Posted in thread: Things I need. on 02-08-2016 at 11:49 AM
    How are you going to heat that kettle?

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