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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: How much washed yeast to use in a starter? on 01-17-2017 at 03:51 AM
    Needed 387 b cells of lager yeast for 5.5 gal of 1.050 wort.Pitching 180 b cells (120 ml
    harvested slurry, estimated 1.5 b/ml) in 2.5 liter of 1.040 starter wort should yield around
    432 b cells. Harve...

  • Posted in thread: DIY Mash Paddle Wood? on 01-16-2017 at 08:28 PM
    Given the relatively short contact time with the mash, I would use it. It's going to be
    beautiful! Almost too nice for that purpose.Just soak in some hot PBW once in awhile to
    "neutralize" whatever oi...

  • Posted in thread: Taking PH readings. on 01-16-2017 at 07:09 PM
    You perform a test mash with say a pound (or even less) of your grist mix, and calculated
    brewing salt and acid additions in your water (e.g., bru'nwater). You test pH after 20 and 40
    minutes. You onl...

  • Posted in thread: Giveaway for Inkbird 1500W temperature controller on 01-16-2017 at 06:17 PM

  • Posted in thread: popped off the pa nel cover today and my house panel is completely full! CRAP! on 01-16-2017 at 05:48 PM
    Also check for obsolete breakers that may be removed. Such as those from old resistance
    baseboard heaters, under cabinet heaters, etc.Definitely run a 50A, perhaps more if you need
    heat and AC in ther...

  • Posted in thread: Hoppy Wheat Stuck! on 01-16-2017 at 05:03 PM
    After 45 days any (non-sour) beer should be done. An FG of 1.023 is pretty high for US-05.How
    does it taste? If it's good, then FG is immaterial. I brew Wheat IPAs that are in the 1.020
    range (Little ...

  • Posted in thread: Free bottle caps!!! on 01-16-2017 at 02:50 PM
    Very noble and innovative idea! I just hope the shipping isn't going to put you in the poor
    house.I'll yield my state's participation to someone else.

  • Posted in thread: Hoppy Wheat Stuck! on 01-16-2017 at 02:07 PM
    Refractometers can be as accurate as hydrometers, and agreed, it's easier to take a few drops
    out than a 4-6 oz sample. But it won't hurt to have a hydrometer to calibrate against.I use a

  • Posted in thread: Which water agents are neccessary on 01-16-2017 at 01:42 PM
    Depends on the water you have, but definitely gypsum, calcium chloride, and Epsom salt are the
    most common. Baking soda occasionally.You definitely need an acid, like phosphoric acid or
    lactic acid, o...

  • Posted in thread: Friggin worst brew day on 01-16-2017 at 06:11 AM
    This surely goes on record! Blowing the carboy at the end of the ordeal totally sealed it.Very
    brave to come forward, so sorry for what happened!

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