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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: 20 lb of sugar and a jar of yeast nutrient on 11-24-2015 at 04:44 PM
    I'm using DAP now since it's easier than a 2 stage process.I add the DAP at the beginning since
    the sugar needs an acid and 30 minutes of 220F to invert so it doesn't recrystallize.I find my
    syrups co...

  • Posted in thread: Why is commercial beer getting more expensive? on 11-23-2015 at 04:10 PM
    Great thread!I'm pretty appalled too at the price of craft beer. My wife picked up a few
    6-packs at the local beer store. $16.99 each for Ballast Point's Grapefruit Sculpin (bottles),
    and Burley Oak's...

  • Posted in thread: Question about brewing in buckets on 11-23-2015 at 12:37 PM
    I've been using buckets exclusively since I started brewing, 2.5 years now. There was a period
    of time I was racking to secondary and I used plastic carboys then but I no longer rack to
    secondary.I ty...

  • Posted in thread: Question about brewing in buckets on 11-23-2015 at 12:15 PM
    I've been using carboys; some glass and some plastic. I bottle directly from the primary,
    unless the trub is fluffy and stirs-up when I pick up the carboy (in that case, I'll rack to a
    different carbo...

  • Posted in thread: Question about brewing in buckets on 11-23-2015 at 03:18 AM
    Leave it in for 3 weeks or so. Don't even lift the lid.There's very little need for
    secondaries, unless you want to long term bulk age (2 months+). Even fruit additions and dry
    hopping can be done in ...

  • Posted in thread: Stainless steel kettle, Oxiclean free - damaged? on 11-21-2015 at 11:34 PM
    Yeah, it will take forever for the rivets to fail. If you don't like the way they look, you can
    always grind them off and replace them with SS bolts!You win the prize for the best suggestion!

  • Posted in thread: Question about brewing in buckets on 11-21-2015 at 11:31 PM
    Why remove the lid from a bucket until you're ready to package?Snake a skinny hose down the
    grommet hole to suck some beer out for a gravity/taste test. The headspace will remain almost
    undisturbed. F...

  • Posted in thread: Official Broken Hydrometer Count on 11-21-2015 at 04:24 PM
    2098 I was putting my hydrometer back in tube and when I dropped it in, the bottom came out and
    it smashed on the concrete. My new one only has 1 cap.Those double stopper storage tubes are
    roundout CR...

  • Posted in thread: Keg will not pour.... on 11-21-2015 at 03:19 AM
    I think it's the poppet's spring that's too long/too tight. The QD's spring can't push it down
    far enough. It's the balance between the 2 springs that keeps it open.Are those universal
    poppets on your...

  • Posted in thread: Expanding CO2 Regulator on 11-20-2015 at 11:48 PM
    How many different pressures do you want to serve at? That's how many regulators you'll need,
    either primary or secondary ones.Now one could get by using different line lengths, in-line
    flow restricto...

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