Progressive Brewing

Gift Premium Subscription To IslandLizard

Join Date:


Last Activity:

12-18-2014 10:41 PM


58 years old

Likes Given: 1176

372 Likes on 334 Posts 


  • BS+ level background in Chemistry, Physics, Math, Photography, and Business.
  • Beer,Computers,Sailing,Cooking
  • Data Management, Digital Imaging, Photographer
  • Progressive Rock, Early Music, Baroque, Classical, Soundtracks
  • Films!
  • Suits, The Good Wife, Criminal Minds, Iron Chef, Chopped
  • AHA, C.R.A.B.S.
  • 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.
  • In signature
  • In signature
  • In signature
  • In signature
  • In signature
  • Male
  • Married
  • Pasadena
  • MD


  • Posted in thread: 3rd Ruined Batch. Please help... on 12-19-2014 at 04:41 AM
    That's a bunch of awesome info, IslandLizard. Much appreciated. Didn't know any of that about
    iodine, bromine or halogens. I always get a really good rolling boil for at least an hour, so I
    don't thin...

  • Posted in thread: cheapest grain mill on 12-19-2014 at 04:05 AM
    Ignoring the broke ass fools who use the piece of ****, you can get a real mill for twice the
    cost and have a real mill....forever. Buy grain precrushed till you can save enough allowance
    to get a rea...

  • Posted in thread: 3rd Ruined Batch. Please help... on 12-19-2014 at 03:24 AM
    It's quite a puzzle. If you rinsed all your equipment well after using bleach, there can't be
    more than only a trace left, unless your fermenters soaked it up. Your sake river water is
    fresh and untai...

  • Posted in thread: 3rd Ruined Batch. Please help... on 12-18-2014 at 11:55 PM
    I think you're right, bleach and hot water may just not be doing it. I'll have to get some PBW
    or something when I'm in the States. [...]This whole issue has made me rethink my sanitation
    regime in ge...

  • Posted in thread: Kegging Carb Advice on 12-18-2014 at 01:18 PM
    I've smoothed the sharp edges on the opening of all my kegs with a dremel tool or fine wet/dry
    sandpaper. They can be razor sharp.Did you get blood in that beer you were kegging? You could
    get chopped...

  • Posted in thread: Tap water for mixing sanitizer? on 12-18-2014 at 12:54 PM
    I WAS referring to using hot water from the tap to mix my Starsan with. I assumed hot would be
    better than cold so that the "wet heat" would help sanitize. My gas hot water heater produces
    water that ...

  • Posted in thread: Tap water for mixing sanitizer? on 12-17-2014 at 05:32 PM
    Hey 1brewbeer2, I appologize in advance as I haven't read all the replies that everyone else
    posted, so someone may have already written the same thing.The amount of chlorine in the
    Starsan solution i...

  • Posted in thread: Tap water for mixing sanitizer? on 12-17-2014 at 05:19 PM
    Potassium Metabisulfite....the powdered form of Campden tablets. Primarily used for keeping
    sulfite levels in wine.The knife is for breaking campden tablets....I would presume.Meta...
    exactly.The knif...

  • Posted in thread: Coleman 48-Quart Cooler Mash Tun - Detailed Parts List with Receipt on 12-17-2014 at 02:24 PM
    Okay. I thought coolers were supposed to be much better for extraction efficiency. I might make
    the switch from BIAB to cooler since I have a spare but at least I know this going in.As long
    as you sta...

  • Posted in thread: Tap water for mixing sanitizer? on 12-17-2014 at 01:17 PM
    I'm so glad you've found the likely source of the problem.Maybe distilled water is not just
    what it promises to be and they add chlorine or chloramides to it after processing or when
    packaging. I've a...

  • Chesapeake Real Ale Brewers Society
    Chesapeake Real Ale Brewers Society
Following Stats
Preparing: Framboise Clone | Arrogant Bastard Clone | Raging Bitch Clone #3 | Tank 7 Saison Clone | Fresh Squeezed IPA | Sours Fermenting: Dry hopping: Aging: Old Treacle Mine ==> Oud Bruin On tap: Belgian Wit {1st place @FSH Guild Wheat Beer Comp.} | Pocahontas Pumpkin Ale Kicked: 2.3♥'d | ESB | Sketchy Bastard | Black Butte Porter Clone | Raging Bitch Clone #2 | Citra Wheat Saison | Rosemary Wheat Saison | Great Lakes Christmas Ale Clone | Caramel Amber Ale

Newest Threads