VIEW MY

JimRausch

Gift Premium Subscription To JimRausch

Join Date:

01-17-2012

Last Activity:

04-19-2015 8:12 PM

Age:

58 years old

Likes Given: 155

150 Likes on 132 Posts 

    ABOUT ME

  • Relative newbie.rn1st batch brewed 12/26/11(Christmas present)rnI can sense a new obsessive hobby...........
  • Scouting,hiking,camping,music
  • Veterinarian
  • same
  • eclectic- jazz,folk,some pop, classical, singer-songwriter
  • Lord of the Rings trilogy
  • currently BBT
  • varied interests
  • too many to list
  • Have been thinking about brewing since I found a Hop vine at an old abandoned homestead 3 years ago, and transplanted it home. It grows up the side of my house.rnMy wife finally took the hint and got me a 'Truebrew' kit for Christmas 2011. 1st brew was an 'Oktoberfest' on 12/26. Surprised me by being quite tasty.
  • Upcoming in next month:rn1. Irish Redrn2.'Kitchen Sink' Stoutrnthen prior to summer, a cream ale, and a 'Blue Moon' clone. Probably will want to do a porter or brown ale as well.rnThen Fall will be an Alt, back to back with 'Ben's Double Alt', followed by another Oktoberfest and maybe a bock.rnFall
  • nothing at this point
  • Cascadian Dark Lager thats been lagering for a month now. Probably bottle in another 2 weeks.
  • Since 9/12:rn'Ben's Double Alt'rnCiderrn'Loghouse Honey Porter'rn'Novemberfest'rn'New Years Special Bitter'
  • none
  • Male
  • Married
  • Ellsworth
  • Maine

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Need advice for approachable beer on 04-16-2015 at 02:10 AM
    Biermuncher's Centennial Blonde would make a great choice. Another one easily accessible for
    the general public is Wayne/Nilo's Blue Moon clone. It always goes over great with my BMC
    drinking family, ...

  • Posted in thread: Forgot to add Candi Sugar, need advice on 04-13-2015 at 12:48 AM
    With Big Belgians it's often fairly standard to add the sugar after 2-3 days. Gets the yeast
    working on the more complex malt sugars before they gobble the easy dextrose and sucrose. So,
    for your sais...

  • Posted in thread: Frementing/LAgering a Bock on 04-12-2015 at 02:00 AM
    I just started drinking a Bock that I brewed back on 12/27/14. Fermented at 45-50 for 1 week,
    then warmed her up to 65 for the 2nd week for a D-rest. Wasn't ready to rack it yet, so kept
    her at 60 for...

  • Posted in thread: Debate over Tap Water on 04-12-2015 at 12:52 AM
    Tyco- you're right. Your buddy's crazy. So now you'll have to take everything he says under
    advisement. :mug:

  • Posted in thread: First Brew on 04-12-2015 at 12:24 AM
    Welcome Jay.1st brew a Tripel- ambitious. Hope she turns out as well as you expect! :mug:

  • Posted in thread: Carafa Special III for color on 04-11-2015 at 08:38 PM
    At what point is this beer? If it's not at the serving stage, then I'd wait and not panic.
    There are so many changes during fermentation and conditioning. Less than 1 oz. in a 5G batch
    seems like spit...

  • Posted in thread: Temperature control question on 04-11-2015 at 08:30 PM
    My viewpoint, and my practice, is to do whatever needed to control the temp in the range
    needed. I am, like you, living in a Northern cold (sometimes damn cold) climate. I generally
    control temps pret...

  • Posted in thread: Messed up my first all grain brew on 04-09-2015 at 08:43 PM
    If I'm gonna go down adding the dme road how much water should I use and should I siphon some
    out and add to the brew or should I use purified water.Wondering that myself, as I don't know
    how dissolva...

  • Posted in thread: Messed up my first all grain brew on 04-09-2015 at 08:33 PM
    I think adding to much water is what are I went wrong. The recipe called for the batch being 6
    gallons so I added enough water to get there. I think it would have turned out for if I stuck
    with 5 gall...

  • Posted in thread: Messed up my first all grain brew on 04-09-2015 at 08:30 PM
    P.S. This is the perfect reason to take a preboil SG, doing the math, and figuring out what
    your postboil SG will be. That way, if you are low, you can correct it by adding some DME late
    boil.

FORUM SIGNATURE
Primary: nada Cold Conditioning: nada Bottle conditioning: Loghouse Honey Porter,February IR Drinking: Batch 50 Bock,December Marzen,Black Friday Vienna,Winter Solstice Moon,Ben's Doublealt,Jim's Altbier, Gunslinger Cranberry Graf, Waldo Lake Amber,Apricot moon, La Fin de L'Annee, Das Terminator Dopplebock, several others
0 COMMENTS
POST A COMMENT

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS