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12-15-2008

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02-13-2013 9:55 AM

    ABOUT ME

  • Alabama
  • biking,kayaking
  • Began home brewing in 1998.
    Years of Extract and PM and taking a hiatus due to children.
    Started all grain 2009.
  • Male
  • Married

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  • Posted in thread: Alabama Homebrew Legalization on 09-05-2010 at 04:54 AM
    I can only see one way out, and it's fairly messy. From what I've read in this thread and
    others, barring some huge change in Alabama politics there's a path to success, if homebrewers
    have the stomac...

  • Posted in thread: My ProAm Experience... on 08-10-2010 at 06:50 PM
    Homemade grant (a grant is used between the lauter tun and ketter so the pump isn't sucking the
    grain bed out of the lauter tun. Gravity feeds the grant and you pump out of the grant into the
    kettle)G...

  • Posted in thread: Stepping up your volumes on 08-05-2010 at 08:40 PM
    I've got a 20 gal. aluminum pot for my HLT, a 60 qt cooler with copper manifold for mash and
    lauter tun and a 15.5 gal keggle. I went with this setup for the same purpose as you. I
    probably do half an...

  • Posted in thread: Consistently Contaminated Beer on 07-19-2010 at 07:22 PM
    Hi:Just to clarify, it happens after a week in a plastic bucket in primary fermentation, but
    only with beer I brew I had a friend brew beer at a local primary and I put it in my buckets
    and carboys an...

  • Posted in thread: Do you use a starter? on 07-19-2010 at 07:13 PM
    When using liquid yeast and I'm starting from a vial or smack pack. I've reused yeast a few
    times and have started planning my brews around using lower gravity beer to grow yeast for my
    higher gravity...

  • Posted in thread: Damn hard-to-describe reoccurring off-flavor! on 07-13-2010 at 03:21 PM
    I suggest either making a starter or using more than one vial of yeast. Here's a handy
    pitching calculator that shows how many cells you need for a specific OG- could also try
    Safale S-05 dry yeast...

  • Posted in thread: Damn hard-to-describe reoccurring off-flavor! on 07-12-2010 at 03:46 PM
    With your description it could be a number of things so I'll start with the water.How do you
    get your water(sink, spigot) and do you treat it (filter, 5.2, brewing salts, campden tablets,
    let it sit f...

  • Posted in thread: Belgian Pale Ale on 07-01-2010 at 04:57 PM
    Brewing this recipe soon. Did you toast your flaked oats? I toasted some last night for the
    first time and like the smell and taste.

  • Posted in thread: When we talk about fermentation temperature, what exactly do we mean? on 06-15-2010 at 09:40 PM
    But I also found that the temperature will never be different by more than 1 degF for a carboy
    immersed in water. So, I use the temperature controlled water bath technique.That's good to
    hear. This is...

  • Posted in thread: Pump logistics on 06-14-2010 at 10:23 PM
    This may end up getting edited b/c I've never tried to add a link to a post.This thread,
    stainless-steel-quick-disconnects talks about and gives the part number for McMaster Carr quick
    disconnects. Al...

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Quote: Originally Posted by d510addict View Post Also while I've never had home brew beer I too would find it hard to believe that a homebrew could be better than a fresh pint of tracktown honey orange wheat.
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