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  • Eugene, OR
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  • I bought my first brewkit with my christmas money. I did 3 extract batches and then read up on all-grain brewing and was converted. I currently have a 10-gal rubbermaid MLT w/ stainless steel braid, a 7 gallon aluminum pot, a bajou-classic propane burner and about six 6-gal carboys. Pending on how busy I am this term, I've befriended a local brewery (oakshire) and may spend some of my spare time there cleaning kegs and learning the ins-and-outs of the industry.

    Currently enrolled at the University of Oregon as a bio major, hoping to use it as a stepping stone into the brewing industry (fermentation science is awesome.) I eventually want to learn how to make some bomb-ass sauerkraut and kim-chi.
  • Planetary Pumpkin Pale Ale
  • Large Hadron IPA, OctoberFAST, 08/08/08 RIS.
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  • Posted in thread: Keg System Balancing / Foamy Beer on 05-30-2010 at 07:27 PM
    I asked the guy at my LHBS, and he said there may be some junk in my dip-tube. We'll see if a
    good scrubbing resolves the problem...

  • Posted in thread: Keg System Balancing / Foamy Beer on 05-28-2010 at 02:45 AM
    Thanks for the help all!I just purged the CO2 and then set it to 2psi as you suggested YB. The
    beer is a bit undercarbed.I also forgot to mention that, in the current setup, I can fill a
    pint with foa...

  • Posted in thread: Keg System Balancing / Foamy Beer on 05-27-2010 at 04:14 AM
    Hey All,I'm relatively new to kegging and I'm having a beast of a time getting my beer to not
    be so foamy (all foam, really).I'm confused about this whole keg balancing thing and thinking
    it might be ...

  • Posted in thread: Starter from expired yeast on 04-10-2010 at 05:51 PM
    Thanks for the advice!I'll be buying some sachets of yeast today.Any advice of what I should do
    with the starter?

  • Posted in thread: Starter from expired yeast on 04-10-2010 at 04:53 PM
    Hey guys,So I'm brewing an IPA today and made a starter last night from a vial of expired
    yeast, hoping I could get it to come alive and ferment my brew today.I made about 1.8L starter
    using DME and s...

  • Posted in thread: Where is the best place to find a Grain Mill? on 10-19-2009 at 04:07 AM
    I have a crankandstein 2S. It's awesome for $76. You can either buy his hopper or build one
    yourself, then hook a drill up to the crank and off you go. Great crush, too! Not much more
    than a corona wi...

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  • Posted in thread: The cure for your short hose troubles on 10-19-2009 at 03:38 AM
    I'm also have excessive foam troubles with Perlicks, 5ft hose, and these stirrers...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast for an American Ale on 09-27-2009 at 10:00 PM
    Seconded..I use WLP001 in almost all my ales.

  • Posted in thread: Amylase enzyme and unmalted buckwheat on 09-23-2009 at 11:58 PM
    Just spit in the starch a bunch... amylase is found in your mouth :)