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    ABOUT ME

  • Santa Rosa, CA
  • I spend a lot of time thinking about yeast byproducts. I also make sure to do as much research as my liver can handle.
  • Fermenting stuff
  • Makeh de wine
  • Good music, not that crap they call emo...
  • This list goes on for days, horror, drama, suspense, thriller, comedies, fantasy...yada yada
  • Family Guy
  • Gardening books, Orson Scott Card - Enders Game
  • Beer
  • Beer
  • Never use the stuff.
  • Loads of stuff that lasts about three weeks.
  • Beer
  • Male
  • In a Relationship

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  • Posted in thread: 65% efficiency with corona mill how many more turns? on 02-09-2012 at 04:52 PM
    Give it a quarter twist and go from there. I agree though, an extra pound of grain beats a
    stuck sparge any day of the week. I get damn spot on 70% consistently and don't care about more
    or less with ...

  • Posted in thread: Finally brewed again on 02-07-2012 at 06:01 PM
    Welcome back! I just returned with stout as well after nine months. Bottling this week I think.

  • Posted in thread: Rain day = Brew Day! First IPA on 02-05-2012 at 04:07 PM
    You might look into two things. I don't like more than 10% tops crystal, more often like 5%.
    Next is you are really trying to make a big IPA with the gravity that high, almost IIPA. Try to
    start out c...

  • Posted in thread: Any wine collectors out there. What did i find? on 02-05-2012 at 03:52 PM
    That second one looks to be a German white made by budweiser's anheiser. Se how it says Mosel
    saur ruwar or something like that? Also the qualitatswein means wine. You should email
    Budweiser to find b...

  • Posted in thread: Russian River Pliny The Younger-Today!!! on 02-04-2012 at 06:32 PM
    drove by this morning at 9:30 and the line was around the block. Hopocalypse at Drakes releases
    today. I love Febrewary!

  • Posted in thread: bunch of screw offs... on 01-31-2012 at 05:44 AM
    I corked sixty gallons in screw cap bottles and it works just fine.

  • Posted in thread: Fermentation, cold crash, age, carb? on 01-28-2012 at 09:41 PM
    Yeah, primary for a week, clarification/dry hop for a week to ten days, cold crash three days
    and you have beer. Unless it is over 1.070, that is my process for everything. That being said,
    I make sur...

  • Posted in thread: First brew in Nine Months on 01-28-2012 at 09:31 PM
    Just checked and sitting at 1.018 and beginning D-rest to finish out the ferm to around 1.016.
    Trying hard to get the temp up, been a cool time in the mornings with the garage sitting close
    to 45-52, ...

  • Posted in thread: Increasing batch size w/All Grain on 01-24-2012 at 09:57 PM
    You know, if you are going to plan on doing more than your kettle can afford, don't add water.
    Sparge off an additional amount to be boiled in a separate pot while your main amount is
    cruising along. ...

  • Posted in thread: Is my crush too fine? on 01-22-2012 at 05:04 PM
    What Forrest said is the most true in my eyes. Not rinsing or having too much no-rinse can give
    that taste. My early bottled beer had that and by letting my bottles and bottling equipment dry
    fully it...

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