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  • Blaine, MN
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  • American Wheat, Dunkleweizen, Doppelbock, Dry Irish Stout
  • RyePA, Hard Lemonade
  • Marubozo's RIS, Yooper's Welch's concord wine, Bamberg-style rauchbier, Yooper's oatmeal stout (2nd batch), Edwort's Apfelwein (3rd batch), Revvy's Vienna lager, Patersbier
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  • Posted in thread: Things about your co-workers that annoy you on 02-11-2016 at 07:38 PM
    Any HR types want to interpret this annoying bit of sentence construction?"Possesses and
    applies both specific and broad knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of the field
    of specializati...

  • Posted in thread: Greetings from France on 02-11-2016 at 12:22 AM
    Where in France?Welcome to the forum, from Minnesota!

  • Posted in thread: I said Good Day..... on 02-11-2016 at 12:19 AM
    Welcome to the forum, from Minnesota!I'm with you on the great beer and scotch. Cheers!

  • Posted in thread: Things I need. on 02-11-2016 at 12:13 AM
    If you want stainless, look at the Concord kettles on Amazon. Very reasonably priced and
    well-built. I think the 60 qt. version is around $100.Otherwise, nothing wrong with aluminum if
    you want to sav...

  • Posted in thread: How many of you have moved to no-secondary? on 02-11-2016 at 12:04 AM
    I stopped after reading something like this in the directions "keep in primary for 2 weeks then
    transfer to secondary for 6 weeks then bottle. If you're not using a secondary keep in primary
    for anoth...

  • Posted in thread: How many of you have moved to no-secondary? on 02-10-2016 at 11:13 PM
    I only use a secondary for beers that require long periods of aging, like barleywines, RIS,
    etc. I can't think of another situation where I would secondary. Not even dry hopping, as I
    usually do that ...

  • Posted in thread: Hello From Michigan on 02-10-2016 at 07:33 PM
    Welcome to the forum, from Minnesota!Don't give up on that beer. Sometimes there will be little
    visible activity and yet the yeast will be munching away. Take a gravity reading in a couple
    weeks. That...

  • Posted in thread: Hello from Maryland on 02-10-2016 at 07:29 PM
    Welcome to the forum, from Minnesota!

  • Posted in thread: 8.5 gallon kettle on 02-10-2016 at 07:15 PM
    With a 9.5 lb grain bill you should be OK. Total mash volume should be about 7.5 gallons or so.

  • Posted in thread: This Really Annoys Me Pet Peeve Thread on 02-10-2016 at 12:22 AM
    How about if we say heat the water to 170, we know it's degrees? You're not going to heat it to
    170 sparrows.I get a kick when TV and radio announcers say "it's ___ degrees outside." Like we
    were expe...

Alcohol a problem? Nope. It's always worked for me.