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  • Beekeeping,Birdwatching,anything outdoors
  • Real Estate Developer
  • Blues, folk and acoustic
  • "Treasure of the Sierra Madre", "Twelve Angry Men"
  • "House", "Mad Men"
  • American Homebrewers Association, Brandon Bootleggers Homebrew Club
  • Typical garage all-grain brewer. 10 gallon Igloo, banjo burner, 10 gallon kettle, 50' immersion chiller, buckets and Better Bottles, 7.2 chest freezer with Johnson analog controller for fermentation. I don't keg, partially because I enjoy having lots of different beers available at any time.
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  • Posted in thread: doh!, forgot to add bottling yeast on 10-06-2014 at 08:50 PM
    I, too, think you're just fine. I never reyeast, even with big beers. I would, though, if I
    were you, open ONE of those bottles now and transfer it into a plastic soda bottle with a screw
    on cap. Befo...

  • Posted in thread: New Danstar Belle Saison Dry Yeast? on 09-18-2014 at 01:55 PM
    Fellas,I made the Saison recipe from Brewing Classic Styles and pitched Belle Saison.The beer
    did not taste any good on its own. I mixed it with a batch of Belgian Wit with coriander and
    orange peel. ...

  • Posted in thread: First sour not as expected on 09-08-2014 at 01:36 PM
    Sorry but see my edited OP to see if it changes opinions I understand it can take a long time
    to age.I had assumed you meant 2013. My opinion was based on that. I still say let it ride.
    It's still a y...

  • Posted in thread: First sour not as expected on 09-05-2014 at 08:39 PM
    I'd let it ride. Be patient. It sounds as if you're really just beginning to develop the brett
    character. Let it develop. Let some of those acids, in the presence of alcohol, convert to
    esters and mor...

  • Posted in thread: What's on your bookshelf? on 08-28-2014 at 07:42 PM
    It's a portrayal of early Marxism. As such, it was even banned in China for something like 25
    years.Sometimes you gotta read between the lines ;-)C'mon. Name one credible source for that
    other than th...

  • Posted in thread: What's on your bookshelf? on 08-22-2014 at 03:59 PM
    "I thought to myself": my all-time favorite redundancy.

  • Posted in thread: American Sour Beer Book! on 07-30-2014 at 09:00 PM
    I know a lot of homebrewers and I read much more than most. I've been through Tonsmeire's book
    twice and spent hours more rereading and referencing. This book is rich with information,

  • Posted in thread: What to upgrade next? on 07-30-2014 at 03:01 PM
    The answer to the question is, always: Look hard at your results and ask yourself "what is it
    about my beer that I really most need or want to improve?" Then determine how a little money
    spent might h...

  • Posted in thread: 2 Mashes for one large batch???? on 07-24-2014 at 07:26 PM
    Just convert and rinse, controlling the volume of runnings. Yes, that's the way I did it.
    Converted in two vessels, a simple bucket and the mash tun, then consecutively sparged the two
    mashes in the t...

  • Posted in thread: 2 Mashes for one large batch???? on 07-24-2014 at 04:42 PM
    I've split a mash between my cooler mash tun and a bucket with good results. Batch sparged the
    mash in the tun, emptied it, dumped the kettle mash in the tun, batch sparged it, all set. If
    you're tryi...


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