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  • Started with wine making then moved to homebrewing with extract kits, in 2011 moved to all grain
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  • Posted in thread: How Rye I Am (Rye Saison) - 2011 - 1st Place Best of Show - HBT Comp on 04-11-2016 at 04:30 AM
    heh, im ready to put my rye saison in the kegerator so i was looking for a label to put over
    the tap and google search redirected me to this thread after locating cool label, i can not
    find the author...

  • Posted in thread: Belgian dubbel, 1st place DMC comp, 42/50 points on 11-07-2015 at 04:29 AM
    heh, just brew 11 gal of this last night, i did some modification to the original recipe last
    year and i wasnt crazy about results so this time is back to original recipe, making inverted
    sugar tomorr...

  • Posted in thread: Question about amount of sediment. on 07-26-2014 at 03:54 AM
    you would have to describe your process but from what i deduct from your post you got all grain
    kit and used it without mashing/lautering? that would explain the sediments

  • Posted in thread: 10G batch people. Describe your setup. on 06-27-2014 at 07:38 PM
    13.2 gal hlt, rectangular 48-52qt(not sure on size) cooler and 15gal kegel+two NG wok burners,
    one pump and CFC+lots of carboys from 6.5gal to 5

  • Posted in thread: Oak Spirals in a keg. on 02-25-2014 at 11:01 PM
    As davefleck said they are very strong, i think i put 1/3 or 1/4 of the spiral in to 5gal batch
    and i liked the subtle flavor after months of aging in RIS, i did the same for belgian dubbel
    and it was...

  • Posted in thread: The Pious - Westvleteren 12 style quad - multiple on 12-27-2013 at 03:01 PM
    I wouldn't, im big fan of 3711 strain but i find high gravity beers fermented with it lacking
    complexity and being alcohol forward

  • Posted in thread: Does anyone stir plate a primary? on 11-26-2013 at 10:44 PM
    I dont see how can you introduce more O2 by stirring wort/beer in close (airlock) carboy. There
    is O2 at the beginning of fermentation (dissolved in wort and in the headspace) but rather
    quickly this ...

  • Posted in thread: The Pious - Westvleteren 12 style quad - multiple on 11-21-2013 at 07:23 PM
    I hope a couple of quick comments on this is ok for review since high gravity stall has been a
    recurring topic:I think your pitch estimate of 575 billion was workable for a gravity of 1.090
    and a volu...

  • Posted in thread: The Pious - Westvleteren 12 style quad - multiple on 11-20-2013 at 10:10 PM
    151F mash is fine on this and would not have created the gravity stall. The following docs may
    help on the next attempt: before bottling at 1.019 there is one last technique to correct
    this.I read 2...

  • Posted in thread: The Pious - Westvleteren 12 style quad - multiple on 11-20-2013 at 02:08 AM
    I made traditional version, it was single infusion mash that stabilized at 151F and i used 4lb
    total of sugars for 11gal batch (in primary at 48h of fermentation), OG was 1.095 but after two
    weeks of ...