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  • Urban apartment brewer, BJCP Certified beer judge, working class schmoe, and tradskin.
  • Beer,music,guns,hooliganism,hockey,and football (football,not handegg)
  • Auto worker full time, trying to break into the pro brewing game
  • Alex
  • Reggae, ska, rocksteady, soul, Oi!
  • AHA, GRiST, DC Homebrewers, BJCP, BURP
  • Started with an electric stove, extract batches, and a thrift store acquired basic set-up kit. Move to partial mash to partial boil BIAB all grain to MLT with split boil to electric brewing w/ heat sticks. Current apartment just uses a gas stove, but looking to go back to full-electric and automated down the road.
  • Galaxy Rye Pale Ale
  • (Primary or Secondary souring) Wild Cider, Flanders Red w/ Cab Oak, Brett C. Bitter, Brett C. Old Ale w/ Port Oak, Turbid Mashed Lamebic w/ Chardonnay Oak, Oud Bruin, Flemish Pale Ale, Session Kriek
  • Lamebic, Brett B Tripel, Tripel, Quadrupel, Brett C. Oaked English Barleywine, Winter Warmer, Galaxy Rye Pale Ale, Scottish 60/-, Robust Porter, Brown Porter, Bourbon Barrel Imperial Flemish Oatmeal Stout, American Amber, Galaxy Rye Pale Ale, Mild, Bitter, ESB, Session IPA
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  • Arlington
  • VA


  • Posted in thread: New to brewing, saying hello! on 07-01-2015 at 01:38 PM
    I've found with my swamp cooler water baths that the temp of the beer is nearly identical
    unless I change the temp of the water, until they reach equilibrium. Usually within one
    degree.For the OP, 72 ...

  • Posted in thread: We're back and on the Cloud on 07-01-2015 at 11:57 AM
    Wait. You didn't download the HBT Upgrade application for your computer? I saw it show up when
    it told me it was cloudifying. Now my computer looks like this. non-lifetime supporters
    apparently only ...

  • Posted in thread: Craft beer selections in the Outer Banks? on 07-01-2015 at 03:21 AM
    I've only been down there once, but Outer Banks Brewing Company in (I think) Killdevil Hills
    was pretty tasty. And I missed em when I was down there, but I've heard decent reviews of
    Weeping Radish wh...

  • Posted in thread: Is this the way it's supposed to be? on 07-01-2015 at 03:19 AM
    Haven't drank today. Im just drunk on getting everything together for my first all grain brew
    Sunday.Well, then that's also a problem. Clearly your lack of gastrointestinal sacrifice to the
    beer gods ...

  • Posted in thread: FG too high? on 07-01-2015 at 03:17 AM
    Yeah, if you were using old yeast with no starter, it could definitely underattenuate.As far as
    fixing a stuck ferment, warming it a bit is possible, as is gentle rousing (I wouldn't shake
    it). Adding...

  • Posted in thread: Is this the way it's supposed to be? on 07-01-2015 at 03:12 AM
    I'm a f'n idiot. Had it like this 287623 instead of like this287624. I feel pretty stupid at
    this point. Thanks for the help guys.Glad you got it figured out. Lesson 1) Cut back on the
    homebrew when a...

  • Posted in thread: Is this the way it's supposed to be? on 07-01-2015 at 03:10 AM
    Mine is a very snug fit. You have to insert the false bottom before connecting the barb
    connector into the bulkhead. Should fit just underneath.

  • Posted in thread: Is this the way it's supposed to be? on 07-01-2015 at 02:49 AM
    From the picture it looks like your false bottom may be a little small for the cooler, but if
    it nestles tightly down into the center, trim the tubing for the right size and you should be
    good to go.

  • Posted in thread: FG too high? on 07-01-2015 at 02:46 AM
    Depending on your thermometer, some of them (particularly inexpensive ones) have a very wide
    tolerance range (ie +/- 3 or 4 degrees, maybe even more), so what you thought was 150 could be
    146 or 154, ...

  • Posted in thread: Is this the way it's supposed to be? on 07-01-2015 at 02:37 AM
    Should be a barbed connector for the bulkhead and a bit of tubing to connect them. I'd dig mine
    out for a picture but it's a lot of effort.

Following Stats
Fermenting: Imperial IPA, Wee Heavy, Scottish 80/- Souring/Funkifying: Brett C Bitter, Wild Cider, Brett C Old Ale, Lamebic, Flanders Red, Flanders Pale Ale, Oud Bruin, Session Kriek Bottled: APA, American Amber, Scottish 60/-, Robust Porter, Brown Porter, English Cider Casked: (nothing) Bottle Cellar: Brett B Tripel, Brett C English Barleywine, Lamebic, Quadrupel, Tripel, Winter Warmer, Bourbon Barrel Sour Stout

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