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    ABOUT ME

  • Northwest Arkansas
  • Origionally from S.C.Have lived in AZ,TX & currently AR
  • All-grain brewing,target shooting,mushroom hunting,pc gaming
  • PTA
  • Randy
  • Modern hard rock
  • Any good sci-fi or horror,or sci-fi horror
  • TCJOHB,How to Brew,Radical brewing
  • In-laws bought me a Mr. Beer kit for Christmas one year,Within 8mths. went all-grain and haven't looked back.rnHave a Turkey fryer w/ 40qt. alum. pot,wine fridge for fermentation,and a fridge w/ temp. controller for storage.rnAlso have a JSP maltmill adj. on one side w/ welded(by me) 15lb. capacity alum hopper.Use 8 gal buckets for primary, cheap 5gal. buckets for secondary-all w/ spigots.rnI have 7 corny kegs and 2 20lb. co2 tanks
  • irish red ale,ESB,Porter,bohemian pilsner
  • Czech Lager
  • lager
  • Male
  • Married

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Lager recipe with ale yeast on 03-30-2014 at 12:34 PM
    Steve, I've fermented dozens of batches with W-34/70 dry lager yeast from 48F all the way up to
    68F. It barely produced any esters at 68F and has been very lager-ey all the way up to 58F. I
    pitch 1 pa...

  • Posted in thread: New post a picture of your pint on 03-27-2014 at 11:34 AM
    Munich Dunkel recently kegged and carbed after gelling in secondary. This is the second pull
    off the keg.

  • Posted in thread: What in the Heck is Going on with my Harvest? (pics) on 03-25-2014 at 04:59 AM
    This is Wyeast 2124, second harvest (gen 3)from repitched yeast. I've harvested for years and
    never seen this happen. The batch of beer is a very clean German Pils, Harvest was 8 days ago
    stored in th...

  • Posted in thread: So.. your neighbor comes by and drinks one of your beers... on 03-23-2014 at 11:55 AM
    I always ask someone "What is your favorite beer?"If it's Busch Light, I'll tell them I don't
    have anything like that on tap and that I don't have anything that I think they'd like.I brew
    mostly lager...

  • Posted in thread: New post a picture of your pint on 03-23-2014 at 11:23 AM
    This is a Czech Amber session lager I brewed. Style is called Polotmave Vycepni, meaning
    "dark-light" and is a blend of dark (Cerne)and light (Svetly) beers done in the pubs on
    ordering.

  • Posted in thread: What's with the fraction of oz measurements in recipes? on 03-20-2014 at 11:29 AM
    WRT the OP: When BeerCalculus migrated everyone's recipes to Brewtoad, many of the ingredient
    amount numbers ended up with strange amounts like .31 lbs. I had to edit my recipes back to
    normal. It won...

  • Posted in thread: Keg conditioning question on 03-20-2014 at 10:57 AM
    You will need to pressurize your keg or the lid won't seal. You also need to purge the O2 out
    of the keg with CO2 after racking. The natural carb will not happen fast enough to seat the lid
    and will p...

  • Posted in thread: mangrove jacks yeast on 03-20-2014 at 10:44 AM
    Does anyone have any specific experience with the Bavaria*Wheat strain (M20)? Perhaps some
    tasting notes as compared to the liquid varieties from White Labs & Wyeast? Curious to know if
    this really pr...

  • Posted in thread: When should I shorten my boil to bottle time? on 03-16-2014 at 12:53 PM
    I have seen posters say they are bottling after as little as 9 days in a primary. How do I know
    when I am ready to do this and not end up making a batch of bottle bombs?The biggest thing to
    help speed...

  • Posted in thread: Bucket lid very loose on 03-15-2014 at 10:52 PM
    I agree with RM. I don't think you're pushing down hard enough on that Ropak lid and seating
    it. They are tighter than Dick's Hatband when seated. And Dick wears a tight hat, believe me.I
    had to lean ...

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