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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: Lets see your boils (*no staph) on 09-07-2014 at 09:20 AM
    9.7 gal boil in a 10 gal pot. I like to live life on the edge. Not 1 drop spilled. 8.5gal pot
    with and 8 gal boil. Fermcap is my friend

  • Posted in thread: Acetaldehyde and Lagers Boil-off at 68.4F? on 08-15-2014 at 07:07 AM
    AJ, I've always done a d-rest at the end of ferm but never let my chamber rise above 65F. It
    occurred to me that my winter brews won't reach 70F w/o heat. All I need do is plug a bulb into
    the heat si...

  • Posted in thread: Acetaldehyde and Lagers Boil-off at 68.4F? on 08-15-2014 at 12:54 AM
    I brew mostly lagers, build RO with minimal additions, check and adjust pH, ferment in a temp
    controlled chamber and pitch adequately sized starters using yeast calculator software. Allow
    temp to rise...

  • Posted in thread: Anyone haerd of these new Yeasts from Mangrove Jack's (New Zealand) on 07-04-2014 at 10:41 AM
    I used the Bohemian Lager strain on multiple batches with the first one being direct pitched at
    50F, the rest re-pitched from harvested yeast. The statement about the packs being 50b cells
    makes sense...

  • Posted in thread: No Fermentation: Need More Yeast? on 04-20-2014 at 12:35 AM
    Following up on this one. I put it in the fridge a few months ago. Fermented 2 more gallons in
    the mean time and blended/kegged all yesterday.The sorbated batch finished up delicious. Very
    tart with r...

  • Posted in thread: New post a picture of your pint on 04-18-2014 at 07:51 PM
    Wow! It's 7:30 in the morning and that photo makes me thirsty for a beer!:mug:Thanks. :mug:
    That beer is actually clearer than the pic makes it look. My potato camera makes everything
    look like it has...

  • Posted in thread: New post a picture of your pint on 04-17-2014 at 10:35 PM
    2X Decocted German Pilsner. BM Pils, BM Vienna, Carapils, Spalt hops. Been in the keg since
    3-15, she's coming along nicely.

  • 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...

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