SimonHucko

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06-03-2011

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08-21-2014 7:21 AM

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    ABOUT ME

  • I love drinking beer, so I'm finally taking the plunge into brewing my own. Looking forward to learning more about the process and experimenting with different recipes.
  • Brand new brewer. Just ordered my first kit, can't wait to get started!
  • Irish Red (first brew!), APA
  • Male
  • Married
  • Owego
  • NY

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Water, Yeast, Hops... book series, any good? on 08-21-2014 at 12:20 PM
    I've gone through Yeast and Water. both read like a textbook and are geared more toward
    commercial brewing, but I really enjoyed and got a lot out of Yeast (it helps that I have some
    background in mic...

  • Posted in thread: Making Soda at Home - The Giveaway! on 08-20-2014 at 01:32 AM
    sounds delicious, sign me up!

  • Posted in thread: Harvesting yeast from can - question on 08-17-2014 at 07:09 AM
    ok I obviously misunderstood that you were propagating from cans, sorry. been spending too much
    time on the wild/sour forum where people pitch dregs directly from bottles.you have the time
    and the kno...

  • Posted in thread: Harvesting yeast from can - question on 08-16-2014 at 06:40 PM
    are you brewing today? if so, you're going to want as much of that yeast as you can get, and
    adding some 24-48 hours in won't really get you anywhere (growth phase should be just about
    done at that po...

  • Posted in thread: Backsweeten After Kegged & Carbed? on 08-16-2014 at 06:22 PM
    doesn't your sanke coupler have a pressure release on it? just yank on the ring until the
    hissing stops and then pull the spear.I suggest making a little tea by steeping some orange
    zest in warm sugar...

  • Posted in thread: Beer at work? on 08-15-2014 at 02:39 PM
    I work at a brewpub, so drinking on the job is pretty much required. gotta know your product
    :)I think most work environments should be beer friendly (not saying they are), unless there
    are specific h...

  • Posted in thread: Rasberry Ale, Fruit in Primary vs Secondary on 08-07-2014 at 07:13 PM
    Primary fermentation produces a lot of CO2, which will scrub aromatics from your beer. This is
    why people dry hop - to add back some of those lost aromatics and boost the "nose" of a beer.
    From what I...

  • Posted in thread: Growler Longevity on 07-21-2014 at 09:52 PM
    meh, unless you're filling a cold growler with a counter pressure filler there's going to be
    some oxidation and loss of carbonation. some people say weeks, but in my experience the beer
    takes a hit in...

  • Posted in thread: HopHouse Brewing Supply Hops Giveaway - Open to All! on 07-15-2014 at 01:01 AM
    would love this for a IIPA! count me in :)

  • Posted in thread: FastRack - FastFerment Giveaway - Open to all! on 07-04-2014 at 01:40 PM
    Sweet, count me in!

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