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    ABOUT ME

  • fermentation,smoked meats,gardening
  • Sports turf manager
  • alt-country, indie, Springsteen
  • Top Gear, Indians baseball, The Killing, Walking Dead
  • The Grapes of Wrath, A Confederacy of Dunces
  • FFF Dreadnought clone
  • Maximus clone, smoked porter, Bombshell Blond, oatmeal stout, Citra IPA, Arrogant Bastard clone, Dead Guy clone, ESB, Bitter American clone, espresso porter, Belgian strong dark, Five-C IPA, chocolate coconut porter
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  • Posted in thread: What are you drinking now? on 02-05-2016 at 10:27 PM
    West Double Rye

  • Posted in thread: Any hope of backsweetening an infected cider? on 02-03-2016 at 02:43 PM
    Thanks.I'm thinking that I might just put it in a carboy and taste it again in a couple months.
    If it tastes alright (not vinegar) I'll probably bottle it as is and mix it with apple juice or
    sugar as...

  • Posted in thread: Any hope of backsweetening an infected cider? on 02-02-2016 at 04:32 PM
    I just opened up a two and a half month old tart cherry cider only to find a decent pellicle on
    top. It still smells pretty good (like tart cherry's).It fermented down to .998 and was
    extremely dry an...

  • Posted in thread: Do you stir when fining w/ gelatin on 01-30-2016 at 02:16 AM
    That being said, if you want to use the gelatin in the fermenter, a brief and gentle stir
    should be fine.

  • Posted in thread: Do you stir when fining w/ gelatin on 01-30-2016 at 02:14 AM
    From your signature, it appears that you keg most of your beers. I generally put the gelatin
    into the empty keg, purge with CO2, then rack the beer on top of the gelatin. This mixes well
    and eliminate...

  • Posted in thread: A question on making Sweet cider on 01-25-2016 at 11:11 AM
    Also, I don't think carbonation tabs just make the beverage fizzy. They are sugar pills
    basically and they require active yeast to consume them and convert them into CO2. Adding them
    right before you ...

  • Posted in thread: Golden Sour recipe, hows it look? on 01-21-2016 at 03:29 PM
    Looks just like the type of golden base that I've been thinking about. I think I'll brew this
    recipe next week and use the Sour Solera Blend from Bootleg Biology plus some Russian River and
    Jolly Pump...

  • Posted in thread: How many brews have you dumped?? on 01-18-2016 at 11:07 AM
    Dumped one pre - bottling because I'd forgotten about it and let the airlock go dry for months.
    It was supposed to be a very light colored IPA but ended up with the aroma and color of weird
    root beer....

  • Posted in thread: Gelatin fining = slimy mouthfeel? on 01-16-2016 at 12:16 AM
    1 tsp clears my beer in a couple days.What temperature is the beer when you add it?

  • Posted in thread: Ultimate electric homebrewery for sale on 01-14-2016 at 03:49 PM
    Damn.... That's a serious bummer.I plan on going electric eventually and, considering the state
    of the CAD, I wish I was ready to make the leap right now. I'd totally drive up to pick it
    up.Good luck.

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