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11-23-2012

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07-05-2014 6:50 PM

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    ABOUT ME

  • water sports
  • chemist, retired
  • Brewed in '70s, quit due to demanding job. Rediscovered in 2012, astonished how well-developed the craft had become.
  • Ales, to perfect them, then lagers.
  • Bries"s Trad. Dark, Centennial bittering, 1728 yeast.
  • The same
  • 5 kit brews, 4 part grain batches
  • kegs used as secondaries.
  • Male
  • Married
  • Strafford
  • New Hampshire

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: To start, or not to start... on 06-27-2014 at 12:34 AM
    As Lizard says, make a good size starter, pour off liquid, suspend yeast in some 25%-by vol.
    glycerine(glycerol, from drug store, WalMart) put into several small bottles, refrigerate a
    day, lay on sid...

  • Posted in thread: New guy. Could use some help. on 06-25-2014 at 06:20 PM
    number40fan:1) Get Palmer's book :How To Brew", cheap on Amazon.2) Sign up for free Chemistry
    of Beer course from JANUX at U. of Oklahoma in August, or, archived.

  • Posted in thread: Dangers of glass carboys on 06-23-2014 at 05:30 PM
    Homer:There used to be available 1 qt. glass bottles coated with vinyl all the way up to just
    below the threads, but, I haven't seen one in about 40 yrs. and don't know if
    available.Sudbuster's idea o...

  • Posted in thread: Ran into the anti-extract sentiment last night... on 06-19-2014 at 01:46 AM
    So, there was this 'Brew Expert', who claimed he could identify any brew, etc. "So, how bout
    some samples", said he?He's going along, doing well, when he gets a gorgeous sample, ICE cold,
    head just ri...

  • Posted in thread: Couple questions on yeast starters on 06-17-2014 at 11:49 PM
    You'll save all of us a lot of time if you get and read Palmer's "How To Brew", 3rd ed.

  • Posted in thread: Flaked Corn and 6 row on 06-17-2014 at 11:47 PM
    From Michael Jackson's "Beer"...Corn, ...flaked...can impart an unpleasant "chicken-feed"
    character.I'd do more research.

  • Posted in thread: thinking of using DME instead of LME... on 06-16-2014 at 09:06 PM
    I presently use Briess LME, bought in bulk: about $64/ 33#, $1.94/# Can't beat that. For hops,
    I use my own extracts, but my next expt. is going to be boiling the hops in a wort made from a
    few # of g...

  • Posted in thread: Magnet in Primary on 06-16-2014 at 08:55 PM
    I use stir-bars which are Teflon-coated; you can use a large one from the outside of a vessel
    to guide another smaller one which is inside, like a wand. Better yet, leave it in! It's
    Teflon, not gonna...

  • Posted in thread: Raising Chickens on 06-05-2014 at 07:20 PM
    Happy to have found this, and will recommend it to my neighbors, who THINK they are raising
    chickens, but are actually raising FOX, using chickens as feed.

  • Posted in thread: No bottle headspace? on 06-03-2014 at 01:26 AM
    I suspect that there is sufficient water in even a totally full bottle to fully dissolve normal
    carb levels of CO2. Buuuuttttt....at normal pressures(very great pressures, actually) water is
    incompres...

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