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07-07-2015 6:41 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

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  • Posted in thread: Does anyone get a rash from the hops plants? on 07-05-2015 at 08:07 PM
    Yes!!! The hooks on the vines make a mess of my wrists. I wear gloves and now long sleeves,
    too.I usedta get welts fully 1/8th inch tall.I'm NOT a MD, but one might consider a cortisone
    cream.I had a ...

  • Posted in thread: Emergency: Is gas dip tube needed to store beer in corny? on 07-02-2015 at 11:37 PM
    You might get by with slathering the outlet threads with Teflon tape, and tightening the post.

  • Posted in thread: Emergency: Is gas dip tube needed to store beer in corny? on 07-02-2015 at 11:35 PM
    Do you have a spare SHORT tube with O-ring? It's the O-ring that makes the seal.

  • Posted in thread: Help! My 1y/o kid just shoved a salad tongs into a carboy, backwards. on 07-02-2015 at 11:29 PM
    See my PM. Good luck.

  • Posted in thread: Does crushed grain go bad? on 06-28-2015 at 09:33 PM
    ALL foodstuffs will deteriorate from: oxygen, being finely-ground, light, heat, time, extremes
    of pH, others.I store my ingredients in a little fridge my wife had at work before retirement.
    It's a San...

  • Posted in thread: Dry hopping in primary on 06-20-2015 at 08:05 PM
    I made a math error in my post of 6/19: I think the actual wt. of CO2 was 30#; converting
    liters to cu ft is: liters x 0.0351, so the true answer is 244.8 cu ft, or a volume 15.6 ft on
    an edge, one fo...

  • Posted in thread: Dry hopping in primary on 06-20-2015 at 12:47 AM
    Survival Doc is misleading. I bought 35# CO2 from AirGas, Dover, NH for $30. True the cyl(not
    tank) costs ~$130, but you exchange it for full ones and do not pay again.CO2 density is 1.5x
    that of air,...

  • Posted in thread: No boil all grain beer? on 06-18-2015 at 09:39 PM
    The 'rule of thumb' is to Pasteurize at 180F for 10 min. Only be sure to heat ALL things that
    contact the wort; don't put a soiled spoon into cooled wort. Get it?

  • Posted in thread: No boil all grain beer? on 06-18-2015 at 09:29 PM
    I've begun 1gal 'test' batches 'cause of limited equpt. vols. Start w/ ~1# blender-crushed
    grain, 1gal. water 'blend', and sparge with CO2, then do a ramped mash from about 80F up to
    152-154F, and hol...

  • Posted in thread: Where do you buy LME ? on 06-11-2015 at 09:15 PM
    If you buy bulk, be careful; I divided a 33# poly container of Briess Xtract among some MT 3.3#
    containers, and all went well until it was time to use last one, and whotta you think I saw?
    MOLD, that'...

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