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12-30-2011

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    ABOUT ME

  • Avid homebrewer up in the Twin Cities. Been at it since college and lovin every minute of it.
  • Brewing (duh) Biking,Skiing,etc
  • Aspiring brewmaster
  • Ask and Ill tell ya
  • Lots of classic rock, anybody ever hear 'the current', its a sweet station here in the cities and th
  • Princess Bride, Big lebowski, Kubrick, old scifi, Pirates of the Caribbean, whatever - I'm not to di
  • Disc, NatGeo, comedy central, etc
  • Douglas Adams, Tolkien, funny scifi / postapocalyptic thriller, lots.
  • Helped my Dad when I was a kid, bottling, etc. Then started brewing with some friends in college, then did lots of reading, then started brewing good beer, been brewing seriously for about 4 years now and still learning new stuff every day.
  • More beer
  • Wit
  • Pilsner
  • Mild brown, wit, tripel, ?
  • pale ale, patersbier, wit
  • Male
  • Married
  • St Paul
  • MN

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  • Posted in thread: Saison Dupont on 04-17-2012 at 05:51 PM
    Is Saison Dupont bottle conditioned with brett? Or anything else other than normal sac.
    cerevisia. Does anyone know if/what?I think this may be the case because of that film on the
    inside of the bottl...

  • Posted in thread: Undercarbonated Kegs on 04-05-2012 at 02:41 PM
    I've only kegged 3 & 1 was a disaster! Never, ever dry hop directly into the carboy with no
    bag. BIIIIIG mistake. I've aptly named my pale ale, "Particulate Pale Ale". Racking gunked up
    the posts, pop...

  • Posted in thread: Undercarbonated Kegs on 04-05-2012 at 02:37 PM
    Thanks for the advice, Alphonso. Kind of funny on the tap line size. It seems everyone says 5-7
    ft of line is ideal, yet the standard tower taps sold on the market only have 3-4 feet. Wonder
    why they ...

  • Posted in thread: Using tea bags for flavor? on 04-05-2012 at 02:18 PM
    Oh, and as for the oxidation; maybe? . . . It's really not that much volume though, and
    hopefully any residual yeast in there might soak some of it up. I wouldn't worry about it too
    much.And I just re...

  • Posted in thread: Using tea bags for flavor? on 04-05-2012 at 02:11 PM
    Looks like a yeast raft. A chunk of the krausen that just wont sink. You've got a floater.

  • Posted in thread: interplant with rhubarb? on 04-05-2012 at 02:08 PM
    If there was a variety of hops called 'wayne brady', you could say, "Is wayne brady gonna have
    to choke a plant"

  • Posted in thread: Undercarbonated Kegs on 04-04-2012 at 06:53 PM
    Ok, thanks. I thought kegging was quicker to serving than bottling, but I guess not. When
    bottling, I'm carbonated in 7+ days, not 21+ days. Bottling seems more user friendly & quicker
    to serve. Switc...

  • Posted in thread: Undercarbonated Kegs on 04-04-2012 at 06:52 PM
    It can be faster. As stated earlier, when you hook up a new keg to the gas, crank it up to 30
    psi for about 3-4 days, then drop it back down to your serving pressure and give it another 3-4
    days to ev...

  • Posted in thread: Undercarbonated Kegs on 04-04-2012 at 06:43 PM
    Once your beer has properly carbed, if you're still getting too much foam at your serving
    pressure, you need to get longer tap lines. It is important that the system is in 'balance'
    meaning that the t...

  • Posted in thread: Onion beer on 04-04-2012 at 04:25 PM
    Had it. Brother in law made a batch with a friend. NB caribou slobber with caramelized onions
    added to boil.It's not 'putrid', and it won't make you 'throw up in your mouth', but it tastes
    exactly lik...

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