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    ABOUT ME

  • Being Awesome
  • Dan
  • I always found our American history to be intriguing..American moonshiners past and present, the Whiskey Rebellion,the folly that was (and still is) Prohibition. I began to really enjoy local beers (Bells Beer in Comstock/Kalamazoo, MI) and at the same time began to garden and grow/can/pickle my own food. So, I thought, "If I can grow my own food, I can make my own beer." I actually made 5 gallons of hard cider as my first brew of choice, because it was fall and SW Michigan has many cider options available. It turned out very strong and too much of an astringent taste, but that didn't stop me from enjoying every last damn drop!
  • 2-Hearted Ale Clone
  • Skeeter Pee - Blueberry Mint (Mintberry Crunch!); Concord Grape/Blackbery Wine; Brown Ale (from Beer Kit); Chai Tea Beer (2 gallon batch)
  • several different hard ciders; brown ales; Hefeweizen; IPA's and DIPA's; several flavors of Skeeter Pee; several different wines
  • Hard Cider; Skeeter Pee (soon)
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  • Posted in thread: Founders Mosaic Promise IPA Clone on 02-03-2016 at 07:58 PM
    Here's the picture of the blow-off

  • Posted in thread: Founders Mosaic Promise IPA Clone on 02-03-2016 at 06:04 PM
    It took almost 36 hours, but I finally started seeing some airlock activity Monday morning.
    Today, I woke up to a nice sludgy mess on top of my fermentation bucket; the beer blew through
    the airlock a...

  • Posted in thread: Founders Mosaic Promise IPA Clone on 01-31-2016 at 04:28 AM
    If you did the original recipe that you posted on post 1, then you arrived at just over 70%
    efficiency without using the DME.Hopefully you got that using the things we discussed earlier.
    It sounds lik...

  • Posted in thread: Founders Mosaic Promise IPA Clone on 01-31-2016 at 02:33 AM
    OK I finished brewing this one a few hours ago. I have a starting gravity of 1.068 (@ 64
    degrees) with 5 gallons in the fermentation bucket. This one's going to be stronger than I had
    planned. Next ti...

  • Posted in thread: Founders Mosaic Promise IPA Clone on 01-26-2016 at 09:54 PM
    On your previous attempts at BIAB did you do full volume mash and boil?Yes on one; on the other
    I added water to get my boil volume up.

  • Posted in thread: Founders Mosaic Promise IPA Clone on 01-26-2016 at 08:45 PM
    I personally don't mess around with removing the chlorine. I do the full volume mash/boil so
    all of the chlorine evaporates during the boil anyway.You are doing everything at full volume
    correct?That ...

  • Posted in thread: Founders Mosaic Promise IPA Clone on 01-26-2016 at 07:11 PM
    Here's a suggestion:Don't use the RO water. Use the tap water.Make sure the crush is good. Have
    them double mill it.Make sure that you stir the grain in the bag. Use a blanket or an old coat
    to retain...

  • Posted in thread: Founders Mosaic Promise IPA Clone on 01-26-2016 at 05:28 PM
    The calculator's FG is usually going to be higher than actual in my experience. If you're
    mashing at 150-152 (I would mash this beer at 150 because it seems dry to me) the FG is going
    to be around 1.0...

  • Posted in thread: Founders Mosaic Promise IPA Clone on 01-26-2016 at 05:19 PM
    OK I made some additional tweaks to this recipe. I adjusted my boil size, efficiency, the
    amount of hops, and the grain bill. I bought 10 lbs. of the Golden Promise, so I figured I'd
    use less of the D...

  • Posted in thread: Founders Mosaic Promise IPA Clone on 01-26-2016 at 04:20 PM
    I've noticed that BrewersFriend seems to reset a few of your selections when you change brewing
    methods. Go back and check your batch and boil sizes and efficiency settings.Also make sure you
    make you...

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