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    ABOUT ME

  • olympia, wa
  • picking guitar,backpacking,fishing
  • fisheries biologist
  • old time country, bluegrass
  • Male
  • Married

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  • Posted in thread: dry lager yeast opinions on 03-04-2016 at 05:04 PM
    I'll give the W34/70 a shot. Thanks.

  • Posted in thread: dry lager yeast opinions on 03-02-2016 at 10:01 PM
    What kind of dry lager yeast do folks like? My next batch will be 10 gallons of pilsner. I only
    have a 2 liter flask, and I believe I would need approximately 2.25 gallon starter. I want to
    pitch 4 dr...

  • Posted in thread: What do you do at your job? on 12-03-2015 at 08:14 PM
    I am a fisheries biologist. I coordinate the experimental tagging of around 15-20 million
    juvenile salmon annually. They are tagged when they about 4 inches long prior to them migrating
    out to the oce...

  • Posted in thread: OMG! It's made out of angle iron ??? on 11-20-2015 at 10:36 PM
    I like the looks of your sparge arm. How did you build the head? Looks like a 1/2 to 3/4
    coupler plugged, with I assume some holes drilled in it.

  • Posted in thread: Max Grain Bill in 10 gal kettle? on 05-07-2015 at 04:04 PM
    remember you have to stir your grain once you mash in. if its an inch from the top of mash tun,
    it will either be very messy or not stirred properly.

  • Posted in thread: Drop in HERMs Coil.... on 05-07-2015 at 03:57 PM
    Lots of people use copper for HERMS coils

  • Posted in thread: Overshot OG - How To Dilute on 04-17-2015 at 10:58 PM
    I've done it. I just used bottled distilled water. I added it in right before I pitched my
    yeast. It will also dilute your IBUs too. Beersmith has a tool you can use to figure out how
    much to add. If ...

  • Posted in thread: Finishing gravity always lower than projected on 04-17-2015 at 02:52 PM
    I use my immersion chiller as a make-shift HERMS. I use my pump to recirculate my wort through
    the IC, which is in my boil kettle with water around 180. I recirc until the grain bed reaches
    about 170....

  • Posted in thread: Finishing gravity always lower than projected on 04-16-2015 at 10:07 PM
    I had issues with low FGs for a long time. My problem ended up being my hydrometer was reading
    4 points low. It read 0.96 in distilled water. Check your hydrometer in distilled water. Could
    be that si...

  • Posted in thread: Clearing first all grain brew - forgot to use irish moss/ whirlfloc etc on 04-09-2015 at 07:09 PM
    You can use gelatin if you want, but its not necessary. I forget to use irish moss all the
    time, and my beer is plenty clear.

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