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  • Currently brewing all-grain beers using a 5-gal mashtun with stainless steel braid and using a 6.5-gallon boil. I specialize in Koelsch, Pale Ales and their relatives, Witbiers, as well as Apfelwein-derivatives.

    I started out brewing with a Mr. Beer Kit, then moved on to extract with steeping grain kits, partial mash kits and ultimately custom partial mash and all-grain recipes. Austin Homebrew Supplies is my main supplier, although I have also had good luck with Midwest Supplies, Northern Brewer and Brewmasters Warehouse.
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  • Posted in thread: Homebrew belly issues on 07-07-2014 at 05:08 PM
    I would suggest getting a plate filter (in case you are reacting to the yeast), and/or using
    Clarity Ferm (if it's a gluten-related issue). Also calibrate your thermometers to make sure
    you are not ge...

  • Posted in thread: First Pilsner Brew on 07-07-2014 at 05:00 PM
    I suggest taking a hydrometer reading.

  • Posted in thread: ECY on right now! on 07-07-2014 at 04:08 PM
    Thanks for the heads-up!

  • Posted in thread: FastRack - FastFerment Giveaway - Open to all! on 07-03-2014 at 11:33 PM
    I am in.

  • Posted in thread: 2 Gallon Mash Tun on 06-30-2014 at 02:03 PM
    That depends on your efficiency and the desired OG of the beer. You'll probably be able to do
    3-gallon batches with up to 1.055-1.060 OG, depending on efficiency.Of course, you can always
    add extract ...

  • Posted in thread: Beersmith miscalculations. on 06-12-2014 at 12:55 PM
    I assume that the pre-boil sample will need to be cooled before taking a gravity reading.A
    refractometer is great for that purpose, since the sample does not need to be cooled.

  • Posted in thread: Beersmith miscalculations. on 06-11-2014 at 01:30 PM
    Once you set up your equipment profile and dial it in, you'll usually hit your numbers very
    reliably. Your key go/no go control points are your pre-boil gravity and pre-boil volume.
    Knowing those, you...

  • Posted in thread: Is this just a Fahrenheit version of the STC-1000? on 06-10-2014 at 12:10 PM
    Ok. The description says it is used for heating and cooling so I was under the impression it
    was the same as the STC-1000.I can do both - but only one at a time. The STC-1000 has separate
    heating and ...

  • Posted in thread: Is this just a Fahrenheit version of the STC-1000? on 06-10-2014 at 12:29 AM
    It's not an STC-1000. This is a single-stage (heating OR cooling) controller. If that's all you
    need, it's great.

  • Posted in thread: Thermostar Digital Controller on 06-06-2014 at 01:10 PM
    I would suggest getting one with an anti-short cycle setting to maximize compressor lifetime.
    The Johnson A419 digital controller has that, as does the STC-1000.

The Fiesty(sic) Goat Brewery est. 2007 & Clusterfuggle Experimental Ales est. 2009 Planned: Dark Mild w/ 002, Dark Mild w/ 028, sLambic II, Flanders Red II Primary: Fat Man Porter w/ 1469, Fat Man Porter w/ 005, sLambic I Secondary: Orange Blossom Mead, Flanders Red I Kegged: Centennial Falcon w/ Conan, Centennial Falcon w/ Denny's, Barrel-aged Fat Man Porter, Belgian Dark Strong, Huell Melon Pale Ale Bottled: Flanders Red I