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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: Alternatives to DME for yeast starter on 12-21-2014 at 03:53 PM
    You could use Brewer's Crystals for making a starter. That's about 55% maltose.

  • Posted in thread: Anyone having trouble sealing those 2.5 gal AEB kegs? on 12-06-2014 at 01:17 AM
    Gas up the keg and submerge it in a bathtub full of water. If there is even the tiniest leak,
    you'll see the bubbles.What's your force carbing method? How much headspace is in the keg?

  • Posted in thread: Frustrating hobby on 12-06-2014 at 01:14 AM
    I started with a Mr. Beer. After batch 3, which got infected, I was ready to throw the towel -
    the beers tasted nasty to mediocre, they upset my stomach, and then that infected batch that I
    had really...

  • Posted in thread: Hydrometer reading 1.022 after 2 weeks on 12-01-2014 at 05:50 AM
    Toss a vial of WLP099 in there, and it'll eat the remaining sugars right up. That fixes 70% of
    all stuck ferments. Amylase fixes another 20%. UltraFerm is the nuclear option for the
    remaining 10%.

  • Posted in thread: TAMPA BAY and BEER?? on 11-30-2014 at 07:32 PM
    Cigar City is one of the best breweries in the Southeastern United States outside of Asheville.
    Very good stuff! Both the production brewery and the brewpub are well worth the visit.

  • Posted in thread: Beersmith aging profile for WLP940 on 11-30-2014 at 07:15 PM
    Let Beersmith do what you tell it, and not the opposite. You are probably going by one of its
    fermentation profile presets, which are just templates for you to customize to your needs - not
    true recom...

  • Posted in thread: Star San off flavor due to spray bottle? on 11-30-2014 at 07:09 PM
    I haven't noticed any off flavors in the ZEP spray bottles, and have used them in pro-am and
    homebrew settings.

  • Posted in thread: RIMS vs HERMS...Your opinions please on 11-30-2014 at 04:54 PM
    I have brewed on a MoreBeer 2100 HERMS and a Blichmann Tower of Power direct-fired propane RIMS
    system. Of the two, I much prefer the RIMS because the temperature is much more stable even
    with much sm...

  • Posted in thread: Newbies first post...used water cooler bottles, yes or no? on 11-30-2014 at 04:49 PM
    I would also stay away from #7 plastic. Doesn't a food-safe designation from the NSF always
    come with an "intended purpose"? If so, having an acidic solution containing a solvent like
    ethanol in a ves...

  • Posted in thread: Aging beer - 365 days at 3C same as 3 days at 30C? on 11-30-2014 at 04:46 PM
    It's not quite as simple as that. It's true, in a general sense, that microorganisms will be
    orders of magnitude more active at 30 degrees than at 2 degrees, but there are many other
    factors contribut...

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