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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: Extract Smoked Porter on 10-20-2014 at 07:31 PM
    The whole "this malt must be mashed" thing is mostly semantics. As long as you steep your
    smoked malt at 150ish degrees in a reasonable quantity of water (up to 2 quarts per pound of
    grain), you are m...

  • Posted in thread: malt differences on 10-18-2014 at 01:13 AM
    It's flavor, too. This web site lists the ingredients in Briess malt extracts...

  • Posted in thread: Cider House Select yeast from Brewer's Best on 10-11-2014 at 03:20 PM
    Two days later the Wyeast is going great but the two five gallon batches are looking flat. They
    had a little bit of foaming activity in the first 24 hours but went flat fairly quickly. If
    it's anythin...

  • Posted in thread: Secondary obsolete? on 10-11-2014 at 01:19 PM
    Would you add gelatin if you added Whilflock at boil?Yes, they do completely different things.
    Whirlfloc coagulates proteins, gelatin/Isinglass primarily removes yeast. Also consider liquid
    Isinglass ...

  • Posted in thread: Secondary obsolete? on 10-11-2014 at 01:15 PM
    I still secondary most beers, as I want to harvest the yeast relatively cleanly, and don't want
    the beer left on it too long. Why not harvest the yeast from the starter? That's as clean as it
    gets - y...

  • Posted in thread: Grain Prices going up? on 10-08-2014 at 10:48 PM
    The domestic barley harvest was terrible, but a 50% increase in price is not warranted.

  • Posted in thread: Adjunct vs. Additive on 10-08-2014 at 03:16 AM
    "colloquial" vs "natural science" is over my head, I couldn't figure out a way to google it. It
    kept taking me to evolution and I can only assume we where about to get into religion or
    something... 10...

  • Posted in thread: Adjunct vs. Additive on 10-08-2014 at 02:35 AM
    It doesn't matter what the dictionary says - brewing is a profession with its own jargon, and
    words may have a different meaning in disciplinary jargon than they do in everyday colloquial
    language. Se...

  • Posted in thread: Hallertau Blanc on sale $16.99/lb on 10-06-2014 at 06:31 PM
    Hallertau Blanc is like Nelson, Galaxy, and Hallertau had an orgy, and this is their love
    child. Highly recommended.

  • Posted in thread: Sour Mash Newbie And Hypochondriac - Will My Beer Kill Me? on 10-06-2014 at 06:06 PM
    When I opened up the tun yesterday it smelled like vomit, parmesan cheese, and death but I read
    that's relatively normal for a sour mash so I drained, sparged, and did a full 60-min boil. No,
    a well-e...

The Fiesty(sic) Goat Brewery est. 2007 & Clusterfuggle Experimental Ales est. 2009 Primary: Saison, Berliner Weisse, sLambic I, sLambic II, IPA, 70/- Secondary: Orange Blossom Mead, Flanders Red I Kegged: Fat Man Porter w/ 1469, Fat Man Porter w/ 005, Centennial Falcon w/ Conan, Centennial Falcon w/ Denny's, Barrel-aged Fat Man Porter, Belgian Dark Strong, Dark Mild