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    ABOUT ME

  • I'm a slightly experienced home-brewer but haven't done it in a few years. (I moved from Scotland to the US.)
    I'm here to get some information and tips for good brews.
    Most of the brewing I've done has been extract based but I have done some grain brewing.

    I'm a bit of a nerd, very outdoorsy and love to read.
  • Brewing,woodworking,reading,writing,Scottish Country Dancing,Hiking
  • Arlen
  • Mostly quickbrews in the past but also some minimal experience of simple fruited and flowered ales.
  • A brew for someone with a VERY limited died. (Can only have Teff, Quinoa and Rice.)
    Some more fruited brews and IPA's.
    Some Heff.
  • Male
  • Married
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  • Idaho

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Stuck fermentation - Barleywine. on 08-05-2013 at 07:41 PM
    The active ingredient in Beano, alpha galactosidase, is incredibly hardy and can leave the beer
    very, very dry. The only way to drop it out would be to boil the beer for a short time once I
    am close t...

  • Posted in thread: Stuck fermentation - Barleywine. on 08-05-2013 at 02:37 PM
    Update: My Stout finished up in the primary on Sunday morning so I racked it over to a
    secondary to clarify a bit. I racked the Barleywine on to the established yeast cake from the
    stout, added some b...

  • Posted in thread: Stuck fermentation - Barleywine. on 08-02-2013 at 05:49 PM
    O.K. I proofed and added two packs of US-05 which someone on another forum recommended for
    barleywines. Made sure it was well aerated, stirred everything up and pitched the yeast. Nada.
    Not a bubble. ...

  • Posted in thread: Stuck fermentation - Barleywine. on 07-24-2013 at 11:16 PM
    Awesome. Thanks for the advice. I'll do what I can to get it going and try to get into the
    habit of keeping wort on hand for re-hydrating yeast. BTW, it was ambient temperature for the
    yeast. Not too ...

  • Posted in thread: Stuck fermentation - Barleywine. on 07-24-2013 at 09:39 PM
    Yeah, I thought that might be an issue, hence wanting to stay away from Champagne yeast at
    least until bottling.When I pitched it was from a dry packet and I wanted to retain as many of
    the cells as p...

  • Posted in thread: Stuck fermentation - Barleywine. on 07-24-2013 at 05:50 PM
    O.K. I brewed this Barleywine in early May. The rough recipe is below and it’s based on a
    couple of different recipes for a good, big barleywine. I used nice, fresh ingredients. 6 lbs
    Amber LME6...

  • Posted in thread: Clarity ferm MUST be kept cool? on 07-24-2013 at 05:29 PM
    Fantastic, thanks!The beer is fermenting away and is the first beer I've ever had to use a
    blowoff tube on. Fingers crossed it tastes as good as it smells in a few months time!

  • Posted in thread: Clarity ferm MUST be kept cool? on 07-22-2013 at 11:17 PM
    I ordered some Clarity ferm through Northern Brewer with the expectation it'd be delivered on a
    Saturday while I was home. (Because that's what the UPS website said.)It arrived in my city
    very early o...

  • Posted in thread: What's the difference... on 02-02-2013 at 11:44 PM
    Same stuff one is liquid form other is a powderYour best and cheapest option would be to order
    the brown rice syrup from highgravitybrew.comOthers on the board have had good luck with their
    product in...

  • Posted in thread: What's the difference... on 02-01-2013 at 06:15 PM
    Between Rice Syrup solids and Brown Rice syrup?They're both listed as adding crispness and body
    to the beer. One of them is a lot more expensive than the other.Obviously I'd like to buy the
    much cheap...

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