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08-01-2008

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08-26-2016 4:53 PM

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    ABOUT ME

  • Calvert County, Maryland, USA
  • High school science teacher since 1997. Brewer since 1995.
  • biology,natrual history
  • high school teacher
  • Classic Rock
  • Star Wars, Harry Potter, Batman, etc.
  • Dr Who, Battlestar Galactica
  • technical biology and philosophy of science
  • All grain brewer since ~2000. Mostly English ales, as I have no way to brew at lower temperatures yet. Have brewed Kolsch-style ale and Altbier as well.
  • I will be getting a freezer soon, and plan on trying lower temperature brewing, mostly as quality control, but also to try lagers.
  • Rarely bottle. I am planning an old ale which I will bottle, as it needs to age and I hate to occupy a keg for several months.
  • Oatmeal stout and Pale ale presently
  • Male
  • Married

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing Kettle Giveaway on 08-06-2016 at 03:45 PM
    Supply is proud to support the HomebrewTalk community again with another giveaway! We thought
    a perfect giveaway would be to pair up with one of our newest partners Spike Brewing to offer a
    fully bu...

  • Posted in thread: Thoughts and experience with wlp007 on 07-29-2016 at 01:12 PM
    I brewed a Russian Imperial Stout with it, and it was kind of scary. (Sorry, long reply)The Mr
    Malty yeast calculator said I needed 7 Liters of starter on a stir plate from 2 vials of yeast.
    (11 gallo...

  • Posted in thread: Adding gelatin finings - the no BS way on 07-28-2016 at 02:31 PM
    I have also just recently started using gelatin finings. Since I brew 11 gallon batches (10
    into the kegs) I find it convenient to use half a packet of Knox in each 5 gallon Corny. I have
    gotten brill...

  • Posted in thread: WLP-007 Is A Strange One (First Time User) on 02-19-2016 at 09:45 PM
    I currently have an imperial stout fermenting on 007. Used a stir plate starter, and
    fermentation practically exploded. Krausen filled the headspace of my fermenter, which almost
    never happens.Unfortu...

  • Posted in thread: Post your infection on 02-16-2016 at 03:45 PM
    Looks like Hafnia protea. Drops with flocculating yeast, grows during lag phase. Common if you
    save yeast. I found out the hard way. Off flavor like cooked turnips.

  • Posted in thread: 1 of 4 kegs foamy- Mystery on 12-05-2015 at 04:30 PM
    I used the o-ring that was on the thesis tube I moved. I guess the next step is to swap posts.

  • Posted in thread: 1 of 4 kegs foamy- Mystery on 12-05-2015 at 03:55 PM
    I have been kegging for years, and this one has me stumped.I have 4 kegs on a CO2 manifold, so
    I know they are all at the same pressure. Three of them are running exactly as expected, nicely
    carbonate...

  • Posted in thread: Oxygen, how much is too much? on 05-18-2015 at 03:12 PM
    What I was doing is opening the valve close to all the way and running oxygen for 2 minutes.
    The headspace was filled with oxygen, so there was certainly the capacity to have way too
    much.The yeast I ...

  • Posted in thread: Oxygen, how much is too much? on 05-16-2015 at 01:26 AM
    I started using a welding oxygen tank with a sintered stone, and have been getting solventy off
    flavors. I believe I have been adding too much oxygen.I'm going to buy a flow meter, and I'm
    looking for...

  • Posted in thread: How much chlorine? on 05-09-2015 at 12:12 PM
    The 0.5 ppm I mentioned was in the unheated water. When the level was so low I figured I'd ask
    how much was acceptable.I heated a glass of water, let it cool, and tested it again. The level
    was 0.0 Ev...

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