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    ABOUT ME

  • Bahama, NC
  • Software Engineer
  • Bob Allegretti
  • Indy Rock
  • Looking for first all grain.
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  • Posted in thread: Blueberry in secondary made base beer bitter on 08-26-2013 at 12:56 AM
    Yeah, well the blueberry wasn't my idea - it was a request from my future daughter in-law and
    it's HER wedding :) I was able to convince her to make half without. After letting it ferment
    for 3 more d...

  • Posted in thread: Blueberry in secondary made base beer bitter on 08-23-2013 at 03:14 AM
    I have to serve this beer at a wedding in 3 weeks. I split a 10 gallon Summer Ale and added
    blueberry puree to 5 gallons. I sampled the beer before adding blueberry and it was fine. 5
    days in secondar...

  • Posted in thread: Irish Red (1st place HBT comp) on 11-02-2010 at 05:54 PM
    Hi,I'd like to brew this beer but my SWMBO doesn't like burnt (roasty) flavors in her beer.
    Should I keep the roasted barley out altogether or just cut it down to half (6oz)?I'm concerned
    that if I le...

  • Posted in thread: 'Green Beer' from rainwater on 10-13-2009 at 03:04 PM
    well ya but were talking about a place in the city who is hooked up to city water his use has
    no effect on the aquifer outside the city. i really think the guy is just trying to save money.
    Family fri...

  • Posted in thread: Sanke Mash Tun Build on 10-12-2009 at 08:25 PM
    Yeah, sorry about the horrible quality. I need to fire that narrator before I do another one,
    too. :D The probe on the pump (MLT output) helps me make sure that the heated wort coming out
    of the botto...

  • Posted in thread: Sanke Mash Tun Build on 10-12-2009 at 07:54 PM
    Sparky,That is exactly what I was looking for, thanks so much.So in your recirculation path,
    you prob the temp coming out from keg bottom so you can adjust the flame to ensure temp remains
    under 168*F...

  • Posted in thread: Sanke Mash Tun Build on 10-12-2009 at 06:53 PM
    Thanks for the reply. I'm mostly interested in the braid, sparge and efficiency. Do you have a
    single braid connected directly to bulkhead or connected to a pick up?Do you find that there's
    a lot of w...

  • Posted in thread: Question for Non-Automated Keggle Mashers on 10-12-2009 at 04:14 PM
    Wit yeast takes a while, especially Wyeast 3944. It took mine 2 weeks to reach 1.012. Did you
    use a lot of unmalted/flaked wheat?5 lbs of unmalted flaked wheat. OG was 1.050. 74% attn
    should bring it ...

  • Posted in thread: Sanke Mash Tun Build on 10-12-2009 at 03:32 PM
    Bobby_M, correct as usual. I do have a large false bottom and I do recirculate. No scorching
    issues.I prefer the Sanke MLT versus the cooler because:1. Stainless. Cleans nicely, looks
    pretty, durable,...

  • Posted in thread: Question for Non-Automated Keggle Mashers on 10-12-2009 at 02:38 PM
    ...snip...I'm not the only one whose had a beer stop fermenting at 1.020 because of
    overshooting mash temps with a direct-fired MLT.I'm bumping thread because of this last
    statement. I just did my fir...

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