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10-01-2009

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    ABOUT ME

  • Traverse City,MI
  • First time homebrewer trying to gain a new hobby!
  • Engineer
  • So far just one set up. A bucket and a bottle. Brewed my first batch 9-27-09. Im fresh.
  • Male
  • Married

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  • Posted in thread: Is this the right time for my Diacetyl rest? on 10-21-2009 at 01:51 AM
    I know one guy who doesnt diacetyl rest at all.

  • Posted in thread: Extract Recipe Thoughts on 10-18-2009 at 01:06 AM
    Ingredients Amount Item Type % or IBU 1 lbs Amber Dry Extract (12.5 SRM) Dry Extract 12.50 % 6
    lbs Amber Liquid Extract (12.5 SRM) Extract 75.00 % 8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0
    SRM) Grain 6....

  • Posted in thread: 4" diamond plate steel/aluminum square tube source on 10-16-2009 at 08:20 PM
    Find someone with a press brake and proper tooling and they can bend the square for you. Then
    you just have to weld 1 seem. Or have some someone bend 2 pieces 90 degrees then you just have
    to weld 2 s...

  • Posted in thread: Wynonas Got a Big Brown Bitter on 10-16-2009 at 01:35 AM
    Well being a Noob - I dont have much input here but I just have to know one thing -Does Wynona
    like to show her big brown bitter off to all her friends? Has that bitter ever bit her?

  • Posted in thread: Lager Yeast Pitching Temps on 10-15-2009 at 05:57 PM
    Ok, checked the gravity. Reads about 1.015. Recipe was a kit - Taz light lager from Midwest.
    According to the directions - FG should be 1.010 to 1.014. I guess the thing for me to do is to
    give it a t...

  • Posted in thread: Recommended controller for heat/cool? on 10-15-2009 at 04:05 PM
    Being as how I live in a cold climate AND I have to keep my fridges / freezers out in my garage
    which controller is the recommended controller for both heating and cooling my fermentation
    space?The te...

  • Posted in thread: Lager Yeast Pitching Temps on 10-15-2009 at 02:00 PM
    Ok, Ive read a couple different things on this subject. 1. Pitch the starter into the wort with
    both at room temp (75 deg).2. Pitch the starter into the wort with both at lager fermentation
    temp ~50 d...

  • Posted in thread: Craigslist Score - Kegging System on 10-14-2009 at 02:37 AM
    So i was browsing on good old craigslist and the other day i saw a posting for a CO2 Complete
    Beer Kegging System. Long story short i had to drive 1 1/2 hours to get it but it was well
    worth it. I got...

  • Posted in thread: Primary and Secondary Fermentation on 10-14-2009 at 02:32 AM
    OK, First the primary is the vessel where most of the fermentation will occur if youre going to
    use a secondary. All beers will benefit from using a secondary but not all need them.What
    generally happ...

  • Posted in thread: Best Bottles for de-labeling on 10-13-2009 at 02:16 AM
    I'm partial to Great Lakes Brewing bottles. The labels just slide off after an hour or so in an
    oxyclean bath.+1 I soaked some Two Hearted Ale bottles for an hour is extremely hot water. When
    I came b...

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