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  • Lincoln, Nebraska
  • I'm getting ready to be a dad. I'm trying to prepare for that and get a few last minute brews under my belt before my schedule tightens up. Brewing is my medicine, it just calms me down and helps me keep in touch with a part of myself that doesn't exist in my work life.
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  • My wife bought us a kit to try out together. That was 5 years ago. Now I'm obsessed. I have a four tap keg-o-rater, a RIMS system, I grow hops, harvest yeast and take on all sorts of weird side projects.
  • It's wide open right now. I have 3-5 recipes I'm kicking around but with it being summer I'm thinking crisp and hoppy or maybe some sort of wheat.
  • Christmas ale
  • What is secondary? I kid.
  • 2.5 Y/O Imperial Stout
  • Dry stout, wheat pale ale, porter and amber ale
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  • Posted in thread: Best "Bang for buck" brew equipment on 07-10-2014 at 03:13 AM
    First $100, equipment to make starters and the tools necessary to rig up some cheap temperature
    controls. Next $500, all grain set-up including; burner, brew pot, gravity feed stand, HLT and
    MLT (this...

  • Posted in thread: Harvesting Yeast from Starters: UPDATE!!! on 07-08-2014 at 12:04 AM
    I also employ this approach because I feel better about saving yeast that hasn't gone through a
    full fermentation. When I buy the yeast I make a large starter that I split into 4 mason jars.
    When I'm ...

  • Posted in thread: SMaSH hops suggestions wanted on 07-05-2014 at 05:03 PM
    I'd go Willamette and Centennial.

  • Posted in thread: Summer Saison Recipe Critique on 07-04-2014 at 12:57 AM
    I just kegged a batch with 3711 a couple hours ago. 1.042 to 1.002. That yeast is just very
    hungry. It is so easy to use and I really like the flavor. I hope the beer is great for you.

  • Posted in thread: Columbus/Topaz/Galaxy on 06-15-2014 at 02:06 AM
    Has anyone blended these hops? How about just Topaz and Columbus? I want to make a hop bomb
    with these with 15/10/5 and whirlpool additions. I'm looking at nearly 80 IBU without a
    bittering addition. ...

  • Posted in thread: Quick note on Hops Direct on 06-14-2014 at 03:25 AM
    I order 5lbs of hops on Monday, taking advantage of their big sale this week. I got my order in
    before work and they had it shipped out before the day was out. During a sale that is super
    impressive. ...

  • Posted in thread: Summer Saison Recipe Critique on 06-11-2014 at 03:05 AM
    3711 is a monster. It will work from mid 60s up to 80s and some folks might go warmer than
    that. I average 85%+ attenuation with it. I never brew to an OG of higher than 1.045 when I use
    it because I ...

  • Posted in thread: Mash.. Water to grain ratio on 06-08-2014 at 08:04 PM
    I run between 1.5 and 2 qts per lbs. I have a RIMS and need to keep plenty of liquid in the
    mash so it will flow well. I recently went 2.25 qt/lb on a no sparge brew with great success. I
    think you ju...

  • Posted in thread: Does your bittering hop really matter? on 06-08-2014 at 05:33 PM
    I have a stout recipe that I really enjoy. I have always used Magnum as the buttering hops. The
    last time I brewed it I used Columbus, thinking the buttering addition shouldn't make a
    difference. The ...

  • Posted in thread: Munich SmasH on 06-08-2014 at 12:38 AM
    I made one with Northern Brewer. I lost the recipe, hard drive failure. It was 1.048, about 30
    IBU with roughly 3 oz split between flameout and 15 min additions. It was 10g. Super tasty,
    delicate hop ...

February 26, 2010  •  09:45 PM
Hey you got me thinking about filtration, so i did some research, and its exactly how we do it at the winery, even the final filter. It dose remove hop resin, but also removes a lot of other shit that can make a beer turn bad. Spending my Friday night reading about beer. Just ordered some RIMS parts!!!!