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  • 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.
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  • Posted in thread: Rye saison hopping... on 03-29-2015 at 03:27 PM
    This sounds like a great idea! I would probably not use any Nelson for bittering because they
    are so tasty and hard to get. I'd probably use magnum or something similar to pair with the
    Goldings in th...

  • Posted in thread: Effect on efficiency when adjusting grain mill settings? on 03-27-2015 at 10:44 PM
    That looks good. I go a little finer on my crush and like it. I use a copper manifold. You will
    have to see how things work out in your system but I'll bet you get a bump in efficiency.

  • Posted in thread: What is this? on 03-23-2015 at 12:20 PM
    Trub. If you can get it chilled to less than 70 quickly and rack to Carboy without disturbing
    the kettle that should mostly stay behind. I wouldn't be too alarmed. Have you pitched your
    yeast yet? How...

  • Posted in thread: AG equipment...where to next? on 03-08-2015 at 03:40 PM
    If you want to improve quality then yeast starters should be next. If you want to make the brew
    day easier then pumps and quick connects are a good choice. Depending how much cash you want to
    put into...

  • Posted in thread: Post Boil Hopping/Whirlpooling/Hop Bursting on 03-04-2015 at 03:57 PM
    I have been experimenting a little bit lately. Different hop oils have different boiling temps
    and alpha acid isomerization drops off substantially below 180-185. If you plan to get
    bitterness out of ...

  • Posted in thread: Will yeast be ok? on 03-03-2015 at 06:26 PM
    RDWHAHB. You didn't hurt anything. I wouldn't want to hit 75 in the first 48 hours because it
    might throw off a little funk. That late in fermentation its no big deal. More worrisome would
    be a quick ...

  • Posted in thread: Torn between camlock vs ss qd on 02-26-2015 at 08:36 PM
    Camlocks use silicone gaskets. I've used the same ones for almost 4 years without needing to
    replace them. The gaskets should be included when you order.

  • Posted in thread: Massive Carboy Overflow, Help! on 02-23-2015 at 03:09 PM
    If you look at the picture on the left it looks like there is a little wort seeping out
    already. You can see the amber color diffusing into the water from the carboy.

  • Posted in thread: Massive Carboy Overflow, Help! on 02-23-2015 at 02:59 PM
    The level inside and outside the carboy are at equilibrium. I'm concerned your carboy may be
    broken. I also see no indication that anything was blowing out of that airlock. I'm hope it was
    jut blowoff...

  • Posted in thread: To Big To Fast? on 02-22-2015 at 09:45 PM
    If you want to scale down you should. Like the others said I would onto your equipment. I
    decided to mix things up recently and am starting to brew 1g BIAB for kicks. The only equipment
    I bought was a...

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!!!!

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