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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.
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  • Posted in thread: Why only late hop additions on 07-08-2015 at 02:07 AM
    30 minute additions are not efficient for maximizing bitterness and only add minimal flavor. It
    is just a waste of hops in general. Additions starting at 20 minutes will have an increasing
    amount of f...

  • Posted in thread: Sundays Brew on 07-04-2015 at 06:57 PM
    There is no need to worry about star San on the towel. Bacteria in the mash will not survive
    the boil. I do you think your approach to the batch sparge sounds reasonable. I'm not the best
    resource on ...

  • Posted in thread: Sundays Brew on 07-04-2015 at 04:42 PM
    I think the recipe is solid. You are at the upper end of IBUs for the style but that should be
    good. On thing I would say is that wheat brings some extra challenges and may not be ideal for
    a first al...

  • Posted in thread: Quick question on yeast starters on 05-19-2015 at 03:04 AM
    If the culture is fresh I'd just do one. I did a starter of Pacman on Saturday, no stir plate
    and it was done within 18 hours. I had already stepped it up earlier in the week, but with the
    stir plate ...

  • Posted in thread: Driveway Pilsner on 05-16-2015 at 11:14 PM
    My condolences. It might be time to get the mop and then order a sturdier burner for those 10g

  • 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 04:57 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 ...

February 27, 2010  •  03:45 AM
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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