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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: Pilsner Malt - Max % Without 90 Min Boil on 10-26-2014 at 03:42 PM
    Weyerman, about an hour to chill below 90. I think the chill was the problem because I had done
    other 60 minute boil without DMS but I had chilled them much quicker.It's just anecdotal
    evidence from m...

  • Posted in thread: Pilsner Malt - Max % Without 90 Min Boil on 10-25-2014 at 01:14 PM
    I've had serious DMS with Pils. It was a July brew, I boiled 60, and it took too long to chill.
    Now I'm super careful about it. I always make sure to boil 90 min AND chill it fast. In my
    case, I'm sur...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast starter step up : Flask size on 10-21-2014 at 12:47 AM
    I always have krausen on my starters and it occasionally foams out. It's never hurt the yeast
    though. It happens if I go over 1.5L in my 2L flask and use the stir plate.

  • Posted in thread: Oktoberfest-ish brew- advice wanted on 10-18-2014 at 09:28 PM
    I already brewed this morning. I stuck with my recipe. Nailed my numbers, I will just have to
    wait and see how it turns out.

  • Posted in thread: need help diagnosing problem... on 10-18-2014 at 01:54 AM
    What are your mash temps and times? Are you doing anything different with your yeast? Are you
    losing heat during mash, or are you able to keep temp steady? Perhaps the extracts you had been
    using cont...

  • Posted in thread: Oktoberfest-ish brew- advice wanted on 10-18-2014 at 01:48 AM
    First off, I will be using a clean ale yeast so my recipe is only similar to Oktoberfest.
    Second, I'm looking for something more akin to a German festival brew rather than an American
    Fall Seasonal kn...

  • Posted in thread: Hopluia on 10-13-2014 at 12:06 AM
    Lincoln here.

  • Posted in thread: Kent Golding only beer on 10-12-2014 at 10:06 PM
    EKG are great for dry hopping. I think the bitter idea is good but I'd run 30-35 IBU.

  • Posted in thread: Hopluia on 10-11-2014 at 12:49 AM
    That is such a good beer.

  • Posted in thread: BU:GU question - isn't FG more meaningful? on 09-30-2014 at 11:36 PM
    I think Gordon Strong addressed this in Brewing Better Beer. FG really is a better measure in
    most circumstances. You've also got to consider whether there are roasted malts that will add
    bitterness 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!!!!