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  • Recently (June 2012) got "back" into homebrewing, did one extract kit 12 years ago, two more about 6 years ago. Am full in now, based on the awesome results I've which are largely due to online resources like this forum. Have brewed 9 batches since June 2012, building my pipeline. 5 of these batches are at drinking age now, 4 are conditioning.
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  • Posted in thread: World's Best Oktoberfest on 08-01-2015 at 09:10 PM
    I hear you bondra! So true. I've made three batches of helles: decocted, stepped and single
    step. There was something special about the decocted. More malty.

  • Posted in thread: HomeBrewSupply Amcyl Brew Kettle w/ 3-Piece Ball Valve Giveaway! on 07-30-2015 at 03:57 AM

  • Posted in thread: Best small breweries in San Diego?! on 07-30-2015 at 03:56 AM
    Just had my first visit to Pizza Port. Did not disappoint. They have amazing pizza and brews.
    Amazing selection of in house considering the size plus guest taps. They're one of the early
    pioneers of c...

  • Posted in thread: Switching to all grain brewing question on 07-26-2015 at 12:17 PM
    You lose a lot to grain absorption. Also read this:

  • Posted in thread: Switching to all grain brewing question on 07-26-2015 at 12:16 PM
    1.5 quarts per pound for the mash, more if you have dead space below a false bottom. You need
    1.25-1.5 quarts of water per pound in contact with your grain.

  • Posted in thread: Ever thought about brewing a BMC clone? on 07-26-2015 at 12:14 PM
    Closest I've come is a helles, done both by decoction and step mash. One of my favorite beers
    plus all my BMC friends love it. Know a guy who nothing but Coors light (and a LOT), he tried
    it and said ...

  • Posted in thread: Show us your sculpture or brew rig on 07-25-2015 at 09:22 PM
    Tater that is a pretty clever sight tube you had on your old keggle

  • Posted in thread: WY3724 finished FAST! on 07-25-2015 at 09:18 PM
    Well I got lazy on this one. It bottomed out at 1.005 and I didn't feel like moving it to my
    garage or a water bath so I went ahead and used the 3711 pack that I had. I just popped it
    shook it and dum...

  • Posted in thread: Recurrent contamination, can't get rid of it :( on 07-25-2015 at 09:12 PM
    I wonder if somehow some contamination is making its way through the closed spigot in the water
    bath. You could test that by doing a batch not in the water bath, maybe do one where the yeast
    can handl...

  • Posted in thread: Recurrent contamination, can't get rid of it :( on 07-25-2015 at 08:48 PM
    Flars good questions. If the spigot is submerged in water then you have to assume it is
    contaminated. When you run the beer through the spigot it will pick up that contamination. You
    are saying you ta...

On Deck: Primary: Sorachi Ginger Saison Secondary: Kate The Great, Bacon Bock, Wee Heavy On tap: American Amber, Kate's Dregs, Helles, 4-Way IPA Bottled: I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer. -Abraham Lincoln

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