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  • Started brewing in February 2007 with extract kits and quickly moved to all grain. My favorite beers are American style ales. I'm extremely lucky to have a wife who also loves beer and encourages my brewing.
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  • Posted in thread: Wyeast 2112 vs 1056 on 11-17-2015 at 12:03 AM
    I've used both 1007 (German Ale) and 1728 (Scottish Ale) for ale fermentations in the mid 50's
    with good results. I really like them both.

  • Posted in thread: "It's a proprietary hop blend" on 11-16-2015 at 01:04 AM
    Cut the guy some slack. Let's face it, some home brewers can be over the top annoying ( I'm
    not even a pro and I don't want to talk to any home brewers, either.

  • Posted in thread: Wyeast Thames Valley Ale Yeast #1275 on 11-02-2015 at 07:32 PM
    I've used Wyeast 1275 Thames Valley Ale 4-times, all 4 times the mash temp was 154.
    Fermentation temp ranged from 66-68 degrees. Attenuation was 73%, 75%, 75%, and 70%. The last
    recipe had a higher th...

  • Posted in thread: Confession Time on 08-03-2015 at 01:14 AM
    One time I had to step away for a short while the wort was chilling. I came back to find both
    my dogs drinking out of the brew pot. Beer turned out fine.

  • Posted in thread: First All Grain on 04-26-2015 at 01:31 AM
    That's a crap ton of hops for an APA, IMHO. I use 1/2 ounce at 10 mins and 1 ounce at flame
    out. That's it. Balance and drinkability are key for an APA.

  • Posted in thread: smoked cal common on 04-26-2015 at 01:03 AM
    Try it. Nice simple recipe should work well. I have not brewed a smoked beer yet, but I'm also
    thinking about a smoked California Common. Tentatively, I was thinking about 50% Munich, 10%
    crystal 40, ...

  • Posted in thread: My first all grain recipe, constructive criticism. on 04-26-2015 at 12:53 AM
    I really don't like Munich in American pale ales (or Ambers), but that is just my preference. A
    very good APA I brew with some frequency is 85% american 2 row, 7.5% crystal 40, 7.5% victory
    or biscuit...

  • Posted in thread: American Brown Ale critique on 04-26-2015 at 12:29 AM
    I'm drinking a brown now that is 7.5 lbs american 2-row, 12 oz. crystal 40, 0.5 lb flaked
    barley, 0.5 lb brown malt, 0.5 lb victory malt, and 0.25 lb pale chocolate. Bittered with
    Willamette to about ...

  • Posted in thread: Using Torrified Wheat for Head Retention on 12-17-2014 at 01:44 AM
    1/2 lb of flaked barley works wonders for head retention.

  • Posted in thread: American wheat beer: Windsor or west coast ale? on 06-07-2014 at 12:16 AM
    I like Wyeast 1007 German Ale for my house wheat beer, but it is based on an altbier and is not
    particularly happy.

Primary/Secondary: #124 Lagunitas IPA clone Kegged: -- Planned: Northern English Brown

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