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  • bicycles,beer,land rovers,and self sufficiency
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  • Paul Muething
  • Heavy Metal, classical, bluegrass, and whatever sounds good on any given day.
  • Jeremiah Johnson
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  • New to homebrewing. I helped a friend with a kit and moved on. My first batch was a Porter that I adapted from a recipe using extract and specialty grains. Still conditioning in the bottles. The second batch is an IPA conducted with a partial mash. Also slightly modified version of known recipe. Current set up is a bucket and borrowed glass carboy. I dream of a Blichmann fermentor but will have to wait. Next piece of major equipment will be a pair of coolers that I will convert to a mash tun and HLT. Hoping for a chiller for Christmas.
  • My favorite beer from living in Europe was Schwarzbier. I tried everything I could get. I basically sampled everything I could find all over the continent. I would eventually like to try a Trappiste trippel in the Orval style. Also want to experiment with an imperial stout and maybe a simple farmhouse saison. I am a scientist at heart, so this is going to be fun.
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  • Posted in thread: Northern Brewer Replacement on 10-24-2016 at 06:23 PM
    Even if it costs me a little more, or I have to adjust my ingredients slightly, I feel good
    about supporting my LHBS and will continue to do so. I would encourage anyone who can to
    support the local b...

  • Posted in thread: viable yeast after 6 months? on 06-06-2016 at 12:11 PM
    I didn't think about that. I was very careful to fill the secondary all the way up so there is
    virtually no headspace/surface exposure. So it sounds like some sort of test would tell me for
    sure if th...

  • Posted in thread: viable yeast after 6 months? on 06-06-2016 at 11:23 AM
    So after a little more reading on the site, it seems that my yeast should be fine. I guess the
    better question then is should I stir up any of the yeast or just rack to the bottling bucket
    and add my ...

  • Posted in thread: viable yeast after 6 months? on 06-06-2016 at 11:14 AM
    I racked my cider over to a secondary after about a month, and it has been in the secondary
    (with virtually no headspace) for the past 5 months. I plan to bottle
    condition/carbonate.Question: is there...

  • Posted in thread: Homebrew Supply Keg System Giveaway on 03-02-2016 at 02:15 AM
    Flanders Red, although the choice is difficult. Only one?

  • Posted in thread: controlling both fridge and freezer separately? on 01-13-2016 at 03:23 PM
    I am about to purchase a refrigerator or freezer for a fermentation chamber. There are
    obviously pros and cons to each. The freezer is an easy plug into an external controller like
    the STC or Inkbird,...

  • Posted in thread: Am I wasting my time with Willamette hops? on 01-10-2016 at 06:02 PM
    I am about to pull my Willamette as well. 3 years and still not producing like the others. I
    may just divide the Centennial.

  • Posted in thread: Help! Varmits Decimating My Hops Over Winter on 01-10-2016 at 05:57 PM
    .22LR and a good dog and cat team. Never had an issue with mine.

  • Posted in thread: Still bubbling after 2 weeks on 01-09-2016 at 02:49 PM
    I am trying cider for the first time. Used D-47 yeast (rehydrated). Been in the primary for two
    weeks and still bubbling about 1 bubble every 4 seconds. Fermentation started within 4 hours.
    OG was 1.0...

  • Posted in thread: LHBS in Northern (Vicenza) Italy on 01-05-2016 at 01:07 PM
    Colliberici, for winemaking there is a great place down in Barbarano near the old RR tracks
    (now a bike/walking path). I can't remember the name but it is basically a farm /vineyard
    supply with all of...

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