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  • Husband, father of two, BS in microbiology from UCLA, avid all-grain homebrewer.
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  • Posted in thread: Electric Recirc BIAB. Mash temp stability on 01-31-2016 at 12:50 AM
    I've been brewing for 8 years now, and I've come full circle with respect to my desire for
    complexity in my process. I love an excuse to haul out my whole 20 gallon system, CFC, pump
    etc, but I REALLY...

  • Posted in thread: Why doesn't Biscuit Malt have diastatic power/how is it made? on 01-28-2016 at 08:56 PM
    I can't find any technical info on how biscuit malt is produced. It doesn't seem to be a
    crystal malt but a "roasted malt." It's not deeply roasted, but it's always referred to as a
    "malted" grain. Wh...

  • Posted in thread: Magical Beer on 01-28-2016 at 08:52 PM
    No way. You must have racked it and forgotten about it?

  • Posted in thread: Basil beer? on 01-30-2015 at 06:43 PM
    I've grown and eaten a lot of basil over the past four years (!) but none yet has made it's way
    into a beer. I would err on the side of caution and go light on the basil; maybe a small
    crushed handful...

  • Posted in thread: Man, I love Apfelwein on 08-26-2014 at 04:26 AM
    I would bottle or put it into another container to get it off the yeast cake.I've left mine in
    primary for 6 months, no issues here. :mug:

  • Posted in thread: Rye beer on 08-17-2014 at 10:53 PM
    Has anyone here tried spicing a rye beer with cumin [...] Yeesh -- chili bean rye!

  • Posted in thread: Keezer teaser.... on 08-03-2014 at 10:57 PM
    Excellent! A fresh take on something that has been done many times before!

  • Posted in thread: Can you Brew It recipe for Stone Arrogant Bastard on 07-19-2014 at 06:13 AM
    13.5%I'll agree. 14% SB and all the hop additions increased by 25% have nailed it for me three
    times in a row.

  • Posted in thread: FastRack - FastFerment Giveaway - Open to all! on 07-04-2014 at 07:54 AM
    good luck me.

  • Posted in thread: Beer Photography on 11-18-2013 at 08:49 AM
    Oktoberfest in my garage.

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