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  • Todd
  • New home brewer. Dabbling with extract brewing via Mr. Beer.
  • Mr Beer Christmas Ale
    Mr Beer Witty Monk
    Wheat beer with boysenberry (using Mr Beer extracts)
  • Mr Beer Pumpkin Ale
    Quad (attempt using two cans of Mr Beer Dubbel seasonal)
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  • Posted in thread: Help! Costly mistake; can I salvage? on 08-31-2012 at 04:00 PM
    I did a BIAb of the all-grain NB/Surly Smoke kit back on July 28th. All went well even though I
    only hit 1.082 instead of 1.087 per the instructions. Primary fermentation also went well. I
    used a 6.5 ...

  • Posted in thread: Wyeast pre-swollen packs of 1450 and 1056 are they still OK? on 07-30-2012 at 08:01 PM
    Same here. I had two packs of 1056 semi-swollen. I was just able to pop the inner pack on each
    package with lots of force.

  • Posted in thread: Any sloppy brewers out there? on 07-27-2012 at 09:49 PM
    I seem to make a big mess on brew day and end up with wort everywhere. I BIAB in a Gatorade
    cooler, and pouring wort back to the brew kettle isn't always a smooth transfer. I also get a
    fair mess wit...

  • Posted in thread: Any sloppy brewers out there? on 07-26-2012 at 12:14 AM
    I'd like to personally thank the "I don't care about cleanliness" d-bag who showed up at my
    club's Big Brew day in March at one of our local breweries. Dipping the fill tube into his
    filthy carboy end...

  • Posted in thread: I think I over carbonated my keg on 07-06-2012 at 11:24 PM
    It is a ball lock keg. I did have the liquid out connected. When I found it the tubing had come
    off the the barb connector. All other connections were anally checked before kegging. It was a
    picnic ta...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast Starter and stepping on 07-06-2012 at 10:24 PM
    Sound perfectly fine for a hef with some nice esters. Ferment in the mid 70s for even more!

  • Posted in thread: WLP300 hefeweizen, too clean on 07-06-2012 at 10:16 PM
    I've gotten great esters (mainly banana) from underpitching (a smack pack of 3068 into 1.056
    OG) and fermenting warm at 76.I have one fermenting right now.

  • Posted in thread: Will excessive vanilla age out? on 07-06-2012 at 08:41 PM
    Only time will tell. Wait it out and try a bottle every other month or so.It's a longshot and I
    know you've already bottled, but you could make a second batch and mix the two.

  • Posted in thread: GE 7 CF freezer on sale on 07-03-2012 at 11:57 PM
    Got one last week at that price with the coupon. Great deal.

  • Posted in thread: Adding Fruit to Wheat Beer Kit on 07-03-2012 at 10:02 PM
    Sorry, I just don't feel I can get behind this as a method of effectively sanitizing your
    fruit. Organic deposits need to be cleaned off, not just rinsed. And the surface of fruit is
    just to complex I...