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    ABOUT ME

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  • AHA & Midnight Carboys Homebrew Club
  • Given an equipment kit for Xmas 1994. I have made over 250 batches. I all-grain brew with a RIMS. Pliny The Elder is one of my favorite recipes, but Bitter and Porter are what I brew most. 1850 Whitbread Porter from "Old British Beers And How To Make Them" is also one of my favorite recipes.

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  • Posted in thread: [historical brewing experts?] Help me reconstruct a recipe. on 01-26-2012 at 09:49 PM
    Maybe you can find something useful here: maybe:

  • Posted in thread: Didn't use camden tablets or boil on 01-06-2012 at 09:48 PM
    I read this quickly and maybe I missed something, but I have some questions. Where does
    Goldiggie state that he "shoots for only 3 pH"? Also, Goldiggie suggested 3.2 as an absolute
    minimum and you are...

  • Posted in thread: Didn't use camden tablets or boil on 01-06-2012 at 07:12 PM
    For fermentations using Lalvin yeast, I make sure the PH is above 3.2... In my first attempt at
    hard lemonade, the original PH was below 3. I got it up to about 3.2-3.4 and it started
    fermenting in a ...

  • Posted in thread: Didn't use camden tablets or boil on 01-05-2012 at 08:39 PM
    Lots of good info from Goldiggie. Researching your yeast choice IMO is huge, from knowing what
    it's best temps for fermentation are to how high abv it will ferment. One thing raised a red
    flag for me ...

  • Posted in thread: First Recipe - Red IPA(?) on 12-10-2011 at 10:55 PM
    If it were mine, I would use .5 oz each of chinook, cascade and centennial for dry hopping.

  • Posted in thread: Nugget Nectar Clone on 12-10-2011 at 10:48 PM
    Hey guys, thanks for this thread! I read every post prior to brewing NN and took all the info
    from this thread. It may not be an exact clone, but this brew was damned good! Here's the
    recipe I used:Re...

  • Posted in thread: Barclay Perkins - 1928 - IPA on 05-28-2011 at 01:14 PM
    Have any of you guys made this? I made the 1890 Trumans Export Stout from that blog and it was
    excellent.

  • Posted in thread: Toasted or 2 row on 12-01-2008 at 02:17 AM
    No need to toast and store it, just toast it the night before you brew, leave it on the cookie
    sheet over night and mill it and mash it. I've done it that way many times with no negative
    effects.

  • Posted in thread: Might Gon' Brew Sum Pliny T'nite... on 12-16-2007 at 07:36 PM
    I know someone who owns a homebrew store and he's convinced that additions between 30-15
    minutes are useless. I'd probably agree...I couldn't disagree more! There are a number of folks
    that have made ...

  • Posted in thread: roasting/toasting malt to get different L ratings? on 09-11-2006 at 01:45 AM
    Hey Ian, sorry I didn't see this a bit sooner! Anyway, IMO, one can only approximate what the L
    would be on the grains that you produce yourself. For me, I use 34L for Amber malt and 60L for
    Brown mal...

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