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  • Posted in thread: Chest Freezer/Temp Controller...Pics & Questions on 04-18-2014 at 10:55 PM
    1) baking soda and time, or chlorine wipes.2) I use a carboy cap, a crimped copper tube for a
    thermowell into the wort, and an stc 1000 probe in the thermowell. Use a low wattage heat
    source to avoid ...

  • Posted in thread: Citra American Wheat on 04-18-2014 at 10:48 PM
    Awesome! You are a scholar, a gentleman and a breeder of fine horses!

  • Posted in thread: What other hobbies are you guys into? on 04-18-2014 at 10:47 PM
    Raising three boys, gardening, activism, learning bagpipes, candlemaking, vermicomposting,
    cooking...I vermicompost too, but never considered it a hobby. Worm ranchers unite!

  • Posted in thread: What other hobbies are you guys into? on 04-18-2014 at 10:22 PM
    Photography, hiking (will summit Mount Adams this year), gardening, writing poetry, lovemaking
    (the last two go well together).

  • Posted in thread: Did you build or buy your lauter tun? on 04-18-2014 at 10:09 PM
    My first one, back in 1998, was a Gott cooler with a Phil's Phalse Bottom and a Phil's Sparge
    Arm. Melted one side of it on my 3- tier stand - too close to the HLT burner. Now I have a
    direct fire MLT...

  • Posted in thread: Citra American Wheat on 04-18-2014 at 10:00 PM
    I think this sounds great! OG? I get 80 to 90% efficiency, I want to adjust accordingly.

  • Posted in thread: wort chilling questions on 04-18-2014 at 09:52 PM
    When I upgraded to a 50', 1/2" diameter chiller, my 3/8" 25' chiller became my prechiller. When
    I'm doing lagers, I chill to 44F, pitch, and let it warm up to 50F. By going really slow on the
    water fl...

  • Posted in thread: Skeeter Pee on 04-18-2014 at 09:41 PM
    I just finished my 2nd batch of skeeter pee and it's just too acidic for me. I thought I had a
    cast iron gut but I can't drink a half a pint without getting serious heartburn. I've been
    mixing it half...

  • Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 04-17-2014 at 04:13 PM
    Brewing a Witbier next Wednesday, but doing a protein rest at 122F, then using direct fire and
    recirculation to get it to saccrification temp. I've been doing this for mash-out for a while
    now, and th...

  • Posted in thread: Need help with off flavor. on 04-17-2014 at 03:53 PM
    2 row crystal 40 malt. 152 mash temp. 64 f fermentation. Two packets of dry yeast us-05
    rehydrated. Og was around 1.063. Ctz bittering simcoe at 30 centennial at 15 10 5 0. Dry hopped
    with cenntenial....

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