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12-07-2009

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12-04-2016 3:59 PM

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    ABOUT ME

  • raleigh
  • woodworking (old arn)
  • Tim Collins
  • 1st batch--porter, Extract with grains, bottled 11/19
    2nd--maple porter, extract with grains +2 pounds maple syrup. Bottled 12/6/09
    3rd: Scotch ale, OG 1.058, in primary 12/5
  • Scotch Ale OG 1.058
  • empty
  • Porter,
    Maple Porter
  • Male
  • Married

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: How long is BIAB taking you? on 11-11-2016 at 11:30 PM
    I measure my brew day by time spent actively brewing. This. If the only thing I'm doing is
    brewing BIAB, it is about 3.5 hours, sometimes 3 if I decide to clean in place and let things
    soak overnight....

  • Posted in thread: What kettle to buy for BIAB on 08-20-2016 at 01:42 PM
    I started with a 7 gallon aluminum pot--its too small. I agree with the others suggesting a 15
    gallon pot---it will let you do a 5.5 gallon batch up to ~20 pounds of grain (along with water
    for BIAB) ...

  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing Kettle Giveaway on 07-26-2016 at 05:52 PM
    Yes, count me too!

  • Posted in thread: electric keggle complete $75 on 07-20-2016 at 03:54 PM
    tentatively sold

  • Posted in thread: electric keggle complete $75 on 07-19-2016 at 10:25 PM
    This is my old electric keggle, worked great for about 4 years, just upgraded to a spike
    brewing 20 gallon kettle. Has element, element housing (Grounded), electric cord, RTD port
    (silver soldered) an...

  • Posted in thread: Lambic solera project update-1st year on 07-19-2016 at 04:47 PM
    Hey thanks for your interest!Keg #1 has a total of 15 gallons. 5 of that was originally a
    porter fermented on roeselare blend. The other 10 was a belgian "Blond" (pale malt, wheat malt,
    dextrin malt) ...

  • Posted in thread: Lambic solera project update-1st year on 07-18-2016 at 05:10 PM
    So this started in July 2015--made 5 gallons fermented on Roselare, added 10 gallons of similar
    wort fermented with a belgian blend and capped off the keg. . Was pleasantly sour by 12/2015. I
    bottled ...

  • Posted in thread: Spike brewing or SS Brewtech kettle on 06-18-2016 at 05:17 PM
    I bought a custom 20 gal from spike, very easy to work with. Especially like the somewhat lower
    profile site glass set up they have. I wanted a 1 1/2 in triclover port (for the element), a
    RTD threade...

  • Posted in thread: What are you doing instead of brewing this weekend? on 05-21-2016 at 04:50 PM
    power washing the back deck and front sidewalk. then beer. (drinking, kegging, bottling)

  • Posted in thread: Wit Beer with Lavender Recipe Question on 05-21-2016 at 02:47 PM
    be very very careful with the lavender. even a little can make your beer taste like an
    overpowering air freshener (voice of experience, couldn't drink it). Put 1-2 tablespoons in a
    dry hop bag, and pu...

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