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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

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  • Posted in thread: No boil all grain beer? on 07-11-2015 at 02:01 PM
    all ale was no-boil until hops came around (in the 1500's in england, a little earlier
    elsewhere). I've done this twice with a "traditional" medieval grain bill (75% malted oats, 12%
    malted wheat, 12%...

  • Posted in thread: 100% Oat Beer on 07-08-2015 at 04:24 PM
    Malted oats were frequently used to make beer (Ale actually) in the middle ages to decrease
    cost. Malted barley was more expensive. Often shows up in recipes as "dredge" which was malted
    oats mixed wi...

  • Posted in thread: help identify possible treasure: old a&w root beer tank on 07-04-2015 at 08:02 PM
    the liner on the inside looks like galvanized steel, have you confirmed what the liner is made
    of?

  • Posted in thread: Blue beer on 02-26-2015 at 08:15 PM
    the japanese blue beer was made with spirulina. blue food coloring settles out. Try
    blackberrys, they are more blue when diluted.

  • Posted in thread: Sam Adams Utopias clone - Calling all big beer experts! Paulthenurse and yeager1977 on 02-26-2015 at 08:13 PM
    Just finished a similar project--I made a 5 gallon batch of a RIS at 1.100 and started it on
    WLP099. I kept 1.5 gallon of the original wort aside, and added enough DME (and 3 pound sugar)
    and then boi...

  • Posted in thread: High Gravity BIAB on 02-24-2015 at 11:32 AM
    I regularly make belgian style beers with OG 1.070-1.090 with BIAB, and have recently made an
    imperial stout with OG of 1.100. I've also failed to make my expected OG a number of times in
    the past att...

  • Posted in thread: 3-phase split load design on 02-14-2015 at 03:04 PM
    3phase makes motors/pumps much easier (probably smaller too). Can you pull different current
    loads down each of the 3 phase feeds?

  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing 20 Gallon Sight Glass Kettle Giveaway! on 02-03-2015 at 11:36 AM
    enter me too

  • Posted in thread: Boiling Wort: Looking for an answer based on science on 01-18-2015 at 03:16 PM
    before about 1500 AD ale was not boiled, just run off the grain bed to the fermentation vat.
    Herbs or botanicals may have been added to fermentation. Usually 10 gallons from a bushel of
    grain. No boil...

  • Posted in thread: How many times do you reuse your bottles? on 01-17-2015 at 04:07 AM
    5 years, I've had to buy 1 additional case to replace give aways. I use a bench capper. Only
    problems I've had have been with belgian corked bottles, when the wire cage scored the bottle
    causing it to...

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