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    ABOUT ME

  • Homebrewer since 2007
  • Brewing (duh),cooking,gardening,reading,movies
  • Small business owner
  • Christopher Bart
  • I like quite a bit of variety from classical to vintage WW2 music, blues, folk, folk-pop, some metal really hits the spot sometimes
  • I'm never good at this question.
  • My first taste of homebrew was a chocolate porter made by a coworker at a previous job. Before that I had never even considered the possibility of brewing at home. 6 months later I had my basic brew kit and began my trip down the rabbit hole.
  • I've become a big fan of sour ales and strong ales that like to age for a while, so those are always in the offing. I also like to experiment with fermentation in general, it's not just for beer and wine!
  • Male
  • Married
  • Fort Worth
  • TX

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  • Posted in thread: No head on my Stout on 06-18-2015 at 03:31 PM
    Saw the updates here and wanted to chime back in. Mike, I've heard about cooking oats before
    usage but have never done that and I've brewed oatmeal stout 3-4 times now and head retention
    has been good...

  • Posted in thread: No head on my Stout on 06-18-2015 at 03:21 PM
    Is flaked barley added in the boil - similar to Irish Moss?Flaked barley needs to be mashed. Or
    at least an extended steep with some base malt to give enzymes time to work on it.

  • Posted in thread: Smell changes on 06-17-2015 at 10:12 PM
    I looked again at compleat mead maker and Schramm doesn't advocate continued feeding of yeast
    strains. His belief is that "prolonged fermentation my produce off aromas and flavors, which
    may or may no...

  • Posted in thread: I'm a lucky guy on 06-17-2015 at 04:50 PM
    You're right about that. My girlfriend and I are on opposite shifts, so it definitely sucks
    during the week.My wife and I did opposite shifts for several years and that made sure we were
    always happy ...

  • Posted in thread: Smell changes on 06-17-2015 at 04:46 PM
    I'm curious: why staggered nutrient additions? I think I would agree with Bernard that your
    yeast is stressing. Probably also moving back and forth between respiration and fermentation
    stages as more ...

  • Posted in thread: Should I try kegging exclusively for bottling? on 06-17-2015 at 04:33 PM
    In any pursuit there are people who regard their way of doing things as the only reasonable
    way. In brewing there are many ways to make quality beer. It doesn't require all grain brewing
    to to make go...

  • Posted in thread: Accidentally left hops in my cabinet on 06-17-2015 at 04:26 PM
    Refrigeration (esp freezing) is ideal for long term storage but the packaging is designed to
    preserve them effectively for quite a while. They rode on an 18 wheeler with no temp control to
    get to your...

  • Posted in thread: No head on my Stout on 06-15-2015 at 03:57 PM
    I'm thinking its a cleanser issue -esp after seeing the second set of pics. Either with the
    glasses or with the bottles. There's carbonation and a head on a vigorous pour but something is
    killing it a...

  • Posted in thread: Fermenting Weizen. on 06-15-2015 at 03:17 PM
    10 - 14 days would be typical. Your hydrometer will tell you when it's done but depending on
    your yeast and other variables it's not easy to just put a number of days on it. Look for a
    reading in the ...

  • Posted in thread: no steeping grains ? on 06-12-2015 at 04:19 PM
    I've made several extract only brews over the years and had them come out great. I know a guy
    who swears by the Muntons hopped extract kits and loves what he makes. I haven't been able to
    get one of h...

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