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09-13-2010

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03-10-2011 8:42 AM

    ABOUT ME

  • I am a graduate student and proud founding member of S.U.D.S.Y. (Scientists Utilizing a Diversity of Sugars and Yeast), a homebrew club in Bozeman.
  • Fishing,Climbing,Brewing and Drinking good Beer.
  • Graduate Student
  • Jim
  • S.U.D.S.Y.
  • Imperial IPA, Marzen,
  • Magnum P.A. (An Single-hop APA brewed with Magnum)
  • Cider
  • Apricot Wheat, Java Stout, Oatmeal Stout, Rauchbier, Belgian Tripel, Wine barrel aged Belgian Tripel, Cider, Cinnamon Mead, Honey Mead, Oak Aged Mead, Wet Hop Irish Red, and probably a few more I have forgotten about
  • Male
  • Single
  • Bozeman, MT
  • Montana

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Any other brewers in Butte MT? on 03-10-2011 at 12:31 AM
    406 is not quite open yet, he brewed a batch this weekend, so he should be pouring soon.

  • Posted in thread: lower final gravity than beersmith calculates on 02-14-2011 at 12:30 AM
    Beersmith estimates final gravity by assuming the %attenuation of the yeast you're using,
    however, yeast have ranges of attenuation. It may be your fermentation process provides a good
    environment for...

  • Posted in thread: foamy pours on 02-14-2011 at 12:20 AM
    What are the specifications of your setup? Tubing diameter, length of tubing, etc.

  • Posted in thread: Any other brewers in Butte MT? on 02-13-2011 at 06:17 PM
    Bozeman Brewing Company is certainly an interesting atmosphere, but the beers can be good.
    Certainly wouldn't go as far as saying it sucks, but I am partial. Also, there is a new brewery
    opening in Bo...

  • Posted in thread: Is this "hot break?" on 01-29-2011 at 06:44 PM
    Yeah that is hot break. Probably more pronounced with the higher protein content of the wheat
    malt.

  • Posted in thread: Newby re-pitch help on 01-13-2011 at 05:15 PM
    Just a general question, as I am not as familiar with Wyeast. Isn't the slap pack similar to a
    mini starter? "Slap" it a few hours prior to pitching and it should get the yeast going?
    Wouldn't the bag...

  • Posted in thread: Any other brewers in Butte MT? on 01-13-2011 at 03:25 AM
    Howdy from Bozeman (we have the same problem here). Sorry don't know any other homebrewers in
    Butte, best of luck. If you are ever in Bozeman and wanted to chat over a pint or two let me
    know.

  • Posted in thread: First Batch Racked to Secondary.....What next on 01-13-2011 at 03:14 AM
    Most of the current opinion on the use of a secondary is that you don't really need to. The
    exceptions will be beers which you intend to age for long periods of time or maybe dry hop. You
    can do a com...

  • Posted in thread: First Batch Racked to Secondary.....What next on 01-13-2011 at 12:54 AM
    It is an addicting hobby!! If you have a corny ready to go, ever consider using it as a
    secondary, one less transfer. Rack into the corny, throw it in the fridge if you have space, it
    will clear faste...

  • Posted in thread: Consistently low Original Gravity on 01-13-2011 at 12:47 AM
    I will try to address a few things, for the sparging slowly part, the main reason would be to
    avoid a stuck sparge, by opening up the valve all the way it creates pressure that may compact
    the grain b...

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