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  • I'm a stay at home dad with the best wife ever. When our kids are old enough to start going to school I may try getting into doing this thing professionally or go back to teaching, we'll see, but, oh man, do I love to brew.
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  • Tucson Winter (black IPA), Pale Ale (two different variations), Illusion IPA (3.9% ABV IPA), some single hop stuff and an amber ale with 6 different aeration levels. More odds and ends too.
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  • Posted in thread: Getting the right flavour characteristics out of hops on 08-27-2015 at 04:48 PM
    Yup definitely can manipulate hop characteristics by adjusting the timing and temperature of
    addition. Unfortunately, a lot of this comes from trial and error. The best way to learn about
    a hop is wor...

  • Posted in thread: Hop Stand/Whirlpool - Getting great hop aroma/flavor on 08-13-2015 at 01:44 PM
    If you don't mind, details would be nice. I'd be interested to see what your experiences are.

  • Posted in thread: I'm Gushing! on 08-07-2015 at 06:02 PM
    probably not a problem. I would have thought that the bottles with a hop pellet in them would
    have all foamed more than normal. I'll bet you just opened it too soon after chilling and that,
    plus the p...

  • Posted in thread: Low Attenuation (S-05) in Milk Porter on 08-03-2015 at 08:55 PM
    My original miscalculation was based on beersmith number. It's why your target OG was 1.065 and
    you actually had 1.081. If you plug in the same exact numbers as all grain you get the correct
    starting ...

  • Posted in thread: Low Attenuation (S-05) in Milk Porter on 08-02-2015 at 09:18 PM
    How big was the batch size? Using extract and those grains to get up to 1.081 would be around
    3.75 gal. If it was larger, like a typical 5 gallon batch, I would question the instrument
    making the grav...

  • Posted in thread: Beginning OG 1.030 - where did i go wrong? on 07-29-2015 at 11:11 PM
    Let it go. Hope it has a lacto infection and maybe you have just made the first black Berliner
    Weiss. Seriously though, you need to buy a kit beer with good instructions or have an
    experienced brewer ...

  • Posted in thread: Hydrometer on 07-18-2015 at 03:47 AM
    You should test it in distilled water and get it to the temp that your hydrometer is calibrated
    to. If that still gives you a reading of .0994 you will add .006 to any reading that you get.

  • Posted in thread: Unidentified yeast/bacteria on 07-15-2015 at 04:04 PM
    I posted this up in fermentation/yeast and after nearly a day with no responses decided it may
    be better here. Sorry for the double post, but here it is.So recently I picked up an infection.
    Luckily i...

  • Posted in thread: Unidentified yeast/bacteria on 07-14-2015 at 09:50 PM
    So recently I picked up an infection. Luckily it looks to be confined to only a single mason
    jar. However, said mason jar nearly blew its lid in the refrigerator. Since it smelled and
    tasted good I de...

  • Posted in thread: yeast starter time?? on 07-12-2015 at 06:37 PM
    With the low flocculation I'd say no. I'd just grow it up and pitch the whole thing. 1L is only
    1/15 the volume of your recipe so I'd be surprised if you could taste the difference.


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