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  • Brewed my first batch in 1981 and was very active until about 1984. Between grad school, marriage, kids and moves only brewed occasional until fall of 2010. Now back at it with a passion.
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  • Posted in thread: Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway! on 07-15-2014 at 09:07 PM

  • Posted in thread: Add DME to fermenter? on 07-15-2014 at 02:59 PM
    I think I should try to add some. Otherwise I'll get around a 2.6 % beer.So, .7 DME in 1gal
    water. boil. chill and add. should put the final around 3.2% don't you think?or does the extra
    1gal of water...

  • Posted in thread: Add DME to fermenter? on 07-15-2014 at 01:37 PM
    Sure can. DME will yield ~ 40 gravity points per pound per gallon. So dissolve .7 pounds on DME
    in water. Boil for 10-15 minutes, cool it in a ice water bath and pour it in. Even if you beer
    is past a...

  • Posted in thread: Is there any Value in Secondary Fermenting? on 07-14-2014 at 06:08 PM
    +1 - Glass carboys are not worth the danger. The concept of "secondary fermentation" is a hold
    over from the early days of home brewing when we were trying to reverse engineer what AB was
    doing. On a ...

  • Posted in thread: FastRack - FastFerment Giveaway - Open to all! on 07-06-2014 at 03:57 AM
    I'm inSent from my iPad using Home Brew

  • Posted in thread: Batch Sparge vs fly Sparge vs biab on 07-02-2014 at 01:26 PM
    I've found that letting the mash go 75 minutes, and then heating to 168 f for a few minutes
    gets me to the same point, extraction wise and it is easier. But I'm not chasing the last few
    points. Consis...

  • Posted in thread: Batch Sparge vs fly Sparge vs biab on 07-01-2014 at 09:34 PM
    I went the other way - from a three vessel batch sparge system to BIAB. Once I got things
    dialed in my efficiencies are comparable to what I got from batch sparging - ~80% mash
    efficiency, 72% system ...

  • Posted in thread: PVC as a measuring stick? on 05-18-2014 at 12:36 AM
    I use a dowel. The only time I use it to measure the volume is before the boil to get mash
    efficiency. Once boil starts I monitor the SG during the boil. (I have a refractometer, but
    used a hydrometer...

  • Posted in thread: Need Some Help With A Yeast Choice For Barleywine on 05-02-2014 at 11:41 PM
    It would be wise to check with a hydrometer. The conversions get less accurate the more alcohol
    is present.Like he said.It is important to understand that a hydrometer and refractometers
    measure diffe...

  • Posted in thread: BU/GU = 0.6 Why does the wort taste very bitter? on 04-20-2014 at 02:48 PM
    In the process of fermentation a fair and not easily predicable amount of the hop compounds
    fall out. I lot of the bitterness adhere to the yeast and flocs out. RDWHAHB Sent from my iPad
    using Home Br...

Steve in St Cloud, MN Primary - Long Winter's Nap Barleywine Conditioning - 6 Jolly Fellows Porter Cream of Three Crops Cream Ale Flanders Red Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere clone - sort of Cyser Tap 1 - Tripel Tap 2 - American Wheat Tap 3 - House Mild Tap 4 - Black IPA - from Lucid Brewery wort Bottles - Long Winters Nap Barley Wine - 2012 & 2013, & some odds and ends In the bullpen: Helles Weizendopplebock