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  • Stephen Cook
  • AHA, Cloudy Town Brewers
  • 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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  • Married
  • St Cloud
  • MN


  • Posted in thread: CONVERTED pin lock vs. original ball lock on 01-29-2016 at 02:28 AM
    None at all. I have several converted pin locks and they work fine

  • Posted in thread: Any helpful BIAB tips? on 01-23-2016 at 04:58 AM
    Don't worry about milling tight. The wort may be a bit more cloudy but it doesn't effect
    quality. I've been doing BIAB exclusively for 2 + years and wouldn't go back. Like any system
    you have to dial ...

  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing Giveaway - New v3 Kettle - You Pick The Size!! on 01-22-2016 at 04:56 AM
    I'm in

  • Posted in thread: can i substitute chocolate wheat malt for wheat black malt? on 01-22-2016 at 04:40 AM
    Sure. It won't be exactly the same beer but it will still be beer.

  • Posted in thread: The 2016 Minnesota Mashout has begun on 01-15-2016 at 10:46 PM
    Ill be stewarding Saturday morning but have not received an email to help sort but did sign up
    for it.Sorting is at the Northern Brewer warehouse in Roseville starting at 9 am

  • Posted in thread: Calculating OG change when performing a boil down. on 12-25-2015 at 11:20 PM
    Ok, got itThe concept is the same. At the beginning of the boil you have a certain number of
    points available. Say 50x 6.5 gals = 325 gravity points. When you pull a gal and boil it down
    you just redu...

  • Posted in thread: Calculating OG change when performing a boil down. on 12-25-2015 at 08:51 PM
    Easy. Let's say you have 1 gal of 1.050 wort. Ignore the 1 and you have 50 gravity points per
    gal. Reduce the volume to 1/4 of the original but you still have 50 gravity point in 1 quart
    and a sg of 1...

  • Posted in thread: Making vinegar from beer on 12-08-2015 at 12:21 AM
    Thanks! It's really tasty and complex

  • Posted in thread: Making vinegar from beer on 12-07-2015 at 08:08 PM
    Ive read through this thread but can't seem to find a situation like mine. I was cleaning up
    the basement and found a 5 gal carboy with ~ 2.5 gal of a Flanders Red that I seem to have
    misplaced about ...

  • Posted in thread: Help me help myself!! on 11-22-2015 at 11:49 PM
    Nice gravity system. It looks like you can run water directly into the kettle. If so no need
    for a pump there. Some ideas. A pump could be used to recirculate the mash as a HERMS or RIMS
    but both woul...

Steve in St Cloud, MN Primary - Helles Conditioning - Orange Blossom Mead, Long Winter's Nap English Barley Wine Tap 1 - British Golden Ale Tap 2 - Wiessbier Tap 3 - American Pale Ale Tap 4 - 6 Jolly Fellows Porter Tap 5 - Tap 6 - Yorkshire Strong Ale Bottles - Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere clone, Long Winters Nap Barley Wine - 2012, 2013 & 2014, Flanders Red,