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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.
  • Male
  • Married
  • St Cloud
  • MN


  • Posted in thread: Residual hop characteristics from a yeast cake? on 04-22-2016 at 03:57 PM
    Check out the sticky in the Yeast forum "Simple yeast storage process." He did the work.

  • Posted in thread: Active fermentation, no krausen on 04-17-2016 at 03:59 AM
    Had thought of cleaner residual. I'm pretty sure I rinsed before sanitizing with stansan. I
    guess I'll know when I sample it.

  • Posted in thread: Active fermentation, no krausen on 04-16-2016 at 08:17 PM
    I've got something going on in a lager fermentation I've never seen before. While I'm RDWHAHB
    about it I'm curious about what might be going onHere's the background.I'm making 5 gal of my
    house dunkel...

  • Posted in thread: Indoor BIAB on 03-27-2016 at 06:01 AM
    I believe it works like this. If The precursors were not boiled off they'd begin to form
    diacetyl when the bottle warmed up. I've bottled lagers that were fine only to find butter when
    its opened.

  • Posted in thread: Indoor BIAB on 03-26-2016 at 08:00 PM
    A few times when I've judged and then did MBOS a beer that I judged in the first time had
    changed radically. In one case beer was probably mishandled by the stewards. In the other one -
    a klosch - hug...

  • Posted in thread: Blow off tube overflow on 03-22-2016 at 04:07 AM

  • Posted in thread: Giveaway: Inkbird ITC-308S Thermostats with 2 DC sensor on 02-18-2016 at 09:48 PM
    Great. Thanks.

  • 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

Steve in St Cloud, MN Primary - Tap 1 - Brown Raccoon Braggot Tap 2 - Munich Helles Tap 3 - American Wheat Tap 4 - Scottish Export Tap 5 - Strawberry Rhubarb Maed Tap 6 - Sylvia's Apple Pie Cyser Bottles - Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere clone, Long Winters Nap Barley Wine - 2012, 2013 & 2014, Flanders Red,