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    ABOUT ME

  • My neighbor got me started and now I cannot stop. Please Help me ! :-)
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  • Posted in thread: Bottle Pop on 02-22-2015 at 11:49 PM
    CO2 dissolves much better in cold beer. You should always try to chill bottles for several
    days.

  • Posted in thread: Working on a Porter recipe. Need some ideas/insight. on 02-22-2015 at 12:19 PM
    I second the brown malt - at least a pound. It just tastes right in porters. I always put Black
    patent malt in my porters too. At least half a pound - I put half in a 6.5 gallon batch.Also,
    you probab...

  • Posted in thread: Turn Oatmeal Stout into Oatmeal RAISIN Stout?? on 01-06-2015 at 05:34 PM
    If you are going to brew again - Special B and Dark Candy syrup can give raisin-like flavors.I
    don't have any experience with adding actual raisins to beer. There are special raisins made
    for baking t...

  • Posted in thread: Only about 1/4 bottles carbonated on 09-25-2014 at 03:32 AM
    The EZ cap gaskets only last for 4-5 beers before they should be replaced. So, it's possible
    that you just had a poor seal on some of them. Uneven sugar mixing (which is hard to do) seems
    very unlikel...

  • Posted in thread: HopHouse Brewing Supply Hops Giveaway - Open to All! on 07-14-2014 at 05:00 PM
    Pick me!

  • Posted in thread: 3 weeks and totally flat on 06-18-2014 at 03:10 AM
    If you added corn sugar and the yeast is alive you will create bottle bombs if you add the carb
    drops. Go ahead and resuspended the yeast to rouse it up - you can shake it a few times a
    day.What yeast...

  • Posted in thread: 3 weeks and totally flat on 06-18-2014 at 03:08 AM
    How big is the beer? Big beers can take longer. Are you sure you added sugar and not something
    else (e.g lactose or maltodextrin)?

  • Posted in thread: Uneven Carb? on 06-08-2014 at 07:12 PM
    Since you say they taste bad, my guess would be an infection. I haven't had any gushers in a
    while, but had a few on the 3rd or 4th batch I did. I must not have sanitized the bottles well
    enough, sinc...

  • Posted in thread: NHC 2014- Grand Rapids Who's going? on 06-06-2014 at 01:14 AM
    I'm going - It'll be my first one. Can't wait to go next week! I'm going to the Brewing Network
    Anniversary party too at 5/3 ballpark.So many good seminars to choose from.Sent from my iPad
    using Home ...

  • Posted in thread: Help me boost this IPA Kit ! on 01-08-2014 at 09:04 PM
    I'd skip the 30 min hop addition.I'd recommend: 1 oz of citra at 60, 0.5 oz of citra and galaxy
    at 15, 10, 5' and 0 min. Use the rest for dry hopping.As for abv - you could add 0.5 to 1lb of
    sugar to ...

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