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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: Splitting Rhizome during growth? on 07-01-2015 at 01:36 AM
    You can cut some of the shoots and plant them. I did a bunch this year. I just made sure I got
    a lot of the root portion (a few feet). Everything except my columbus worked great. I'm no pro,
    so you mi...

  • Posted in thread: BrewToad Or BeerSmith *Worth it*? on 06-29-2015 at 12:15 AM
    I'm a big fan of brewtoad. I think the interface is prettier and more intuitive, plus it's free
    unless you want premium features. Brewsmith has more features and since you install the
    software it work...

  • Posted in thread: Rehydrating mistake!! on 06-21-2015 at 06:24 PM
    I don't think you should microwave it with the yeast! If I am using dry yeast, I boil water in
    a pyrex measuring cup (1 cup water in a 2 or 4 cup pyrex). If you cover it with plastic wrap it
    will boil...

  • Posted in thread: Clogged Dip Tube on 06-01-2015 at 01:38 AM
    I see this posted a lot, but wouldn't it require an entirely separate gas line with a liquid
    fitting? Along with reconnecting everything?For ball lock nope - just swap.For pin lock, I just
    remove the ...

  • Posted in thread: Clogged Dip Tube on 06-01-2015 at 12:12 AM
    I've had luck forcing CO2 through the dip tube (just reverse the connection after
    depressurization). Then cold crash it for a few days before serving again.

  • Posted in thread: Bottle Pop on 02-23-2015 at 12:49 AM
    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 01:19 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 06:34 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
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