Steve Trott

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  • Lafayette, IN
  • Cycling,Miata mechanic,music,home ownership
  • Design Engineer
  • I was hired into brewing through John Blichmann. I had no idea who he was, or anything about brewing beer. Now I study Palmer, BJCP guidelines, and R&D in the coolest lab known to home brewing. Pictures of that room get censored for content... its pretty awesome. rnrnI have a TopTier with three burners and electronic control on the RIMS and brew 10 gal batches with a 20gal kettle. I ferment in 14gal Fermenators and C'boys if needed. rnrnMy best brews so far have been a Pumpkin Spice, IPA, Belgium Double, Winterspice, Razz Wheat, Razz Cream, and I believe the Imperial Stout is aging quite nicely.
  • I want to keep a 4 ingredient American wheat on tap at all times. The gf wants more raspberry wheat, pumpkin spice, and winter spice ale. I really would like to create a perfect heff soon, but for now, i have a bell's 2 hearted ale clone that needs to be kegged and dry hopped.
  • Wheat with WB06 yeast
  • What's Secondary?
  • D&P Wheat, Suite A PA, Slim Tire, Saison, Very Strong Porter, and Black Beetle in the Mash: German and English Yeast Battle for a Brown Ale.
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  • Posted in thread: Anvil FIAK (Ferment in a Kettle) on 08-24-2016 at 02:12 PM
    I like that the Anvil ferment in a kettle kit comes with a rotating racking arm.

  • Posted in thread: Basement Brewing Sound Dampened Exterior Mount Ventilaton Fan on 08-24-2016 at 03:18 AM
    I've had this guy built and in use for over a year now, and I figured I should share. Like most
    indoor systems, part of the challenge is getting the heat and steam out. There are some cool
    ways to do ...

  • Posted in thread: Blichmann Engineering Electric BoilCoil and RIMS Rocket Sneek Peak @ NHC 2013 | Beer on 01-28-2014 at 01:24 AM
    Any sense about how the element and the pot are grounded? I see two electrical connections
    emerging from the side of the pot, but no obvious means for grounding. Does their proprietary
    connector provi...

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2011? on 09-12-2011 at 02:01 AM
    +20 gallons Pumpkin Spice Ale= 28949

  • Posted in thread: Help! Blichmann Conical is leaking on 09-10-2011 at 12:04 PM
    Oh yeah. I was accessing my memory of my tri-clamp model. The NPT model does have possibility
    of leaking at the threads.

  • Posted in thread: Help! Blichmann Conical is leaking on 09-10-2011 at 04:56 AM
    All of the fittings on the Blichmann conicals seal with o-rings. The 90 pipe-elbow seals with
    the fitting with a tapered face. The fitting then seals with the outside of the conical with
    the o-ring. N...

  • Posted in thread: Blichmann Burners and Keggles? on 06-21-2011 at 12:58 AM
    They work with nat gas... you need to buy the conversion kit that comes with the modified
    fitting though. Its drilled out a bit bigger to compensate for the low pressure of nat gas.

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2011? on 04-01-2011 at 12:06 AM
    you guys calculate amounts by OUT of the fermenter, not IN correct?I use the total gallons I
    brew. But if we wanted to do a real side by side comparison with a brewery, then we would need
    to measure a...

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2011? on 03-31-2011 at 06:18 PM
    +1 gallon ALDI grape concentrate (it counts... i used harvested yeast from an IPA)9007.5

  • Posted in thread: Bad Beer - Revisited on 03-25-2011 at 02:14 AM
    What possible clue do you have that it is contamination? BAD like I can't even drink it as a
    penance beer. Just horrible.Then i didn't make the connections, and I gave him my opinion of
    what might be ...

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