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  • Mainly interested in older styles: small beers, milds, browns, alts.
  • Brewing,camping,reading,killing small expensive trees
  • Retired with start-up
  • Heart of the Valley, Oregon Brew Crew
  • Male
  • Married
  • Willamina & Oak Grove
  • Oregon, USA


  • Posted in thread: Shelf Life of Extract Kit on 10-20-2014 at 03:52 PM
    I've made good beer from extract that is over 5 years old. I was at a party last month, at a
    another homebrewer's home. He had some beer on tap from 8 years old extract, still fine.

  • Posted in thread: Adding more yeast after 12 hours of fermentation? on 10-20-2014 at 03:50 PM
    I think it will be fine, as-is. The only thing a starter does is reduce the growth period for
    the yeast, which means a bit more lag before the fermentation phase starts. If your batch is
    already ferme...

  • Posted in thread: First batches from our own grapes on 10-20-2014 at 03:40 PM
    We planted six grape vines over the last four years; five table grapes and a Golden Muscat. Our
    Vanessa and the Muscat produced enough grapes this year to make small batches of wine. To keep
    it simple...

  • Posted in thread: Learned something new today on 07-17-2014 at 08:14 PM
    I always take it off the burner and haul it outside (unless the weather is really bad). The
    run-off from the chiller goes on the garden.

  • Posted in thread: Largest yeast starter have you ever made on 07-17-2014 at 08:12 PM
    If I'm brewing a high-gravity beer, I generally brew a lower-gravity beer first and pitch the
    HGB on the cake. You could call that a 5 gallon starter.

  • Posted in thread: Attenuation on Big Beer on 03-24-2014 at 02:49 PM
    SWould it be possible to grow a large starter, crash, decant and then get them going on a
    smaller amount of liquid, 500mL or so, until they were at high krausen? Then I would pitch them
    in.That will w...

  • Posted in thread: ph changes during sugar additions on 03-24-2014 at 02:46 PM
    Sugars are non-ionic and shouldn't change the pH at all.

  • Posted in thread: How old is your oldest beer? (And is it drinkable) on 03-24-2014 at 02:46 PM
    I had a kegged barley wine that gushered at 3 1/2 years. It was great up to that point and I
    learned a lesson: bottle beers you plan on aging. Lost about 2.5 gallons.

  • Posted in thread: How old is your bucket? on 12-12-2013 at 03:59 PM
    Approximately 13 years. I bleach them occasionally. Lids don't last as long though.

  • Posted in thread: What are you bringing to the table for thanks giving. on 11-28-2013 at 07:27 PM
    We are having our 3rd Annual Orphan's Thanksgiving. I did the easy stuff, a turkey and a pot of
    gravy. Blackberry cider, a Wheat and a Bière de Garde on tap.

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June 7, 2013  •  09:40 PM
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