Maniacally Malty

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  • Oakland, CA
  • Brewing keeps me sane.
  • Brewing,Metal
  • I work at the LHBS
  • Benjamin
  • Metal. Speed Metal, Thrash, NWOBHM, Death Metal
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  • Animations.
  • Horror. HP Lovecraft, Brian Lumley, Tolkien
  • DT, Bay Area Mashers
  • Trademark beers: Blood Ale, American Wheat, DitD Dunkelweizen
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  • Posted in thread: How to make a yeast starter - Pictorial on 06-10-2016 at 08:10 PM
    Is there a reason I can't edit my original post? The link is outdated and I'd like to fix it!

  • Posted in thread: Calicraft Oaktown Brown on 03-24-2016 at 10:05 PM
    Ha! Not the same beer. They just stole the name from me.

  • Posted in thread: Homebrew Supply Keg System Giveaway on 03-01-2016 at 12:45 AM
    Love me some dry stout.

  • Posted in thread: Easy Partial Mash Brewing (with pics) on 04-29-2015 at 03:44 PM
    I've used old beach or bathroom towels. Anything helps.

  • Posted in thread: SMaSH Vienna/NB APA on 04-26-2015 at 08:45 PM
    I've brewed it many times. Was looking through some old threads and it popped up...thought it
    was time to finally add it to the database. If/When I brew it again, I'll try it with the
    Vermont IPA yeas...

  • Posted in thread: SMaSH APA on 04-26-2015 at 08:42 PM
    Death,I think you should add this to the recipe database. I always have a hell of a time
    finding it in all the threads. I'm sure this one qualifies as tried and true.It only took five
    years, but...Don...

  • Posted in thread: SMaSH Vienna/NB APA on 04-26-2015 at 08:39 PM
    Original recipe posted in this thread: slightly to fit newer methods I use for brewing. This
    is intended to be a stove-top all-grain. The boil volume is higher than most can boil, but if
    you use less...

  • Posted in thread: SMaSH APA on 04-26-2015 at 08:12 PM

  • Posted in thread: Easy Partial Mash Brewing (with pics) on 04-26-2015 at 08:10 PM
    Using the "batch sparge" method (as opposed to the "fly" or "rinse" sparge), you could
    certainly leave some of the mash liquid or pour some back in for the sparge. I do not know how
    this will affect e...

  • Posted in thread: Easy Stovetop All-Grain Brewing (with pics) on 04-18-2015 at 04:05 AM
    Your formula is:lbs of grain * points per pound per gallon / volume in gallons * efficiency =
    specific gravity pointsGrain amounts are determined by efficiency, but your can assume you will
    get pretty...

Easy Partial Mash Brewing - Stovetop All-Grain Brewing "Death is always with us." - Brewpastor Quote: DIAICYLF We will remember...
November 29, 2008  •  03:57 AM
Dude, your tutorials got me going full speed ahead with all-grain brewing. Thanks!
July 21, 2009  •  07:40 AM
after watching your mash guide to brewing i gona give it a try made it look easy
July 8, 2014  •  07:07 PM
Is there any way you can repost the pictures of your seminal "Easy Stovetop All-Grain Brewing (with pics)" post?

I can visualize almost everything, but I'm confused about the sparging process.
February 18, 2017  •  07:25 PM
Just brewed the Cream Ale recipe you posted in 2014 on a thread (though now I can't seem to find it now). Glad I saved it to a Word doc because it's a winner. 1.047/1.008 5.1%. I just added 2 vanilla bean innerds (in a bit of vodka) to secondary. Might drop by the shop in a couple weeks with a sample for you. -Tom J., Richmond