Maniacally Malty

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  • Oakland, CA
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  • I work at the LHBS
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  • Posted in thread: Easy Partial Mash Brewing (with pics) on 02-28-2015 at 04:24 PM
    This is a long thread so I apologize if someone already addressed this, but I'm wondering why
    you would add all of the extract at the beginning of the boil if you're only doing a "partial
    boil"? Thank...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast Washing Illustrated on 02-26-2015 at 07:17 AM
    Never use bottled water without boiling it.

  • Posted in thread: Easy Stovetop All-Grain Brewing (with pics) on 02-26-2015 at 07:13 AM
    Fixed. Stupid links were dead so I just removed them.

  • Posted in thread: Old Ale w/Hibiscus ..thoughts? on 02-26-2015 at 07:08 AM
    Jamaica Beer! I thought about doing this years ago. I would suggest making a tea out of the
    hibiscus and just adding the tea to the end of the boil. Less astrigency.

  • Posted in thread: SMaSH APA on 02-26-2015 at 07:07 AM
    Looks good. I guess you're replacing the Vienna with 2-row and a little crystal?Total IBUs are
    pretty much the same as the original and I like that you have a very low bittering amount to
    balance out ...

  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing 20 Gallon Sight Glass Kettle Giveaway! on 02-17-2015 at 09:11 PM
    I'm in! This would be a great addition to my 20 gallon setup.

  • Posted in thread: IOWA Brewers! Echo, Echo, Echo... on 02-17-2015 at 07:06 PM
    I was born in Sioux City. Cool to see there's a brewshop in spirit lake. I'm visiting family
    for the first time in ages here soon. Don't think I'll have time for brewing adventures,
    unfortunately, but...

  • Posted in thread: 55 Gallon Brew Day on 02-17-2015 at 06:14 PM
    Pictures have returned! I believe that puts all my images for this site back online.

  • Added a new Photo on 02/17/2015

  • Added a new Photo on 02/17/2015

Easy Partial Mash Brewing - Stovetop All-Grain Brewing "Death is always with us." - Brewpastor Quote: DIAICYLF We will remember...
November 28, 2008  •  09:57 PM
Dude, your tutorials got me going full speed ahead with all-grain brewing. Thanks!
July 21, 2009  •  02:40 AM
after watching your mash guide to brewing i gona give it a try made it look easy
July 8, 2014  •  02:07 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.

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