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    ABOUT ME

  • brewing,kids
  • progressiverock.com
  • I'm a partial boil extract brewer, for now.
  • American Pale Ale, partial mash
  • Amber Ale, Pale Ale, Double IPA, Kolsch, Stout, Innkeeper, NukeyBrown, Surley Bitter
  • Married
  • Chicago
  • IL

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  • Posted in thread: White house beer on 09-06-2012 at 08:35 PM
    . In short, prohibition was the wrong solution to a number of very real problems they had at
    the time.And today.

  • Posted in thread: White house beer on 09-02-2012 at 03:32 PM
    Question about the water quantity in the Honey Ale. In the directions Step 1. has one using
    1.5g for the boil, the rest added for chilling. That doesn't seem like enough water.... I think
    like the ide...

  • Posted in thread: My Partial Mash Procedures on 05-10-2012 at 11:59 AM
    Right. I have no idea what his water profile is, or his mash pH. It shouldn't be added unless
    it's necessary, and most of the time it's not necessary.Chicago city water

  • Posted in thread: Who's my Chicago homebrewers? on 05-10-2012 at 11:58 AM
    Anyone use tap water for top-off? Do you do anything to it? I normally need just around a
    gallon, I'd prefer to not have to buy any. I always brew (partial mash)with City water.

  • Posted in thread: Who's my Chicago homebrewers? on 05-09-2012 at 03:41 PM
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  • Posted in thread: My Partial Mash Procedures on 05-09-2012 at 03:36 PM
    What's the gypsum for?I do things quite a bit differently but if the end result is good beer
    then it works! If you're looking for ideas to cut out some of the extra work, we could help but
    it sounds l...

  • Posted in thread: My Partial Mash Procedures on 05-09-2012 at 11:46 AM
    As for the OP, the mash temperature should vary depending on the beer. When the mash is over, I
    let the bag drain in a collander over the wort. Also, I start heating the wort.Then I pour the
    sparge wa...

  • Posted in thread: My Partial Mash Procedures on 05-09-2012 at 11:42 AM
    I'm thinking about all-grain/partial mash/biab -- does it make a difference if you add your
    strike water to your grains vs. adding grains to your strike water?Also, you mention you put
    your grains in ...

  • Posted in thread: My Partial Mash Procedures on 05-09-2012 at 11:39 AM
    two questions --do you preheat your igloo cooler? what size do you use?when you say
    'recirculate' in step 3, you just mean you drain off a couple quarts and put it right back in
    the top, right?in tota...

  • Posted in thread: My Partial Mash Procedures on 05-08-2012 at 01:59 AM
    1. Pre-brew: Check for all ingredients/equipment. Activate yeast package. Take top-off water
    out of refrigerator (was put in night before). Don't forget Ice.2. New sponge (with no soap),
    microwave for...

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