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  • Blues, pre-80s rock, ambient/trance
  • Blade Runner, Buckaroo Banzai, They Live
  • Always wanted to brew, my brother-in-law just opened a homebrew store so he hooked me up. Got a turkey fryer off Craigslist and a 20-qt Martha Stewart SS brewpot. Now I'm just trying to figure out how it all works!
  • I like porters and stouts, so that's probably what I'll concentrate on.
  • histo320's "None More Black" vanilla stout
  • "True Brew" Pilsener
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  • Posted in thread: My BIAB beersmith set up on 05-05-2016 at 04:39 PM
    If you're doing BIAB you can skip the rice hulls. Those are used to prevent the grain from
    clogging up your manifold. Since you don't have one, you don't need the rice hulls.75 minutes
    sounds like an ...

  • Posted in thread: test viability of WLP013 after loooong flight on 03-18-2016 at 05:54 PM
    Definitely make a starter, but I think you should be fine. Airplane holds tend to be unheated,
    so I'm sure your yeast didn't wake up on the flight. Pressure in the bag could simply be due to
    the fact ...

  • Posted in thread: Things about your co-workers that annoy you on 03-14-2016 at 07:28 PM
    He hasn't said anything to me directly, but through my supervisor, I know he keeps an eye on
    it. The day he DOES say something to me is the day that I start walking out the door at 5:00 on
    the nose, w...

  • Posted in thread: Funny things you've overheard about beer on 03-12-2016 at 04:58 PM
    Gave a friend a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, and after trying it said "that's lager not ale", I said
    "no it's ale mate", he said "no ales aren't fizzy". He meant carbonated, just in case 'fizzy'
    isn't used...

  • Posted in thread: Confession Time on 03-07-2016 at 06:30 PM
    I never sanitize my bottle caps. I just rip a hole in the bag and pull them out. When I'm done
    bottling I stick the bag of caps in a ziplock so it won't spill all over and then later use the

  • Posted in thread: Carbonation within 12 hours? on 03-07-2016 at 06:21 PM
    The only thing I'd be worried about is your aeration after fermentation started. Once the yeast
    get started you do *not* want to aerate your wort. It gets worse the further along fermentation
    gets, so...

  • Posted in thread: Is This Kettle Big Enough for BIAB? on 03-07-2016 at 06:16 PM
    It'll be a challenge, but I'll bet you can do it. My first thought was that you won't have
    enough wort after mashing to wind up with five gallons after your boil-off losses, but
    considering you'll be ...

  • Posted in thread: Official Pitched Stir Bar Count on 03-07-2016 at 05:57 PM
    I've only made a starter three times, and twice I've pitched the stir bar with the yeast.I am
    not a clever man.

  • Posted in thread: HBT Musicians on 03-07-2016 at 05:53 PM
    I play guitar and piano well enough to amuse myself, and loud enough to annoy those around me.
    I think we've got seven guitars, acoustic and electric pianos, a violin and I just picked up a
    "boutique ...

  • Posted in thread: Homebrew Supply Keg System Giveaway on 03-02-2016 at 12:13 AM
    In the inconceivable event I don't win the drawing, I'd settle for the German Pilsner all-grain

Fermenter: Experimental pilsener (Conan and rice? Whose bright idea was *that*?) Bottled: Saison of the Witch, Black Mesa Porter