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  • Sauk Prairie Bluff Hoppers
  • First brewed in '92, did a few extract batches, money, time, kids, all conspired against me. A few years ago I picked it back up, extracts again, but recently began all grain brewing. Plan to expand my knowledge and abilities to be able to repeat any good performances.rnSuprisingly, I still have and use my original hydrometer! Have dropped it a couple times, but never broke it. I guess they don't make 'em like they used to.
  • I want to get good at brewing pilseners.
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  • Madison
  • WI


  • Posted in thread: Batch sparge lautering times? on 11-20-2014 at 02:08 PM
    I did try blowing back through the valve, didn't help. When I disassemble for cleaning I find
    no fine particle buildup in the screen.I discussed it with my uncle, who happens to be a fairly

  • Posted in thread: Batch sparge lautering times? on 11-20-2014 at 02:05 PM
    You're probably building up a lot of fine particles in your braid during the first lauter and
    it gets worse during the second. Before starting your second running (and after stirring), try
    blowing int...

  • Posted in thread: Batch sparge lautering times? on 11-19-2014 at 11:43 PM
    I am having a similar quandry. I have been using a square cooler and homemade braid for a
    couple years. I had a few stuck sparges, so I backed off my mill a bit, somewhere around .038,
    maybe even .040...

  • Posted in thread: Two bad things about kegging on 09-29-2014 at 08:56 PM
    I bottle and keg, depending on the beer and what I want to do with it.Breaking it up in to
    manageable parts of the process is key, but the one that sucks is cleansing. Gotta soak, or
    build a manifiold...

  • Posted in thread: FastRack - FastFerment Giveaway - Open to all! on 07-09-2014 at 10:53 AM
    Pick me please.

  • Posted in thread: Self contained immersion chiller on 06-21-2014 at 10:32 AM
    The key is by using a IC (heat exchanger), the two temperatures are trying to equalize, so
    having a large temp difference between wort and water in IC is better. The closer the temp of
    the wort is to ...

  • Posted in thread: Aerate Wort on 05-06-2014 at 07:07 PM
    I pour from boiling kettle into the fermenter through a sieve. Pretty easy with a large (10"
    stainless) sieve in to my bucket, but can be managed with a small sieve and funnel for a carboy

  • Posted in thread: ISO Gumballhead to sample with my clone brew on 02-01-2014 at 12:21 PM
    I called yesterday and got Thursdays recording, it was available for carryout from the brewery.
    That,s a bit of a drive from Plymouth, especially today with the snow, but may be worth the

  • Posted in thread: My Plan to Hit OG Every Time on 01-31-2014 at 03:17 AM
    In your initial description using 250 gravity points in 6 gals, you mention sparging 1/2 gal
    and still having 250 points. That sounds like adding water, sparging should add points as it is
    bringing mo...

  • Posted in thread: Click PLC smart enough to control all of this? on 01-31-2014 at 02:36 AM
    The simple answer is, you have 48 actual relays today, your program should require 48 coils,
    plus maybe a few more for tracking process steps, plus the functions you want to add. If you
    program them a...