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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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  • WI


  • 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 11:21 AM
    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 02:17 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 01:36 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...

  • Posted in thread: How long before no light bulbs for bulb heater cans? on 01-29-2014 at 02:18 AM
    ended up replacing almost half of them within a year. They just don't last as long as they
    claimQuite a few years ago now, mid 2000's, I had a cfl overheat. It started smoking and set
    off a fire alar...

  • Posted in thread: Jockey Box on 01-23-2014 at 11:44 AM
    If the water is allowed to drain, you will have ice contacting the plate at random locations,
    but much of the plate is NOT in contact with that ice, but air. The temperature change of water
    is MUCH sl...

  • Posted in thread: Fermenting in a refrigerator placed in a cold garage. on 01-18-2014 at 04:36 PM
    the OP's constant 60watts of heat is very likely to have been higher than the heat removal
    capacity of the fridgeThis. My fridge had 2 bulbs, not sure of the wattage, but the bulbs
    installed by the ma...

  • Posted in thread: capper broke on 01-16-2014 at 12:18 PM
    was going to say my plastic capper has lasted me 31 batches over 2+ years, but Doongie has me
    beat.To be fair, I had a long hiatus in there, but, mine has gotten quite a few years of use.
    Maybe there ...