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    ABOUT ME

  • Brewing,Winemaking,Woodworking
  • R&D Chemist
  • Mike
  • Pantera, Tool, Linkin Park
  • Psych
  • Covert Hops Society, AHA, BJCP
  • Started in the fall of 2005. Mostly made hoppy beers.

    Went all-grain at the beginning of 2008, but didn't brew much until October.

    2009 started really competing in homebrew competitions as I took the BJCP exam in February. Had some problems with beers going stale quickly. Fixed that problem by cleaning counter-pressure filler (CPF).

    2010 was focused on brewing mostly 6 styles until the recipe was nailed. These were APA, Milk Stout, Robust Porter, ESB, Saison, Tripel.
  • Tripel Crown;
    Hammer & Sickle RIS;
    Saison de Chaleur;
    Quadratic Elation;
    Dunkel Tank
  • Slutty McGillicutty Irish Stout;
    Catastrophe ESB 005
  • Five Stitches Porter;
    '10 Satan's Lace GSA;
    Lactating Nun Milk Stout;
    Chestnut Brown Ale
  • Red Leaf Oktoberfest;
    11th Hour APA, ver 5;
    Castastrophe ESB 023
  • Male
  • Married
  • Atlanta, GA
  • GA

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: White ring of film from extended contact with PBW on 06-07-2013 at 01:04 PM
    I have seen in kegs and glassware that if PBW is allowed to sit for a long time with exposure
    to air, a white ring forms. I can't seem to get rid of this. I've tried Bar Keeper's Friend,
    more PBW, Sta...

  • Posted in thread: Acid Rest on 03-15-2013 at 04:13 PM
    I thought this was the case as well, that the acid rest was more to lower the pH into a good
    range due to higher alkalinity levels in water. If you're trying to raise the pH in your RIS
    mash, you can ...

  • Posted in thread: Cooper's Carbonation Drops for Belgian Beer on 02-27-2012 at 12:28 PM
    I have a batch of a Belgian Quad that is 5 weeks old and I want to bulk age it for another
    couple of months before bottling. I was wondering if I wanted to bottle a few for competition
    first and chose...

  • Posted in thread: Bottling off a nitro keg tap, does it work? on 07-13-2011 at 10:25 PM
    Sounds about right, cruelkix.

  • Posted in thread: Bottling off a nitro keg tap, does it work? on 07-13-2011 at 06:39 PM
    I realize this is a dead post, but I thought it would be good to share: shows at atmospheric
    pressure Nitrogen is soluble but barely. 0.03 g N2 per kg water at near freezing temps. This is
    100x less ...

  • Posted in thread: Important information about CPVC on 06-21-2011 at 06:22 PM
    Well something to think about is that if the cure layer has been breached (by drilling holes
    and/or not using cement to seal the joints) the extraction coefficient is much larger and the
    decay is much...

  • Posted in thread: Important information about CPVC on 06-21-2011 at 02:14 PM
    HHP: Yes, that is the case. There is the law of limiting returns meaning that if the total
    amount of organotin in the pipe is x than say brew 1 leaches 30%x and each subsequent brew will
    leach less. E...

  • Posted in thread: Important information about CPVC on 06-20-2011 at 08:44 PM
    SO I've read the whole paper a few times, and the results it reports seems to be only that of
    the loop experiment, where the only CPVC in contact with the extractant is the surface. Some of
    the other ...

  • Posted in thread: Cold Crashing Before Bottle Conditioning? on 06-17-2011 at 07:43 PM
    One thing to be careful about is that oxygen is much more soluble in beer when the beer is
    cold. This could hasten oxidation in the beer if racking, stirring and filling while cold. Also
    the sugar wat...

  • Posted in thread: Important information about CPVC on 06-16-2011 at 04:28 PM
    Broadbill:A) I never said we had data suggesting that organotins are bad for you and wasn't
    willing to share that. You misread me. There is tons of literature on how bad they are and why
    they are toxi...

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