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    ABOUT ME

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  • Went into a LHBS one day to look into cheese making and left with a brewing starter kit. It was down hill from there. Slowly learning about process and technique, and building up my equipment. Now I'm brewing full volume five gallon batches of AG and Extract with an outdoor setup. I definitely see this a long term hobby.
  • Belgian DoublernrnSome kind of Bock (Thanks to Kai's great tutorial on decoction)
  • Ed Wort's Apfelwein
  • Burnt Mead
  • Scottish 80rnrnOaked SMaSH
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  • Seattle
  • WA

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  • Posted in thread: New to kegging and need help! on 05-18-2014 at 08:43 PM
    You'll need it cold in order for the gas to absorb into the liquid. As suggested above, prime
    with table sugar or dextrose and carb at room temp for a couple weeks. That'll give you time to
    finish you...

  • Posted in thread: orange peels on 05-17-2014 at 04:38 PM
    This is on my brew schedule. It might give you some ideas on technique.

  • Posted in thread: Sparge after step mashing on 05-11-2014 at 04:41 PM
    so you can't avoid sparging... ok. I was thinking to put sparge water in lauter tun to achive
    pre boil volume and then rise temp at 168 and have a last step mash equal sparging, but it is
    not the same...

  • Posted in thread: Sparge after step mashing on 05-11-2014 at 04:31 PM
    I imagine part of it is to simply run your sparge water through your grains to extract whatever
    is left behind after you drain your mash. This way your making the most out of the mash and not
    just mix...

  • Posted in thread: Sparge after step mashing on 05-11-2014 at 04:28 PM
    Then i could rinse these sugars with coold water?? You mean that sugars can't be drained into
    brew pot without sparge water? But what if the wort is stirred during last step mash at 168?
    these isn't e...

  • Posted in thread: Sparge after step mashing on 05-11-2014 at 04:14 PM
    Sparging is more about rinsing residual sugars off the grains than about the temp. I believe
    it's crucial to good efficiency to get the sugar off the grain bed. Sugar is sticky and will
    stick to the g...

  • Posted in thread: Is it worth it to buy bulk grains? on 04-23-2014 at 03:59 PM
    How big a Rubbermaid tote do you need for 25lbs of grain and for 55lbs of grain?From my
    research, it looks like a 10 gal container will hold roughly 50 lbs.

  • Posted in thread: Is it worth it to buy bulk grains? on 04-22-2014 at 09:32 PM
    Lots of great input. Thanks guys!

  • Posted in thread: Is it worth it to buy bulk grains? on 04-22-2014 at 09:30 PM
    The way I look at it is that I plan on brewing for a long time. If I don't, it probably means
    I'm dead and I won't really care all that much what I spent my money on. So if I spent a little
    money here...

  • Posted in thread: Is it worth it to buy bulk grains? on 04-22-2014 at 05:11 PM
    I also bought 1lb of U.S. Magnums to use as my all purpose bittering hop and that can cut down
    on costs too. Buying hops by the pound is half as much as buying by the ounce. About $1 an
    ounce vs. $2 o...

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