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  • Peace, Love and Beer as we say in the Commune.....
  • Photography,Mt. Biking,Guitar,Music,Brewing
  • Landscape Design/Contractor
  • I'm an old Hippie, pretty much says it all
  • AHA, The IBU Brew Club
  • Got into brewing in college, took a break and got into it again and have not looked back. Currently doing AG on a 2-tier gravity system.
  • I like Belgians, Pales, IPAs, Wheats, Copper/Ambers, Ryes, Porters and Specialty beers. I design most of my own recipes and have several that are standard rotations through the year.
  • Some soon to be very tasty beer!
  • Only use one when adding spice or oak, I've begun dry hopping in the primary and am a big fan!
  • Lots of delicious beer!
  • Have two tap set up with one for my hard root beer and the other for rotating beer selections
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  • IL


  • Posted in thread: What Happened? on 08-27-2014 at 02:55 PM
    You are all stating infection but tasting like Bleh isn't necessarily a descriptor for
    infection. I would consider sour, vinegar, etc more descriptive of infection.If 5 oz of sugar
    are being used for ...

  • Posted in thread: Low final gravity on 08-27-2014 at 01:15 PM
    Is your hydrometer properly calibrated? 1.000 in distilled water at it's calibrated
    temperature?Are you brewing all grain and what temperature are you mashing at?Are you
    correcting your readings for t...

  • Posted in thread: Going All Grain on 08-27-2014 at 01:07 PM
    Congrats on making the jump!There are several ways to go AG, you can do BIAB which simplifies
    theprocess and reduces the amount of equipment you needYou can go traditional mash/sparge which
    appears to...

  • Posted in thread: Wheat beer cold crash on 08-27-2014 at 01:44 AM
    Small chunks are most likely just yeast rafts floating. Take another em reading in a day or
    two, if it's the Sam it's done and you can packageTechnically in a wheat it's not haze, it's
    simply a low fl...

  • Posted in thread: Wheat beer cold crash on 08-26-2014 at 09:49 PM
    If the krausen hasn't dropped yet then just give it some time and verify the final gravity,
    patience is better than rushing the beer:)Cold crashing can drop the krausen but if it's not at
    final gravit...

  • Posted in thread: Tap-a-talk forum 30 seconds to post on 08-26-2014 at 09:42 PM
    Happens all the time. If you cancel and then select delete it posts your reply anyway. I gave
    up on resetting, rebooting, etc. just living w/ it. Sent from my iPhone using Home BrewThis is
    my experien...

  • Posted in thread: Tap-a-talk forum 30 seconds to post on 08-24-2014 at 09:59 PM
    Everything time I try try to post a reply I get the "forum requires 30 seconds between posts"
    mobile iphone app. It even occurs if I just opened the app for the dayTried resetting the phone
    as well as...

  • Posted in thread: Why am I afraid to Dry Hop on 08-24-2014 at 09:55 PM
    Personally I would just dump them in, no bag.+1Just dump them in, when ready to rack simply
    sanitize the hop sack or some women's nylons and wrap around racking cane as a filterSent from
    the Commune

  • Posted in thread: How many paper towels do you go through... on 08-24-2014 at 09:47 PM
    Zero paper towels here...+1I use all the old shirts my kids seem to grow out of every 4
    days:)Sent from the Commune

  • Posted in thread: Oops! Stir bar in primary! on 08-24-2014 at 09:43 PM
    Use a magnet and drag it back out.+1Easy peasy!Sent from the Commune

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