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03-12-2011

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04-30-2014 5:52 AM

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    ABOUT ME

  • Favorite beer festivals: Dark Lord Day (Three Floyd's), Hop Juice Fest (Two Brothers), Great Taste Of The Midwest, Midwest Brewers Fest, Night Of The Living Ales, Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beer
  • Brewing and drinking beer,traveling,music
  • Stagehands for IATSE Local 2 (Chicago)
  • David Duff
  • Brewmasters, Breaking Bad, Falling Skies, Weeds, Ghost Adventures, Dead Files, The Office, Big Bang Theory, Community
  • The Complete Joy of Homebrewing, The Homebrewer's Companion, The Brewer's Apprentice, Beer Craft, Extreme Brewing, Designing Great Beers, Radical Brewing
  • Chicago Beer Society, Pour Boys Brew Club
  • A homebrewer since 2010 and a lifetime long beer junkie. Really favor IPAs and Stouts. Looking for good advice as I expand my knowledge of homebrewing and what it takes to make great beer.
  • 17 Seconds To Glory IPA, Hop Burst IPA, Unsession IPA, Smoked Porter
  • Coffee Stout
  • Male
  • Married
  • Hanover Park
  • IL

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Yeast starter temperature control on 02-21-2014 at 04:34 PM
    I recently made a starter with Wyeast's 3864 Canadian/Belgian yeast (Unibroue) and decided to
    take the temperature of the starter during fermentation. The ambient room temp was about 66-68
    degrees. Th...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast starter OG/Belgian Tripel pitching rate on 02-15-2014 at 09:11 PM
    I usually go about 1 cup of Extra Light DME in a 1000mL starter. Today I decided to do an
    experiment and did 1/2 a cup in roughly 500mL tp see what the gravity would be and my starter
    had a gravity re...

  • Posted in thread: What model Foodsaver do you use for storing ingredients?? on 01-03-2014 at 08:38 PM
    I bought THIS one about a year ago and love it. Has already paid for itself.My buddy uses that
    model as well, but I can't remember.

  • Posted in thread: What model Foodsaver do you use for storing ingredients?? on 01-03-2014 at 08:37 PM
    I bought THIS one about a year ago and love it. Has already paid for itself.Do you use bags or
    jars for hop storage? Does that model have the ability to do jars?

  • Posted in thread: What model Foodsaver do you use for storing ingredients?? on 01-03-2014 at 08:29 PM
    I am looking into buying a Foodsaver, primarily so I can buy hops in bulk. I want to store them
    in mason jars and be able to just take out what I need and reseal the jar. I've been looking
    online and ...

  • Posted in thread: vorlauf on 08-05-2013 at 10:52 AM
    You can take a large section of tin foil and put it on the top of the grain bed and that will
    help disperse the wort you are pouring back in.

  • Posted in thread: Purpose of airlock on 04-29-2013 at 01:27 PM
    I have found ants crawling over my carboy this spring. The airlock definitely saved the beer
    from being infested. I believe there are some natural foods toucan place in proximity to the
    beer that will...

  • Posted in thread: Keep One, Drop One - Word Game on 11-06-2012 at 05:36 AM
    High Times

  • Posted in thread: Carbonation for a Bourbon infused stout on 11-03-2012 at 08:34 PM
    I have a carbonation question. I brewed 5 gallons of a Founder's Breakfast Stout clone,
    fermented and moved to secondary. Then we bottled 2.5 gallons and transferred the other 2.5
    gallons to a 3 gallo...

  • Posted in thread: Group Buy in Chicago #6 on 10-06-2012 at 03:33 PM
    check your PMsNothing yet. Hmmm. Maybe email me at the address I signed up with? My yahoo
    account I believe, correct?BTW, I tried logging in to the grains site with a different browser
    to see if it wa...

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