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  • My dad started homebrewing back in the 70's. When my older brother graduated college, he and my dad started brewing together, and i joined in when i moved home after college too.
    I brewed my first all-grain batch in january '09. I have a counter-flow chiller that work like a dream. Boil in a 8 gallon kettle over a King Kooker. My fiance gave me a Wort pump for my birthday present.
  • Have ingredients to make a German Lager. Will need to proof my yeast, it's been in the fridge for a while.
    Also formulating plans for a Cider.
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  • Lychee Witbier
    Dark Belgian (destination: sink, cardemom was a bad idea)
    Deep Forest Honey Beer for Hiking
    Nol Noir (made from first gallon of wort drawn from the dark belgian mash, sans spices. This is actually really good and heavy)
    Trippelpilsenbock (9.5% bock-style lager. Sweet, hoppy. failed to carbonate, but tastes so good.)
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  • Posted in thread: Kegging Commercially on 06-09-2010 at 04:28 PM
    oh this just occurred to me after i mentioned the weight of the liquid. Every 27.7 inches of
    water adds 1 psi from the weight of the liquid. You can multiply this by the specific gravity
    of the beer t...

  • Posted in thread: Kegging Commercially on 06-09-2010 at 04:20 PM
    a pro brewer would know, but I don't think the pressures need to be any higher in a 500 gallon
    tank then in a 5 gallon tank to carbonate the beer. But the stress in the tank walls will be
    much higher ...

  • Posted in thread: Convert recipe: 5 gall to 1 gall on 05-19-2010 at 08:20 PM
    I have done two imperial recipes at 1090 OG or so where I pitched champagne yeast into the
    secondary. One was a kit that included the champagne yeast for that purpose. It starts bubbling
    pretty quick ...

  • Posted in thread: Convert recipe: 5 gall to 1 gall on 05-19-2010 at 07:15 PM
    I think dividing everything by 5 would work fine, but I dont' think there is any accurate
    calculator for 1 gallon batches, since any variation in liquid volume has a more significant
    impact on gravity...

  • Posted in thread: Pours flat when cold ??? on 05-13-2010 at 06:59 PM
    someone mentioned it but priming technique is important. I always dissolve priming sugar in
    water and boil it on the stove for 10 minutes before pouring it into the bottling bucket. I
    start syphoning ...

  • Posted in thread: Cascadian Dark Ale (CDA) Recipe or Kit on 05-12-2010 at 06:53 PM
    absolutely that would work. I add adjuncts to recipe kits all the time. probably add 1/2 pound
    to your steeping grains ought to turn it black. Also look into "de-husked" carafa malts. They
    still have ...

  • Posted in thread: Water/glycol fermentation chiller questions on 05-12-2010 at 06:27 PM
    less of a hassle i think would be to get a bigger fridge off of craigslist and just put the
    fermenters inside. This would hold the temperatures more stable as well.using coolant you're
    going to have a...

  • Posted in thread: Fellow homebrewers, meet my new beer engine . . . on 05-05-2009 at 08:21 PM
    when I read beer engine I was imagining a motor that was driven by CO2 pressure made during
    fermentation, all being filled up at the local wort station, bunch of dudes syphoning finished
    beer out of t...

  • Posted in thread: most tasteless beer with a cappable bottle? on 05-05-2009 at 08:01 PM
    I was gonna suggest Corona. Amstel bottles work but they have thinner glass so be careful.
    Tsingtao has cool bottles, and tastes exactly like Budweiser (I actually think it IS

  • Posted in thread: Cheap Digital Scale on 05-05-2009 at 07:49 PM
    I just got an Escali scale from Midwest Supplies. It was their cheapest digital. Takes 2 AA
    batteries. Does a good job, tareable, Goes up to 11# (although, I don't have a bowl big enough
    for 11# of gr...