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08-17-2012

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07-02-2014 6:40 PM

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    ABOUT ME

  • Brewing (duh!),Backpacking,Beekeeping
  • Business Analyst
  • My grandfather made beer and shine. Dad made beer, wine, and sake. I guess I just grew up around it.
  • Kolsch
  • Kolsch (5.0%)
  • Male
  • Married
  • Charlotte
  • NC

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: The Brew Stand Incredible Giveaway on 06-09-2014 at 07:17 PM
    count me in!

  • Posted in thread: Wise to Move Carboy? on 06-04-2014 at 03:12 PM
    Two weeks? Check the FG. You probably can bottle/keg at this point. If not, move it gingerly so
    as not to stir up the trub sediment on the bottom.

  • Posted in thread: Mash draining rate on 05-27-2014 at 05:07 PM
    I usually shoot for draining 1 gallon every 5 minutes during sparge. Shooting for and actually
    getting is another thing, but I get close :)

  • Posted in thread: Propane tank empty with 20 mins to go... on 05-21-2014 at 05:27 PM
    An old thread, but my .02.You must keep a spare, of course, but here is a trick I learned when
    I lived in Spain. Over their a lot of the houses use the same small tanks you have. Sooner or
    later the t...

  • Posted in thread: Drying out a beer on 04-28-2014 at 06:50 PM
    The previous post has it right, but there are other factors that can dry out your beer if you
    don't want to use sugar and the cidery aftertaste. I recommend mashing at a lower temperature.
    Basically a...

  • Posted in thread: Buzz kill family members?? on 04-17-2014 at 04:36 PM
    I have a similar issue. When I'm at their places I cool it and only have a beer or so. When
    they visit my place I drink what I want, when I want, and how much I want. If they complain I
    politely let t...

  • Posted in thread: Wort Monster Giveaway on 04-16-2014 at 07:05 PM
    Count me in!

  • Posted in thread: Question about boil Volume on 04-03-2014 at 12:44 PM
    Yes, it will make a difference if you are adding hops. If you boil with one gallon and top off,
    the specific gravity of the wort during the boil will be higher than if you boil 1.5 gallons
    down. The h...

  • Posted in thread: Have keg for keggle, what to build on 03-20-2014 at 07:49 PM
    I went electric last year. A bigger system, but I highly recommend it. No more trips for
    propane. Repeatability. Control. And, you can use it for Sous Vide when you aren't brewing.

  • Posted in thread: Good citrus/floral hop for single hop light beer on 01-02-2014 at 06:01 PM
    I like the Crystal. Amarillo is good if you can get it.

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