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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.
  • Munich Dunkle (BJCP '15 8A)
  • Old Ale
  • Southern English Brown
  • Male
  • Married
  • Charlotte
  • NC

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: First brew in secondary…any tips? on 04-22-2016 at 01:05 PM
    I agree fully with skipping the secondary. There really is no need.I had a plate chiller for a
    long time and finally got rid of it as they tend to clog. You can put a bazooka screen on the
    boil kettle...

  • Posted in thread: Viscous WLP001 on 02-03-2016 at 07:01 PM
    Sometimes that happens. If the yeast ferments in your starter and smells OK it is probably just
    fine. I wouldn't worry about it at all.

  • Posted in thread: Managed to clog unused aeration stone, and then it worked again... on 12-30-2015 at 11:45 PM
    Soaking in white vinegar overnight will unclog a seriously clogged stone if it ever comes to
    that.

  • Posted in thread: need help designing a homebrew set up. on 12-29-2015 at 05:39 PM
    First determine the volume of finished beer you want. If you are anything 5 gallon and over I
    would say you will need ventilation in the basement or you will have all sorts of moisture/mold
    issues aft...

  • Posted in thread: Question about Brew Craft sparge method on 12-21-2015 at 01:46 PM
    I don't do BIAB, but I would say do NOT skip sparging. In other processes generally you use .5
    gallon per pound of grains. I'd start there.

  • Posted in thread: Ss Brewtech’s Biggest Baddest Holiday Giveaway Ever! on 12-02-2015 at 12:30 PM
    I'm in!

  • Posted in thread: Anyone have an Anvil burner yet? on 11-27-2015 at 10:41 PM
    A lot of people I know use Bayou Classic burners. They have a whole lot of different models and
    they are pretty sturdy. And cheaper I think. I wouldn't know as mine was a Christmas gift years
    ago.

  • Posted in thread: Floaters in the beer? on 11-20-2015 at 10:53 PM
    Often a floater is a piece of hop that escaped the boil kettle and didn't sink to the bottom of
    the fermenter. Sometimes it is something left over from the krausen that didn't sink to the
    bottom. Eith...

  • Posted in thread: bubbled for 1 day only on 11-20-2015 at 10:49 PM
    Don't dump it. Proceed as you would have with the kit instructions. I've been brewing over 30
    years and I still have batches where I never see a bubble but the beer comes out fine. One good
    place to l...

  • Posted in thread: Full Boil, reduce hops if using a hop bag? on 09-17-2015 at 04:23 PM
    A hop bag will reduce utilization by 10%. More or less. And varies a bit between pellet or leaf
    and upon the specific gravity of the wort in the boil.Look up in the DIY part of the forums for
    a hop sp...

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