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  • Engineer
  • Steve
  • Lots, hard to be specific.
  • Anything funny or really good. Or even really not good...
  • Adjusts frequently: Gotta love the classic episodes of the Simpsons, currently Newsroom and Homeland, also Veep, Dexter, Breaking Bad...I watch too much TV.
  • None, but I should look into it.
  • Got interested a couple years ago. My (then) girlfriend got me a Mr. Beer kit which was great, but produced mediocre beer (probably mostly my misunderstandings and following too closely to their directions). Got out of brewing a couple years. Then my wife (same girl!) got me a starter kit for my birthday and things have progressed from there.
  • Two Hearted clone and a slightly adjusted Cream of 3 Crops from Biermuncher - my first two AG brews.
  • Rarely secondary.
  • Heavy bourbon stout, a few Oktoberfests, an off-the-mark Guinness clone and a few straglers.
  • The rest of the Oktoberfest and the last of my wheat beer.
  • Male
  • Married
  • Ann Arbor
  • Michigan


  • Posted in thread: remove labels on 01-15-2017 at 05:20 PM
    So i used the goo gone on a old sticker stuck to a door. It didnt work very well.A wooden door?
    Wood is porous, so it is a considerably different story than glass which is non-porous. I use a
    bit of g...

  • Posted in thread: Broken bottle on 01-15-2017 at 04:54 PM
    I don't think the top will ever fly off. The glass will break. I would have thought it would
    break in the neck, but I've seen it in different places. The prudent move is to put all the
    bottles in a "b...

  • Posted in thread: First brew! on 01-15-2017 at 04:51 PM
    Congrats on joining in on the addiction. Do you have a temperature controller for the
    kegerator? (Assuming you are going to use that for fermentation.) Its probably possible to use
    the internal thermo...

  • Posted in thread: Briess LME Mini Pail Spout on 01-15-2017 at 04:32 PM
    It has never occurred to me to buy bulk extract, so I have no experience and this could be a
    dumb idea. Couldn't you open the top of scoop some out?

  • Posted in thread: OK to bottle into growlers with screw tops? on 01-07-2017 at 01:17 AM
    Apparently someone did an experiment and determined that pressure was highest during
    carbonation (i.e., carbonatING beer has higher pressure than carbonatED beer). Which is why
    growlers are safe after...

  • Posted in thread: 2nd batch Follies (this is a long one) on 01-07-2017 at 12:52 AM
    Hmmm. I doubt sanitation killed the yeast. Unless you sanitized with heat after bottling. More
    than likely not enough time or sugar. That's a relatively high alcohol percentage, so the yeast
    may work ...

  • Posted in thread: Stroh's .... PBR? on 01-04-2017 at 11:31 PM
    "...DIY is cheaper." I disagree, but maybe you can do it if you only include consumables. It's
    also going to be difficult to compete on price for the beers you listed. YMMV. Regarding
    styles, I defini...

  • Posted in thread: Competition Q. What bjcp styles these beers would belong to? on 01-02-2017 at 02:26 AM
    I would agree with your first (the stout goes to a spice/vegetable beer). Regarding the IPA, I
    think it depends. If it is subtle fruit or it complements well, I think it could be a standard
    IPA and do...

  • Posted in thread: Mold/Infection? (Pic inside) on 12-03-2016 at 04:57 PM
    It's probably fine. There's a good chance there is just some suspended yeast/krausen clumps
    that are floating from residual CO2. The top is most likely just some yeast that got stuck and
    never made it...

  • Posted in thread: Is my batch infected? on 10-19-2016 at 02:46 AM
    Beer is sugary enough to grow crap if left open. If you left it out an entire week, who knows
    what it picked up. I would say it has nothing to do with your bulk batch.