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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: Spike Brewing Kettle Giveaway on 07-26-2016 at 06:06 PM

  • Posted in thread: Empty packet fell in cool wort...leave it? on 07-21-2016 at 12:24 PM
    I'm not sure fishing it out at this point will help anything. Any damage (and I'm not saying
    there will or won't be any) is likely already done. That would be my thought anyway. Let it
    ride and watch ...

  • Posted in thread: Just Starting -- All Grain on 07-20-2016 at 05:47 PM
    That's enough space for storage. I would run 4 kegs, so you have replacements when you kick
    what's in the kegerator. If you buy a kegerator, go with a double tower for options. If you
    build, you can r...

  • Posted in thread: Weird Mash Temps on 07-19-2016 at 05:46 PM
    ...But temperature of the sparge/rinse doesn't really matter. You can even do it cold if you
    want, though hot is better.+1.Most people will tell you hot water is MARGINALLY better than
    cold for extrac...

  • Posted in thread: Inexpensive false bottom? on 07-19-2016 at 05:36 PM
    i grab a sample of the wort with some of the grain particles in it and use iodine. If the grain
    particles stay the same color, there is no starch left to convert.Caution: Don't take this too
    far with ...

  • Posted in thread: Any English Aficionados? on 07-07-2016 at 06:08 PM
    Thanks cpaine and stillraining.

  • Posted in thread: Any English Aficionados? on 07-07-2016 at 04:45 PM
    Meant to ask: will the invert sugar dry out the beer much?

  • Posted in thread: Any English Aficionados? on 07-07-2016 at 04:33 PM
    Awesome. Thanks.

  • Posted in thread: Any English Aficionados? on 07-07-2016 at 04:09 PM
    Awesome info. Thanks! I'll admit, my ESB had at least 5 crystal malts. Pretty small amounts of
    each. I'll definitely try the golden promise and 1469 yeast. Maybe I'll keep some MO as well
    since I have...

  • Posted in thread: Any English Aficionados? on 07-07-2016 at 02:06 AM
    I have a degree in English.. What do you need to know? The black maltster doesn't matter too
    much since the roast flavor will cover up most subtle differences between them imo.. Just look
    for 500L bla...