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  • 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: 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.

  • Posted in thread: Hydrometer Tube Fermentation? on 10-19-2016 at 02:42 AM
    It seems much more like the test to see exactly how fermentable the wort is. The process is
    this: after pitching yeast, take a sample and ferment "incorrectly" which is to say hot. This
    will allow the...

  • Posted in thread: Keg fabrication on 10-19-2016 at 02:37 AM
    Unless you need a specific shape for a too-small-for-standard-kegs fridge, just buy used. As
    was said, the kegs are likely not the most expensive part of the kegging process. Adventures in

  • Posted in thread: Help! Kegerator designed for commercial? on 10-04-2016 at 01:30 AM
    Definitely make sure to look into "balancing" the system. There are spreadsheets that are
    pretty easy to find online to ensure you can get the right length of line for your temperature
    and pressure. S...

  • Posted in thread: Wine Thief Question on 10-04-2016 at 01:25 AM
    If there was a huge preference for one over the other, the other wouldn't exist. Plastic is a
    little more user-friendly, lighter and harder to break, but glass is more inert to cleaners and
    easier to ...

  • Posted in thread: More to it than I thought. on 09-18-2016 at 01:17 AM
    ALTREZ WAS A TROLL!Looks like half the community just lost a buck... to themselves.

  • Posted in thread: Kegging 1/2, bottling 1/2 on 09-07-2016 at 10:31 PM
    You can bottle half and keg half, no problem. I would prime it all, bottle what you want, and
    rack the rest to the keg. Purge with CO2, then seal and pressurize to a low pressure (enough to
    seal the k...

  • Posted in thread: Is it possible on 08-18-2016 at 03:25 PM
    It is especially possible with hops. Considering an extract batch, where you know you will get
    enough sugar per the recipe, you will not dilute if you go to the correct volume. (Keep in mind
    ANYTHING ...

  • Posted in thread: Venting.... on 08-17-2016 at 08:10 PM
    Excellent use for Coca-Cola, Reverb!

  • Posted in thread: reducing ABV by mixing with 2% ? on 08-14-2016 at 12:54 AM
    Easiest way is to make the second batch but mix in a glass. Like a Black and Tan. I'm not sure
    you'll be able to mix in bottles if one is carbed and the other isn't. They may foam. You could