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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: 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

  • Posted in thread: Time at temperature on 08-03-2016 at 01:16 PM
    So I'm skipping work to brew an Oktoberfest, but I'm trying to get work-related tasks done at
    the same time. In my multitasking hurry, I didn't grab my thermometer to measure my strike temp
    and just t...

  • 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...