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    ABOUT ME

  • Dirty D, IL
  • I recently watched a movie called Beer Wars. I highly recommend it. It's about the difficulties of starting up a micro brewery and competition between large and small breweries.
  • Beer,Hunting,Fishing,Beer
  • Nick
  • My first 2 brews were a wheat beer, which was good, and a Belgain Abbey single which turned out great. Both of those have been drank. I just brewed a Nut Brown, and an Oatmeal Stout w/ Maple syrup. I'm still waiting to see how the Nut Brown will be after more conditioning time. The Stout is still in the secondary.
  • Weizen Bock, Irish Red
  • Oatmeal Stout
  • Nut Brown Ale
    Drank: Belgian Abbey Single, Wheat Ale
  • Male
  • Married

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Overshooting target mash temp on 09-03-2012 at 02:03 PM
    I keep overshooting my target mash temp. I'm using 2 methods to determine the strike water
    temp. John Palmer's "How to Brew" book, as well as Brew Mate's strike temp calculater. Both are
    withing 1/2 d...

  • Posted in thread: DIY Wort Chiller on 02-23-2012 at 11:26 PM
    Any sugestions what to use to bend the soft copper around to get a consistent spiral, and keep
    from kinking the tube?

  • Posted in thread: Raspberry recipe on 01-02-2012 at 12:06 AM
    I just looked up the characteristics of the Wyeast 4766, and Midwest says it ferments dry. I
    assume it must be dry in the overall comparison of yeasts, but is it sweeter than the cote des
    blancs or re...

  • Posted in thread: Weizenbock recipe comparison on 09-20-2011 at 11:57 PM
    Thanks for the tip on the mash temp. I think I'll go ahead and leave the recipe as is then. I
    can't wait to try this out.

  • Posted in thread: Weizenbock recipe comparison on 09-20-2011 at 02:46 AM
    So here is my recipe as I've adjusted it so far.Red Wheat Malt 8.0#Dark Munich 4.0#Dark Wheat
    Malt 1.5#Melanoidin 1.0#CaraWheat 0.5#Chocolate Wheat 0.5#Also, I've dropped the flavoring
    hops. Am I tryi...

  • Posted in thread: Weizenbock recipe comparison on 09-19-2011 at 12:43 AM
    Another thing I'll mention is the yeast - I love wlp380 / wyeast 3333. It is very much a matter
    of personal taste ...I noticed that in several threads about weizenbock that ppl have stated
    their prefe...

  • Posted in thread: Wiezenbock questions on 09-17-2011 at 04:45 PM
    My previous understanding was that bock was a lager type as well. However, I recently
    discovered that it simply means a strong beer.

  • Posted in thread: Weizenbock recipe comparison on 09-17-2011 at 01:31 PM
    Ya, I was planning on using either 1.5# dark wheat, or crystal 40, and 4# of dark Munich.

  • Posted in thread: Weizenbock recipe comparison on 09-17-2011 at 02:19 AM
    I order my ingredients from Midwest Brewers, and they have the Munich and Vienna listed as
    'color" malts. Is that correct? I would have thought 50+% of a color malt would be too much.The
    decoction sch...

  • Posted in thread: Weizenbock recipe comparison on 09-15-2011 at 12:53 AM
    Anybody have any input on this?

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