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  • Building Hot Rods,Drag Racing,Antique Chainsaws
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  • Gary Strassburg
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  • Been brewing now since October of 2011. Bought a starter kit from Larry at North West Brewers Supply in Anacortes, WA. Been a great learning experience. Now looking at all-grain brewing.
  • Dunkelweizen, Porter or Stout, and of course... more Pale Ales.
  • Deep Stage Pale Ale, Lee-La's Wheat Ale
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  • Posted in thread: My top 10 tips for new brewers on 01-18-2014 at 05:48 AM
    #13 Sniffing airlocks will make you sterile. :drunk:In all seriousness... just leave your
    fermenting beer alone. Let the yeast do their thing. Leave it be for 14 days. Yes... 14 days!
    Minimum! No need...

  • Posted in thread: Made a measurement mistake. Is my first batch of beer ruined? on 01-18-2014 at 05:40 AM
    Funny how most "mistakes" in this hobby can actually turn out great beers. Congrats!Gary

  • Posted in thread: Questions about kegging homebrew on 01-18-2014 at 05:35 AM
    You don't need to shake the keg at all while force carbonating. Set the psi to 30 and leave it
    for 2 days if you start carbing at room temp. If the beer is already cold 30psi for 24 hours is
    good. The...

  • Posted in thread: Transporting? on 01-16-2014 at 03:36 AM
    Use a bucket fermenter. It has a handle, a secure lid, and a nice flat bottom. Not to mention
    bucket fermenters are super easy to clean, and they are cheap! No need to "rack" anything. I
    brew at diffe...

  • Posted in thread: Ok been over 72 hours and no signs of fermenting starting on 01-16-2014 at 12:34 AM
    Did you oxygenate the wort? Give the fermenter a shake?Gary

  • Posted in thread: How do you clean your buckets/fermenters? on 01-16-2014 at 12:30 AM
    I rinse but not well, fill with warm water and PBW and let them sit overnight.This ^^^Then all
    you have to do is rinse them out good, and flip them upside down on a rack to dry.Gary

  • Posted in thread: Starsan Shelf Life on 01-15-2014 at 01:58 AM
    I mix up 5 gallons of distilled water with Star-san in an old fermenter bucket. I just fill my
    spray bottles from there. I also use it to soak keg lines, taps, auto siphons, air locks,
    etc.... Just pu...

  • Posted in thread: Fermenter smell? on 01-15-2014 at 01:53 AM
    Don't "scrub" the bucket. If you scratch the inside of it you might as well use it as a
    gardening bucket. :drunk:Just cuz it has a slight odor of "beer" doesn't mean it's not clean. I
    soak mine for 2 ...

  • Posted in thread: micro bubbles in air valve on 01-15-2014 at 01:44 AM
    How long was it in the primary? Most wheat beers can be done as early as 10 days without the
    need of a secondary. But I let mine go 14 days in the primary. The bubbles are nothing to worry
    about. Ther...

  • Posted in thread: Beginner Brew on 01-14-2014 at 02:52 AM
    Growing barley is one thing... malting it is another.As far as yeasts go... You could always do
    an open coolship and invite wild yeasts. :)

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