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    ABOUT ME

  • Beer,grilling,swimming,running
  • Finance
  • Glenn
  • Everything, depends on the song. Punk to country.
  • Male
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  • Naperville
  • Illinois

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  • Posted in thread: Will hip aroma suffer from using hop bags? on 04-18-2015 at 11:51 PM
    It depends. As long as you didn't make the bags to tight, you should be good. When I was
    starting out, I put the hops in a bag ( I don't care anymore) and put them into a nice little
    ball. Total loss ...

  • Posted in thread: Strange plastic taste that creeps into my beer on 04-16-2015 at 02:05 AM
    My brew pot a has a ball valve so I transfer from cooling into carboy using a sanitised vinyl
    or silicone tubing. I generally don't secondary. When it's time to bottle, I use a (sanitised)
    racking can...

  • Posted in thread: Strange plastic taste that creeps into my beer on 04-15-2015 at 05:35 PM
    How do you transfer your liquids between phases when you brew?

  • Posted in thread: What have you quit doing ------ because it doesn't seem to be adding anything on 04-14-2015 at 03:16 PM
    If I mash at 150 or above, I only mash for 45 minutes. All the conversion is done by then. Just
    a waste of time for me to mash longer. YMMV.No matter the temp, at 30 minutes I just start
    doing an iodi...

  • Posted in thread: What have you quit doing ------ because it doesn't seem to be adding anything on 04-14-2015 at 03:14 PM
    I quit messing with dough balls by mashing in at temps below the gelatinization point.I also
    quit buying gallons of Spring Water. It just creates a plastic mountain. I use tap.Interesting.
    So, if your...

  • Posted in thread: Astringency issue on 04-13-2015 at 02:22 PM
    make sure you not sparging too hot. Ask me how I know.

  • Posted in thread: The HomeBrewTalk 2015 Big Giveaway! on 04-10-2015 at 01:15 PM
    In!

  • Posted in thread: Mash re-circulation question on 03-25-2015 at 05:12 PM
    If you're direct firing (which I also do), you need 1.) to make sure you use a false bottom to
    keep the grains off of direct contact with the heat source and 2.) recirculate to avoid
    stratification of...

  • Posted in thread: Staying Healthy while Brewing on 03-20-2015 at 05:43 PM
    this just in!!! You can lose weight by moving more and consuming less!!!you lie!!!

  • Posted in thread: Staying Healthy while Brewing on 03-20-2015 at 03:13 PM
    A couple years ago I lost 50 lbs off a 6' 235 pound starting point. Went from sedentaryish to
    placing in top 3 of a local 5K. Also pretty much took care of my apnea problem...it was real
    bad.For me, t...

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