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    ABOUT ME

  • Cooking,brewing,wood working
  • Software Architect
  • Blue Moon Clone - Nilo's #3
    Singha Clone
  • Belgian Strong Ale, Guinness Clone
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  • Posted in thread: Dual yeast blend for Duvel? on 07-01-2011 at 07:31 PM
    Well I'm hoping to brew a recreation of Duvel and I've been doing my research having read
    numerous threads here, BLAM, the Duvel web site, and other related posts. I came across this
    very interesting ...

  • Posted in thread: Critique on water wanted on 06-30-2011 at 01:36 AM
    Thanks for the tips. I made a Singha Clone over the weekend and corrected that acidity level
    for that, hopefully this will come out well. I was pleased with the pH measurements that I took
    using the s...

  • Posted in thread: Critique on water wanted on 06-29-2011 at 01:26 AM
    Hi Folks:I got my Ward Labs report on my well water and I'd like some critiques on the quality.
    In the past (before I got into treating my water) I found my stouts came out better than any
    other style...

  • Posted in thread: Vorlauf help! Horrible tannin from the BK on 06-28-2011 at 01:00 AM
    So you had this same astringency in one of your extract brews? From your descriptions so far
    this sounds like something unrelated to your vorlaufing (or your have a couple of different
    things going on...

  • Posted in thread: Vorlauf help! Horrible tannin from the BK on 06-27-2011 at 11:41 PM
    Are you sure this isn't the hops you are tasting? Certainly the wort post-boil with hops in it
    tastes very bitter and not nearly as pleasant as the sweet pre-boil pre-hops mash. Try boiling
    some hops ...

  • Posted in thread: Over-sparging with 5.2 ph sparge water on 06-22-2011 at 12:06 AM
    Thanks, Juan, for the feedback on my question about softened water. I'll definitely avoid this,
    and look at correcting my well water using other beer friendly means like those you suggest.
    Regarding m...

  • Posted in thread: Over-sparging with 5.2 ph sparge water on 06-21-2011 at 03:01 AM
    Hi Martin,Thanks for your reply. I certainly have a lot to learn about water chemistry and look
    forward to learning what I need to do with my local well water to make the most of it for my
    brewing. Th...

  • Posted in thread: Over-sparging with 5.2 ph sparge water on 06-19-2011 at 06:17 PM
    I've been using a step infusion mash with my water cooler MLT but over sparged on a recent
    batch (dough-in had too much water and it spiraled from there...) I got great efficiency
    (around 93%) from th...

  • Posted in thread: Singha Clone? on 06-18-2011 at 06:55 PM
    Thanks! Did you use the All Grain Or the Extract version? I was surprised that Clone Brews'
    recipe called for flaked maize and not rice.Cheers,-Brad

  • Posted in thread: Word of warning : Don't Leave Full CO2 Tanks in Hot Car! on 06-18-2011 at 02:12 AM
    My scuba instructor told us to always transport our tanks upright and strapped in. If you're in
    an accident and the valve gets broken off the tank becomes a rocket. MythBusters did an episode
    on air c...

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