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  • First introduced to home brewing by a college room mate but it was my boss on my last ship that tipped me over the edge. Haven't made it past extract brewing but I now have all the parts to finish building a masher.
  • Just moved a porter into secondary with some oak chips soaked in Southern Comfort (10 day soak). Looking to start a Miabock this week. Anyone got any good recipes?
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  • Fool's Errand Belgian Ale, Summer Wheat, Fish Eye IPA, Fat Cat Bitter; Off-Kilter Scoth Ale, Pokey Porter, Oktoberfest
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  • Posted in thread: DOH! Forgot to clean new wort chiller... on 06-25-2012 at 01:53 AM
    After primary fermentation settles out, if you are still worried about the sheen, you can try
    racking to a secondary. If you do it gently with a siphon and sacrifice and inch or so of
    volume, you shou...

  • Posted in thread: Too much pressure and kruesen for air lock on 06-23-2012 at 08:10 PM
    All - thank you both for the quick reply. I used my siphon tube to rig a temp blow-off tube to
    the air lock hole (an kept the grommet where it belonged!!) and ran it to my 1 gal fermentor
    with sanitiz...

  • Posted in thread: Too much pressure and kruesen for air lock on 06-23-2012 at 07:36 PM
    Started fermentation of a Belgian Ale: 5 gal w/ 1.112 OG in a 7 gal bucket fermentor. Lag time
    ~ 6 hrs, been going for about 18 hours. I had to remove the airlock 30 minutes ago. Tried
    changing out se...

  • Posted in thread: SuBourbon Stout on 03-04-2010 at 01:50 AM
    Great news! I never found a local contest but I'm down to my last bottle of the stuff.
    Fortunately its a 22-oz bomber size. The brew was a hit with the neighbors, especially the
    Aussies.Try the follow...

  • Posted in thread: pellets, plugs, leaves, cones? on 01-16-2010 at 11:58 PM
    Thanks! Tried to find the most appropriate thread for this question and this appeared the most
    reasonable place. And yes, separate they did when I dropped them in the kettle a few minutes
    ago.:mug:It ...

  • Posted in thread: pellets, plugs, leaves, cones? on 01-16-2010 at 11:15 PM
    I am using plugs vice pellets for the first time. Question: Does anyone recommend separating
    the plug / pulling it apart before placing them in the boil pot?

  • Posted in thread: Multi-purpose drill powered pump on 09-16-2009 at 12:34 AM
    Any one have any experience using one of these for liquid transfer (recirc or sparge)? Does it
    work well at strike water temperatures? Is it a sealed impeller system? Is it good upto 190 F?

  • Posted in thread: Removing Labels From Bottles on 08-22-2009 at 06:38 PM
    Found some U.S. bomber-size (22 oz / 650 ml) bottles that are very easy to de-label. I was only
    planning to sterilize the bottles using my LHBS no-rinse sanitizing powder in v. hot water, but
    found an...

  • Posted in thread: Extract and specific gravity. on 07-26-2009 at 01:30 AM
    I am brewing an IPA right now following the recipe TheJadedDog came up with. There were a lot
    of firsts for me in this batch, among them was the use of DME and steaping grains. My "problem"
    is that my...

  • Added a new Photo on 07/12/2009

Primary: Empty Secondary: Fool's Errand II Bottled: Red Pepper Export Ale, Beach Ball Blonde