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    ABOUT ME

  • Brewing Beer,Computers,Playing Piano
  • Slitter operator at global packaging
  • Gil Plocher
  • DiscWorld Series, Gunslinger Series, Game of Thrones Series, Sword of Truth Series
  • Started homebrewing in January 2012. SWMBO got me a mr.beer kit for Christmas and been heavily addicted since. Went from extract to Extract/specialty grains, to partial mash, tried BIAB and currently doing all grain 5gallon batches. rnRecently started kegging(2 batches) and already upto 3 5gallon cornies. Only 1 tap in kegerator so far. But there is always another piece of equipment needing upgrading :)
  • Heavy stout
  • 5 gallon Dark American Lagerrnrn1 Gallon Small Beer
  • 5 gallon Spiced Holiday Ale
  • a few 12oz vanilla cream ale. A 12 pack of Dark Munich Lager
  • Hard Rootbeer, Chocolate Cherry Bock, Hefeweizen
  • Male
  • Married
  • Eagleville
  • Pennsylvania

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  • Posted in thread: Temperature on 08-31-2015 at 10:27 PM
    Try sticking your fermenter in a larger container with water in it. Frozen water bottles can be
    cycled in and out as needed to maintain a cooler temp. Try searching swamp cooler if your
    unsure what I ...

  • Posted in thread: Planning my firts all grain brew on 08-30-2015 at 11:00 AM
    The concept is sound. I find I only boil off a little over a gallon in a 60min boil so you
    might wind up with more final volume than desired. Otherwise the process looks good. You will
    only figure out...

  • Posted in thread: Finding fermentation halfway point. on 08-29-2015 at 01:22 PM
    I believe that would be half the gravity decrease. I.e. If you had 85%attenuative yeast. Your
    Gravity was 1.100 you would expect your yeast to finish 1.015 so .085 is your perceived gravity
    decrease 5...

  • Posted in thread: Things about your co-workers that annoy you on 08-10-2015 at 04:20 AM
    Good point. We outsource our janitorial service, the company has a rule that if an employee
    wants a sick day they have to report to work and request it In person.What kind of stupid sh!t
    is that?Our c...

  • Posted in thread: Hella Vanilla Cream Ale on 08-06-2015 at 04:51 PM
    Nice. Looks good. Try and hold on to it if you can. I never seem to manage. It is always a
    crowd pleaser here when served. Glad you enjoy it.

  • Posted in thread: Does fermentation chamber slow fermentation rates and/or affect ABV? on 07-27-2015 at 12:09 AM
    And it shouldn't effect your FG the yeast are going to eat what they eat. You're only
    controlling how fast they eat it. Lower temps = slower

  • Posted in thread: Does fermentation chamber slow fermentation rates and/or affect ABV? on 07-27-2015 at 12:08 AM
    It's doing what it's supposed to be doing. You're fine. The cooler temps are keeping the
    fermentation from running wild. You will experience slightly longer fermentation than at room
    temp with no cont...

  • Posted in thread: Homebrewing Needs a Woman's Touch on 07-26-2015 at 07:01 AM
    I know a LOT of brewers who are female, and who own breweries, or who are partially owned by
    females. I never once heard one of them speak of such misogyny. Wait????hold on a sec.....Its
    legal to par...

  • Posted in thread: Kegging question regarding O2/co2, regulator PSI on 07-14-2015 at 01:13 AM
    You want to leave the gas on and shutoff open. Here is a chart for volume of co2 per Psi and
    temp. You will need a higher PSI setting at room temp than you would if leg was cold. 290008

  • Posted in thread: Keg issue too long of lines? on 07-13-2015 at 12:28 AM
    Check that the seal under the liquid out post is lubed and intact as a bad seal could cause co2
    from the headspace to escape into the line when serving causing foaming issues. Just another
    shot at a s...

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