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07-05-2010

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09-14-2014 1:27 PM

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    ABOUT ME

  • Looking to share and compare some brews.
  • guitar,video games,golf,camping,fishing,kayaking,electronics,BBQ/cooking
  • mechanic
  • mike
  • Slayer, Bach, Shinedown, Iron Maiden, Adelitas Way, Atreyu, Breaking Benjamin, Volbeat
  • Falling Down, Terminator,
  • Ncis, Big Bang Theory, Duck Dynasty
  • Stephen king, Tolkien, Patterson
  • firefighter
  • Just getting started really. I dabbled a bit 20 years ago, but nothing like my current intentions of brewing almost all of the beer that I consume( which is a lot).
  • Flanders Red, Fruit beers, Kriek, good IIPA
  • Male
  • Married
  • Albany
  • NY

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Two Day Brew Process? on 09-14-2014 at 11:45 PM
    With BIAB it's certainly doable if you have cold water to chill with and a good burner/eletric
    system to heat/boil the wort quickly.Nice, I hadn't even considered biab. I was thinking no
    chill.

  • Posted in thread: Two Day Brew Process? on 09-14-2014 at 06:06 PM
    You can get your brew day under 5 hours if you try. I am currently at 6 hours but I think 3 is
    doable.

  • Posted in thread: Got a pump... now what? on 09-14-2014 at 05:45 PM
    3/4 inlet chugger.I haven't even used it yet. Are you thinking 3/4 inlet and 1/2 out would pump
    more GPM than 3/8 in/out?

  • Posted in thread: HBT Fantasy Football 2014 #2 on 09-14-2014 at 05:36 PM
    I'll be needing it for the sympathy note. Good luck. Not Andrew, bad luck for him.

  • Posted in thread: Help with the LP black iron piping connections on 09-14-2014 at 04:24 AM
    What about using 2 pipe wrenches and only tighten the last section? I cannot really picture
    what you're saying though.

  • Posted in thread: What is the best beer recipe that you've brewed? on 09-14-2014 at 04:09 AM
    I think I had a new favorite this year. La fin Du Monde clone recipe the LHBS gave me with some
    bottle captured yeast. Had 2 bags of candii syrup in it.

  • Posted in thread: Just got done brewing a Oktoberfest on 09-14-2014 at 04:05 AM
    I had my first pull tonight. 4 days less than a month after brew day. Was hoping for Sam Adams,
    but got more German style. Beginning to think I am not a fan of Vienna malt. Shame cause I have
    a whole ...

  • Posted in thread: Got a pump... now what? on 09-14-2014 at 03:45 AM
    My thoughts are mainly about head pressure, by gating the output back, the weight of the output
    does not sit continually on the inefficient impeller. With the design, not only do you have the
    weakness...

  • Posted in thread: Got a pump... now what? on 09-13-2014 at 11:25 PM
    I think the 1/25hp motor and impeller design are so weak that most people gate back the output
    with a ball valve. Probably get similar flows with 3/8" inlet/outlet.

  • Posted in thread: Does yeast change the flavor of Citra hops? on 09-13-2014 at 07:22 PM
    Was just reading this on the internet and was curious how yeast affect the flavor of Citra
    additions.Citra hops contain higher concentrations of two essential oils (geraniol and
    linalool) than hops li...

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