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  • Posted in thread: Exotic wood diy tap handles on 02-18-2016 at 02:14 AM
    cocobolo handles look amazing! Very nice grain and color.

  • Posted in thread: Quartermain's Gold IPA on 02-03-2016 at 10:56 PM
    Wow 9oz whirlpool at that low of a temp! I cannot imagine.I may give this recipe a try.I would
    like to hear from you if you do. The recipe is pretty simple, and the result is a super fruity
    beer. A do...

  • Posted in thread: Did your alcohol tolerence change around 40? on 02-03-2016 at 12:57 AM
    I'm 46, and have learned alot about hangover prevention in my life.Step 1...drink enough to
    kill you...or at least induce a coma. If you never wake suffering.Step 2...if you must
    wake up the n...

  • Posted in thread: Quartermain's Gold IPA on 02-03-2016 at 12:44 AM
    Have you brewed this again or modified it at all?I was thinking of brewing an El Dorado Smash
    since I bought a pound. I did a brew and mixed those hops with Amarillo and I wasn't a huge fan
    of it. Of ...

  • Posted in thread: Does anyone else ignore their water? on 01-28-2016 at 01:49 AM
    It's a huge deal as far as I'm concerned. I used to use pure spring water which unbeknownst to
    me and my rookie palate, was giving off a pretty strong astringency from leaving me with to
    high a mash p...

  • Posted in thread: Rookie mistake...Airloc went dry. Still good? on 01-28-2016 at 01:38 AM
    I brewed my first Brett IPA about 3 1/2 months ago, just before I had should surgery. I knew it
    was going to be in the carboy a long time due to my lifting restrictions, I used Brett yeast(my
    first ti...

  • Posted in thread: Anyone Make their own Sushi on 11-25-2015 at 12:41 PM
    From HyVee eh? Do you ask them for a frozen steak & then thaw it yourself?No, they are ready to
    eat...unfrozen. Hyvee actually has a pretty good selection of seafood.

  • Posted in thread: Anyone Make their own Sushi on 11-23-2015 at 01:20 PM
    We make sushi occasionally. Here in Eastern Iowa, tuna steaks are easy enough to find at HyVee.
    Other sushi grade fishes are hard to come by though. There is a small fish market in Davenport,

  • Posted in thread: Grainfather!! on 11-19-2015 at 04:00 PM
    Here's what my boil looked like; total volume was a little over 7 gallons.Yep, that's all you
    need.I think people are used to their "volcanic" boils achieved with LP, and are also concerned
    about boil...

  • Posted in thread: Hop Stand/Whirlpool - Getting great hop aroma/flavor on 11-17-2015 at 05:26 PM
    I would do the hopstand at 180F. 140F seems too low to me, basically like a warm dry hop. I
    personally like to do a flameout and 180F addition. I think if you onyl did 140F, you would
    barely be pullin...

I let my liver clear my beers.