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  • I have wanted to brew for the last 8 years, but temporary living situations, and a 4 year stint in Germany (right on the belgian border) kept me from assembling all the crap needed to brew until August 2013. I started all-grain and kegging right away, and thus wanted to build a nice system I can grow into. I also am a handy woodworker and have some wiring/engineering knowledge from work.
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  • Posted in thread: Looking for a easy Lager recipe on 07-30-2015 at 03:47 PM
    I did about 6 different lagers since the fall. My first one (ever) was a split batch of belgian
    triple and dortmuner export. Pretty much pilsner malt and a little munich 1 and it was
    splended. I only ...

  • Posted in thread: What's their trick? on 07-29-2015 at 03:38 PM
    There is a lot of info on the westy 12 clone thread by CSI. I believe he is onto something
    about the viability of the yeast, and has seen major differences when only using top-cropped
    yeast. He has a ...

  • Posted in thread: Grain Bill for Saison on 07-23-2015 at 05:56 PM
    I don't have any pils so I am going to try to use Pale as my base malt with a larger percentage
    of Munich. Please let me know what you think. 75% pale ale malt20% munich5% flaked oatsmash at

  • Posted in thread: Having a go at an overnight mash to save time on 07-15-2015 at 05:43 PM
    My readings have taugfht me that most conversion happens in the first 15 minutes. We mash for
    an hour "just to be sure". If you're trying to shorten up yoiur brew day, I'd suggest you
    concentrate on s...

  • Posted in thread: Having a go at an overnight mash to save time on 07-15-2015 at 03:30 PM
    Just an update for those that are interested in this technique: I've done overnight mashing for
    4 batches now and love it. It shaves 2+ hours off my Saturday brew-day time and I've gotten
    great beers ...

  • Posted in thread: How to split my brew day. on 07-15-2015 at 03:26 PM
    I've been doing overnight mashes for the last 4 brews, this was the only way I could keep up my
    brew schedule with the arrival of kid #2. I've had awesome results and the time saved when the
    kiddos ar...

  • Posted in thread: Trying to Understand How Yeast Works on 07-14-2015 at 06:53 PM
    I've started using starters, but the logic behind me escapes me.If I make a starter, I
    understand that I'm starting with more yeast. That, in turn will eat the wort sugar and convert
    to booze quicker ...

  • Posted in thread: Washed WLP001 question on 07-14-2015 at 02:40 PM
    I use a combo of mr malty yeast calculator to estimate the # of viable cells in my slurry, and
    then I used to calculate a multi-step starter. I suspect you'll need to
    step that up ...

  • Posted in thread: anyone try to do a black triple on 07-09-2015 at 02:59 PM
    Get the color from dark candy sugar and it's another style altogether called a quad! I love
    both, but a good quad is the best beer ever, IMHO.

  • Posted in thread: Help! My 1y/o kid just shoved a salad tongs into a carboy, backwards. on 07-02-2015 at 02:21 PM
    I can picture my 2 year old doing this. I need to see how this plays out, and I agree with
    others this needs a live blog!


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