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  • Ottawa, Canada
  • Brewing,camping,boating,couch potatoing.
  • Electrician
  • Frank Zappa, Jazz, Black/ Death Metal, classic rock.
  • A friend tried to get me into brewing some 20 years ago with a cheap, expired kit. Complete with no boil and table sugar. I was not convinced that it was a worthwhile hobby. 10 years ago I bought me a Papazian book and discovered better beer. On the brink of going all grain I stopped brewing. 7 years later I am back.
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  • Posted in thread: Bry-97 not doing anything on 02-03-2016 at 12:54 AM
    I used Bry for the first time a few weeks ago. It was a full 48 hours at least before I saw any
    action at all. Once it got going it went crazy. I've never seen so much action last for so
    long. It took...

  • Posted in thread: Teflon Tape on Regulator on 01-24-2016 at 02:23 PM
    I have heard many times on jobsites from plumbers and pipe fitters that teflon tape is NOT a
    sealant but rather a lubricant that allows you to tighten whatever threaded fittings to the
    proper torque w...

  • Posted in thread: Sort of Papazian's Palilalia IPA (All Grain) on 01-23-2016 at 11:45 PM
    Recipe Type: All GrainYeast: Bry 97Yeast Starter: NoBatch Size (Gallons): 5.5 gallonsOriginal
    Gravity: 1.056Final Gravity: 1.016IBU: 51.98Boiling Time (Minutes): 90Color: 11.7Primary
    Fermentation (# o...

  • Posted in thread: Grain crush gap? on 01-07-2016 at 11:04 PM
    I also use a converted cooler, CPVC manifold and 2x batch sparge. I have the Barley Crusher. I
    stopped brewing for a couple of years and just got back into it in the last couple of weeks. I
    used to mi...

  • Posted in thread: Favorite Brewing Music on 01-15-2011 at 06:55 PM
    A sophisticated blend of Death and Black metal. Nothing like a little live Amon Amarth to get
    the brew fermenting![ame="

  • Posted in thread: Toasting Malted Barley on 12-30-2010 at 02:54 AM
    Sounds like someone is making Palilalia Pale Ale! One of my favorites and the recipe that got
    me hooked!

  • Posted in thread: Factory Setting Crush on 12-16-2010 at 07:50 PM
    .025", eh. I thought I was stretching it with .030". I guess the "grain crush glove slap" has
    been administered. Off to the brewery to set mine for .024"!!

  • Posted in thread: Factory Setting Crush on 12-16-2010 at 03:52 PM
    I started conditioning my grains on the last couple of batches and was able to set the gap on
    my BC at 0.030". Now I get a great crush and the husks don't get pulverized.

  • Posted in thread: Paulaner Oktoberfest...help me figure it out. on 12-15-2010 at 10:35 PM
    I'm actually shooting for a lighter SRM. The Paulaner Oktoberfest that I am attempting to sorta
    clone was a light, straw color.

  • Posted in thread: Paulaner Oktoberfest...help me figure it out. on 12-14-2010 at 11:59 PM
    I did read Braukaiser's wiki but I guess I didn't read past the double decoction. This makes
    more sense, I wouldn't be as worried about a decoction and leaving the grains at 147.I guess
    that about com...

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