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    ABOUT ME

  • Olan Suddeth
  • probably a rebrew of my Thundersmoke brown ale, perhaps a wiesnbier
  • Oatmeal toffee stout
  • Oktoberfest
  • Enchantress (big Irish red ale), Thundersmoke brown ale, Belgian golden strong ale, Imperial nut brown ale
  • Male
  • Married
  • Birmingham
  • AL

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  • Posted in thread: Can you suggest a good, cheap pH meter? on 09-16-2014 at 08:04 PM
    Have to agree with ajdelange. There are tons of thermometers out there, you don't have to spend
    $100 on a thermapen to get a good one. Readings will take a little longer, but you can still
    get accurat...

  • Posted in thread: Input requested: true German festbier on 09-16-2014 at 05:37 AM
    Giraffe, I see a lot of discussions that those are not truly identical yeasts. You might use
    34/70 instead, but WLP820 is a different animal. 34/70 seems to be pretty widely loved, but
    WLP820 can be f...

  • Posted in thread: Input requested: true German festbier on 09-15-2014 at 10:17 PM
    Thanks, podz. I've seen that link before. I'm sure that makes a tasty beer, but I don't think
    that a traditional German brewery is tossing three specialty grains in to get the kind of
    effect that this...

  • Posted in thread: Input requested: true German festbier on 09-15-2014 at 09:56 PM
    34/70, wyeast2124, wlp820 are all the same yeast, and pretty much the most common lager yeast
    used. Theres nothing "special" about that strain (it certainly is good strain) Id lean towards
    malt qualit...

  • Posted in thread: Input requested: true German festbier on 09-15-2014 at 09:00 PM
    Thanks for the input. I'm going to play with Beersmith to see what I come up. It is a very
    light beer - probably no darker than a 5 SRM. I'm wondering if the yeast choice isn't key for
    making the upfr...

  • Posted in thread: Input requested: true German festbier on 09-15-2014 at 08:22 PM
    This weekend, my wife picked me up two mixed sixers of beer from World Market. One was some
    favorites - Chimay, Hobgoblin, Duvel. The other was all seasonals - Oktoberfests and pumpkin
    ales.One happen...

  • Posted in thread: Bottle infections suck! on 09-08-2014 at 04:36 PM
    Report back after bottling. A (very) unlikely culprit could be some sort of biofilm or residue
    that stays in the inside of the bottle but is invisible to the eye, which can harbour and
    protect wild ye...

  • Posted in thread: Bottle infections suck! on 09-07-2014 at 10:11 PM
    Just a thought; how are you calculating priming sugar amounts and what type of sugar do you
    use? It took me a while to realize that beersmith was assuming I was using corn sugar when I
    just table suga...

  • Posted in thread: Bottle infections suck! on 09-07-2014 at 05:29 PM
    When you say "hit your target gravity" do you test gravity over multiple days to ensure it is
    stable, or just test once and bottle if it is at the predicted gravity from your software?
    covered this g...

  • Posted in thread: Bottle infections suck! on 09-07-2014 at 03:42 PM
    It took me seven minutes to vinate all 48 bottles; I felt pretty good about hanging them all,
    as my bottle tree branches were still wet (I disassemble the tree, then dunk the branches in
    starsan). Pla...

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Homebrew Dad - blogging about making my own beer and raising a lot of kids. Check out the priming sugar calculator and the beer calorie calculator. Fermenting: nothing Lagering: Swarthy Satyr (traditional bock) Bottled: Royal Goblin (Hoppy Hobgoblin rendition), Treasure Type "T" (oatmeal toffee stout), Enchantress (big Irish red ale), Frostfire (Oktoberfest), Thundersmoke brown ale
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