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  • Started brewing when a friend's dad, who was a winemaker, helped me brew my first batch in 1990. It was a Mount Mellick American Light prehopped can, and it wasn't bad. I made few more as the years went by, but not often enough to get good at it.

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  • Posted in thread: Acetobacter - Lacto infection - how to get rid of it? on 09-15-2014 at 07:37 PM
    The process sounds safe. I am still leery of crushing grains where you work with chilled wort.
    Any time you open the fermenter to the air there is *some* risk of infection, but generally
    it's extremel...

  • Posted in thread: Salvaging the Hobby on 09-15-2014 at 07:31 PM
    Did you forget the first rule of hoembrewing, handed down generation to generation from the
    great founder, Charlie Papazian?Relax, Don't Worry, Have A Homebrew!I would not worry about
    cold crashing. I...

  • Posted in thread: My porter tastes like nothing on 09-15-2014 at 07:25 PM
    You don't normally drink a lot of IIPAs do you? They can have that affect on a person's palate.

  • Posted in thread: No panic, but 2 questions on 09-15-2014 at 05:53 PM
    I missed the game this week. Coming home from visiting our daughter at MSU. Heard the end of
    the first half of the game and we stopped at Uncle John's Cider Mill for some donuts and cider
    and when we ...

  • Posted in thread: "Generation HB"??? on 09-15-2014 at 04:47 PM
    Randy Mosher's books have lots more pictures.

  • Posted in thread: My porter tastes like nothing on 09-15-2014 at 04:39 PM
    With that grain bill and hops schedule you should definitely taste SOMETHING!Maybe you need to
    just carb it up and chill it before deciding. A porter is not as bitter roasty as a stout, but
    still flav...

  • Posted in thread: What's the advantage to bulk aging? on 09-15-2014 at 04:37 PM
    I think most bulk aging is for clarifying purposes. 2-3 months is usually good for beer, then I
    bottle, even if the beer is meant to drink in a year. For mead, it's when it's clear or when I
    stop bein...

  • Posted in thread: Grain storage question on 09-15-2014 at 04:36 PM
    The grain will be fine. The grain is probably going to be fine at room temperature though too.
    It's pretty hardy. Frankly, I'd store it outside the fridge.

  • Posted in thread: Acetobacter - Lacto infection - how to get rid of it? on 09-15-2014 at 04:35 PM
    a) Stop grinding grain where you ferment. Recipe for disaster.b) Flies can also infect a beer.
    Try to keep the fermenter close as much as possible and keep the flies away.c) CHECK YOUR
    TUBING from the...

  • Posted in thread: FastFerment DIY Ideas on 09-15-2014 at 04:29 PM
    I think Stainless is the only way to go for glycol chilling. I haven't got one yet, but I hope
    the wife remembers how much I wanted one when I saw the discount price and buys me one for
    Xmas. I probab...

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