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    ABOUT ME

  • Rochester MN (from Detroit)
  • Winter Lager
  • Raspberry JumpStart Strong Ale
    Every Squirrel Finds a Nut Brown Ale
  • Oktoberfest Lager
  • Male
  • Married

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Partial Mash - Ph of City Water OK on 01-22-2010 at 08:54 PM
    Yes, I would say the "fatal flaw" is that it's chlorinated water. Chlorine can combine with
    malt phenol to form chlorophenol. A surprisingly small amount of this substance can give your
    beer a "medici...

  • Posted in thread: Please Help w/ Starter on 01-07-2010 at 04:45 AM
    This is my first time doing a starter, and I planed on using an Activator smack pack. I put 2/3
    cup DME into just less than 1 qt water. Took my eyes off from it for a secong and it boiled
    over. I ende...

  • Posted in thread: Infection question on 11-25-2009 at 09:45 PM
    Greetings all. Just wanted to get your opinion on something. I opened my fermenter last night
    to keg my porter and noticed two quarter sized "bubbles" that did not look like the typical
    small bubblesc...

  • Posted in thread: All Grain 7+ gal.... on a glass electric stove top?.... on 11-14-2009 at 07:48 PM
    I strongly recommend the Boilermaker by Blinchmann. It is a little on the expensive side, but
    wow I love that thing!See pic below:

  • Posted in thread: All Grain 7+ gal.... on a glass electric stove top?.... on 11-12-2009 at 12:52 AM
    I have a ten gallon boilermaker that fits on my glass stovetop and boils 6.5-7 gallons of wort
    (out of the mash tun...already at ~130 after sparge) in about 50 minutes with the lid on. Sure
    it takes a...

  • Posted in thread: Help! First AG lager and no yeast activity! on 10-12-2009 at 01:12 AM
    Don't worry at all.....I've done lagers and waited probably 4-5 days for some strains when not
    using a starter. Bottom line, lager yeast takes longer to get started in my experience.

  • Posted in thread: Dry hopping with whole cones:( on 10-02-2009 at 01:26 AM
    So I dry hopped my harvest IPA with whole cone hops picked and dried about two weeks ago. Much
    to my disapointment, my beer now tastes INCREDIBLY grassy....to the point that it is
    unpleasant. I dry ho...

  • Posted in thread: wort chiller not so chill on 09-27-2009 at 04:31 PM
    I would say get the Shirion Plate chiller. It's not too bad from a price standpoint and I swear
    I am able to get my wort from 210 F to about 60-70 F in a matter of minutes. I couldn't believe
    it the f...

  • Posted in thread: First Year Cascade;) on 08-17-2009 at 03:16 AM
    Here are some pics of first year Cascades.....wish I knew when to harvest. another pic of the
    bines wrapping over the 14 foot trellis ;)

  • Added a new Photo on 08/16/2009

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