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04-17-2011

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    ABOUT ME

  • I brewed 9 batches of extract with steeped grain and made several good beers. Then I realized 12 lbs of grain would fit into my 6 gallon pot and jumped head-first into all grain as BIAB. I currently use that 6 gal pot as a mash tune (with bazooka screen) and am rockin some all grain brews. rnMy favorite thing about homebrewing: Crafting my own unique recipe and reaping the benefits. A beer after work tastes so much better when it's a fresh homebrew! rnI don't really have a favorite style and tend to brew what I am in the mood for. Generally, that means dark and roasty in the winter and light and hoppy through the summer. I made a great stout last winter using some Brown Malt for a deep roasty flavor, then brewed a very good Belgian similar to Rare Vos.
  • Brewing,discovering new beers,gardening
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  • Brewed the first 2 batches as straight extract, then discovered steeping fresh grain added a level of flavor I was looking for and brewed another 8 beers with steeping grains. I was hesitant to buy a ton of equipment for an all grain set up and a little squemish about the process until I stumbled across Brew-In-A-Bag (BIAB). I've completed several brews on this method and am slowly adding equipment at about $100 / year. I recently bought a bazooka screen and will be brewing my first beer without the bag tomorrow. Mash tun is my old kettle replaced by a big 10 gall kettle that I love.
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  • Posted in thread: How long is your brew day? on 01-11-2016 at 03:10 AM
    I'm interested in how long it's taking guys to get their water from tap to strike temp. I'll
    note mine next time.Usually my cheap banjo burner can heat 4.5 gallons from room temp to strike
    temp in 15 ...

  • Posted in thread: What's your next brew? Why? on 01-06-2016 at 02:13 PM
    Making Palmer's Elevenses because I am craving a good mild (and want to tweak my mild recipe)
    and a Vienna or Maris Otter SMaSH.I've been itching to do a double brewday and SMASH is a
    logical choice.

  • Posted in thread: Common Room ESB on 12-07-2015 at 03:47 AM
    Has anyone thought of turning this into a Dark Mild? I wonder if 0.25 lb of a dark malt
    (chocolate malt, debittered black malt, extra brown malt) would add or detract from the
    beer.Also, I have been t...

  • Posted in thread: Propane Burner Cleaning on 10-07-2015 at 06:25 PM
    After 2 years of brewing (about 15 batches) on a cheap $40 burner, I noticed the same problem.
    Rust and debris will clog the orifice beneath the disk that send gas to the fire. I used the
    brush attach...

  • Posted in thread: Common Room ESB on 08-24-2015 at 01:31 PM
    This is a great recipe. My goal was an ESB / Mild with a big floral aroma and this delivered. I
    swapped 0.25 lb of medium crystal for some biscuit malt and really enjoyed the results. My mash
    temp was...

  • Posted in thread: Sour Mash odor behind your house? on 03-04-2015 at 04:33 PM
    I agree that spreading it out thin will help the spent grain dry faster, equating to less funk.
    Try covering each layer with soil or mulch. Microbes in the soil will break down the sugars
    faster befor...

  • Posted in thread: Ommegang Rare Vos - recipe needed on 03-04-2015 at 03:40 PM
    I brewed the original recipe in November, let it ferment and age in primary until March. I ust
    tapped the keg last night (March 3) and really enjoyed it. I wouldn't call it a rare vos clone,
    but it is...

  • Posted in thread: Coming up with a recipe on 01-09-2015 at 02:45 PM
    Search for Orfy's Mild Mannered Ale. It's a dark mildly and very good. I also second the above
    post about Northern Brewer's online recipes. I use them (often with my own tweaks) all the
    time.

  • Posted in thread: Yeast Washing Illustrated on 11-12-2014 at 11:35 AM
    I just wanted to share my success at yeast washing. The kolsch yeast (Wyeast 2565) that I
    harvested from a yeastcake & washed on a whim 3 months ago went nuts in the starter and spilled
    down the side ...

  • Posted in thread: Pitching Wyeast 2565 on 10-10-2014 at 04:29 AM
    Wyeast 2565 is a great yeast. I typicay let it ferment all the way out to FG and then go
    straight to bottling. There is no reason why you could not or should not extend time in the
    secondary for this ...

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