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  • BS+ level background in Chemistry, Physics, Math, Photography, and Business.
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  • Always been curious and interested in brewing and then suddenly my wife buys me a whole Extract setup... For 4 years I've been making extract beers with partial mashes, and getting more serious about brewing better and different beers. A year ago I moved into AG and love being able to control the whole process.
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  • Posted in thread: Using Grains from the Kitchen on 07-25-2016 at 01:39 AM
    If you want to use a lot of grainy adjuncts, you'll need to use a high diastatic malt to
    convert the starches to fermentable sugars. 6-row barley is among the highest in diastatic
    power (DP), at least...

  • Posted in thread: Do you need to pbw your pre-boil equip? on 07-24-2016 at 09:54 PM
    I run PBW through my kettle, because I want to run it through my hoses, pump, etc. Recirculate
    for a few minutes, use a sponge to get the gunk out, then do the same with hot water for a
    rinse. [...]I ...

  • Posted in thread: DC Group Buy #17 on 07-24-2016 at 07:03 PM
    Hey what's up Frits, I was wondering whether you'd ever grace us again. Thought maybe you found
    a better supplier.:mug:I didn't forget about you guys, I've been following the buy threads. I
    had quite ...

  • Posted in thread: Quick wort cooling always necessary? on 07-24-2016 at 01:38 PM
    [...] If your beer was over 1.040 to 1.050 you should be making starters when using liquid
    yeast.Also be advised that a Smack Pack might not swell and the yeast could still be good. If
    you make starte...

  • Posted in thread: Does Homebrewing lead to cancer? on 07-22-2016 at 03:26 PM
    Damn! You're ruining my day!I was just on my way out to the brew store...

  • Posted in thread: DC Group Buy #17 on 07-22-2016 at 02:42 PM
    It's been awhile... Kudos to @stonebrewer, @reddskinnfan, and everyone else involved to keep
    these group buys going.I'll take the following splits:The remaining 10# of SIM1071 Golden Naked
    Oats20# of ...

  • Posted in thread: Secondary fermentation in keg on 07-20-2016 at 07:13 PM
    A Starsan soaked washcloth over the airlock hole. Some use a balloon filled with CO2.

  • Posted in thread: Secondary fermentation in keg on 07-20-2016 at 03:28 PM
    BTW, the best way to secondary in a keg is using a spunding valve to bleed off excess pressure
    over set psi. That way the (CO2 purged) headspace remains (near) 100% CO2.When you remove the
    hops, you'l...

  • Posted in thread: Secondary fermentation in keg on 07-20-2016 at 03:03 PM
    Usually 2-3 days at around 32-34F. But I've had occasional beers (not just wheats) that
    weren't clear even after a week, so be it.Make sure not to suck back Starsan, so remove the
    "blow-off tube" fro...

  • Posted in thread: Wiring up a 20amp 240volt outlet on 07-20-2016 at 02:37 PM
    As long as the white wire is connected to the ground bar in your main panel, you can use it as
    the ground conductor to your Spa panel, and your 6-20 receptacle. No need to run a separate
    ground wire f...

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