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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: Issue with Keg / Poppet on 09-29-2015 at 02:40 AM
    Replacing the post will only help if the post is physically damaged in a way that the o-ring
    won't be able to create a seal. The poppet has nothing to do with that outer seal. A slightly
    thicker body ...

  • Posted in thread: The Home Made Pizza Thread on 09-27-2015 at 06:46 PM
    To be fair, I'm not vegan all the time. There is nothing better on Gods Green Earth than beer,
    cheese and a perfect steak. I'm just saying, I have a good recipe. And honestly, I think anyone
    who likes...

  • Posted in thread: Issue with Keg / Poppet on 09-27-2015 at 06:31 PM
    No need to transfer.It's not the poppet if the leak occurs after connecting the QD. If it's
    leaking from the post, most likely the o-ring on the post is your culprit. Replace and use some
    keg lube. Th...

  • Posted in thread: Looking for a decent bottle brush on 09-26-2015 at 03:13 PM
    You've brought up an excellent point. Things aren't made as well as before anymore. It's
    happening all around us, and been going on for at least 3 decades.I still use my 7-year old
    bottle brush, which...

  • Posted in thread: Reusing caps... for a reason on 09-23-2015 at 09:57 PM
    Google: Push Down Bottle Opener:mug:

  • Posted in thread: Why all the erlenmeyer flasks? on 09-23-2015 at 11:51 AM
    I'm surprised no one has mentioned using canned wort yet. It eliminates a ton of the risks and
    challenges of boiling in your flask.[*]Difficulty of funneling DME into a flask containing hot
    water (sti...

  • Posted in thread: 20 lb of sugar and a jar of yeast nutrient on 09-23-2015 at 11:30 AM
    The dead (thread) live again![emoji217]I call it "threadsurrection".Exactly! These kind of
    threads lean themselves well for going dormant for a while, ready to be awoken at any time.It's
    the strange o...

  • Posted in thread: Did I ruin my starter? on 09-22-2015 at 02:53 PM
    Nope it was a fresh piece I used to dry the bung and lip of the bottle.Why are you drying these
    things? The best sanitizers are to be used wet, and pieces are to remain wet while assembling
    for maximu...

  • Posted in thread: Only used half my LME on 09-22-2015 at 02:41 PM
    This was from Northern Brewer originally. Kama Citra. And 6 lbs of LME.I asked the LHBS and
    they claimed to toss it then told me buy one of theirs for 17 bucks.You think it'll be fine
    even after being...

  • Posted in thread: Only used half my LME on 09-22-2015 at 01:52 PM
    In the past I had mine stored for a month, maybe longer, at room temps and had no problems with
    it. It was tanked from a barrel into a plastic bag.Yes, mold can be a concern, but it needs to
    get infec...

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