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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: Uses for a Dented Plastic Carboy on 02-06-2016 at 01:38 AM
    Bucket!They don't have to be airtight. And don't open them until the beer is done. 2-3 weeks.I
    would put warm water into the dented carboy (little past the dent) to soften it up a little,
    then add som...

  • Posted in thread: Looking for corny keg, wort chiller, perlick and more on 02-06-2016 at 01:35 AM
    Also check for the faucets, shanks, tubing, and other kegging/keezer sundries.AIH
    and AHB have used kegs at decent prices and they go on sale every now and then, or try CL.

  • Posted in thread: leaking keg from top of body connect/poppet? on 02-05-2016 at 06:55 PM
    Good advice there! ^Aside from all 5 O-rings on the kegs, don't forget to check there's
    actually an O-ring on the "screwdriver lid" of the quick disconnects. It's easy to lose those
    after disassembly ...

  • Posted in thread: Belgian Dark Recipe Feedback on 02-05-2016 at 03:22 PM
    But what a out stiring the yeast settlement (I'm not sure if this is the proper term.) into the
    beer with a spoon?A long spoon, sure, but use utter sanitation! Do you have a good sanitizer

  • Posted in thread: Belgian Dark Recipe Feedback on 02-05-2016 at 03:13 PM
    After you tap some for a sample, let it sit for a while until it sediments out. Only use clear
    or slightly cloudy beer to test. Do you use a hydrometer or refractometer to measure your
    gravity? Have y...

  • Posted in thread: What Do You Do to Keep Your Mind Off Beer When You Can't Drink? on 02-05-2016 at 02:16 PM

  • Posted in thread: So, the Virginia ABC has decided to be a-holes on 02-05-2016 at 02:12 PM
    That really sucks! Hope it isn't infectious. :(

  • Posted in thread: Dry hop bags on 02-05-2016 at 01:53 PM
    I use thin muslin fabric, as I ended up with too much hop dust in the keg when using fine mesh
    hop bags. I do agitate (rolling) during the dry hop/force carbonation period, which undoubtedly
    forced mo...

  • Posted in thread: stc-1000 relay. on 02-05-2016 at 01:35 PM
    I will need to go pull some things apart and take a closer look to see if anything is fused
    together. Simple observation shows that the controller shuts off the cooling mode (no red dot
    next to coolin...

  • Posted in thread: Growth on Stout- Add Fruit? on 02-05-2016 at 01:25 PM
    Some flavors can be hard to interpret. Are you sure it's "mildew," not just yeast you're
    tasting? Most molds float on top, and are fuzzy, and usually take longer to develop. If you
    cleaned (PBW, washi...

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