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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: Going Wild on 05-21-2016 at 06:03 PM
    Awesome idea, actually. I have two little kids, and we have no trouble drinking as much juice
    as California growers can produce. I just toss the jugs I use in the recycling.Tactical-Brewer
    is thinking...

  • Posted in thread: First time using candi syrup; need some assistance on 05-21-2016 at 05:55 PM
    I could be wrong but i think the guy claimed it to result in being sweeter (final beer) from
    the flameout addition because of potential carmelazation of sugars vs them not being further
    cooked by the ...

  • Posted in thread: Going Wild on 05-21-2016 at 05:11 PM
    I use 2 quart juice containers (like Welches, etc) for my starters. Same deal - just keep the
    lid loose. It works fantastic. At the end, I just toss the jug. Before this I used mason jars,
    and I was a...

  • Posted in thread: First time using candi syrup; need some assistance on 05-21-2016 at 04:53 PM
    I think pitching the right amount of yeast and ramping the temperature early, after the 1st 48
    hours is going to be more significant with wlp0530. It needs to be babied to finish up, based
    on my very ...

  • Posted in thread: Attenuation Conundrum on 05-21-2016 at 04:38 PM
    It is puzzling. You've got about 18% crystal in both beers, which is a bit much IMO, and
    definitely for an ESB. Did you weigh the grains yourself? Unless an error was made, the ESB
    should be much ligh...

  • Posted in thread: Bottle Yeast Harvest Starter Question on 05-21-2016 at 04:09 PM
    After you crashed your first step, how much slurry was there on the bottom, roughly? That's an
    indication of the yeast being viable enough and propagating.There really is no need to crash
    the small fi...

  • Posted in thread: Going Wild on 05-20-2016 at 05:54 PM
    In my experience the lids will give way before the glass shatters, not that I'm saying anyone
    should test this. ;)Oh, I've tested it, unintentionally, with mason jars containing harvested
    or ranched y...

  • Posted in thread: Help with Blichmann false bottom / Stuck recirculation / air in line on 05-19-2016 at 12:42 PM
    [...] Even with just water and no grains, when I pour water in the kettle, the water kind of
    stays on top of the false bottom and flows through really slowly. It's weird, not sure why the
    water doesn'...

  • Posted in thread: Coffee Grinder/Mill recomendation on 05-18-2016 at 01:32 PM
    My $20 Krupps spinner coffee mill is 15 years old, has sustained 2 DIY repairs, shows its age
    and although it has "wear spots," it still runs fine. I grind my coffee very fine (cowboy
    coffee, Serbian/...

  • Posted in thread: Don't crush where you brew? on 05-18-2016 at 12:56 PM
    I should add that when I crush, I do turn on my brewing exhaust hood to create an air flow to
    pull the dust outside. And my mill is mounted on a cab, so the grain falls in a bucket behind a
    door, so i...

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