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    ABOUT ME

  • Virginia Tech Hokies! New
    Orleans Saints
    Motorcycles Shooting
    Reloading Hunting Fishing
    Fine Brews!
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Jesse
  • Rock / Country
  • NRA, NOWRA, VOWRA,
  • My brother in law got me started when I tried his Belgian Triple...I was hooked!
    There is nothing more enjoyable than seeing that CO2 coming out of the blow off on a new batch or seeing a bottle carbonate!
    Your guy friends pick up the tab on the food for the game if you bring a case of home brews!

    Favorite brew variety: English Brown Ale and other versions of Brown Ale
  • Milk Stouts
    Wheat brews
    double/triples
  • English Brown Ale (Brewer's Best)
  • Male
  • Married
  • Culpeper
  • VA

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  • Posted in thread: New To Kegging! Educate me! on 04-28-2015 at 06:14 PM
    Wanted to update those who helped me out! First beer has been carbonated and serving for a week
    now and it's perfect! I used stainless MFL fittings on both the ball lock ends and the CO2
    regulator end...

  • Posted in thread: Cost of bulk liquid yeast? on 04-27-2015 at 06:32 PM
    Some micro-breweries will also sell or give away their excess yeast. I've gotten yeast from my
    local macro before. Legally they probably can't sell it though.

  • Posted in thread: Just bottled an IPA that was in fermentor for 2.5 years on 04-27-2015 at 06:29 PM
    I've had an IPA of mine that sat in the bottle for about 15 months and it was fine, no aroma of
    course but the bitterness was nice and the flavor was good. I agree, this may not carbonate as
    most of t...

  • Posted in thread: Best inexpensive grain mill on 04-24-2015 at 08:42 PM
    Not sure what you mean by "Commercial". What we homebrewers are using are industrial grade and
    will last many 10's of thousands of pounds of malt going through them. the best inexpensive
    mill I know i...

  • Posted in thread: BM's Centennial Blonde...Vienna substitute on 04-21-2015 at 06:05 PM
    That small amount of Vienna doesn't make a huge difference. You can leave it out or do what was
    mentioned here and lightly roast some 2-row to give it a more full flavor.

  • Posted in thread: Is dry hopping and cold crashing question on 04-21-2015 at 06:02 PM
    Why are you wanting to cold crash this? Dark beers don't' really benefit from it as it's meant
    to help clear up a beer and in IPA's cold crashing actually causes a loss of hop aroma.

  • Posted in thread: Big Brew on 04-17-2015 at 06:32 PM
    Place your bucket fermenters or better bottle fermenters directly into the river once you have
    the bung in and sealed? Super cold moving water shouldn't take too long to chill it down,
    especially if y...

  • Posted in thread: Hops life in the freezer on 04-17-2015 at 02:00 PM
    I purchase hops by the 4 oz vacuum sealed package and store them in the freezer. They seem to
    store very well in the vacuum package that they come in but once opened I transfer to a zip
    lock bag and c...

  • Posted in thread: Please help me brew a west coast IPA on 04-16-2015 at 07:43 PM
    I don't know how common it is, but Stone Enjoy By is a blend of MO and 2-row. It might work out
    fine.As long as it's only 20-25% MO, no problem. If you want some lasting lacing head on the
    beer use 1/...

  • Posted in thread: Session IPA with one type of hops on 04-16-2015 at 07:36 PM
    Thanks for the input. Does the Vienna alone give it a solid malty flavor, similar to a good
    "normal" IPA? If so, what percent of the grain bill for the Vienna?The Vienna is definitely
    noticable in a l...

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