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    ABOUT ME

  • Engineering Manager
  • The Palmer Brewing Book
  • Began as a way to interact with my 25 year old son in a relaxing fun activity.
  • Clone for Guinness extra stout, Cherry flavored nut brown, Vitus Clone
  • Brewer's Best Holiday Ale, Brewer's Best HopNog 2012
  • Listermann Brothers Cream Ale
  • American Pale Ale Dry Hopped Columbus, Muntons Nut Brown Ale, Mr Beer Octoberfest
  • Male
  • Married
  • Dayton
  • Ohio

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  • Posted in thread: How long to dry hop on 12-15-2014 at 10:39 AM
    What is a hop stand/whirlpool?Hopstand is a hop addition after the boil. Sometimes they are
    added immediately after the boil, and sometimes after it has cooled to the 160-180 deg F range.
    I prefer the...

  • Posted in thread: Aroma-hop steep on 08-01-2014 at 02:18 AM
    I did this recently. With the kettle lid on, the wort temperature after 30 minutes was at 180
    degrees F. From what I read in the literature, the temperature range of serious concern wrt
    contamination ...

  • Posted in thread: Will it be ok ?? on 07-28-2014 at 11:41 AM
    I have done that and things turned out fine. Pretty sure you are fine!

  • Posted in thread: Great Tips for Hoppy Homebrew on 07-17-2014 at 12:29 AM
    I followed the tips for this according to Chris Callahan's article found here to say thank you
    for that help!!!I followed all of the items for the hops processes for a DIPA extract kit -
    must say tha...

  • Posted in thread: Mr Beer advanced tips on 07-13-2014 at 12:39 AM
    Demus,Good point - there sure is a lot of information out there on that subject. It is just one
    of those issues that will remain like so many other choices for techniques. Cooking is pretty
    simple, an...

  • Posted in thread: Mr Beer advanced tips on 07-12-2014 at 02:25 PM
    I'm curious as to what brands of dry yeast say not to rehydrate them. When you say that
    generally it speeds up fermentation by 24 hours by rehydrating, that is a good thing, not just
    a side benefit. W...

  • Posted in thread: Mr Beer advanced tips on 07-12-2014 at 11:46 AM
    By no means am I at the advanced stage, but I'll add a thought or two.1. Hydrating dry yeast is
    an issue for a number of reasons, some of which are pretty complex. Some dry yeasts
    specifically say not...

  • Posted in thread: 6 gal carboy + 5 gal carboy + fermentation bucket = confused on 07-12-2014 at 10:55 AM
    I'll add a bit on priming sugar at bottling time. Add the priming sugar solution to the
    bottling bucket before transferring the beer to it. It helps to mix it. It is good practice to
    coil the siphon t...

  • Posted in thread: When shall I start recirculating ice water with my immersion chiller? on 07-12-2014 at 10:34 AM
    I have the same problem using my immersion chiller. You could try to fill the sink with ice
    water and sit the kettle in it during the normal chilling.One of these days I plan to buy a
    roll of soft cop...

  • Posted in thread: Why won't my Krausens go away? on 06-29-2014 at 11:38 AM
    For what it's worth, I have had about 10 of my first 15 or so batches so far leave a stiff
    krausen on top after fermentation. There was no waiting it out, even after a month. They had
    just turned stif...

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Civilization begins with Beer ! Primary: nothing in the pipeline at the moment Secondary: some summer beers are imperative Bottled: Nut Brown, Listermann's Cream Ale, American Pale Ale, Holiday Ale, HopNog, Honey Malt Cream Ale, Irish Stout, English Brown Ale, BIAB English Ale, India Black Ale, Bengal Juice, BIAB Cherry Wheat on the cherries, Belgian Pale Ale, Island Hefe on Mango, Island Hefe on Apricot (and dang -these are awesome beers) Next Up: Hop farming
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