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  • Corvallis (Heart of the [Willamette] Valley), Oregon
  • My favorite beer is stout, though I'm trying to expand my tastes.
  • Beers and bikes.
  • Mediator
  • Started getting into home-brewing summer 2009. Extract plus specialty grains brewer. Hope to try partial mash this year.
  • Male
  • Married


  • Posted in thread: Always boilover at the hot break! on 05-20-2010 at 04:23 AM
    I never threw in penny's -- has anyone else??? Is it an urban legend?Yes. I throw in a couple
    pennies and it keeps the foam down. Just my two cents (pun intended).

  • Posted in thread: Sugar and bottling on 05-19-2010 at 11:19 PM
    I think you can just let it sit. The yeast will find the sugar.

  • Posted in thread: 21 days in Primary on 05-19-2010 at 11:17 PM
    The generic recommendation is 3/4 cup dextrose for 5 gallons (~19L). It's best to go by
    mass/weight (volume can fluctuate, mass can't) and tailor to the beer style.

  • Posted in thread: Priming sugar on 05-19-2010 at 06:01 PM
    When I put in dry sugar, after the beer foamed over the top instantly like a kid's science fair
    vinegar/baking soda volcano. Why did that happen? No idea. It is best, though, to dilute the
    sugar in a ...

  • Posted in thread: 2010 Homebrewers Census on 05-19-2010 at 12:41 AM
    That was way longer than the US Census.

  • Posted in thread: Sanitize bottles in dish washer?? on 05-19-2010 at 12:29 AM
    I remember reading from someone on here that sanitizer in the dishwasher can lead to a bubbly
    mess :drunk:DO NOT PUT STAR SAN IN YOUR me don't do it.Thanks for the
    warnings. My o...

  • Posted in thread: Sanitize bottles in dish washer?? on 05-19-2010 at 12:25 AM
    Will Oxyclean harm head retention If so, will the dishwasher sufficiently rinse it out?Use
    OxyClean Free or one of the homebrew-specific formulas like PBW. You should rinse it out well
    before it goes ...

  • Posted in thread: Infected? on 05-18-2010 at 05:49 PM
    While your fermenter was overflowing, nothing was allowed in. The only risk I can think of is
    if the airlock popped out and the foam subsided, then you'd have an open airway into the
    carboy. However, ...

  • Posted in thread: Priming sugar on 05-18-2010 at 05:43 PM
    I've interpreted "beer temperature" to be the highest temperature the beer has gotten after
    fermentation completed and before bottling. The reason this temperature is even important is
    that there will...

  • Posted in thread: Sanitize bottles in dish washer?? on 05-18-2010 at 05:19 PM
    This is what I have been doing. Except I have always scrubbed/sanitized the bottles first.Do
    you think running through the dishwasher cycle w/o soap (about 110 minutes) and the heated dry
    is sufficien...

Aging for 1 Year: #1 LHBS Standard (Dry) Stout In bottles: #2 Honing Wit (Belgian Wit Bier w/honey); #3 Be Hoppy, Not Bitter ("Oregon" Pale Ale: APA using Oregon-inspired ingredients and lots of late-addition/dry-hops); #4 American Red-Head (Irish Red made from American ingredients); #5 Student Power Orange Ale (Orange-hued amber ale for a wedding) Primary: [n/a] On deck: [Thinking about it]