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  • Woodworking,Computer
  • Retired
  • James Ruetenik
  • Like so many guys here was given a Mr Beer kit and was amazed at the results
  • Belgian Dubbel with demerara sugar
  • Oatmeal Licorice Stout
  • Bourbon Vanilla Porter
  • Male
  • Married
  • Sun City
  • Arizona


  • Posted in thread: Denny Conn's Bourbon Vanilla Imperial Porter on 02-25-2014 at 05:25 AM
    Just got done brewing my 7th batch of this great recipe and am trying vanilla extract this
    time. I love a vanilla flavor and two beans just wasn't enough as it fades quickly I found.
    About a quarter t...

  • Posted in thread: Fermentation Temp Control, ambient or carboy? on 01-27-2014 at 04:04 PM
    The argument really boils down to what you believe the ambient temps should be held at. A
    cooling unit will bring the ambient temp far below the set point before it kicks off if the
    probe is placed an...

  • Posted in thread: Fermentation Temp Control, ambient or carboy? on 01-27-2014 at 02:36 AM
    First you have to understand just what a temperature controller controls. Unlike what a lot of
    guys want to believe it does not control the temperature of the beer. It controls the
    temperature surroun...

  • Posted in thread: Keezer Construction on 12-11-2013 at 01:49 AM
    After looking at several posts and a few YouTube videos I deciided to pull the plug and try to
    design and build my own version of this popular integrated chest freezer and kegerator
    (Keezer). The GE 7...

  • Posted in thread: Too much foam...not sure what to do. on 10-30-2013 at 12:14 AM
    I used to have the same problem with my picnic taps until I lowered the serving psi and learned
    to depress the tap handle fully and not to let up until done with pour. Its most likely as
    previously st...

  • Posted in thread: Best Way To Measure Water In Brew Kettle on 10-25-2013 at 04:25 AM
    I simply calculated the volume of water in the size kettle I have for every 1/8th inch of
    height and printed out a spreadsheet. I use a stainless steel ruler available at any stationary
    store and meas...

  • Posted in thread: Are the refractometers on eBay worth their money? on 09-15-2013 at 10:04 PM
    No need to buy distilled water....make your own. Put 1/4" tap water in a cup (mines Pyrex) and
    place a small saucer over it and microwave for a minute. The distilled water will condense on
    the undersi...

  • Posted in thread: Gravity readings using the "thief" on 09-13-2013 at 09:32 PM
    Ok how about trying the simplest method to remove the bubbles around the hydrometer at the
    surface............use a straw to suck them away.........works every time.

  • Posted in thread: Keggle / false bottom question on 08-15-2013 at 12:55 AM
    Try adding a pickup to the inside of your keggle similar to this then do a whirlpool to collect
    the trub at the center. I've used this for two years now and very little trub ends up in the
    carboy. All...

  • Posted in thread: A Technique to Filter Wort on 08-04-2013 at 05:08 PM
    The technique will work just fine, however, make sure that the filter bag does not hang above
    the bottling bucket beer as you will most assuredly be aerating your beer (not a good thing).
    Stick the si...

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