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07-15-2014 8:10 AM

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    ABOUT ME

  • Father, rock & roller, golfer, and homebrewer.
  • Electrical Engineer at UL
  • Jason Smith
  • Any rock & roll, preferably older than me
  • Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and anything ridiculously funny
  • Jackass, Three Sheets, Drinking Made Easy, and anything ridiculously funny
  • Books about beer; Scotch whisky too
  • I tried brewing once in the early 2000s with a Mr. Beer kit. It was not successful. Around 2009, I was shelling out a lot of money every week on craft beer, so I made the decision to "save" money and attempt (again) to brew. No one else in my house drinks beer so I pretty much only brew for myself. I just do small 2 to 4 gallon brew-in-a-bag batches on the stovetop. I mix and match ingredients and usually don't try to brew to style. I have no desire to compete. As of 2012, I've started kegging everything and have a 3-tap kegerator.
  • Beer, cider
  • Male
  • Married
  • Waukegan
  • IL

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  • Posted in thread: wilserbrewer BIAB bags on 07-14-2014 at 09:36 PM
    sfrisby - I've never done a decoction before. I just went to read a little bit about it, and,
    yeah, I agree with you and retract my previous opinion. The amount of husk material that could
    get through...

  • Posted in thread: wilserbrewer BIAB bags on 07-14-2014 at 02:53 PM
    Just an update -I've used both bags that I ordered from wilserbrewer basically every 2-3 weeks
    since I started this thread in November 2013. The bags are holding up very well and I'm
    consistently bene...

  • Posted in thread: Wyeast 1332 (Northwest Ale) - should be retired on 01-25-2014 at 03:04 PM
    Agreed, that's kind of what I was saying. My knock against it had nothing to do with the
    resulting beer, just that it was difficult to work with - for me. And I'm sure other brewers
    are better equippe...

  • Posted in thread: Wyeast 1332 (Northwest Ale) - should be retired on 01-25-2014 at 02:19 PM
    Thanks for the feedback, guys.All nostalgia set aside, I don't think I'll be using 1332 often
    in the future. It's such a sloppy fermenter, and I anticipate that it would overpower just
    about anything ...

  • Posted in thread: Wyeast 1332 (Northwest Ale) - should be retired on 01-18-2014 at 09:55 PM
    An update to the previous post.So I've started drinking the amber ale that I referenced in the
    previous post, and my first sips of this beer brought a huge smile to my face.This beer totally
    reminds m...

  • Posted in thread: Wyeast 1332 (Northwest Ale) - should be retired on 01-04-2014 at 04:04 PM
    Sorry for resurrecting this thread - just wanted to post my own experience with this yeast
    without starting another thread.I just kegged an amber ale that was fermented with this yeast.
    The verdict is...

  • Posted in thread: wilserbrewer BIAB bags on 11-11-2013 at 11:36 PM
    I suppose I should have included a link to his web site: another brew with the bag this
    weekend.Thanks again, wilserbrewer!

  • Posted in thread: wilserbrewer BIAB bags on 11-10-2013 at 01:02 AM
    I ordered a couple of voile BIAB bags from wilserbrewer earlier this week and had a chance to
    use one for the first time this evening.I can't believe I waited this long to get these kind of
    bags. Not ...

  • Posted in thread: DIY Bucket Filters on 11-04-2013 at 05:47 PM
    To each his own, but I would hardly call ~$4 per filter expensive.

  • Posted in thread: DIY Bucket Filters on 11-03-2013 at 03:38 PM
    I've been looking for an easy and convenient way to filter out trub from the wort and this
    looks like a fantastic find (thank you, poptarts). Just ordered some this morning from U.S.
    Plastics and am v...

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