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10-01-2008

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03-27-2014 2:50 PM

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    ABOUT ME

  • Libertyville, IL
  • James Bond,Bass guitar,BBQ. And something else that starts with a B. Hmmm...
  • The thing that both keeps me brewing and keeps me from brewing. Ironic, isn't it?
  • Let's say Iron Maiden. Not really my 'favorite', but it sounds cool.

    (Doesn't it?)
  • Bond series. Lord of the Rings series. Young Frankenstein. Raiders of the Lost Ark. Rocky.
  • TV sucks. See movies.
  • The Bible is a pretty good one.
  • I brew with:

    5-gallon cooler for a HLT. I use a little whirly sparger thing that sticks.

    10-gallon stainless steel lauter/mash tun. Got it from morebeer.com. The spigot is dumb. It points down from the kettle and isn't 'ridged' so the vinyl tubing constantly slides off, esp when heated. Which... um... DUH!?

    Basic infusion chiller which I need to improve upon.

    7 gallon glass primary and three 5-gallon secondaries, so I'm locked and loaded, ready to go!

    Still bottling at this point, but that's soon to be ancient history.
  • Some kind of Belgian Blonde meets APA concoction
  • St. Tibias' Fast Break Tripel
  • #1 - Moor Cage, English-style Barleywine
  • #1 - Simon the Sorcerer APA
    #2 - Dry, Dry Stout
  • Male
  • Married

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Relationship between fermentation temp and flocculation? on 03-18-2014 at 06:08 PM
    It wasnít my intent, but I ended up performing a controlled experiment, the results of which
    confound me.Here are the details:I brewed 10 gallons of a red ale, OG = 1.053, and split the
    wort into 2 si...

  • Posted in thread: Pitching harvested slurry + fresh starter? on 12-11-2013 at 06:11 PM
    I don't like the rack-onto-entire-cake method. Theoretically speaking, it's crazy overpitching,
    but even practically, I've never been pleased with the results. (eg. minor off-flavors and poor
    finishes...

  • Posted in thread: Pitching harvested slurry + fresh starter? on 12-11-2013 at 03:18 PM
    Iím brewing a strong lager (OG of ~1.070) 5 days from now. I have a previous fermentation from
    which I intend to collect the yeast slurry, and then rinse it over a few days. However, by the
    time I bre...

  • Posted in thread: Wyeast 3787 Trappist High Gravity and sulphur on 05-09-2012 at 09:48 PM
    Using it for the first time in a Golden Strong. Total egg bomb. Reeks beautifully.This yeast
    has proven to be my longest ferment ever. It's been going for 13 days. I did a gravity check
    last night and...

  • Posted in thread: Maximizing Efficiency when Batch Sparging on 05-09-2012 at 04:50 PM
    Keep in mind that if you pre-heat your mash tun you need to let BeerSmith know, otherwise it
    will still assume a bunch of heat will be lost to a cold mash tun and you'll end up really high
    for your st...

  • Posted in thread: Maximizing Efficiency when Batch Sparging on 05-09-2012 at 03:33 PM
    My efficiency sucks. Worse than that, it's not even reliably sucky. Sometimes 60%. Sometimes
    65%. Sometimes under 60%. I'm not greedy. I just want a nice, healthy 70%, give or take a
    couple %'s. I und...

  • Posted in thread: Wyeast 1728-Scottish Ale on 04-27-2012 at 09:10 PM
    There's an article in the newest edition of Zymurgy about Scottish ales. And there it is again,
    the claim that you'll get a fuller beer with the relatively low attenuating Scottish ale
    strain. "Expect...

  • Posted in thread: Why does my tripel have poor head retention? on 04-26-2012 at 02:11 PM
    This. Noble hops and sulfate don't play well together, as they get harshly bitter and I dislike
    it. For my Belgians, I tend to do a step mash (again, a higher temperature protein rest, albeit
    a short ...

  • Posted in thread: Why does my tripel have poor head retention? on 04-26-2012 at 02:06 PM
    Huh, I'd almost have to wonder if Judochop had a lacto infection.No need to get
    personal.Judochop said he could taste 6oz in his last golden strong in post #28.I believe it
    was the acid malt I was tas...

  • Posted in thread: Why does my tripel have poor head retention? on 04-25-2012 at 07:22 PM
    Just tried it on ver3.0 and I get a touch higher than what you are getting.I am using 3.0 as
    well.Did you include your mash-out addition as part of the sparge water (it should be)? Also,
    make sure you...

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