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    ABOUT ME

  • Charlottesville, VA
  • Owner, Great Harvest Bread Co
  • The blues.
  • I started brewing in October 2008. I believe that making wort is easy, and you can pretty much throw anything you want into the brew kettle, so long as you pay supreme attention and respect to your beer on the microbiological level.

    Proper pitching rates, fermentation temperature control, and of course, cleaning and sanitation. If you can do these three things, you will ALWAYS make drinkable beer, and more often than not you'll make commercial quality beer.
  • I'm experimenting with hop varieties I haven't used before, and learning all the ins and outs of Wyeast 1968. I love this yeast.
  • Male
  • Married

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  • Posted in thread: What is meant by "ferment this yeast at" really mean on 01-09-2015 at 06:03 PM
    If I'm making a clone and there's information that the original brewery ferments at 63 and then
    bumps it up to 68 after 5 days, that's what I'll try to hit, because I'm trying to copy a
    flavor profile...

  • Posted in thread: What is meant by "ferment this yeast at" really mean on 01-09-2015 at 03:32 PM
    I assume that phrase refers to that 3-5 days of peak activity. So I usually pitch a few degrees
    below my target temp, slow rise during the first 24-36 hours, and then ferment at the target
    temp. Then ...

  • Posted in thread: Does anyone quickly cool to 140F to minimize DMS? on 01-08-2015 at 08:13 PM
    A pro-brewer friend of mine once said "psht, the vigor of a homebrew boil is so high that DMS
    doesn't stand a chance, except for maybe with pils malt but even then..."

  • Posted in thread: Does anyone quickly cool to 140F to minimize DMS? on 01-08-2015 at 08:03 PM
    ^ My purpose for hopstanding is to add aroma without isomerization. If I wanted isomerization
    I'd just add the hops the to boil for whatever length necessary. But everyone's got their own
    process/purp...

  • Posted in thread: Does anyone quickly cool to 140F to minimize DMS? on 01-08-2015 at 05:54 PM
    When I do hopstands, I do not lower the temp. In fact, sometimes I will add heat to ensure it
    stays in the isomerization range, so we're talking at least 180ish but usually around 200. I
    hopstand for ...

  • Posted in thread: Electrical idiot here, questions about load on 01-08-2015 at 05:09 PM
    Got it

  • Posted in thread: Electrical idiot here, questions about load on 01-08-2015 at 04:47 PM
    If your fridges and freezers are all running STC1000s or similar digital temperature controls,
    you can help make sure that they don't all kick on at once after a power outage by setting the
    compressor...

  • Posted in thread: Electrical idiot here, questions about load on 01-08-2015 at 03:43 PM
    Don't know how finished the remainder of the lower level is, but these are things I would
    consider that you may have considered already:Crawl space under the house, if there is
    one.Through the attic, ...

  • Posted in thread: Electrical idiot here, questions about load on 01-08-2015 at 03:00 PM
    I don't plan on having an electric brewery, so I just need enough power to run the fridges.
    However, I had hoped to acquire at least one more upright freezer for fermentation so that I
    could get a con...

  • Posted in thread: Electrical idiot here, questions about load on 01-08-2015 at 02:40 PM
    I'm moving to a new house that has a great brew room, except it only has one circuit supplying
    power to it. The power box is across the house and would require extreme (read: expensive) work
    to get mo...

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