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08-12-2009

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02-27-2015 2:47 PM

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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

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Stuck fermentation dopplebock on 02-27-2015 at 08:46 PM
    Well the first step would be to raise the temp way up, like 65-70.

  • Posted in thread: 30 Smack Pack Starter With Multiple Strains - All Expired on 02-26-2015 at 06:22 PM
    Or what about generic category-descriptors like:cleangermanabbeysaison

  • Posted in thread: Are there any commercial beers I can buy to get a feel for a strong diacetyl taste? on 02-26-2015 at 06:11 PM
    This post title made me laugh.Take a small sample of a beer you just pitched within 24-36
    hours. Heat it up to 150-170 degrees. Cool it back down to a drinkable temp. There ya go.This
    is a great test ...

  • Posted in thread: Your favorite grain bill for a DIPA and why?? on 02-24-2015 at 05:24 PM
    Another agreement for half maris otter, half two row. Sometimes I'll sub in some wheat, and I
    usually do 10% sugar.

  • Posted in thread: Well that escalated quickly... on 02-23-2015 at 05:53 PM
    Nah, never discount the starter - that's just a particularly active yeast strain. I prefer to
    pitch my ales at 62, ferment at 65, and then finish at 68-72. It helps with blowoff nonsense to
    do this, t...

  • Posted in thread: Well that escalated quickly... on 02-23-2015 at 05:29 PM
    You should just ferment in the top deck of the toilet, and rack to the lower bowl

  • Posted in thread: Harvesting questionable yeast on 02-23-2015 at 11:51 AM
    Right, obviously I meant using it in a future batch. I'm not sure if the 1st batch will be a
    good indication, though. It got a nice big pitch, good temp control, finished strong (with
    expected attenua...

  • Posted in thread: Harvesting questionable yeast on 02-23-2015 at 11:36 AM
    I brewed two weeks ago. Normally I recirculate through my chiller for the last 15min to
    sanitize. I forgot to open the valve on the output of the pump during this stage.So basically
    the kettle valve w...

  • Posted in thread: Can You Brew It recipe for Deschutes Obsidian Stout on 02-09-2015 at 05:12 PM
    I got nothin!

  • Posted in thread: Can You Brew It recipe for Deschutes Obsidian Stout on 02-09-2015 at 05:01 PM
    Hmm, that's probably enough yeast, unless the pack was really old. Were you able to warm the
    fermentation as it wrapped up? They might've gotten lazy.Even if your instruments were really
    off, it's sti...

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