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04-11-2011

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06-17-2013 10:30 PM

    ABOUT ME

  • How to Brew, Brewing Classic Styles, Yeast
  • I started brewing in Oct '10 with an experienced neighbor. After brewing several times together, I began brewing on my own in Jan '11 - all extract with specialty grains. My current goal is to brew all the beginning recipes from Brewing Classic Styles. At this point, my failures out-number my successes, but I have recently figured out a solid process that works, so that ratio should tip the other way in the near future.
  • Sweet Stout
    Scottish 60
    American Pale
    Robust Porter
  • Brown Porter
    Dunkelweizen
  • Male
  • Married
  • Chicago
  • IL

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: 1007 starter on 03-05-2013 at 10:06 PM
    I am using this yeast for the first time by brewing Northern Alt Bier recipe from Brewing
    Classic Styles. I plan to make a starter and want to make sure it is the right size to ferment
    the 1.048 wort ...

  • Posted in thread: HomeBrewTalk 2013 Big Giveaway! on 02-08-2013 at 01:35 PM
    I'm not picky. Any of it looks good to me!

  • Posted in thread: Storing a starter on 01-24-2013 at 03:56 PM
    Just made a starter for a batch that I hoped to brew yesterday but it didn't work out. I
    already decanted it and put it in the fridge. My question is: if I brew next week, will my
    starter be good for ...

  • Posted in thread: My first contest, a success! on 10-19-2012 at 04:30 AM
    Congrats! I entered a Dunkelweizen and didn't come close to placing, but received plenty of
    good advice on improving it. Now to apply those tips...

  • Posted in thread: Two starter questions on 06-10-2012 at 04:39 PM
    Thanks for the tips! I will decant off the starter wort and not worry about the nutrient.

  • Posted in thread: Two starter questions on 06-10-2012 at 04:09 AM
    1) do you account for the volume of the starter (1-2 L) in the final volume of the beer - so
    that you don't have too much wort?2) if adding nutrient to the starter, is it not necessary to
    add more nut...

  • Posted in thread: My first time with a yeast starter... a little yeast Affection on 06-10-2012 at 04:06 AM
    I have two recommendations:1) buy a copy of the book Yeast by Chris White & Jamil Zainasheff.
    Pages 133-138 cover starters in great detail, but the entire book is well worth reading.2)
    check out yeast...

  • Posted in thread: Using Mr Malty Calculator on 04-12-2012 at 04:42 AM
    +1 for the recommendation of yeastcalc.com! Great site! Plenty of excellent, relevant
    information and is very ease to use. Thanks!

  • Posted in thread: My shortest lag time ever using bottled slurry. on 04-12-2012 at 04:34 AM
    I just harvested some 1056 from an APA that I bottled last week, and pitched it into a Robust
    Porter. It had some lag time due to low temps, but now it is going strong with a blow-off tube.
    The yeast ...

  • Posted in thread: Problems targeting OG on 04-09-2012 at 11:07 PM
    Thanks for the advice. I have been brewing recipes from Brewing Classic Styles, yet when I put
    them into iBrewmaster, I have to tweak the numbers to get everything close to the percentages
    in the book...

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