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11-02-2008

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12-29-2009 4:40 PM

    ABOUT ME

  • Bremerton, WA
  • Brewing,Bowling,Golf,Food,Music
  • Sheet Metal Mechanic
  • Kyle Rife
  • Almost anything - country to rap, but my favortite bands are Sublime, CAKE, Rage against the machine
  • too many to list. I love stupid comedies and dramas
  • Two years ago my apple trees had an extrodinary crop so I decided to have a go at making cider, with mixed results. But since I had always wanted to make beer I expanded on the hobby.
    I started out like most people, with a 5 gallon kettle, making extract brews on my kitchen stove. It wasn't long before I converted a couple of coolers to HLT and MT and started all-grain brewing. I currently use a 15.5 gallon kettle for both mashing and the boil, with another one to come.
    I still struggle with efficiency, but going to batch sparge has produced consistent results in the 70-75% range. I have been able to create two beers (Allen Head Cream Ale and First Down Brown Ale) that I'm satisfied with and can consistently produce.
  • If I ever get around to building a fermentation chamber, I'll be doing some lagers, but for now I plan on doing more Cream ales and working on a decent IPA for the warmer months to come.
  • First Down Brown Ale
  • Empty
  • I forget
  • Allen Head, First Down
    On Tap: First Down
  • Male
  • Married

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2009? on 05-06-2009 at 04:29 AM
    + 5 gallons Daily Maintenance = 8939

  • Posted in thread: "Frost Brewed"??? WTF? on 05-06-2009 at 04:23 AM
    I will drink a BMC if it is offered, but I would rarely ever buy it. And I hate how most beer
    drinkers out there think it's "real" beer, (I was asked by a friend of mine "why don't you ever
    brew real ...

  • Posted in thread: Inconsistent carbonation on 04-12-2009 at 08:57 PM
    I'll give your method a whirl, loopmd. I suppose the multiple stirs might just do the trick.
    Also, in regards to ferm temp, I should have been more specific. I age my bottled brew in the
    same area tha...

  • Posted in thread: Inconsistent carbonation on 04-12-2009 at 06:51 PM
    Anyone ever notice that in a single batch you may have some beers that are more carbonated than
    others (bottled, of course)? I'm just about out of a batch of a Sam Smith's Nut Brown clone (5
    weeks in ...

  • Posted in thread: This Is Ridiculous (Rant) on 04-12-2009 at 05:01 AM
    I just read this whole thread and it made me infinetly grateful for my LHBS. The guy has been
    in business for 14 years, and as best as I can tell, has one employee, one day a week. Although
    his select...

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2009? on 03-28-2009 at 09:57 PM
    so far:20 gal. Daily Maintenance Blonde10 gal. 42oz Magnum Pale Ale5 gal. Sam Smith's Nut Brown
    clone5337 + 35 = 5372

  • Posted in thread: Talk me out of quitting all-grain on 02-09-2009 at 04:43 AM
    Grinder-I wish it was just about the beer, man. If it was I would still be doing partial
    mashes-they've yielded the best drinking beers I've ever made. But for me it's the
    do-it-from-scratch itch that...

  • Posted in thread: Talk me out of quitting all-grain on 02-09-2009 at 04:36 AM
    SS braid filtered out the "floaties"

  • Posted in thread: Talk me out of quitting all-grain on 02-08-2009 at 11:57 PM
    dontman,thanks for your recommendations. sorry if I was a bit defensive. I am leaning toward
    the possibility that my LHBS may have inadvertently shorted me on my grain bill. I ran through
    my calculati...

  • Posted in thread: Talk me out of quitting all-grain on 02-08-2009 at 10:08 PM
    dontman, read first page of this thread. I indeed did sparge with approximately 6 gallons.
    After the sparge (which was stuck at times) the wort had some suspended material from all the
    f*cking around ...

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