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  • Retired Navy Senior Chief....living in the desert. For some odd reason, there aren't any ships around here...go figure?
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  • Started brewing homebrew in 2007 while living in Japan. Didn't do so much when I moved to Sicily for three years. But once I retired and started living in Arizona, I've been brewing up a storm and loving it!!
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  • Posted in thread: just moved to gilbert on 07-21-2014 at 11:19 PM
    That's usually what I do I just buy RO water from the store.Sent from my iPhone using Home Brew

  • Posted in thread: Would Wyeast 2001 work for Wyeast 2206 on 07-09-2014 at 03:09 AM
    Awesome, thank-you....I’ll let you know how it goes.

  • Posted in thread: Would Wyeast 2001 work for Wyeast 2206 on 07-08-2014 at 09:03 PM
    I'm making a Bavarian Dunkel which calls for Wyeast 2206. I have Wyeast 2001 which as you know
    is the Urquell Lager stran. Since that beer is more of BoPils....what about using that same
    strain for a ...

  • Posted in thread: BierMunchers “Helles Belles” (Munich Helles, AG) on 06-16-2014 at 07:57 PM
    Thanks Crazy Irishman. I ended up keeping it simple. I mashed in at 154 for 90 minutes and a 10
    minute 170 Mash-out. Hit ALL my numbers....very excited about this beer.

  • Posted in thread: New Zealand Brewers on 06-13-2014 at 07:13 PM
    I'll jump in this group if that's okay? I'm heading there (Northern Island) in February for 10
    Days. I can bring some awesome beers with me (using a hard case) and perhaps some brewing
    supplies (yeast...

  • Posted in thread: Home brewing in Japan on 06-13-2014 at 07:10 PM
    Very awesome indeed!! I lived there for 14 years and couldn't find ONE homebrewer anywhere.
    I'll keep creeping this thread and I looked for you guys on Facebook with no luck? I'd love to
    follow and ke...

  • Posted in thread: Summer Smash BJCP Contest on 06-13-2014 at 07:05 PM
    For those that participated last year. We've added a lot more.Registration Site:[*]This
    competition is BJCP/AHA sanctioned and open to any amateur homebrewer age 21 or older.[*] All
    mailed entries mus...

  • Posted in thread: BierMunchers “Helles Belles” (Munich Helles, AG) on 06-13-2014 at 03:49 PM
    Just purchased the Tower of Power....and this will be my first brew with it!!I'm also using
    WLP860 Munich Helles yeast and laggering. Since I can step mash, any suggestions on
    temps/times?Protein Rest...

  • Posted in thread: Any feedback on the Captain Crush Grain Mill? on 06-08-2014 at 12:47 PM
    I have not. In fact, yesterday I took my mill apart to ‘really’ clean it. I did
    find a lot gunk built up on the rollers....so, I’ll do a few more mills before I give
    them a full revi...

  • Posted in thread: Using Blichmann Tower of Power PID on 06-06-2014 at 05:54 PM
    I just bought mine yesterday. Still lurking around to get answers prior to trouble. Did you
    ever figure this out?

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