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    ABOUT ME

  • I went all grain because the kits I got from William's did not list any of the ingredients and I wanted more control. I brew once a month. IPA and Stout are my favorite styles. --- Sept 5, 2010 First Brew Day --- April 2, 2011 First All Grain --- Dec 20, 2011, Brew Stand Built --- March 20, 2012 Kegging System Built
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  • Started with a William's Brewing set-up and a friend. Then went all grain.
  • Male
  • Married
  • El Dorado Hills
  • CA

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Racking cane, do I need one? on 07-26-2015 at 04:26 AM
    I like spigots. Bought an auto siphon but never use it.I agree the plastic spigot seems hard to
    keep clean, but I replace them once a year just in case the starsan doesn't get everything
    really sanita...

  • Posted in thread: How do you decide when it's time to D-rest your lager? on 07-20-2015 at 06:47 PM
    It seems like all you guys rely on rules-of-thumb and not regular SG readings, no doubt because
    you've all had so much experience brewing lagers. What are the visual signs you look for?I'd
    hate to hav...

  • Posted in thread: How do you decide when it's time to D-rest your lager? on 07-17-2015 at 10:26 PM
    https://v4s2.yimg.com/so/7358/12897504943_8aa0d6b509.jpgI D-rest all my beers (ales or
    lager).In my opinion, it's a good practice to let them free rise up to the max recommended
    fermentation for the y...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast Recommendation for Baltic Porter (1.080 OG) on 07-13-2015 at 07:55 PM
    I brewed an 1.061 Oktoberfest with Saflager 34/70 then pitched the 1.081 Baltic Porter on the
    full yeast cake.It's a great
    yeast.https://photos-6.dropbox.com/t/2/AACiDAH_1pQ20XBhvHstnWjEOPQofrHC8PYAbi...

  • Posted in thread: Sunday Morning on 07-12-2015 at 06:11 AM
    Church - I teach the 1st - 3rd grade Sunday School class.I never would have asked to teach the
    kids of that age but I've enjoyed it, mostly.So, the brewing only occurs on Saturday mornings.

  • Posted in thread: Octoberfest on 07-11-2015 at 05:35 PM
    In your situation I'd just brew 5 gallons and work on a larger mash tun.I use a 70qt cooler and
    can do any 10 gallon beer I would want.Back to your plan, if you insist... Leave a few pounds
    of Pilsner...

  • Posted in thread: Who is Brewing this 4th of July....or at least the weekend? on 07-08-2015 at 05:18 PM
    Here is an update on the IPA that I brewed on the 3rd.... In a few days I plan to cold crash,
    warm back up to cellar temp and then dry
    hop.https://photos-1.dropbox.com/t/2/AAAA3LmE_085ZCcHPFp6yiFLpS6E...

  • Posted in thread: BrewToad Or BeerSmith *Worth it*? on 06-29-2015 at 02:34 AM
    Try the free trail of BeerSmith.If I may elaborate... buy a copy of Brewing Classic Styles and
    do as many as you can. Put each brew in BeerSmith... write too many notes (if that were
    possible)... come...

  • Posted in thread: BrewToad Or BeerSmith *Worth it*? on 06-29-2015 at 02:31 AM
    Try the free trail of BeerSmith.

  • Posted in thread: Octoberfest and Saflager? on 06-29-2015 at 02:28 AM
    Yes, I have a 34/70 Oktoberfest on tap now and its great!Then I piched the BCS Baltic Porter
    from Jamil on the yeast cake. You should try it.

BREW SETUP REGISTRY ENTRIES:
  • Bass Lake Brewery
    Bass Lake Brewery
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tap 1 - air tap 2 - Baltic Porter 8.5% tap 3 - IPA 7.6%
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