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01-30-2011

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    ABOUT ME

  • Sterling Blonde Ale
    Golden Ale
  • Hefeweizen
  • Porter
  • Dunkelweizen
    English Nut Brown
    Hoppy Pale Ale
    Hopslam Clone
  • Male
  • Married
  • Chicago
  • IL

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  • Posted in thread: IIPA kits: Which one to choose? on 07-19-2011 at 06:32 PM
    I brewed the Hopdunk back in February when Simcoe hops were still available. I also added the
    1% boost. If you like Hopslam, you'll like this one. It's definitely a big beer. A Fall sipper.
    My final A...

  • Posted in thread: Other hobbies besides homebrew.. on 03-27-2011 at 05:00 AM
    When I'm not brewing... I'm honing my wine skills. My wife and I have had over 100 different
    varietals (read: grape varieties) in wine form. And as always, I'm cooking the food to pair
    with the beer o...

  • Posted in thread: Top 5 Fav beers? on 02-19-2011 at 05:45 AM
    1. DFH - India Brown 2. Ommegang - BPA3. Two Brothers - Northwind Stout4. Bell's - Hopslam5.
    Pacifico (for the summer and beach excursions)

  • Posted in thread: Dry hopping/Clearing on 02-10-2011 at 03:16 AM
    I dont know if its the movement or the cold, but i cold crash after dry hopping (pellets) and i
    have had good luck having everything drop down to the cakeThe cold spot in my basement (53F)
    was amazing...

  • Posted in thread: Dry hopping/Clearing on 02-10-2011 at 03:14 AM
    I dry hopped my Surly Furious clone 10 days ago, and the top hasn't cleared. Do you need to
    wait til it clears before bottling, or is it no big deal if it doesn't clear before?I made this
    same recipe ...

  • Posted in thread: Hefeweizen FG under 1.005 on 02-03-2011 at 03:01 PM
    Well, the taste was that clovey, banana complexity that is seen from German Hefes. I will know
    a little better once carbonation is complete. I'm still learning to trust my palate when I try
    non-carbon...

  • Posted in thread: Questions about fermentaion steps and... on 02-02-2011 at 08:36 PM
    I don't think that the 60-65 would affect your beer either way. I've rested my beers in both
    temperatures. As the winter cold hit, the basement got colder and the 55F temps were easy to
    hit. I have no...

  • Posted in thread: How long is too log to dry hop? on 02-02-2011 at 08:08 PM
    I recently dry hopped an IPA with Ahtanum hops for 14 days. They were pellet hops. The grassy
    notes were not present but the piney, citrusy nose was very pronounced. It all depends on your
    preference ...

  • Posted in thread: Hefeweizen FG under 1.005 on 02-02-2011 at 07:58 PM
    It's an extract batch. I suspect that his reading is off by a bit too, but I've seen hefes
    attenuate really low before. The Weihenstephaner yeast goes nutz if it gets too warm.Thanks for
    the advice al...

  • Posted in thread: Hefeweizen FG under 1.005 on 01-30-2011 at 11:42 PM
    I just brewed my first Hefeweizen. Not my favorite style but the wife needs to have her fix
    too. This is my 5th batch. I went through the whole process and saw that my FG was much lower
    than my target...

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