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07-15-2009

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09-17-2014 2:55 PM

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    ABOUT ME

  • guitar,music,beer,all wisconsin sports
  • service repair for cancer radiation equipment
  • Started brewing in 2009 with a 5 gallon kit from The Wine and Hop Shop here in Madison. I brewed extract batches in a small apartment for about six months, then we decided to buy a house. I had been stock piling All-Grain equiptment for a while and set up my system when we bought the house. Brewed my first All-Grain January of 2011 on all electric 2 1/2 tier system (i fill the kettle on the ground and lift it up to its place to boil)

    I love brewing.
  • Smoked Porter, Black IPA, Farmhouse Ale
  • IIPA, Fresh Cherry Stout, Fresh Cherry Wheat
  • Don't Use 'Em
  • Smoked Porter, Belgian Dubbel
  • Summer Lemon Wheat, Nut Brown Porter
  • Male
  • Married
  • Madison
  • WI

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Questions about March Pumps answered by the Factory! on 07-16-2014 at 07:20 PM
    Walter-Just had a bit of boil over onto my March 809. Pump was dripping wort off it. I put a
    fan on it and cleaned up what I could. Pump seems to be running fine for now. Is there a way to
    take apart ...

  • Posted in thread: Viability of Frozen Yeast on 11-10-2013 at 02:43 AM
    To be more clear...I'm wondering about viabilty of frozen yeast yeast slurry in a solution with
    15% glycerine, stored in a non-frost free freezer.

  • Posted in thread: Viability of Frozen Yeast on 11-09-2013 at 07:28 PM
    Anyone have a rule of thumb for viability of frozen yeast? I have heard 5% drop per week for
    active yeast, I would imagine freezing slows the degradation..Maybe 2% loss per week is
    reasonable?

  • Posted in thread: Frozen Yeast - Thaw fast or slow? on 11-09-2013 at 07:26 PM
    When it comes to thawing yeast from a frozen bank, I'm seeing conflicting information... Some
    say thaw it fast in warm water and pitch into starter ASAP. And some say let it thaw in the
    fridge for a f...

  • Posted in thread: Do people simply keg their beer after the primary fermentation? on 06-27-2013 at 09:11 PM
    My usual primary length depends on the beer, but generally...under 1.050 - 10 days1.050 - 1.065
    - 15 daysover 1.065 - 20 daysRack to Keg30psi for 24-36 hoursSet to serving pressure -
    10psiBeer is slig...

  • Posted in thread: Polyester Loc-Line - 150F max temp? on 03-24-2013 at 08:22 PM
    I accidentally ordered the yellow Acid-Resistant Loc-Line instead of the blue and orange
    Standard hose for mash recirculation/sparging. Why the does the polyester max out at 150, but
    has the same ope...

  • Posted in thread: How much cold-brewed coffee for 5 gallon batch? on 03-10-2013 at 05:09 PM
    When I add coffee, I normally add 2 oz grounds at end of the boil, and 2 oz grounds in
    secondary. The flavor is a bit to strong early, but if used in a beer that will be around a
    while, it really mell...

  • Posted in thread: PLC Controller Kegerator on 03-08-2013 at 03:30 AM
    Aren't there 53 twelve oz beers in a 5 gallon keg? Also, have you used 1/2" beverage line? I
    don't know of many people that do. If it works, what pressure are your kegs and line length?
    Nice project b...

  • Posted in thread: Cutting/Shortening a Bazooka Screen on 02-24-2013 at 01:28 AM
    Flatten the end a bit, then roll it up.

  • Posted in thread: Easily removable element? on 02-21-2013 at 01:50 PM
    So you don't have a welded locknut at all? Just the element installed in a hole, with a locknut
    and some kind of seal? The seal that came with the element or some other silicone oring?I
    thought I woul...

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