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    ABOUT ME

  • Central Iowa
  • I didn't keep track of the details - was i supposed to?
  • Fishing,gardening,brewing,disc golf,drinking
  • SUCKS!
  • Matt Melcher
  • Dylan, Springsteen, The Who and too many others to list.
  • Goodfellas
  • The Wire, Monday Night Football
  • Young Men and Fire
  • Iowa Brewers Union
  • Started brewing in the early 90's then stopped for a while. Started up again a few years back. All grain using turkey fryers and a cooler.
  • Imperial Stout, American Brown, American Amber, something with a lot of hops, something with less hops
  • What's a secondary?
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  • Posted in thread: How to obtain hot break free Culture Slants ? on 08-04-2014 at 04:22 PM
    What I do is use wort that has been autoclaved/pressure cooked. I make jars of starter wort and
    use one of the jars from a previous batch. I carefully take whatever amount I need to make my
    slants, mi...

  • Posted in thread: How Do I Make My Mouth Smarter? (Sensory Perception) on 07-03-2014 at 07:22 PM
    If you're an AHA member you can go to the NHC 2014 website and find the presentation about
    sensory evaluation. It is a discussion about learning flavors and descriptors.As some one said
    before - you h...

  • Posted in thread: Canning starter wort problem on 09-29-2011 at 04:41 PM
    ... I can up more pints by far than I do anything else.Agreed--just did a batch a couple of
    weeks ago. They're easy when stepping up a starter. I also use the canned wort when making
    plates and slants...

  • Posted in thread: Canning starter wort problem on 09-29-2011 at 12:36 PM
    sanitizing flasks is easy. It takes very little time and effort. As for 2 quart (half gallon)
    jars - I actually purchased a half dozen of them this spring. I haven't used them yet. They are
    pretty big...

  • Posted in thread: Canning starter wort problem on 09-27-2011 at 03:53 PM
    you should not run water over the canner to cool it down - that will cause your jars to 'boil
    over' since the pressure drops too rapidly when the temperature drops quickly. Let it sit and
    be patient. ...

  • Posted in thread: Dry yeast vs liquid on 06-16-2011 at 04:26 PM
    Knock yourself out with the dry yeast - as Revvy says, it's a great product and absolutely
    appropriate for the vast majority of your brewing. That being said, I get kind of tired of
    US-05. It dries ev...

  • Posted in thread: Poured my stir bar into my fermenter!! on 06-13-2011 at 07:09 PM
    better in the fermenter than down the drain...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast Bank on 06-02-2011 at 04:49 PM
    I try to keep things that I can't buy. My favorite is Pacman and it can be difficult to get at
    times. I have also harvested the strain used in SN Kellerweiss and a belgian strain used by a
    local brewe...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast is drying beer out to much on 05-28-2011 at 02:01 AM
    1056/US05 will give you a pretty dry beer regardless, I usually get around 80% attenuation (if
    not more) when I use it. Try another yeast before you go messing with your mash process.

  • Posted in thread: Mash in cold garage? on 02-03-2011 at 04:47 PM
    As others said - wrap in blankets. Also, make sure you cover the lid as well. A lot of cooler
    lids are not insulated

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