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01-07-2008

Last Activity:

12-22-2009 1:27 PM

    ABOUT ME

  • Ypsilanti
  • Aging: Belgian Dubbel
    Fermenting: Barleywine
    Tap: Oaked Arrogant Bastard Clone
    Next: Rye Hefewei
  • GM Powertrain
  • Mike
  • Gov't Mule
  • Maybe The Big Lebowski
  • The Office
  • The Bible
  • Ann Arbor Brewers Guild
  • Started with extract amber in January 2008.
    Nut Brown with steeping grains.
    Partial mash Belgian dubbel.
    All grain arrogant bastard clone in April.

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Honey Oat Red Ale (HORA) on 12-14-2009 at 05:37 PM
    How did this turn out? Curious about 7lbs of oat malt.

  • Posted in thread: Speed up Bottle Carbonation - Temp? on 06-09-2008 at 03:00 PM
    Just to follow up on this... The swirl, appropriate temp and 24 hour chill time really helped.
    We have another family get together in 2 weeks so I'll bring more then. Lesson learned.

  • Posted in thread: Speed up Bottle Carbonation - Temp? on 06-07-2008 at 02:14 PM
    Well now, a Hefe, that's a horse of a different color. You should be able to get away with
    swirling AND serving them so soon after bottling if they have the carbonation level desired.
    Unless by spiced...

  • Posted in thread: Speed up Bottle Carbonation - Temp? on 06-06-2008 at 05:46 PM
    Thanks for all the reply's!I definetly learned some stuff from this. My family is all
    Miller/Bud Lite drinkers (except for my mom who really likes this blueberry beer, Wild Blue). I
    brought over some ...

  • Posted in thread: Speed up Bottle Carbonation - Temp? on 06-06-2008 at 03:05 PM
    Its been 2 weeks since I bottled, I used 3/4 cup sugar which is enough for 5 gallons. I ended
    up only have 4 gallons in the bottling bucket so I know I have enough sugar in them but I tried
    one last n...

  • Posted in thread: Adjusting my water profile on 05-03-2008 at 04:20 PM
    You would not want do use pH buffers in your water. My estimatation is that 2 tsp gypsum in 10
    gallons of your water followed by 120 min over 70 C will make your water perfect for IPA. Use
    nothing but...

  • Posted in thread: Adjusting my water profile on 05-02-2008 at 07:11 PM
    Bike N Brew thanks for the info, very helpful!

  • Posted in thread: Adjusting my water profile on 05-02-2008 at 03:05 AM
    Looking to brew a IPA this weekend and want to imitate Burton on Trent as close as possible. I
    think I have gotten close enough but looking for opinions.My Current ProfileCalcium: 29.8 ppm
    Sulfate: 37...

  • Posted in thread: Water Profile Question?? on 05-01-2008 at 03:54 AM
    Uhlee, did you ever find a answer? I'm looking into imitating burton water profile.

  • Added a new Photo on 04/19/2008

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Bottled: Belgian Dubbel & Spiced Hefer Batch Aging: Barleywine On Tap: Rye Hefeweizen Fermenting: Rye IPA & Juniper Pale Ale Next: Blackberry Wheat
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