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    ABOUT ME

  • Homebrewing?
  • IT Systems Engineer
  • Wichita Homebrewers Organization
  • Imperial IPA
  • Russian Imperial Stout, Belgian-Style Black IPA (is that a thing?)
  • Hard Apple Cider, Pumpkin and Spice Ale
  • Male
  • Married
  • Wichita
  • Kansas

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  • Posted in thread: RIS is sweet and undercarbonated on 03-19-2016 at 04:36 AM
    This is an awesome idea to try that I'd never even thought about! Thanks! Sorry, I must have
    fat fingered something...8.6% is much more accurate (not sure how I got 11.5). One thing I'd
    try, turn the ...

  • Posted in thread: RIS is sweet and undercarbonated on 03-16-2016 at 02:01 PM
    I wish I had written more numbers down in January, but I apparently didn't and thought I would
    remember them later. :(I know I mashed at 152 and it stayed there for about an hour and a half.
    By my cal...

  • Posted in thread: RIS is sweet and undercarbonated on 03-16-2016 at 03:21 AM
    Hey all, I brewed a Russian Imperial Stout in November. I used a couple of recipes that had
    good ratings as guidelines in formulating my own recipe. It started with a gravity of 1.098 and
    finished wit...

  • Posted in thread: Stir plate suggestions? on 03-16-2016 at 03:05 AM
    I've got a stir starter myself. I believe it ran $40. I'd seen in a youtube video a guy using a
    stir starter. It's much less expensive than a brand name stir plate, that's for sure!! was
    highly recom...

  • Posted in thread: Bottling a Russian Imperial Stout on 01-15-2016 at 05:03 PM
    I don't have much experience with this, but I helped a buddy bottle a barrel aged quad. We
    added a package of dry champagne yeast along with the priming solution to the bottling bucket
    before racking ...

  • Posted in thread: Bottling a Russian Imperial Stout on 01-14-2016 at 05:17 PM
    So, I brewed a Russian Imperial Stout on November 21st, 2015 that has been sitting in the
    secondary for 5-6 weeks. I've been kegging this past year, but this one I plan to bottle since
    this batch will...

  • Posted in thread: Stuck fermentation on 11-23-2015 at 06:11 PM
    I would take a reading with a hydrometer or run your refractometer readings through a
    refractometer calculator and see what you get. You might be done fermenting. From what I
    understand, the final gra...

  • Posted in thread: Weird looking fermentation! on 11-23-2015 at 04:44 PM
    I'm really starting to think this is more normal now. Here's what it looks like this morning.

  • Posted in thread: Stuck fermentation on 11-23-2015 at 04:36 PM
    I'm guessing this was an extract batch, not an all-grain batch? If you're using a
    refractometer, the final gravity reading is skewed by alcohol, so you have to use a
    refractometer calculator to come t...

  • Posted in thread: Weird looking fermentation! on 11-23-2015 at 04:29 PM
    I haven't been taking ph. I'm still using bottled water for brew days, but I'm looking to start
    using city water. The water at our old apartments never tasted good, so I didn't want to use
    it, but in ...

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