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  • Love brewing and trying beer. Looking to become a BJCP judge in the near future.
  • Um... brewing. Oh yea,I watch movies sometimes.
  • Michael
  • James River Homebrewers
  • My home system is a stove top partial boil. 5.5 gal Extract/specialty grain. Chest freezer with Johnson Controller. I also brew with my dad on our 3-tier 15-gal system. All grain with two chest freezers and two Ramcos.
  • So many things I could do... I will probably follow up with my brown porter and do a Robust porter with some Chinook hops. Also need to do my wedding anniversary Choc Milk Stout at some point.
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  • Posted in thread: Recurring off flavor, part 2. on 10-02-2014 at 05:23 PM
    If you think your problem is with your water and mash pH. Then I would strongly considering
    learning all about water and pH and the mash. Invest in the pH meter and all involved. I
    recently dragged my...

  • Posted in thread: Recurring off flavor, part 2. on 09-30-2014 at 11:57 AM
    As far as co2 goes, in the recent issue of BYO magazine (or maybe it was Zymurgy) there was an
    entire article about how much we take co2 for granted.It really seems like you got the bacteria
    under con...

  • Posted in thread: Kegerator Head Retention on 09-08-2014 at 02:45 AM
    Set and forget. Been said on this forum many times. I usually set my psi to 30 for 24hours and
    then set to desired psi for 3 weeks. Also keeping the keg cold around 40f. Another trick but
    probably doe...

  • Posted in thread: Kegerator Head Retention on 09-08-2014 at 02:29 AM
    Hey everyone, Been brewing for a few years now, always bottled. I finally was able to acquire a
    kegerator from my dad. Extremely excited!!!!My dad got me a commercial beer to start (Devils
    Backbone Vi...

  • Posted in thread: Session Brown Ale- Feedback needed for this weekend! on 08-25-2014 at 06:38 PM
    Hey everyone, Looking to brew for a party coming up in the end of September. My goal is to make
    a session version of Brooklyn Brown Ale. SWMBO beer, she really loves Brooklyn brown, but I am

  • Posted in thread: Help with gushers - Milk Stout on 08-02-2014 at 10:21 PM
    Regardless of how it happened, just slowly and gently crack each bottle cap one at a time to
    relieve the pressure, and retighten with your capper. It shouldn't let in any significant
    amount of oxygen....

  • Posted in thread: Rehydrating vs not rehydrating on 07-29-2014 at 08:46 PM
    You can search this topic in here, read books, listen to podcasts, ask breweries, and your
    LHBS, and the large majority will tell you rehydrating is better. Its easy to do and people
    have actually res...

  • Posted in thread: Help with gushers - Milk Stout on 07-29-2014 at 08:26 PM
    Another possible issue is the effective mixing of priming sugar, a problem I have dealt with
    recently. You have make sure the sugar dissolves into the solution, or the first few bottle you
    filled woul...

  • Posted in thread: Does anyone pay much attention to the CL and So4 ratio in the EZ calc.? on 07-03-2014 at 12:26 PM
    No. Chloride to sulfate ratio is one of the big hoaxes of early 21st century brewing. AJ, You
    are not the first person that I have heard say this; Jamil said something to this extent during
    the Water ...

  • Posted in thread: Brewing with Low Alkalinity Water on 06-16-2014 at 04:26 PM
    Martin and AJ,First off, thank you for contributing so much to the brewing community. I really
    enjoyed reading this post. I use Bru'n Water for my calculations. I am planning on brewing an
    Oatmeal Sto...

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