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  • North Liberty, Iowa
  • Been brewing for 4+ years now and have just reached 300 gallons of beer brewed.
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  • Friend of mine got me back into brewing in time for me to make 6 cases for my wedding this last summer.
  • Brewing up the fall supply of beer before the baby comes in November
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  • Posted in thread: Question on making a wet (fresh) hop ale. on 08-25-2016 at 12:21 AM
    I have a large amount of hops still on the vine and I am wanting to make a wet hop/ fresh hop
    ale. My question is how much time might be too much time from picking the hops and then home
    brewing with ...

  • Posted in thread: Possible heat damage to hops. on 08-19-2016 at 12:27 AM
    We have endured a heat wave the last 2 weeks with very bright sunshine. 10 days ago I suffered
    a transient ischemic attack (mini-stroke) and just today I made it out to inspect my hops to
    find many of...

  • Posted in thread: 30 month old brewing ingredients. Use or toss them? on 08-09-2016 at 09:00 PM
    Recently I bought a set of brewing gear from a guy and he added in all of his remaining
    ingredients with the carboys. I would like to know opinions on using them or tossing them out?
    These were all st...

  • Posted in thread: Month old yeast starter with foam cap. on 07-29-2016 at 11:02 PM
    I have a Wyeast 1010 American Wheat yeast starter about a month ago using a 2 liter flask and a
    foam stopper. After being on the stir plate for a day I pulled it off and placed it in my yeast
    fridge a...

  • Posted in thread: Fxing crack in keggle on 07-19-2016 at 12:48 AM
    Do you think using the same sliver solder and flux that I use for sweating copper will be OK
    for this fix?

  • Posted in thread: Fxing crack in keggle on 07-18-2016 at 10:04 PM
    I have a crack about 1 cm long and 2 mm wide in my keggle. Does anyone have a suggestion on the
    best way to fix this? I was think about using high temp JP weld or silver solder that I use for

  • Posted in thread: Using oatmeal instead of flaked oats in a stout beer. on 07-14-2016 at 01:15 AM
    Thanks for the advice. Our LHBS does not open until 11 am and I want to start brewing by 7 am
    before the heat of the day gets too strong.

  • Posted in thread: Using oatmeal instead of flaked oats in a stout beer. on 07-13-2016 at 11:47 PM
    Looking to brew 10 gallons of an oatmeal stout tomorrow morning and I have 1.5 lbs of flaked
    oats and my recipe calls for 3 lbs. Would using 1.5 lbs of Quaker oatmeal (the type that cooks
    in a few min...

  • Posted in thread: Hop cones coming early. on 07-09-2016 at 04:22 PM
    Black sooty spots can be indicative of aphids. You should probably rip an affected cone up and
    see if there are tiny green critters in them...Cheers!No signs of any critters. Might be
    something else t...

  • Posted in thread: Hop cones coming early. on 07-09-2016 at 01:07 PM
    I have a large number of hop cones that are the size of 1/2 of my thumb. I doubt that they are
    ready to pick but since this is only the second year for me with hops I am curious to know how
    everyone e...

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Mick Arnett North Liberty, Iowa "Beer will change the world. I don't know how, but it will."