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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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  • Mick Arnett
  • Big Country from Scotland
  • Thirsty of Iowa City
  • 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
  • Fat Tire Clone, Cream Ale, Strong Arm Wheat, Irish Amber Ale
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  • Posted in thread: Trying to revive 5 year old yeast on 09-28-2015 at 11:16 PM
    Found 3 Wyeast smack packs of their Belgian Trappist yeast that I am going to try to revive. I
    put all three packs in a 500 ml starter and hopefully I will see some action on my stir plate
    within a we...

  • Posted in thread: Soot from propane burners on 09-27-2015 at 04:30 PM
    I think it's the air/fuel ratio, do you get an orange flame or almost all blue?It is an orange
    flame. I am trying to fix this for my brew buddy. I have soaked the burner in vinegar and
    scrubbed as muc...

  • Posted in thread: Soot from propane burners on 09-26-2015 at 02:36 AM
    Why do some propane burners produce so much more "dirty soot" than others? Is this the burner
    wearing out, the regulator wearing out or just something cheaply made?

  • Posted in thread: Year old Hallertauer hops. Use or throw out? on 09-20-2015 at 03:29 PM
    Found 8 oz of leaf hallertauer hops that is still in the original package in my freezer that I
    tied shut with a rubber band. I am wondering if I can still use these for brewing and just use
    more oz fo...

  • Posted in thread: Post your infection on 09-13-2015 at 12:36 AM
    Just yeast rafts...:mug:Thanks for the recommendation. I went ahead and kegged it and put it on
    CO2. I will see in 2-3 weeks how it turns out.

  • Posted in thread: Post your infection on 09-12-2015 at 11:12 PM
    Had this show up today in a wheat beer that had been in the primary for 4 weeks. Not sure if
    this is an infection, yeast rafts or something else. Any thoughts?

  • Posted in thread: When is the best time to use fresh (wet) hops for aroma additions during the boil? on 09-12-2015 at 01:06 PM
    My wife really wants me to make a fresh hop IPA and I have hops that I have grown this year to
    use. I would like to know when is the best time to use these for maximum aroma effect? I don't
    know if I ...

  • Posted in thread: smaller batch, 3.5 gallon bucket suggestions on 09-10-2015 at 12:51 AM
    If you want white food grade lids with rubber gaskets for a good seal you can buy these at
    Lowe's for about $2 in the paint department.

  • Posted in thread: smaller batch, 3.5 gallon bucket suggestions on 09-09-2015 at 03:27 AM
    i;m already using 5 gallon food grade buckets from lowes. i figured they would be too big for
    2.5-3 gallon batches. i'll check with some local bakeries but in terms of fresh baked goods
    nearby we most...

  • Posted in thread: smaller batch, 3.5 gallon bucket suggestions on 09-09-2015 at 03:09 AM
    i wanted to check if anyone else used 3.5 gallon buckets for brewing smaller batches. i've been
    wanting to get some so i can make two small 2.5-3 gallon batches of stuff i want to experiment
    with. i'v...

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