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  • Seasonal obsessive compulsive. I might not know what I'll be into two months from now, but what ever it is I'll likely be completely absorbed by it.
  • Brewing,cycling,unicycling,linux computing,lurking the streets at night & acting like a shady character
  • Insurance
  • Alex Piotrowski
  • The good stuff.
  • Dr. Strangelove (or how I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb.)
  • The Twilight Zone
  • Started brewing at an on-premise brewery in Washington state while in the Navy. Came home started brewing partial extract on the kitchen stove. Currently brewing 5 gallon full boil all-grain batches using an 8 gallon pot and 5 gallon Igloo with a false bottom.
  • Amarillo Pale Ale (SMaSH); Black IPA?; Belgian Wit?
  • Liberty Munich Dunkel (Split batch side B); Hallertauer Schwarzbier
  • Liberty Amber Ale (Split batch side A); End of Time Porterr; Spalt Alt (SMaSH) (flawed - base malt 20 DP Lintner)
  • Bohemian Pilsner (conditioning); Saison Simple avec Dupont (on deck); Spalz Altbier (on tap); Tettnanger Helles (on tap); Tettnanger Koelsch (on tap); Hallertauer Dunkelweisse (on tap);
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  • Posted in thread: Brewer's Hardware 15 Gallon Stainless Steel Conical Fermenter Giveaway! on 08-14-2013 at 10:05 PM
    Sure, count me in.

  • Posted in thread: Dupont Saison yeast harvesting? on 01-23-2013 at 01:47 AM
    I batch I brewed on 12/23/12 had a OG of 1.050. When I racked on 1/11 I was at 1.014. I used a
    1 L starter, no stir plate.

  • Posted in thread: quick question about pbw on 01-21-2013 at 04:28 AM
    If you're just using it to clean glass bottles, then I would just try to see what kind of
    mileage you can get out of it. Since PBW is a cleaner and not a sanitizer, I'd just use it
    until it doesn't wo...

  • Posted in thread: What volume do you aim for? on 01-21-2013 at 04:18 AM
    This is something I've been striving to get a better handle on every time I brew. I'm getting
    more and more familiar with my kettle (8 gal Megapot) and have found that if I collect 6
    gallons and 1 qua...

  • Posted in thread: What I did for beer today on 01-14-2013 at 03:49 AM
    Made a single hop (Liberty) batch with Briess Pale and Munich 20L. Pitched Wyeast 1056 in one
    carboy for an American Amber and 2206 in the other for something Munich Dunkel-like.

  • Posted in thread: Keg conditioning vs force carbonation. on 01-06-2013 at 06:40 AM
    Might be academic from a homebrewer's standpoint, but if pride is an issue and you want to brew
    your German styles according to the reinheitsgebot, forced carbonation is out unless your using
    the C02 ...

  • Posted in thread: 2013 Homebrewing Resolutions on 12-22-2012 at 05:11 AM
    1) Focus on ingredients (especially hops) with SMaSH/near SMaSH brews.2) Diversify - brew more
    styles I haven't done.3) Get better at planning ahead (including follow-through)

  • Posted in thread: My ghetto basement exhaust hood setup on 12-22-2012 at 04:49 AM
    That's pretty creative. I put in a standard kitchen exhaust hood last year rated 220 cfm on
    high/190 cmf in low and that has been plenty for me with a run of about 5 feet. I even turn the
    fan to low o...

  • Posted in thread: Spent Grain recipes w/o bread machine? on 12-18-2012 at 02:17 PM
    Supermoth, that looks like a tasty loaf of bread. I'll have to give it a try. Looks like that
    flour/spent grain ratio should cut the "scratchy" feeling I seem to get with spent grain

  • Posted in thread: Moving up in the world! on 12-18-2012 at 01:04 AM
    That looks a lot like the kit I bought from my local brew supply shop when I started brewing at
    home. Looks like you have what you need to get started aside from a brewpot & stove. If you
    plan on brew...