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  • tuba playing,gardening,woodworking
  • Scientist - Plant Sciences
  • Philip Jensen
  • Just about anything. Classical, Jazz, Indie, 80's British stuff, Punk
  • Started brewing as a Grad Student waaaay back in 1986. Brewed 4-5 times/year until 1999, then slowed down for a couple years and worked on my Tuba playing instead. Started kegging in 2005, and quickly switched to All Grain. Now I probably brew on average every other week
  • Male
  • Married
  • State College
  • Pennsylvania


  • Posted in thread: NHC HBT Scavenger Hunt on 06-09-2014 at 06:45 PM
    I'm in. See you Thursday!p.s. no IPA - I got busy and haven't dry hopped it yet. I will have my
    2 final round pilsners with me though. Maybe some others.

  • Posted in thread: NHC 2014- Grand Rapids Who's going? on 06-02-2014 at 10:20 PM
    The wife and I are arriving later on Wed. and leave Sunday, driving to Midland (MI) to visit my
    mom for a couple days before heading home.

  • Posted in thread: Induction Burner on 05-23-2014 at 08:18 PM
    I have a 1500 watt unit that I use to heat my mash tun ( I do 5 gal batches, but have done the
    occasional 10). I do direct heating and have 5-6 layer of reflectix (aluminized bubble wrap)
    around the t...

  • Posted in thread: Oxidation ? on 05-23-2014 at 07:51 PM
    I'd let it ride where it is. If it is bubbling, then the yeast are using up the O2. the
    bubbling could just be CO2 coming out of solution though.As to the autosiphon, air leaking
    around the seal is co...

  • Posted in thread: Did I dry out my malty beer? on 05-23-2014 at 07:38 PM
    The sweetness of a beer is due to sweet tasting compounds that the yeast cannot consume, not
    leftover simple sugars. When we bottle beer, we add some fresh simple sugars to the beer and
    the yeast happ...

  • Posted in thread: Did I dry out my malty beer? on 05-22-2014 at 09:49 PM
    I can understand that adding sugar does not subtract malt but wouldn't adding the sugar
    increase the sweetness if you don't increase your hop addition to match? Corn sugar is 100%
    fermentable but yeas...

  • Posted in thread: How do I smooth out bitterness? on 05-19-2014 at 02:05 AM
    Don't dump it. Package it up, and then give it an extra month more than you normally would

  • Posted in thread: 2013 NHC Bronze Medal Winner: Classic American Pilsner on 05-12-2014 at 07:15 PM
    I keg, so I let it ferment 2 weeks (3 if it went slow for some reason) and then I keg it. I
    like to let it set for a day or so after that at fermentation temp and then move it to my
    lagering chamber. ...

  • Posted in thread: 2013 NHC Bronze Medal Winner: Classic American Pilsner on 05-10-2014 at 01:13 PM
    Sounds like a wonderful 1-2 combination :D1 - 2 - 3! I have two in the pils finals

  • Posted in thread: Virtual and Real-Life Friendships on 05-09-2014 at 09:17 PM
    Of course you can't beat meeting folks at the NHC! It was very nice to finally meet Yooper and
    a bunch of others. I'm going to bring more bottles of beer this year.I think it might be a bit
    more fun f...

  • Brews in the Barn, Home Brew Edition 2014
    Brews in the Barn, Home Brew Edition 2014
On Tap: Ger. Pils, OKZ (std Amer. lager), CZ Pils, Maibock, Kegged and Aging/Lagering:CAP, CAP II, Wheat lager, Imperial Pilsner, Ger. Pils, OKZ (std Amer. lager), OKZ II (for base malt comparison), light beer - yes, light beer, Belgian IPA, IPA, Secondary: Primary: Pale Ale Brewing soon: Saison Recently kicked : ( IPA, Bock, Saison, Pilsner Urquell Master Homebrewer (1st NYC 2011, 2nd NYC 2012) P U crowns winners in its inaugural master HB competition
December 5, 2008  •  10:01 PM
Hey thanks for the reply- you must be a brass player!!! I m a trumpet player and teach band in NY. I play out as much as I can as well. It's good to see fellow brewer's brewing and drinking good beer!

August 19, 2014  •  06:21 PM
I stumbled across a thread you commented on about using yeast for a pilsner. I was intrigued because you live in State College. I graduated from PSU in 1981. Haven't been back there in 30 years ! Glad to know homebrewing is doing well in Happy Valley !

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