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    ABOUT ME

  • Golf,woodworking,birding - I
  • Business owner
  • Classic country and Classic rock. Willie Nelson, Don Williams, CCR, Moody Blues, etc.
  • Princess Bride - Red
  • Sports
  • CS Lewis, Tolkein
  • Started with a Mr. Beer that had been given to me for Father's Day. Didn't use it until that autumn. The beer turned out good and I wanted to try something more challenging. Went to extract/steeped grains on the stovetop. Then a few months later to all-grain. Currently brewing in my garage, 5 gallon batches, with a huge freezer/fermenter set up that can handle up to 6 batches at a time.
  • I maintain a rotation of 4 brews that everyone here likes: Kestrel Amber Ale, Goldfinch Cream Ale, Kingbird IPA and my own APA.
  • Varies
  • Varies
  • Always have a supply of Amber Ale, Cream Ale, IPA and APA on hand. I've also tried making some hard ciders and they've been well received.
  • Male
  • Married
  • San Joaquin Valley
  • California

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  • Posted in thread: Help reading boil wort instructions on 07-13-2014 at 03:25 PM
    Yes i have the fly sparge. I still don't find the boil temperature for the 90 min. Or is the
    same on the "mash step"?Boiling is boiling. 212F. You are looking for a rolling boil where the
    top of the w...

  • Posted in thread: Help reading boil wort instructions on 07-13-2014 at 01:52 PM
    Agreed with the above. The recipe tells you everything you need to know. With a little more
    experience these things will jump out at you.Are you set up to do a fly sparge? If not, I would
    still sugges...

  • Posted in thread: Help reading boil wort instructions on 07-11-2014 at 07:35 PM
    6 1/2 gallons may not work. I need 7 gallons to end up with 5 gallons for my system. Also the
    OP might not have any information about the hop additions. If so I would not start this kit
    without gettin...

  • Posted in thread: Help reading boil wort instructions on 07-11-2014 at 07:16 PM
    Hi, I bought a all grain malt kit to brew, I have doubts in the instructions. According to the
    instructions, I have to fly sparge for for 75 min at 65 c temperature. The problem is on the
    "boil wort" ...

  • Posted in thread: Slow fermentation on 07-11-2014 at 06:54 PM
    The recipe called for the yeast to be rehydrated with some of the lemonade and nutrient prior
    to pitching due to the high level of acid in the wort. Will the yeast survive if it is started
    in plain wa...

  • Posted in thread: Slow fermentation on 07-11-2014 at 02:52 AM
    Next time, rehydrate in plain water. While it may seem logical to add some sugar source, it is
    actually detrimental to the yeast health to be exposed to sugar before it has been hydrated. If
    you use a...

  • Posted in thread: Bottling after using starsan on 07-11-2014 at 02:49 AM
    The only thing I see that could be a problem is that starsan is not a cleaner. Only a
    sanitizer. If your bottles were clean and then you sanitized them then no worries. Like the
    other posters stated, ...

  • Posted in thread: Bottling after using starsan on 07-11-2014 at 01:53 AM
    StarSan is a very mild acid that kills germs. The pH of the beer overwhelms and completely
    neutralizes it. StarSan has no flavor to speak of. So it does absolutely nothing to the
    finished beer. (Imagi...

  • Posted in thread: Slow fermentation on 07-11-2014 at 01:45 AM
    Did you make a starter for a liquid yeast or did you rehydrate a dry yeast?

  • Posted in thread: Fermentation bucket smell on 07-11-2014 at 01:42 AM
    All my plastic fermenters smell of beer. Can't see where it has done a bit of harm to the
    batches that followed. People are wired to impute smell to something potentially harmful.
    Sometimes this insti...

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