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    ABOUT ME

  • Brewing,Fishing!
  • Substitute teacher, working on my masters
  • Indie, Folk
  • Lost, Family Guy, American Dad, etc.
  • Harry Potter Series
  • I actually got a Mr. Beer kit for Christmas from my sister in law and had brewed up a horrible batch. But it sparked my interest and I've been researching and brewing ever since.
  • My house Pale Ale
  • Imperial Stout
  • N/a
  • Honey Brown.
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  • Male
  • Married
  • Wilmington
  • Illinois

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  • Posted in thread: Making yeast bank from starter? on 02-19-2015 at 03:28 PM
    Ok I see what your saying. Thanks for clearing that up! Seems like a solid process. I'm
    wondering now how you estimate your cell count. Do you go by the 4.5 billion per mL of yeast
    solids? Or do you j...

  • Posted in thread: Making yeast bank from starter? on 02-19-2015 at 01:49 PM
    Then swirl up and pour slurrey into 2 preform tubes. Cold crash the tubes, decant the tubes,
    swirl up the flask and repeat the process until i have either no more slurrey or 1/2 -2/3 a
    tube of yeast c...

  • Posted in thread: Making yeast bank from starter? on 02-18-2015 at 05:58 PM
    Thanks guys! I really just wanted some black and white experience here. I found a lot of
    rinsing and slanting yeast but I didn't want to do either of those. I'll check that link out. I
    really apprecia...

  • Posted in thread: Making yeast bank from starter? on 02-18-2015 at 03:52 PM
    So I thought of this while perusing the Internet and I couldn't seem to find a whole lot of
    info. Maybe I can get some answers here.So instead of washing yeast from a full batch of beer
    and going thro...

  • Posted in thread: Step Mashing BIAB on 03-04-2014 at 10:59 PM
    Good to hear wobdee! Just bottled an Irish red, but it was a normal mash schedule. However it
    was the first where we adjusted our water. Tasted the sample and it was head over heels better
    than our fi...

  • Posted in thread: Step Mashing BIAB on 02-19-2014 at 11:48 AM
    Update on the wheat. It is fantastic. It attenuated well but actually had a very nice
    mouthfeel. Very solid medium body. I like that. Also, it came out extremely clean, which has to
    do more with the y...

  • Posted in thread: Mineral Additions - Procedures for Water Adjustment on 02-17-2014 at 11:23 PM
    Ahhhh, gotchya. Makes perfect sense now! Thanks Martin. I'm thinking that may have happened
    this past weekend. I may have slightly overdosed. But I didn't get too low with the pH. My mash
    ph was 5.27....

  • Posted in thread: Mineral Additions - Procedures for Water Adjustment on 02-17-2014 at 11:22 AM
    ....When you have calculated an acid addition based on the tap water's alkalinity, you do want
    to add that acid before heating.....I'm curious as to why this is. Also, how much more or less
    does the ...

  • Posted in thread: Step Mashing BIAB on 02-09-2014 at 10:59 AM
    Will do. My next is going to be a black India saison. 10 pounds of bohemian pilsner malt... So
    I'm going to do more of a traditional step mash. 131 for 15-20 minutes and then up I about 150
    or so. But...

  • Posted in thread: Step Mashing BIAB on 02-08-2014 at 01:23 PM
    Awesome! Seems like the low alpha rest got you down some points. I'm excited to see how yours
    comes out. I also brewed a hoppy American wheat a couple weekends ago with a mash schedule very
    similar to...

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