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11-24-2008

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    ABOUT ME

  • Tunbridge, VT
  • Brewing,Photography,Shooting,Horseback Riding,Cycling
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  • Rich Ennis
  • Gravity fed all-grain system. I make 5 Gallon batches. I have two Stainless Steel Mash/Lauter Tuns with false bottoms. One is 8 gallons for normal beers, while the other is a 15 gallon for the high gravity stuff. I use a 10 gallon round cooler for my hot water tank, and have a fly sparge arm. I use a 10 gallon stainless steel boiling pot, which I use to heat up my sparge water while the grains are mashing.
  • Barley Wine.
    Russion Imperial Stout
    Red Ale
  • Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout (Stone Clone)
  • Orange Cascade Pale Ale
  • Oatmeal Stout
  • Male
  • Single

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  • Posted in thread: Double Mashing on 01-31-2009 at 03:16 PM
    I always add some rice hulls to the mash when I do an oatmeal stout, or any wheat beers. The
    hulls create a better filter bed and help prevent the stuck sparge. works for me every time.

  • Posted in thread: Magic Hat Hocus Pocus Clone on 01-25-2009 at 05:23 PM
    I used to belong to a Brew Club that had annual meetings at Magic Hat. The last one I attended
    was about three years ago. At that time their house yeast was Ringwood Ale. The head brewer
    also stated t...

  • Posted in thread: rapidly chilling wort samples on 01-23-2009 at 08:42 PM
    I constantly test the gravity of my wort as I run it off so I can stop when the gravity of the
    runnings get to 1.008. I just use my hydrometer and take the reading without cooling. I check
    the temp of...

  • Posted in thread: Aw sweet! Scotch thistle glasses... no wait, maybe not. on 01-21-2009 at 07:15 PM
    I have some of those. I was surprised how large they were too. Mine hold 21 oz. I ordered them
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    personalized pint be...

  • Posted in thread: Any one have the December 08 issue of Brew Your Own? on 01-13-2009 at 05:05 PM
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  • Posted in thread: It's Saturday, who is brewing?! on 01-10-2009 at 03:44 PM
    Have a Scottish 80 Schilling boiling on the deck right now. Only 5 Degrees outside, but
    everything has gone good so far!

  • Posted in thread: o2 Aeration times? on 12-25-2008 at 11:34 AM
    The instructions with my O2 kit said 45 seconds for beers under 1.060, and 90 seconds for thos
    above. That's what I have always used.

  • Posted in thread: When is it too cold to brew? on 12-21-2008 at 06:57 PM
    I brew out on our deck here in Vermont. I brewed yesterday in the low teens, but I have brewed
    when it was colder. I use a polarware stainless msah/lauter tun, and I am always amazed how
    well it holds...

  • Posted in thread: 6 Stone Clone recipes in Dec. 08's BYO Mag on 12-06-2008 at 02:06 AM
    I just plugged the Bitter Chocolate OAtmeal Stout into my software, and all the numbers look
    good with the exception of the color. I am getting an SRM of around 28, and the article states
    an SRM of 64...

  • Posted in thread: First all grain - vigorous fermentation on 11-24-2008 at 07:54 PM
    Funny, I was just reading a book last night called "Secrets of the Master Brewers" (Highly
    recommended). One of the comments in the book was that the Wort from All Grain Mashes generally
    start ferment...

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