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    ABOUT ME

  • John O
  • Live
  • Started brewing February 2012
  • All grain.
  • Male
  • Single
  • Fort Worth
  • Texas

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  • Posted in thread: Joe's Ancient Orange Mead on 11-26-2014 at 09:15 PM
    This finishes really sweet and is designed to. I have made a ton of variants of this and still
    have 6 bottles left from my first batch that are now 2 years old. Adding raspberries to the
    recipe comes ...

  • Posted in thread: Postponing pitching the yeast. on 11-26-2014 at 03:10 AM
    Nope. It will be fine as everything is properly sanitized. I regularly pitch it the next day
    since I don't always get it to pitching temps immediately and I just cool it off in my
    fermentation chamber...

  • Posted in thread: Challenger VI dip tube O rings on 11-20-2014 at 12:22 AM
    Do the standard lid o-rings work for these type of kegs? I just got a Challenger VI for $25,
    and it needs extensive renovation. It looks like whatever was left in it dried out 15 years ago
    and left a ...

  • Posted in thread: Turning 25, can I make a beer that will last 25+ years? on 11-12-2014 at 02:19 AM
    This thread is interesting. I always thought using a keg filled with co2 would be a good way to
    make a time chamber and keep oxygen from decomposing whatever was put inside. A few bottles
    could fit in...

  • Posted in thread: Oxygen on 10-26-2014 at 04:58 AM
    I just got a small aluminum oxygen tank at an estate sale that is still holding 2000 psi, but
    it expired in 1998. Should it still be fine to use then? I may do a test batch of mead or
    something to try...

  • Posted in thread: Mash pH on 10-26-2014 at 04:39 AM
    Cool. Thanks. I am still not sure as to why my measurement seemed so low, but the dark malts
    were near the top of the mash tun while the regular grain was mostly at the bottom. THat may
    have affected ...

  • Posted in thread: Mash pH on 10-25-2014 at 09:10 PM
    I measured my Russian Imperial Stout Mash PH at 4.18 yesterday. It had 19 lbs of British 2-row
    and 4 lbs of specialty malts. Would there be any normal reason it would be this low. I have not
    calibrate...

  • Posted in thread: Revolver Blood & Honey Clone? (1st attempt) on 10-17-2014 at 05:45 PM
    I am not sure if you had tried emailing Grant Wood with your recipe, but he could probably give
    you some tips on what is in there and what isn't. He has stopped at the cap and hare homebrew
    club in fo...

  • Posted in thread: Chai Spiced Cyser on 10-14-2014 at 11:34 PM
    I think this was the first mead I tried a few years ago at my friends place in Austin. Had some
    over the weekend at 4 years old and now know what recipe it was. This stuff is fantastic. I
    will get sta...

  • Posted in thread: Bayou Classic Brew Kettle on 10-07-2014 at 10:45 PM
    To anyone interested in one of these pots, check out the Texas Brewing pots at my LHBS. I will
    be buying one soon and these have welded ports for less money than the Bayou classic pots. 15
    gallon is $...

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Started brewing February 2012: All grain and partial mash brewer depending on time. Meads and apfelwein also.
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