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  • Brewing,Stuff
  • Mike R
  • Started in '88 - stopped for a few years then found the Intertubes!
  • Blackberry something or another
    ...Mead
  • Kitchen Sink #2 (IPA)..
    Pumpkinator..
    Willamette Revisited..
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  • Old Ras-putian RIS..
    G3 (soured Irish stout)..
    Big Man's DIPA..
    Willamette Damnit..
  • Red House v2..
    BurpleAle (Black wild rice!)..
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  • Sacramento, California
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  • Posted in thread: Gusher Experience on 10-05-2012 at 06:56 PM
    I soak my bottles for at least 24 hours in bleach, then re-dip in bleach and star-san before
    putting them in the diswasher on "heated dry" to try to kill off any bottle-related
    infections.Sanitizing i...

  • Posted in thread: Mechanical Scale for Brewing on 08-21-2012 at 09:45 PM
    Yes, I've found several on eBay from about $45 and less. Which make/model do you have?IMO:
    Ohaus 700 series - triple beam.Make sure you don't get a 'balance scale', I think those need
    calibrated weigh...

  • Posted in thread: Adding habaneros to wheat ale on 08-21-2012 at 09:31 PM
    Habaneros (any peppers really) can vary quite a lot between different harvests and various
    growers/locations, etc. When you combine the variability of the pepper's heat with your
    personal preference a...

  • Posted in thread: Spontaneous hop combustion! on 08-21-2012 at 08:32 PM
    On a Scout outing, one kid had a solar oven his dad built. He used a curved reflector, so the
    cookies in the middle of the oven charred and burned, but the rest of the pan was raw....and
    the Scout Mas...

  • Posted in thread: Mechanical Scale for Brewing on 07-31-2012 at 08:40 PM
    I'd suggest picking up a used 'triple beam scale', they are accurate and very very durable... a
    used one can be had for around $20 plus shipping.I've actually used one of these for over 15
    years and n...

  • Posted in thread: A "crappy" situation on 06-21-2012 at 07:31 PM
    La Muņeca? ....the little rag doll! Rumor has it that certain traditional brews were started or
    maybe nurtured by adding a little brown turd, lol. Too weird to be a lie, too gross to be the
    truth. I g...

  • Posted in thread: Hey Berliner Weisse guys... on 06-19-2012 at 09:06 PM
    Have you guys seen this presentation from NHC 2008? Some good facts/numbers on process and
    possibilities. Might be helpful for those no-boil die hards out there (yeah, I'm one of you's
    guys).Accounts ...

  • Posted in thread: StarSan - does it keep? on 06-19-2012 at 07:33 PM
    pH paper - cheap, quick, easy:

  • Posted in thread: What does tannin extraction taste/smell like? on 06-19-2012 at 06:40 PM
    Ya know - I just brewed an English mild (1.039) that had a sort of grainyness and breadyness at
    first. It was not unpleasant but not as polished as I'd like... Anyhow, it went away as soon as
    the beer...

  • Posted in thread: wild yeast in brew area on 06-15-2012 at 05:59 PM
    Darkness darkness - 'tain aint coming from the air. Wild yeast is not the enemy. Oh, one other
    thing; Wallstreet is not to be trusted. Check your process. Check your cleanliness. Sanitizer
    is not soap...

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