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  • Brewing,obviously
  • Production peon
  • I had been interested in home brewing for years, but just never took the plunge. This past winter our LHBS had beginner classes in both beer and wine making. We went to both, I picked up some used equipment on Craigslist and started. Pretty basic setup. Plastic fermenters, glass carboys, propane turkey fryer burner and a plastic cooler converted to a mash tun.
  • American Wheat, Oktoberfest Ale, more Mac and Jack's, Eventually a lambic
  • Whatever I last brewed
  • I don't usually secondary except for wines and ciders, or fruit beers or a really big beer.
  • Some of what I last fermented
  • What I last fermented
  • Married
  • Strum
  • WI


  • Posted in thread: Wheat beer recipe on 01-20-2015 at 01:56 AM
    if you go to the recipe section of the site there are quite a few wheat recipes listed under
    Wheat and Rye beers.

  • Posted in thread: What craft beer do you secretly despise? on 12-19-2014 at 02:03 AM
    I don't really despise any beer. I'm sure there are a lot of good beers out there, I just have
    a problem finding them. With all the choices of "craft" beer out there it seems that there are
    a lot of b...

  • Posted in thread: My swing tops are making me crazy... on 12-08-2014 at 03:24 PM
    I have a dozen liter flip tops and I always flip the gaskets when I fill them. If they look a
    little worn I just replace them. I have never had one that didn't carbonate. If the bails seem
    a little lo...

  • Posted in thread: Vacuum Sealer question on 12-08-2014 at 03:18 PM
    I bought a Ziplock brand sealer at Menards this fall to package my homegrown hops. Compared to
    most of the other brands I looked at it is cheap and it worked great. Not sure how long it will
    last but ...

  • Posted in thread: Using water cooler jugs as carboys on 12-02-2014 at 06:49 PM
    I have bought some 4 gallon bottles of water at Menards and used the bottles for cider. The
    bottles were PET and worked great as a fermenter.

  • Posted in thread: A Christmas rant on 12-02-2014 at 05:00 PM
    The vast majority of us are lucky enough that we don't really "need" anything. So a few years
    back I decided to do away with buying things. So I have been giving something I have made.
    Everyone apprec...

  • Posted in thread: Us-05 on 11-13-2014 at 02:26 PM
    The whole point of dry yeast is you don't need to make a starter. Just rehydrate and pitch.

  • Posted in thread: Mashed Grains Nutritious? on 11-13-2014 at 02:13 PM
    The vast majority of protein supplements fed to animals are from spent grain. Either from
    processing for oil(soybean and other grains like canola, sunflowers, cottonseed and flax),
    distilling(ethanol ...

  • Posted in thread: Parenting a teenage daughter on 11-09-2014 at 04:29 PM
    It is all about balance. Too tight a leash and they never have the opportunity to grow and find
    out who they are. Too loose a leash and it is easy for them to run amok. It is a partnership,
    you just h...

  • Posted in thread: My plans for converting to electric, what do you think? on 10-30-2014 at 03:53 PM
    I think you will want a simple controller for your boil. What I did is buy an SSVR (auberins
    has them for $26.50) and a heat sink and put them in a small box. I also added a contactor and
    a light swit...

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