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06-13-2011

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    ABOUT ME

  • 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

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  • Posted in thread: Question regarding grain weevils on 08-25-2015 at 05:03 AM
    I wouldn't consider it normal. If there are weevils in a newly bought bag I would return it.
    Grain should be stored in a plastic or metal bin where the adult weevils can't get to it. The
    eggs are laid...

  • Posted in thread: What do you use? on 08-13-2015 at 01:57 AM
    An STC-1000 in a waterproof case. Should work at a thermometer, I would check it against a
    known correct thermometer to make sure the readings are accurate.

  • Posted in thread: Chinook on 07-26-2015 at 10:46 PM
    Definitely an IPA. But I would bitter with something smoother like Magnum and save the Chinook
    for the last ten minutes for a big, resiny, piney taste. And dry hop with Cascades.

  • Posted in thread: Any ideas on my sterling? on 07-19-2015 at 08:31 PM
    My Sterlings look the same way. They must be more susceptible to leaf diseases than other
    varieties. If it were insects or leaf miners I would think the rest would have the same
    problems. My Cascade, ...

  • Posted in thread: What beer should I grab from Wisconsin? on 07-14-2015 at 05:48 PM
    I really like the Wisconsinite from Lakefront, their Fixed Gear is pretty good too. Any of the
    thumbprint series from New Glarus is good, and I like their fruit beers. Not as sour as a true
    lambic but...

  • Posted in thread: What is this pest? on 07-09-2015 at 03:52 PM
    Not sure what species, but I think it is the yellow spiny hop eating caterpillar. I knocked it
    to the ground and squashed it.

  • Posted in thread: Confession Time on 06-11-2015 at 04:00 PM
    I probably should have posted this when I first started reading this thread but I'm a
    procrastinator.

  • Posted in thread: Fermenting in Larger Bottles on 06-07-2015 at 02:13 AM
    When I use my 1 liter flip tops I prime normally. I will fill a few of them and the rest goes
    into 12 oz. bottles. Never had a problem.

  • Posted in thread: Beer in the morning on 06-01-2015 at 01:52 AM
    When you work third shift a morning beer is a necessity.

  • Posted in thread: variable solid state relay on 05-25-2015 at 07:46 PM
    There are usually three tabs on a pot. Are you sure you are connected to the correct two?

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