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  • My homebrew career started when I was stationed at Elmendorf AFB in Anchorage Alaska in the mid 90's. I have taken several breaks from brewing but I got the bug again this year. Instead of continuing on as an extract brewer I jumped into all grain and I have brewed 8 batches since April this year. rnrnEquipment wise I have nothing fancy. I use 22 and 8 gallon kettles, 54 quart cooler with CPVC manifold and BeerSmith (yes I consider it a tool/equipment). I tried fly sparging but since my kettles don't have valves I soon realized that wasn't going to work. I switched to batch sparging and that has been a life saver. After some research and trail & error I think I have a good plan of attack to help maintain a consistent efficiency. I will know in a few more batches.rnrnHappy brewing to you all.
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  • Posted in thread: Brett Lambicus on 07-01-2015 at 04:36 PM
    I'm not so sure the champagne yeast will help you. Most of the simple sugars are probably gone.
    How high did you mash? Maybe to many unfermentable sugars remaining.:mug:

  • Posted in thread: Cold Break Brewing Microbrew Series Giveaway - Open to All! on 06-23-2015 at 02:35 PM

  • Posted in thread: To SMASH OR NOT TO SMASH... on 06-03-2015 at 02:13 PM
    Check out Green Bay Rackers and go to "Can I Mash it?". Play with that and it will give you an
    ideal of your limitations.:mug:

  • Posted in thread: Vary first mead on 04-30-2015 at 06:17 PM
    Welcome aboard and congrats on your 1st mead. Sounds like you made one that you enjoyed. Just a
    couple of suggestions. 1st is to bypass the boil. You'll be fine without it. 2nd is to research

  • Posted in thread: SS BrewTech Chronical on 04-14-2015 at 02:58 PM
    You might check the SS Brewtech website. I don't recall having to pay for shipping.:mug:

  • Posted in thread: Spring Giveaway! on 03-31-2015 at 05:47 PM
    116 :mug:

  • Posted in thread: The HomeBrewTalk 2015 Big Giveaway! on 03-11-2015 at 02:42 PM
    I'm in. Awesome giveaway. Thanks!!!

  • Posted in thread: Suggestions for how to improve a Citra/MO (almost) Smash? on 03-09-2015 at 05:57 PM
    Awesome. Let us know how it turns out.:mug:

  • Posted in thread: Suggestions for how to improve a Citra/MO (almost) Smash? on 03-06-2015 at 06:08 PM
    Looks pretty good to me. I would go with 15#'s of MO and with that hop schedule you'll have a
    BU:GU around 1:1 depending on the AA of the hops. That puts you inline with an American IPA. I
    would proba...

  • Posted in thread: Thin body issues on 02-19-2015 at 03:26 PM
    There is a chance it could be finished. Without the lactose (unfermentable) he's probably at
    1.018 which is right in the middle of the style. But it would probably be better with some age
    on it.:mug:L...

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