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  • Extract brewer, though I'd like to make the jump to AG sometime.
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  • Posted in thread: Is there really only one LME company? on 04-26-2016 at 06:08 AM
    I thought Weyermann was an American company?I've bought Mutons from Midwest. It's certainly not
    American (it's from Suffolk, England), but it's at least another extract brand you can buy in
    the US.

  • Posted in thread: Belgian strong dark using malt extract on 04-10-2016 at 02:29 PM
    Substituting a couple pounds of DME for simple cane sugar will help it finish dryer. Also, you
    can try adding some of the sugar/D-180 a few days into fermentation. That allows the yeast to
    consume the...

  • Posted in thread: Collected slurry. Did I get any yeast? on 04-09-2016 at 11:17 PM
    I've never had the separation that others have. My re-used yeast looks exactly like yours. I've
    done an actual cell count with a hemocytometer and came up with a 1 bill cells per ml of dense
    slurry. D...

  • Posted in thread: 1469 top cropped weird result on 04-04-2016 at 01:18 AM
    I've had that before, even with other yeast. I don't top crop though, I harvest the slurry from
    the bottom. Don't know what is, but I skim it off and just pitch the thick stuff on the bottom
    of the ja...

  • Posted in thread: PH went UP during mash?!? on 03-13-2016 at 08:03 PM
    The pH of pure distilled water can be around 7.0. However, any contact with the atmosphere
    introduces a variety of contaminants to the water, the most impactful is carbon dioxide. The
    CO2 can push th...

  • Posted in thread: Carbonation during kegging on 01-28-2016 at 02:12 AM
    I take it off CO2, pull the release valve, let it sit, and repeat every hour or so until it
    gets back down to the level I want. Usually takes a day or two of hitting up the release valve
    everytime I w...

  • Posted in thread: Carbonation during kegging on 01-27-2016 at 03:27 AM
    Th burst carb method will certainly give you carb'd beer in a short time. However, I caution
    you in that being off by 10 psi, or even 10 hours, or shaking the keg, can all cause a quick
    over-carb. I s...

  • Posted in thread: Propane in garage on 01-27-2016 at 03:20 AM
    I realize I'm in the South, so my opinion may be invalid. However, I do occasionally brew on
    days with the outside temp below freezing. I go all out flame to heat my strike water with the
    garage door ...

  • Posted in thread: Kegging and Military Moves (PCS)--what can go? on 01-27-2016 at 02:51 AM
    Same here. I've moved my kegging equipment through two overseas PCS moves. 100% success with
    empty kegs and opening the CO2 valve to demonstrate empty tank in front of the packers. Only
    downsides are ...

  • Posted in thread: Early dry hopping? on 01-27-2016 at 02:10 AM
    That's the exact same schedule I use for my pale ales. So far, so good!If you use good
    fermentation control, which is sounds like you are, then the bulk of fermentation is complete
    in just a few days....