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  • I've been brewing beer using Mr. Beer fermentation kegs since February 2010.
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  • I got the Mr. Beer home brewing kit for my birthday and have brewed over 40 different recipes since then. Now I do mostly all grain recipes and some extract and steeping grain as well.
  • Some wheat beers, stouts and some pale ales and lagers. More Pale Ales both India and American all grain recipes.
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  • Posted in thread: High Gravity BIAB Electric Brewing System on 05-27-2014 at 07:14 PM
    My brewroom will be ready for setup by the middle or end of July, I'm ordering the High Gravity
    82 quart model. The 220 volt 30 amp 4 wire GFI line is already run and I plan to add a sturdy
    winch over...

  • Posted in thread: Regulator problems on 09-04-2013 at 12:13 PM
    The easiest way to ruin any gas regulator is to turn the adjustment screw so far in that it
    punctures the diaphragm inside, which could explain why yours is leaking.

  • Posted in thread: WYEAST Activator Smack Pack arrived hot in mail..... on 09-04-2013 at 11:59 AM
    In the future either drive over to your LHBS with a cooler and ice pack in your car or at least
    order your yeast during the late fall to early spring. Once you're confident you have some good
    yeast ma...

  • Posted in thread: Slow fermentation with harvested Yeast on 09-03-2013 at 06:14 PM
    I am fermenting a double IPA with a starting gravity 1.078. I am using a second and third
    generation harvested Cal Ale yeast. I used a two liter starter with oxygen. I also oxygenated
    the wort. Typica...

  • Posted in thread: Protein rest in a 10 gal cooler on 08-31-2013 at 05:41 PM
    I've read today's malts are highly modified and there's really no need or benefit to doing a
    decoction mash. The most recent article was in BYO magazine, but I've read that in many other
    publications ...

  • Posted in thread: Do I NEED to do a starter when I go all grain? on 08-31-2013 at 05:35 PM
    Making a starter is also important when the yeast your pitching has been washed from a previous
    batch of beer and stored for awhile. I figure on a 10% per month loss of viable cells from my
    stored yea...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast Washing Illustrated on 08-22-2013 at 08:14 PM
    I've been washing and reusing yeast for 2 years now and have it down to a science, I was glad
    to see BYO publish an article on the same topic finally this month too. I gave up immediately
    on early pos...

  • Posted in thread: BIAB Electric Brewing System on 08-22-2013 at 07:59 PM
    So your neighbors hate awesomeness?Or perhaps they like it too much and dip into your supply
    too much?You can pick your friends but you can't pick your neighbors.Just my luck I'll have
    either end of t...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast Washing - Excess Trub on 08-22-2013 at 11:45 AM
    Honestly just do like I do and use a sanitized turkey baster to suck the healthiest yeast cells
    in the upper creamy white layer out and leave all the other gunk behind.

  • Posted in thread: High Gravity BIAB Electric Brewing System on 08-22-2013 at 11:38 AM
    Why not KISS and just crack the garage door open when brewing?I have an 82 qt eBIAB system and
    I brew in the garage as well. I have an eyebolt in the ceiling, set my table up underneath it,
    and just h...

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