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  • Current brewing gear is just a beginner's setup.rnrn6.5 gal primaryrn5 gal carboy for secondaryrn6.5 gal bottling bucketrnrn5 gal brew kettlernThief for hydrometer readingsrnrnI'm sticking with extract kits with some specialty grains for now. Kegging would be nice, but that is a ways off in the future.
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  • Posted in thread: Anyone try BRY-97 yet on 07-11-2014 at 05:23 AM
    Well, the starter took off and was finished within 24 hours. I pitched it a little warm (~76F)
    and it took off again. Less than 6 hours after pitching, the airlock is rocking and it is at
    72F.I'm su...

  • Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 07-10-2014 at 08:09 PM
    I'm brewing RIGHT NOW! Yeah!A cascade pale ale. Almost halfway through the boil. Gonna pitch
    some BRY-97 when I get it chilled.

  • Posted in thread: Anyone try BRY-97 yet on 07-10-2014 at 01:12 AM
    some things I like about this yeast- strong hops flavor and aroma in my IPAs, and fermenting
    "clean"ly at 65-75 degrees.However, using the packages and then the yeast slurry in several
    batches shows t...

  • Posted in thread: Anyone try BRY-97 yet on 07-10-2014 at 12:53 AM
    I'm finally getting around to brewing with this yeast again. I harvested 2 jars of yeast when I
    first used it. Since that was 4 months ago, I decided to use both jars in the starter I made
    this mornin...

  • Posted in thread: What I did for beer today on 07-01-2014 at 02:01 AM
    I just dumped a total of 8.7 ounces of hops into a 4 gallon batch of DIPA made with mostly
    pilsner malt. The gravity sample tastes great as it is, although maybe a little boozy (at about
    10% abv, that...

  • Posted in thread: 3711 French Saison - Tips/tricks? on 06-28-2014 at 08:09 PM
    I've got a high gravity batch going with this yeast right now. It's been in primary for almost
    2 months now and the airlock still bubbled a couple times when I looked at it this morning.I've
    gotta thi...

  • Posted in thread: promising wild accident!! :D on 06-28-2014 at 08:01 PM
    Awesome accident!

  • Posted in thread: Scored without even trying! on 06-25-2014 at 12:53 AM
    Well, I scored again. Somebody I know is moving and taking that as an opportunity to clean
    house. They used to brew, but haven't done it in quite a while.Anyway, they gave me:2 - 6
    gallon carboys with...

  • Posted in thread: Free Online Beer Chemistry Course on 06-14-2014 at 01:01 PM
    Well, I failed the course. I guess being a full-time grad student didn't help me find time to
    work through the tougher chemistry portions. Maybe I'll retake it sometime after I finish my

  • Posted in thread: Rochester Mills Big Brew Day on 06-08-2014 at 05:28 PM
    I completely forgot about the tasting/judging event until it was too late. About 3:00 I
    thought, "Hhhhmmm... what day is that tasting event happening?"Doh!Wish I could've been there.

Following Stats
On deck - a few single hopped pale ales - Cascade, Calypso, and Legacy Primary/Secondary - Cascade Pale Ale; Northern Brewer's Oud Bruin de Table / nada Bottled - Imperial India Pilsner Ale; Little Gyle Palesner; Guajillo Ancho Brown Ale; Back To School Porter, an Imperial Robust Porter with vanilla beans added