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09-26-2007

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10-21-2012 5:50 PM

    ABOUT ME

  • I'm a 31 yr old manufacturing engineer for ICON fitness.
  • Snowboarding,camping,hiking,computers,technology... and now homebrewing!!
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Chris
  • All sorts, mostly alternative and jam bands, but I like classic rock, hardcore and punk too.
  • The Emperor Wears No Clothes - Jack Herer
  • Well, I've been a fan of GOOD beer and wines for quite a while. My uncle in SLC is an experienced brewer and has let me sample many of his award winning brews; all things beer and also wines and meads... He was probably my main inspiration for getting into this complex but rewarding pastime!rnrnJust invested a good chunk of change into a good set-up that will allow me to have around 4 or 5 batches going at a time and I have plenty of room for bottles!rnrnI'm really stoked about my new hobby and I'm really looking forward to trying out a lot of different types of homebrew. I have ales, mead and soon a cider going and plan on doing a raspberry melomel and maybe another cider some time when I have the carboy space for it.
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  • Posted in thread: Filtering Losses on 10-28-2012 at 06:22 PM
    I never filter anything. With enough patience and using the proper techniques (don't do
    anything to stir up the cake on the bottom), I end up with very clear wine & beer with little
    or no sediment fal...

  • Posted in thread: Questions about shipping homebrew... on 01-05-2008 at 09:03 PM
    Well I just so happen to have a bunch of bubble wrap and I like the garbage bag idea to keep it
    from leaking if one breaks. All my "yeast samples" will be shipped within my state and should
    only take ...

  • Posted in thread: Questions about shipping homebrew... on 01-05-2008 at 06:35 PM
    What's the best way to pack it for shipping? Do I need to worry about freezing temperatures?

  • Posted in thread: Questions about shipping homebrew... on 01-05-2008 at 06:17 PM
    I'm wondering how I can ship some of my brew to friends and family and I'm not sure what the
    regulations are for different carriers.I have an account with UPS and I could probably find out
    myself by d...

  • Posted in thread: Question about clearing mead with sparkaloid... on 11-09-2007 at 05:30 PM
    Glad people had some input for me... I let it sit for four weeks with the sparkaloid, re-racked
    with more bentonite and after one week it was clear as could be. I then bottled it up and WOW
    it tastes ...

  • Posted in thread: Colassal Wassail (spiced cider) - New Recipe on 11-09-2007 at 05:26 PM
    UPDATE!!!!Three weeks or so in the bottle and it is now nice and carbed. Yeasty flavor did
    mellow out alot and the spices seem to be shining through now.:drunk: Drank three the other
    night and ended u...

  • Posted in thread: Man, I love Apfelwein on 11-09-2007 at 04:08 PM
    Get it to a gravity reading you want and kill the yeast.You'll have to settle for the
    non-carb'd version and it will likely be sweeter than dry but that may be okay.He could also
    sweeten with non-ferm...

  • Posted in thread: Colassal Wassail (spiced cider) - New Recipe on 10-21-2007 at 04:53 PM
    My next cider is getting a bunch of raspberries in the secondary instead of spices.

  • Posted in thread: Colassal Wassail (spiced cider) - New Recipe on 10-21-2007 at 02:35 AM
    I have several vegan friends and was wondering approximately how much splenda would be needed
    to achieve what the sweetness that lactose provided.Other than that sounds like a very nice
    recipe I'll be...

  • Posted in thread: Correct way to use Fruit in Cider? on 10-20-2007 at 09:02 PM
    Freezing bursts the cell walls => more good stuff accessible to yeast.Pectic Enzymes will do
    the same thing without freezing and is usually recommended in any fruit brews. I'm glad I read
    this post! I...

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