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    ABOUT ME

  • Longtime brewer, first-time poster....
  • Brewing....shocking,eh?
  • Geek
  • The sound of tiny bubbles filling the airlock....and not the sound of an over-carbonated bottle deto
  • I've been at it on and off for about ten years since my wife decided I needed something to do with my time other then get into trouble. rnrnI started with a few easy ones and kept at it. Took a break for a year or two and get back into it. Had a few more successes and then ran into a wall with a few terrible batches.rnrnRather than work through it I packed it up for awhile and am now getting back into it.
  • I'd like to brew something in between an Imperial Stout but with the sharpness and potency of bourbon.
  • Male
  • Married
  • Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts

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  • Posted in thread: What to do... BIAB or build a Mash Tun? on 08-28-2014 at 12:21 PM
    It's kind of absurd to make the comparison of processes based on what commercial breweries are
    using Um, not it isn't.If it was then books like "Brew Like A Monk" wouldn't exist and
    certainly wouldn't...

  • Posted in thread: What to do... BIAB or build a Mash Tun? on 08-27-2014 at 08:22 PM
    With BIAB, I don't ever recall having to use rice hulls or attempting to free a stuck mash. If
    fact, the possibility of a stuck mash doesn't exist in my world.We can go back and forth all
    day about wh...

  • Posted in thread: What to do... BIAB or build a Mash Tun? on 08-27-2014 at 07:57 PM
    All grain is all grain.With traditional MLT brewing, you drain the wort from the grain. With
    BIAB, you remove the grains from the wort. Other than that, they are the same process.With AG I
    don't ever ...

  • Posted in thread: What to do... BIAB or build a Mash Tun? on 08-27-2014 at 06:21 PM
    The thing that drove me to brewing AG was, thankfully, BIAB.I just found the process cumbersome
    and mainly just too derivative from BIAB. Why would I want to continue doing something that was
    derived ...

  • Posted in thread: Brewing first all grain, very overwhelmed on 08-27-2014 at 06:14 PM
    Learning the basic mechanics of all grain I've found is easier to teach if you cut out as much
    stuff that's not wholly necessary.With that said, I might suggest just not sparging for the
    first run.Cal...

  • Posted in thread: Wyeast Fail on 08-25-2014 at 06:51 PM
    I've had Wyeast fully within the date of viability be DOA.It's hard to know with 100% certainty
    what happened prior to me getting them so it's near impossible to say what actually happened.My
    LHBS was...

  • Posted in thread: Online Buying Rather Than Local on 08-25-2014 at 06:47 PM
    When money's tight it's hard to beat a better price and when you're dealing with a Mom and Pop
    BrewShop I always feel bad asking them to pricematch.In the past I've bought online. Mostly
    when I was do...

  • Posted in thread: My process and low efficiency .. Help! on 04-20-2014 at 03:20 PM
    You've got it. I no longer check my temp at the end of the mash, because (when I did) I found
    that I'd never lost more than 1 or 2 degrees. If you don't stir, the mash out water will be
    sitting on top...

  • Posted in thread: My process and low efficiency .. Help! on 04-20-2014 at 03:16 PM
    A few suggestions...-pre-heat the MLT. I'll drop two or three gallons of 180 degree water in
    mine just before I start heating water for the mash. Put the lid on tight and let it sit. For
    overnight mas...

  • Posted in thread: Water usage? Spring vs. Distilled on 04-20-2014 at 12:05 PM
    The problem with distilled is that it lacks anything but just the water; were talking calcium,
    etc. Those are components that will lend themselves to the flavor in some cases and mash pH,
    etc.If you'r...

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