Last Activity:10-10-2012 5:32 PM
Posted in thread: I'm In Love on 03-07-2012 at 04:21 AM
Yep, we've got some cold water this time of year in Wisconsin, so I went from boiling to 75
degrees in around 10-12 minutes. Awesome! The only problem I had is that the adapter I got with
the chiller ...
Posted in thread: I'm In Love on 03-07-2012 at 01:56 AM
with my new wort chiller! Brother in law gave me a gift certificate to our LHBS. After a year
of saying "I'll just make a chiller" I finally broke down and bought one. Oh sweet heaven! It
cut my brew ...
Posted in thread: Refrigerated Slurry on 03-06-2012 at 12:15 AM
I just pulled out some washed yeast that I've had in the fridge for just over a year. I was
really skeptical about it being viable. I made a starter, and a day later...nothing. So I
pulled out another...
Posted in thread: Caramel Amber Ale on 11-29-2011 at 04:59 AM
Just opened the first bottle from my second batch. This recipe is going to be a house staple.
Amazing recipe. I now see how important it is to hit the candi syrup temperature dead on - in
my first bat...
Posted in thread: Bert Grant's Perfect Porter tribute on 11-14-2011 at 02:22 AM
Just tried the first bottle. It's only been bottled for 3 weeks, and while it's quite good,
it's definitely still a little young. After a few more weeks it should be fantastic though. I
can smell slig...
Posted in thread: Caramel Amber Ale on 11-03-2011 at 01:41 AM
So.... This is going to be my next batch. I have a few questions though. I am planning on doing
no sparge BIAB method. Has anyone else done this before?.You can do BIAB with this recipe just
like any ...
Posted in thread: Still bad efficiency, how is this crush? on 10-31-2011 at 05:18 AM
It's kind of hard to tell from the photos, but it does look to me like it could be milled quite
a bit finer. You really don't have to worry about going too fine with BIAB. Sure, you can turn
Posted in thread: Finally! Clear Wort Using BIAB on 10-28-2011 at 02:19 PM
I guess I should clarify. This isn't about getting a clear beer as a final product. To me it's
about making it easier to transfer just the good stuff from the boil to the primary, and
subsequently to ...
Posted in thread: Finally! Clear Wort Using BIAB on 10-28-2011 at 03:04 AM
I finally got around to bottling the porter last weekend. Usually I have to leave a substantial
amount of beer in the primary when transferring to my bottling bucket just because of the
amount of "jun...
Posted in thread: Bert Grant's Perfect Porter tribute on 10-25-2011 at 01:57 AM
I just bottled a batch of this yesterday. I'm not much of a dark beer kind of guy (the dark you
can chew), but my plan was to brew this for my father and brother-in-law for Thanksgiving. I
did my obli...