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09-18-2014 12:36 PM

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    ABOUT ME

  • Buffalo, NY
  • teh brewing,birding,guitar,cooking
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Started in 2007. Was perfectly happy with my extract stovetop brews chilled in a sink of ice but now I have mash tuns, 10 Gal kettles, patio burner, three 6.5 gal carboys, recirculating wort chiller, weird bags and jars of stuff like brewing salts and foam control, freakin' stirplate, temperature controlled fermentation chamber, etc....

    WTF did I get into?
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  • Posted in thread: Bottling dry hopped beer = less volume of beer :( on 09-18-2014 at 02:39 PM
    Cold crash to settle, and accept the fact that you're going to lose beer. It's part of the
    process. Scale your recipe according to what you hope to get into bottles taking into account
    loss at every s...

  • Posted in thread: EMERGENCY!!! No fermentation batch after batch. Probably grain-related on 09-17-2014 at 04:39 PM
    Wow. I have no idea what this could be, but I'm extremely interested to find out, for your sake
    and my curiosity as well. Good luck.EDIT: I think you are on to something. That looks like
    ergot infecte...

  • Posted in thread: Pasteurizing Beer on 09-10-2014 at 02:18 PM
    If you're wanting the beer to be a little bit sweeter, just use a higher mash temp to keep more
    unfermentable sugar in the beer.Sent from my iPhone using Home BrewYou should be careful with
    that. Typi...

  • Posted in thread: The "Dear" , "Sincerely" thread on 09-09-2014 at 03:04 AM
    Dear Untappd user,Thank you for turning my hobby into an obnoxious hipster pissing contest. I
    used to love just chatting about beer and making it, now I'm expected to prove how "beer" I am
    by revealin...

  • Posted in thread: Bottle infections suck! on 09-07-2014 at 03:51 AM
    Good luck

  • Posted in thread: Bottle infections suck! on 09-05-2014 at 06:01 PM
    I don't know. 48 bottles is only 4.5 gallons, assuming the discarded remainder wasn't a whole
    half gallon. It might not account for gushing, but you might be over-carbing a little.

  • Posted in thread: Bottle infections suck! on 09-05-2014 at 05:14 PM
    Don't crap on me here, I'm just curious.....Can you give me your last gushing beers final
    bottled total, weight of priming fermentable and type, method of measuring the priming
    fermentable, and desire...

  • Posted in thread: Bottle infections suck! on 09-04-2014 at 03:23 PM
    Are you experiencing certain over-carbonation or just gushing? Do you store your beer
    cold?After some extended cold conditioning I'll see the flocculated chill haze proteins
    clinging to the sides of t...

  • Posted in thread: Bottle infections suck! on 09-04-2014 at 01:07 PM
    Are you using tap water to mix your sanitizer?Have you measured the real volume of your
    fermenter and bottling bucket, i.e. not relying on the factory graduation marks?Are you using
    corn sugar or sucr...

  • Posted in thread: Tell me where to go in Portland, OR...... on 08-28-2014 at 01:05 PM
    Thanks to all, this will keep me busy. Cascade Barrel House sounds really good, we both love
    sours.

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