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10-20-2016 7:33 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?
  • Air
  • Male
  • In a Relationship

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: WTH Happened? on 10-20-2016 at 07:30 PM
    My beers taste different day to day. It's me, not them.

  • Posted in thread: Things about your co-workers that annoy you on 11-10-2015 at 05:27 PM
    I can't say I miss that place. I worked in the law library for a little while.I graduated in
    '02. Just drove around campus last weekend before the Sufjan show. Holy cow that university is
    a beast now.

  • Posted in thread: Things about your co-workers that annoy you on 11-10-2015 at 05:13 PM
    The engineers are all streaming movies while I pick my way through some assembly drawings.Go
    Monday.Hey, I spent the best years of my 20's in Capen library at UB North for that privilege.
    ;)Right now,...

  • Posted in thread: IPA's are bad. on 10-16-2015 at 07:34 PM
    and voting democrat.uuuuggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • Posted in thread: Recipe Critique on 09-21-2015 at 12:40 PM
    Move all hops except the 60 to flameout and add another 1/2oz if you got it. Delete Munich and
    add 1/2lb C40. Add at least another oz to dry hop.

  • Posted in thread: I've given up on dry hopping. on 09-11-2015 at 12:04 PM
    How much hops do you use to dry hop vs. your batch size?

  • Posted in thread: Carbonating bottles on 09-09-2015 at 12:08 PM
    Safety first: Be super CAREFUL with the rest of that batch. Don't want to lose an eye.Second,
    when I bottle, I only add the priming sugar after I've transferred to the bottling bucket. I
    know, the who...

  • Posted in thread: Methods to keeping a full boil going? on 09-09-2015 at 12:00 PM
    Definitely don't sweat trying to maintain the full batch volume during the boil. I brew
    all-grain and intentionally aim to over-boil at least a little bit. I always have an unopened
    jug of distilled w...

  • Posted in thread: Maine Beer Co Linch IPA clone on 08-13-2015 at 07:38 PM
    Just did a rendition of my own, minus any Munich because I HATE how Munich tastes with American
    hops.I used Magnum for 30 IBUs at 60min and then 15min hot whirlpool 1/1/1 oz.
    Simcoe/Amarillo/Centennia...

  • Posted in thread: Can you cold-condition too much? (in bottle) on 08-03-2015 at 03:00 PM
    No. Color doesn't separate out. You can (I do) perceive changes in body from cold-conditioning,
    but it's always for the better. Usually fuller mouthfeel from smaller CO2 bubbles, as there are
    less pro...

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