smizak

Gift Premium Subscription To smizak

Join Date:

12-04-2007

Last Activity:

10-22-2014 2:07 PM

Likes Given: 39

65 Likes on 46 Posts 

    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: Funny things you've overheard about beer on 10-14-2014 at 12:28 PM
    The problem is not with the beer, it is with your interpretation of what "crap" beer is.Saranac
    Pale Ale............ I think you might have that affliction as well....;)

  • Posted in thread: Nooooooo!!! on 10-13-2014 at 06:09 PM
    sorry for your loss. Glad you have all appendages intact still. Scary.Plastic milk crate. Don't
    move without one. Still managed to shatter while cleaning though--the heavy glass, she moves
    like the ic...

  • Posted in thread: Funny things you've overheard about beer on 09-19-2014 at 06:38 PM
    just drove by this. If only they sold beer to, like buschomfg.

  • 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...

Following Stats
FORUM SIGNATURE
"This song goes out to me because I'm so f*ckin' cool!"~John Reis
0 COMMENTS
POST A COMMENT