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    ABOUT ME

  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Brewing...no really,after I found homebrewing,every other hobby was no longer worthwhile...
  • Spin-doctor and freelance copywriter
  • Brewed for a short while in college and quickly realized that either the standard homebrewing technique was lacking, or I was... I swore off homebrewing for years, until I sampled a homebrew a friend made in 2010. Surprise, surprise - it was phenomenal, and I got back into brewing immediately thereafter - partial extract and partial mash, and then eventually all-grain.
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  • Posted in thread: First time brewing - Brooklyn Brew Kit on 08-20-2013 at 01:42 AM
    Yeah, now that the krausen has fallen you won't likely have a problem with that tube making
    contact with your now fermented beer. That said, Psydanny is right about having the tube in
    that far. In the...

  • Posted in thread: Boyfriend contaminated beer....is it salvageable? on 08-20-2013 at 01:38 AM
    There won't likely be anything wrong with it at all...While we're on the topic - google Chicha
    to learn how it is traditionally made. Keep the boyfriend - he was only trying to help with the
    fermentat...

  • Posted in thread: I made beer and it tastes good! on 08-19-2013 at 07:37 AM
    HA! Looks awesome! Congratulations!

  • Posted in thread: First time brewing - Brooklyn Brew Kit on 08-19-2013 at 07:30 AM
    I don't know why you would do a mash out when you are BIAB...It can be argued that you get more
    sugars out by bringing the wort and the bag of grains up to mash out temperature but the gain
    is pretty ...

  • Posted in thread: First brew in the books... on 08-19-2013 at 07:26 AM
    I guess I was just surprised that it dropped off so quickly, especially the krausen! I will
    stop worrying about it...Also, I know now that the OG is way off since I didn't measure it at
    60 deg..I had ...

  • Posted in thread: First brew in the books... on 08-16-2013 at 03:09 AM
    How many gallons of beer did you have into the carboy in the end? It's possible you had a
    little too much water hence the lower OG. But like gdbrewer said - leave it alone. It will
    still come out a gr...

  • Posted in thread: First time brewing - Brooklyn Brew Kit on 08-16-2013 at 01:02 AM
    Sorry - went back through my earlier posting and realized I spoke of "the boil" when really
    what I was referring to was "the mash"...I usually just tie the bags off to the side of the pot
    so they don'...

  • Posted in thread: 1st BIAB help needed! on 08-16-2013 at 12:55 AM
    Not quite true on the infection. While the possibility isn't high of an infection, you can
    certainly get one in a prolonged mash. And while you are right that the boil will kill any
    present infections...

  • Posted in thread: 1st BIAB help needed! on 08-15-2013 at 05:11 AM
    Sorry - I used to batch sparge BIAB to increase efficiency. But no sparge this process'
    calculations now make sense. You'd end up with around 6.5 gallons with grain absorption, and
    would reduce enough...

  • Posted in thread: 1st BIAB help needed! on 08-15-2013 at 04:48 AM
    Are you doing a 5 gallon or 10 gallon brew? Your calculations are correct, but you are using so
    much water (at least for a 5 gallon - almost 3.5 quarts per pound) that you will end up with
    too much fo...

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