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05-21-2010

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07-31-2015 11:24 AM

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    ABOUT ME

  • A few buddies started homebrewing, and I could be a considered a microbiologist by day, and I like beer, so it all came together to get me into homebrewing.
  • Chinook APA, Bourbon Vanilla Porter, Java Stout
  • Cal Common II
    Higgins Cabin Brown Porter
  • Training Wheels Graff
    I See Your Schwarzbier
  • Big Wookie Barleywine
  • Big Papa's Winter Wheat Ale, Humble Bastard Ale, Nectar (honey hard cider), Red Bull
  • Male
  • Married
  • Ann Arbor
  • Michigan

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Portable igloo cooler kegerator on 07-12-2015 at 03:14 PM
    I have similar 10 gal Igloos for my HLT and MLT. I've used them as a cooler for 5 gal cornies
    and it works ok. The lid doesn't fit on though, so it's not great for a longer event or
    weekend. I've thro...

  • Posted in thread: Portable igloo cooler kegerator on 11-11-2014 at 02:14 PM
    I do something like it, just using a 2-liter with a carbonator cap and a gas QD and running PBW
    then starsan/saniclean.

  • Posted in thread: Wyeast 3724 Belgian Saison - they were right! on 08-25-2014 at 07:39 PM
    Instead of US05, consider wyeast 3711. It attenuates like crazy and a lot of brewers, including
    me, really like the strain.

  • Posted in thread: My secret process for sampling beer along the path to the end goal (fridge) on 06-04-2014 at 06:47 PM
    No problem, glad to share. I would warn that you have to use a gas QD to fit right, which is
    why the need for threaded to make it easy. I charge the 2 liter with some CO2 to help, too.

  • Posted in thread: My secret process for sampling beer along the path to the end goal (fridge) on 06-04-2014 at 02:45 AM
    A little off topic, but I use my carbonator cap to clean and sanitize keg lines. Just mix up
    some PBW in a 2 liter, run it through. Gravity does the work. Rinse, and repeat with Star San.
    Real easy if...

  • Posted in thread: At what temperature do you set your kegerator for serving? on 04-24-2014 at 03:19 PM
    42 F, with 8-10ft lines. The 8 ft taps occasionally throw a little too much foam, depending on
    the beer. Most ales are at 11 psi, lagers and ciders a little higher, 12-14 psi

  • Posted in thread: Denny Conn's Bourbon Vanilla Imperial Porter on 01-16-2014 at 05:14 PM
    Depends on how many vials/packs you're talking. Probably needs more than a qt.

  • Posted in thread: Rye malt. on 11-15-2013 at 03:23 PM
    From experience, about 20% rye in a light (no roasted or crystal malts) saison caused by my pH
    to be high by 0.2-0.3 compared to my measurements and Bru'n Water estimates. For that calc, I
    assumed the...

  • Posted in thread: The In-Depth Science of Why a Beer Bottle Erupts When You Whack It on 10-26-2013 at 04:11 PM
    That's really interesting. I wouldn't have guessed it was such a complicated phenomenon.

  • Posted in thread: What's the best Pumpkin recipe on here? on 09-27-2013 at 01:16 PM
    How'd your mash & sparge go with the pumpkin? Any issues? Any lessons learned?Mashing the
    pumpkin worked really well, and I'm glad I used rice hulls. No sparging issues at all on my 10
    gal cooler and ...

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