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07-25-2011

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07-25-2016 1:24 PM

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    ABOUT ME

  • Fishing (Walleye,Pike,Bass),Lure Painting,College Hockey,Log Furniture Making,Brewing (Of Course!)
  • Engineer
  • Scott
  • Van Halen, Pearl Jam, King's X, Weezer
  • 2 years in the hobby: 4 extract batches, 4 partial mashes, and 20+ all grain. I use a BIAB approach for my AG brewing. I really enjoy brewing Belgians, high gravity stouts, German hybrids (Kolsch & Alt), British Bitters, and Hoppy USA beers. Starting to make some wine batches too. 1 Kit (Pinot Noir), 1 fruit, and 2 Apfelwein.
  • Male
  • Married
  • Ramsey & Akeley
  • Mn

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Kolsch Dry Yeast on 06-24-2016 at 04:20 PM
    Cool, thanks for the info GT

  • Posted in thread: Kolsch Dry Yeast on 06-22-2016 at 07:28 PM
    Its damn near perfection in a glass, that's what it is. My 7th batch is in primary clearing up.
    I'm having a really hard time not kegging it right now as summer just officially started. Maybe
    another ...

  • Posted in thread: Rhubarb Wine - My First Attempt on 06-16-2016 at 04:28 PM
    Yep gravity check is in order. I have been late in racking a few times because I was judging
    based on visual activity. Definitely want to be in glass secondary to let it finish up to
    minimize air expo...

  • Posted in thread: Rhubarb Wine on 06-14-2016 at 03:54 PM
    I added 5 lbs of strawberries (frozen/thawed 3x) directly to start of primary for a 6 gallon
    batch. Whatever I add in for alternative fruit, I remove an equal amount of rhubarb. The
    strawberry flavor ...

  • Posted in thread: Rhubarb Wine - My First Attempt on 06-13-2016 at 01:45 PM
    Sounds like all is well. Some sulphur smell is not that uncommon in wine/cider making. 77 is
    probably fine for fermenting wine (upper end) Below 70 or so they are harder to start.

  • Posted in thread: Rhubarb Wine - My First Attempt on 06-09-2016 at 01:43 PM
    I'm really thinking that this is going to be great for a summer night. It's been awfully warm
    here in Montana the last few evenings, and I can only imagine how good this wine would be
    sitting on the f...

  • Posted in thread: Rhubarb Wine - My First Attempt on 06-08-2016 at 08:16 PM
    One trick I picked up from a local brew shop guy was to freeze/thaw the rhubarb 3x to make
    sugar extraction easier. First year I tried that I ended up with a high ABV wine. So high that
    the yeast went...

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2016? on 06-08-2016 at 08:09 PM
    10,183 + 6 gallons of Umlaut my Kölsch= 10,189

  • Posted in thread: Rhubarb Wine on 06-02-2016 at 01:15 PM
    I'd stick to Yooper's recipe regarding rhubarb and sugar content per gallon. It flat out works.
    Remember that Rhubarb wine is pretty acidic as it is (one of the reasons I like to back sweeten
    with a l...

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2016? on 05-16-2016 at 05:25 PM
    8346 + 6 gallons Belgian Dark Strong = 8352

Following Stats
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Primary #1: Umlaut my Kölsch VII #2: Empty Secondary #1: Empty #2: Empty #3: Cab MerMarqeNac Wine Kegged: Mugged a Monk Paters Bottles: Dark Belgian Strong, Black Raspberry Rhubarb wine, RIS, Carmel Apple Cider, Big 50 Barleywine, Framboise Lambic, Barolo Wine, Berry Rhubarb Wine, Black Currant wine On Deck: BGSA
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