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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
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  • Ramsey & Akeley
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  • Posted in thread: Cider fermentation on 12-19-2014 at 11:52 AM
    I would wait another week or two. If you need the fermenter space, then I'd consider moving it
    along.

  • Posted in thread: Carbonating a year-old lambic on 12-19-2014 at 11:50 AM
    In my one and only sour beer batch, I added about 1/3 of dry beer yeast packet to my bottles. I
    think just Muntons that I had lying around. Didn't want to contaminate my bottling bucket, so I
    added me...

  • Posted in thread: cheap yellow >6%ABV recipe needed on 12-18-2014 at 10:00 PM
    Actually not that easy. If she wants a pale lager, those are about the hardest beers to get
    right. No room for off flavors. Fermentation has to be spot on, as does your water chemistry.
    Boring for sur...

  • Posted in thread: Will deer eat my hops? on 12-18-2014 at 09:53 PM
    Whitetails have not touched mine in 4 seasons. Though they eat everything else up at our lake
    property: White & Red Pine buds (in winter), white birch buds, Hostas (I had that coming),
    strawberries, a...

  • Posted in thread: It's my 1yr brewaversary! on 12-16-2014 at 09:51 PM
    Congrats!!Got my beer kit for Christmas in 2010. Made my first batch the next day :)2011 - 9
    batches beer, 1 batch Apfelwein2012 - 19 batches beer, 1 batch Apfelwein, 1 batch kit wine, 1
    batch of rhub...

  • Posted in thread: help me understand the starter! on 12-15-2014 at 06:09 PM
    I think the answer to your question is in how much sugar is available. Think about how much
    sugar is available in 2 liters of 1.040 starter wort. Now think about how much sugar there is
    in 5 gallons o...

  • Posted in thread: Coming up with your own? on 12-15-2014 at 03:01 PM
    I started out by looking at some of my favorite Northern Brewer recipes (they list all
    ingredients) and making some relatively minor tweaks from there. I would not advocate adding a
    bunch of ingredien...

  • Posted in thread: First lager made a few mistakes on 12-15-2014 at 02:43 PM
    Probably more esters than you will like, but it should make good drinkable beer. Next time try
    rehydrating two packets. Chill to 47-48 and pitch your yeast. Letting the wort temperature come
    UP to say...

  • Posted in thread: Lager fermenting on 12-11-2014 at 05:30 PM
    Probably let it ride then. They've already reproduced a lot of times to get up to the required
    level.I would tend to say it will not turn out fantastic, but may still be good. Fingers
    crossed!

  • Posted in thread: Easy Stove-Top Pasteurizing - With Pics on 12-11-2014 at 05:27 PM
    I agree that stove top pastuerizing will likely create at least some loss in ethanol. Maybe a
    lot.I also think the pictures of your cider batch look infected. So not sure where that leaves
    you. You co...

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