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  • Fishing (Walleye,Pike,Bass),Lure Painting,College Hockey,Log Furniture Making,Brewing (Of Course!)
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  • 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.
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  • Posted in thread: What is the best crush size for biab? on 11-25-2015 at 04:30 PM
    Keep in mind the more flour you make in a fine crush, the more trub you create in the bottom of
    the fermenter. Even with a high quality bag, which I definitely recommend. I think I set my
    mill to .030...

  • Posted in thread: Tips for huge beer using biab on 11-24-2015 at 10:23 PM
    I did this type of thing once and I will not do it again (12% RIS). Efficiency was just
    painfully low since there was so much grain and it so thick. I had to add in some DME.I have
    pushed the easy but...

  • Posted in thread: Any way to quieten an airlock? on 11-24-2015 at 05:12 PM
    How about for red/white wine, lemon wine and cider? Also ok with just foil?For primary, most
    people either cover their buckets loosely with something, or place the bucket lid on loose. You
    have to pun...

  • Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 11-23-2015 at 04:27 PM
    Brewed up a Spruce Ale on Sat. Used yeast from my Pumpkin Ale and went off like a bomb. (this
    time I used a blowoff tube so no mess) ;)How much spruce tips did you add and at what point in
    the boil (o...

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2015? on 11-23-2015 at 11:36 AM
    25,503 + 6 gallons Russian Imperial Stout= 25,509

  • Posted in thread: Surly Darkness Recipe on 11-22-2015 at 06:30 PM
    I'm bumping this thread because I am planning on brewing this up in a couple weeks.Has anyone
    else tried to brew this?I'd love to hear how people did with this recipe also. Love me some
    Darkness, so m...

  • Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 11-22-2015 at 06:16 PM
    Brewing up a big RIS that should be similar to Surly's Darkness. Adding a lb of D180 syrup a
    few days into fermentation, which is not a usual RIS addition. Something that is added to
    Darkness. I'm wit...

  • Posted in thread: Cook's champagne bottles on 11-22-2015 at 06:14 PM
    Ok, I have no experience with that type. But if you have the right Bell and cap size, I'm
    stuck. Looks like you are doing it right to me.

  • Posted in thread: After taste on 11-22-2015 at 06:12 PM
    ...The yeast I believe was a lager, that I did ferment around 70F.You made yourself a "Steam"
    lager beer here. Depending on the yeast strain, they can be decent. But I would say in most
    cases not. 70F...

  • Posted in thread: What do I fill my bubbler with? on 11-22-2015 at 01:19 AM
    Star san for me

Following Stats
Primary #1: RIS #2: Pre-Prohibition Lager Secondary #1: Blackberry Rhubarb wine #2: Empty #3: Cab MerMarqeNac Wine Kegged: Two Hearts IPA, Pumpkin Ale Bottles: Carmel Apple Cider, Big 50 Barleywine, Framboise Lambic, Barolo Wine, Berry Rhubarb Wine, Black Currant wine On Deck: BGSA

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