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07-25-2011

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02-05-2016 2:04 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: Double DUBBLE - Belgian Dubbel - Please give feedback on 01-27-2016 at 05:37 PM
    Dubbel's need 2 things in my mind: Special B, which you have already, and dark candy syrup. I
    like D90 in Dubbels. A lb of it should do nicely, but 2 lbs would also work if you wanted more
    of those fl...

  • Posted in thread: critique my logo please on 01-22-2016 at 05:53 PM
    I like 'em. I would be tempted to use the barley logo for malty beers and the hop logo for
    hoppy beers. If I had to chose between the two, I'd go hop as well.

  • Posted in thread: Imperial Stout Fermentation Issues on 01-19-2016 at 06:24 PM
    First of all a 1.111 OG stout is probably not going to get down to 1.020. Maybe its been done
    before, but I would find that unlikely in most fermentations. I think you can always add in
    fresh yeasties...

  • Posted in thread: New used kegs on 01-14-2016 at 06:25 PM
    Two different manufacturers. I cant seem to find where Firestone were made, but Cornelius were
    made in Anoka Minnesota. I get a little bit nostalgic to think my Corny's lived out their paid
    lives all ...

  • Posted in thread: Hoegaarden shelf life? on 01-14-2016 at 06:01 PM
    Wheat beers I like to drink 2.5 - 4 weeks from brew date. I find them to be exteremely quick
    turn around beers.I do agree that with a Belgian Wit and Belgian yeast strain another 2 weeks
    added onto th...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast or pellicle in bottle on 01-12-2016 at 06:21 PM
    Echo the comments above about chilling soon before they overcarb and explode. Will take a bit
    of time, but its a real possibility.Are you sharing any plastic equipment between wild beers
    and non? I ha...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast or pellicle in bottle on 01-12-2016 at 04:39 PM
    Looks like a pellicle to me. I usually see some bubbles near the surface in a bottle and
    sometimes a yeast raft or two. Those do not look like yeast rafts IMO.

  • Posted in thread: Rebel IPA on 01-11-2016 at 06:36 PM
    I had a fresh 12 pack of the blue Rebel Rider from SA this past summer. Great summer brew, went
    down easy.

  • Posted in thread: The Pious - Westvleteren 12 style quad - multiple on 01-11-2016 at 02:40 PM
    A little off topic. But I was searching for a peach sour beer that I had bottle conditioning in
    the cellar. Found a whole 12 pack of Dark Strongs made to this recipe that I thought was gone.
    I was wor...

  • Posted in thread: Ball vs Pin on 01-11-2016 at 02:27 PM
    Forgot about the pressure relief ring/valve on ball locks. Really nice feature IMO. I do
    realize you can do the same with pin locks on removing the gas connection and depressing the
    poppet valve. Conv...

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