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  • 23 year old graduate of Grand Valley State University with a BA in political science. Sitting around homebrewing in hopes that this will some day become a viable degree.
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  • Posted in thread: Trouble taking gravity readings on 10-20-2013 at 09:48 PM
    Sorry for the confusion. I just meant my read was over 1.1. Thanks for the input. I think
    there's probably a strong possibility it's a mixing issue, because I (stupidly) have never
    really mixed in my ...

  • Posted in thread: Trouble taking gravity readings on 10-20-2013 at 08:28 PM
    I've got about 20 or so brews under my belt, but this is such a basic question I thought I'd
    post it here.I'm continually having trouble getting accurate gravity readings with my brews.
    Today I did th...

  • Posted in thread: Dry hopping with a grain sock? on 05-31-2013 at 04:38 AM
    I'm currently brewing up Yooper's Lakefront IPA clone(ish) and will be dry hopping in a couple
    days. I've only dry hopped once previously, and found that the hop matter did not sink even
    after 10 days...

  • Posted in thread: What's the worst craft brew (commercial) you've had? on 05-31-2013 at 04:33 AM
    Not sure if they bottle this, but New Holland's Farmhouse Ale is pretty terrible.

  • Posted in thread: Lakefront IPA clone-ish on 05-19-2013 at 08:52 PM
    Wow, I don't what happened with my brew. I just brewed this up and had an OG of about 1.09 at 5
    gallons. I pretty much just kept adding water until I got to about 1.08, and now there's
    probably around...

  • Posted in thread: Hopslam different this year? on 02-15-2013 at 10:58 PM
    Not a single response? A yay or nay, perhaps?

  • Posted in thread: Deception Cream Stout on 02-13-2013 at 11:07 PM
    I've made this puppy twice now, but with 3 lb of the wheat DME and 3 lb of the amber, and it is
    probably the best stout I've ever had.

  • Posted in thread: Fermentation on 02-08-2013 at 02:16 AM
    You will hear different opinions on this matter, but I think you'll find the majority of people
    on this site will tell you it's completely unnecessary to employ a secondary unless you are
    dry-hopping ...

  • Posted in thread: New to the hobby! on 02-08-2013 at 02:12 AM
    Welcome to the forum and the wonderful world of homebrewing :mug:Not sure about LHBS in your
    area, but there are lots of good, reliable outlets online to consider as well. Austin Homebrew,
    Midwest, No...

  • Posted in thread: Airlock activity in 2hrs after pitching! on 02-08-2013 at 02:07 AM
    Highly unlikely that this is related to fermentation.