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    ABOUT ME

  • Biological Science Technician (microbiology)
  • Spencer Meinzer
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Really started getting serious brewing in November 2012. Got a brew starter kit for a Christmas present when I was in college. I'm kind of all over the board in terms of brewing different styles. I'm also curious about venturing into fermenting wines, meads, and ciders.
  • Sweet Mead
  • Jed's Dark Ale (Son's attempt at recipe formulation. Brewed it with him.)rnCider
  • I have a keg.....
  • Male
  • Married
  • Bingen
  • WA

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  • Posted in thread: Exciting! 1st Mead on 03-14-2016 at 05:58 AM
    I've heard mixed things. I guess depends on mazer or preferences right? I've heard to forego
    ferm k, but use ferm o instead. And have also heard you can use DAP or not use DAP.The only
    thing I can do ...

  • Posted in thread: Exciting! 1st Mead on 03-14-2016 at 04:28 AM
    I measured 1.136 for O.G. Kind of a bummer. Could only find wildflower honey. Trying for a
    sweet mead. 18 lb. of it! Excited, mostly because I've been brewing ales. For the last two
    autumns, made cide...

  • Posted in thread: Burbon, oak and smoke beer on 02-07-2015 at 06:16 PM
    So if bourbon is already aged in wood barrels, but then soaking more oak in bourbon...Doesn't
    seem like it would take much more oak to get what you want. Curious now. What about just
    soaking oak in bo...

  • Posted in thread: Belgian Golden Strong Ale on 08-04-2013 at 09:42 PM
    So...It's been exactly 2 weeks since brewed it. It was pretty vigorous fermentation for 2 days,
    maybe 3 days. I had blow off tubing on it in basement at 67 or 68 degrees F. At end of day 2 it
    looked a...

  • Posted in thread: Belgian Golden Strong Ale on 07-24-2013 at 05:44 AM
    Well, day 2. Still going strong. Testing temps. around the "Ponderosa". Nothing higher than 69
    right now (ugh... 69 is equivalent to like 666 or someting right. Just opposite. Whatever!)
    What is wrong...

  • Posted in thread: Belgian Golden Strong Ale on 07-23-2013 at 03:18 AM
    So, it's been ??? since put this post. It's now July 22, 2013. Finally brewed it yesterday. 13
    lb. Weyermann Pilsner, 3.5 lb. table sugar. 90 minute mash. 90 minute boil. Approximately 3
    Liter starter...

  • Posted in thread: First Wort Hopping with English Sparge? on 07-14-2013 at 10:31 PM
    Okay. Thanks. I guess I English sparge. I mash, drain. Add sparge water, sit 10 minutes or so
    after stirring, drain.

  • Posted in thread: First Wort Hopping with English Sparge? on 07-14-2013 at 03:18 AM
    Or maybe (just occured to me), mash enough for 5 gallons or whatever your batch size is, and
    that's it?

  • Posted in thread: First Wort Hopping with English Sparge? on 07-14-2013 at 03:17 AM
    What's an English sparge? I could Google or Bing it but...I figure let's see from home brewer's
    forum?! If it's 'quick sparge', kind of thinking batch sparge or no sparge or something.

  • Posted in thread: Wyeast Belgian Abbey Ale II on 07-14-2013 at 03:08 AM
    I was at a brew supply store today. Getting 1" blow-off tubing and priming sugar. ALMOST bought
    a package of newer yeast and start over. We'll see. I brewed a California Common style beer 4
    weeks ago ...

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