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  • Iowa
  • Computers,Martial Arts,Brewing
  • Jason Sweat
  • MUGZ
  • Extract brewing in the mid 90's, fell out of the hobby. Ran into friends who homebrewed and picked it up again June 2009. Did a few extract+steep, then a few partial mash brews. Got a 60 qt stock pot for xmas and the first three batches of 2010 are now AG.
  • Something Belgian
  • English Pale Ale
  • Belgian Trippel, What If Summer Ale, Oatmeal Stout, Grapefruit Hefeweizen, English Ale, IPA
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  • Posted in thread: Anyone else using Hopville? on 06-18-2012 at 04:18 PM
    Just FYI, you can change the extension of your recipe to .xml and it will display as a beer.xml
    compliant file which you could hopefully import elsewhere.My username on hopville is

  • Posted in thread: Corona Mill Clone on 09-06-2010 at 11:40 PM
    I have been using this Grizley Grain Mill I bought for $24 from Amazon for close to 20 batches
    with no sign of trouble

  • Posted in thread: Refrigerated Hops on 04-24-2010 at 03:05 AM
    Look for yellow or brown colors for signs of oxidation. Best indicator is the aroma, if you
    still have a clean hop smell, you still have good hops. Hops in the freezer can be preserved
    for years witho...

  • Posted in thread: Oxygenation + Wort Chilling idea on 04-20-2010 at 05:09 PM
    well i would be a little worried about hot side oxidation.I thought the same, perhaps keeping
    low initially and only raising for oxygenation when temp is down sufficiently. The Brew Strong
    episode on ...

  • Posted in thread: Oxygenation + Wort Chilling idea on 04-20-2010 at 04:50 PM
    An idea came to me at the tail end of this weekends brew session. I recently purchased a paint
    stirring bit to help mix my mash and potentially oxygenate my wort. I have an immersion wort
    chiller, but...

  • Posted in thread: SMaSH Ale efficiency help... on 03-31-2010 at 02:23 AM
    You MIGHT get full conversion that fast, but not likely. I typically mash for 60 minutes to
    ensure full conversion without testing.

  • Posted in thread: WTF happened?!?!?! on 03-26-2010 at 11:15 AM
    How would those be factored for temp? I guess I have not read about that yet.Buy a cheap
    refractometer on ebay and you can measure hot. An essential tool for AG

  • Posted in thread: First all grain screw up--problem? on 03-25-2010 at 11:42 PM
    I think the advise to raise the mash to 170 with sparge water is to denature the enzymes and
    end the mash. Additional water would only rinse sugars instead of potentially continuing the
    mash and addin...

  • Posted in thread: Can 6 row substitute for 2 row? on 03-14-2010 at 02:09 AM
    Hi Mick,I live in the quad-cities. If you head over to Chicago at some point, see if you can
    get to They have some fantastic grain prices, but shipping would kill you. You have to phone
    in your orde...

  • Posted in thread: Dumping a 2nd wort on yeast cake on 02-21-2010 at 04:15 PM
    Oh, and forgot to mention there is an excellent thread on washing yeast stickied in this forum:

Planning: Weizenbock then Something Belgian, or maybe a Kolsch Primary: Hefeweizen Bottled: Belgian Golden Strong, American Pale Ale, What If Summer Ale, Oatmeal Stout, Grapefruit Hefeweizen, IPA, English Pale Ale