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    ABOUT ME

  • Hamden, CT
  • AHS Texas Blonde
  • AHS Pumpkin Ale
  • Male
  • Married

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  • Posted in thread: Mash pH Question (water report included!) on 01-06-2013 at 06:00 PM
    Thanks so much for the replies guys!Hopper: Those calculators look really helpful, thanks for
    the links. As far as reading up on the subject, I think I'll take a look at the stickies, I've
    looked at P...

  • Posted in thread: Mash pH Question (water report included!) on 01-06-2013 at 05:09 AM
    So as a professional science geek (molecular bio) I'm surprised that I haven't spent more time
    in this forum until recently. I emailed my local water authority and asked for the water report
    for my ad...

  • Posted in thread: Really clear silicone tubing on 10-30-2012 at 03:28 AM
    It may be but i can't be sure. I know that true peristaltic rated tubing is softer.I believe
    you're right, we use Cole Parmer Masterflex Platinum tubing at work on our peristaltic pumps,
    and it seems ...

  • Posted in thread: 5# CO2 Tank - Aluminum on 07-13-2012 at 12:25 AM
    Sold! Thanks for looking

  • Posted in thread: LHBS ruined my brew day on 07-02-2012 at 08:31 PM
    I could just be lucky, but my LHBS (Brew and Wine Hobby - East Hartford, CT) lets me bag my own
    grain, weigh it myself, then tell them the weight at the register. They don't even weigh it
    themselves, ...

  • Posted in thread: 5# CO2 Tank - Aluminum on 07-02-2012 at 02:21 PM
    $45 plus actual shipping from 06518. I'm calculating that it will weigh around 8lbs when packed
    (tare weight on the tank reads 7.5 lbs).Date on the tank is 2010, so it won't need a hydrotest
    until 201...

  • Posted in thread: Jacketed Mash Tun on 05-18-2012 at 03:32 AM
    I work in an industrial lab and all the stainless vessels that are jacketed use steam. I'm not
    saying that it can't be done, but building the jacket would definitely be a challenge

  • Posted in thread: Round cooler with braid..... on 03-23-2012 at 02:29 AM
    I concur with taking that tube out of your braid. I run my mashes at 1.25 and have no problems
    with my braid. The only stuck sparge I've ever had was with my pumpkin ale, but that's another
    story!

  • Posted in thread: Multiple Contaminated Batches on 03-10-2012 at 12:13 AM
    Hmm, well if you put the bottles through all that then it's not the bottles. I'd check your
    racking equipment or priming procedure as previously noted

  • Posted in thread: Multiple Contaminated Batches on 03-09-2012 at 11:45 PM
    It very well could be your bottles. If you're using the same bottles from batch to batch you
    could have some sort of infection that is carrying over (possibly brettanomyces or another
    sour?) If you're...

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