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  • Fort Worth, Texas
  • Assistant Brewer - Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
  • Austin
  • Pale Ale, Chocolate Stout, Blonde Ale
  • Anchor Steam Clone, Dunkelweizen
  • Male
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  • Posted in thread: Making the move to all grain, now have parts. on 02-02-2010 at 05:32 AM
    Wow! I homebrewed for about three years before getting hired on as full time brewer at a small
    microbrewery and I never got this advanced in equipment. This is an incredibly awesome looking

  • Posted in thread: 2nd Batch and Hop Bag Question on 02-02-2010 at 05:24 AM
    Any type of bag (be it for grain in a mini-mash or hops) can cause problems if the bundle is
    too tight. A dry patch could form in the middle reducing extraction/efficiency. Make sure it is
    loose or al...

  • Posted in thread: lautering on 02-02-2010 at 05:18 AM
    1) I'm in the camp that believe HSA(hot side aeration) causes very little harm to the beer.
    However if I am reading your question correctly, spaying water over the top of the grain bed
    during sparge/l...

  • Posted in thread: 3 Quick Questions on 03-28-2009 at 09:49 PM
    Every strain of yeast is going to have a different preferred temp and time to be proofed, if at
    all. If you use water that is too warm, even 5 degrees, it can severely decrease the cell
    count. Some ye...

  • Posted in thread: 3 Quick Questions on 03-28-2009 at 02:59 AM
    *Darn you twoAbout rehydrating yeast. Rehydrating some dry yeast actually is worse for them
    than just dry pitching. I forget the exact reason but it can be found by searching.I can't find
    any posts ab...

  • Posted in thread: Freshness of black malts on 03-28-2009 at 02:52 AM
    I don't know how well black malts stand up to age compared to other grains, but if I were you I
    would just replace them with fresh grains. No point making a sub par batch of beer when you can
    fairly c...

  • Posted in thread: 3 Quick Questions on 03-28-2009 at 02:47 AM
    1) I've always rehydrated my dry yeast and its always worked well. You don't have to but if you
    are sanitary I don't think it can hurt.2) You can toss the hops straight in or you can use a
    bag. I just...

  • Posted in thread: Scratched bucket on 03-16-2009 at 07:31 AM
    +1 on same day clean up.I know it sucks at the time, but it is so worth not having to clean it
    the next day after its had time to set in and hang on for dear life.

  • Posted in thread: Recipe for a Dunkelweizen on 03-10-2009 at 09:59 PM
    I used DeathBrewer's partial mash dunkelweizen recipe and it turned out great. It was really
    easy to do. It's a great thread on how to move from extract to partial mash.Here it is:

  • Posted in thread: Mash Temperature Issue on 02-26-2009 at 04:27 AM
    Sweet thanks. I figure it will turn out great no matter what. Out of curiosity is there a sweet
    spot temperature that most people try to hit? I've read 153-158 is good.