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  • I'm currently finishing up my last term for my B.S. in Micro/Molecular Biology. I plan on my background in biology and chemistry helping me in the my new-found hobby of home brewing.
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  • I originally became interested in home brewing about a year ago while taking a class on Microbiology. I loved beer, and I loved microbes, so it seemed like a great hobby to try out! A friend of my father's is an avid home brewer and so after talking with him a bit I decided to get serious about researching it. I have yet to buy all of my equipment (funding is sparse as a college student) but plan on beginning my first brew sometime in May.
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  • Posted in thread: IPA Hop Pairing on 04-23-2011 at 03:22 PM
    I'll be brewing an IPA on Sunday and was wondering how well Chinook and Citra hops go together
    for aroma/dry-hopping if others have tried it before. Here is my current planned schedule:1oz
    Magnum (17%...

  • Posted in thread: Don't Fear the Foam?? on 01-20-2011 at 06:16 PM
    Here's what I do:Add 1 gallon of water to the primary fermenter.Add 1/4oz StarSanPut on lid and
    shake the **** out of it for a couple secondsBy now it should be FULL of foam. So I put the
    sanitizing l...

  • Posted in thread: Beer Hop IBU Question on 01-16-2011 at 05:35 PM
    sure if it's a reliable source but it says the IBU=50. According to the BJCP that's in like
    with an American or English IPA, but below an IIPA style (the lower end of which is IBU=60,
    which Hop Devi...

  • Posted in thread: A Brewing Dilemma!! on 01-16-2011 at 05:26 PM
    If you have a fermenting bucket, I would just brew and throw it in there! I always do my
    primary in an 8 gallon bucket and then rack to a 5 gal carboy for secondary. So by the time
    this one is done in...

  • Posted in thread: Racking Advice on 01-16-2011 at 06:54 AM
    I have to echo the sentiment of getting an auto-siphon, they are wonderful! Also leave the end
    of the tube below the surface of the liquid to avoid introducing more oxygen.

  • Posted in thread: Vanilla Porter Help on 01-02-2011 at 06:22 AM
    Hi, I tried a wonderful beer last night that I really want to try and emulate. It was a Vanilla
    Porter by Vertigo brewing here in Oregon. I don't necessarily need a clone recipe, but I'd
    really like s...

  • Posted in thread: Apfelwein Fermentation Temps on 08-15-2010 at 08:32 PM
    Okay I have another question: Does the carboy need to be covered to keep it out of the light
    like a beer, or can it just be sitting around like it has been since last night?

  • Posted in thread: Apfelwein Fermentation Temps on 08-15-2010 at 02:42 AM
    Excellent, I'll just wait it out for about 2 months and then bottle I think. Unless you'd
    recommend longer, I've just heard that 2 months is the minimum. Or is that time in bottle?

  • Posted in thread: Apfelwein Fermentation Temps on 08-15-2010 at 02:04 AM
    Thanks marubozo, that calms my fears. I just finished putting the airlock on and cleaning up. I
    didn't see anything about aerating in the recipe on here though, so I just added the yeast and
    then adde...

  • Posted in thread: Primary Fermentation Movement on 08-15-2010 at 12:01 AM
    If you didn't vigorously shake it or anything, I'd say just relax! I move my primary around
    between rooms throughout the weeks carefully, trying to get keep it in the correct temp range
    and both brews...