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  • Madison, WI
  • Homebrew,Cooking,Movies,OTR
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  • Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Crows, Iron Maiden, Silversun Pickups
  • All types, but main favs are Raiders of the Lost Ark, Empire Strikes Back, North by Northwest, and The Big Sleep.
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  • Became intersted in cooking when my wife was on bedrest with my first child. Learned shortly after that you could brew your own beer from a co-worker. Started brewing in 2003 but fell out of the habit until I briefly took it up again with a couple batches in 2008. Brewed my first batch (an Irish Stout) for the first time in almost 8 years this month (4/2016).
  • Would like to do a partial mash before the end of 2016.
  • Irish Coffee Stout
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  • Wish I had the $$$ to keg. ;(
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  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing Kettle Giveaway on 08-06-2016 at 05:57 PM

  • Posted in thread: 5 kegs of bad beer. on 05-18-2011 at 10:30 PM
    Cascade hops have a citrus grapefruit flavor that mellows with time. I love to use them in pale
    ales personally.

  • Posted in thread: When to go from Primary to Secondary (If at all) on 01-20-2009 at 04:20 PM
    I should find out the true test if plastic is good long term. Been lazy and left my pale ale on
    the trub in the plastic fermentor for a good two months now... maybe longer. Plan on bottling

  • Posted in thread: Dry vs. Liquid Yeast on 11-26-2008 at 08:01 PM
    I noted several times in this thread people indicating that dry yeast is great in certain
    applications, but that you need liquid when making a hefe. Now you've got me a little curious,
    because I have ...

  • Posted in thread: service life for plastic fermenters? on 11-21-2008 at 07:21 PM
    So what about better bottles?I plan on buying some BB's eventually. They resist O2 better than
    the #2 plastic buckets, but are a little to a lot more expensive. I will probably buy one or
    two of these...

  • Posted in thread: Top 10 Beers for Beginners on 11-21-2008 at 06:48 PM
    I agree with brewt00l, but I also think you should try to expand you palate. I think the
    following should definately be in the top 10:-- Pale Ale-- Stout (I prefer dry Irish)-- Hefe--
    Brown-- BitterI ...

  • Posted in thread: Longevity of the yeast cake? on 11-19-2008 at 10:21 PM
    Hey Pelikan,I realized you made a starter from the yeast cake. Just giving you another option
    in the future. There is tons of stuff on starters. From what I have read, you want to let the
    starter go u...

  • Posted in thread: Boiling? on 11-19-2008 at 10:12 PM
    Not to hi-jack, but what are the potential downsides to a boil that might be, say, leaning more
    towards a heavy simmer than and all out rolling boil? I've had the same issue with keeping a
    good rollin...

  • Posted in thread: Stupid mistake - bottled too early... on 11-19-2008 at 09:58 PM
    some people say the 1-2-3 rule works, but i would make it the 2-3-4 week, personally- 2 in
    primary, 3 in secondary, 4 in bottlesi give you my 100% guarantee that the beer will taste
    WAAAY better if yo...

  • Posted in thread: Brew Bucket - Bowing at the sides? on 11-19-2008 at 07:34 PM
    Never noticed it on mine. I would just give the top a tap to make sure that the airlock isn't
    plugged and it is still releasing CO2.