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  • Mike Smith
  • American Home Brew Ass.
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  • Portland
  • Maine


  • Posted in thread: Confession Time on 02-01-2015 at 03:58 AM
    Have a science degree and my note making still sucks. do the basics in brewsmith, nothing more.
    I often filter the yeast out of my beer, but recently I did several batches in a row and
    started with a ...

  • Posted in thread: pH Meter recommendation? on 02-01-2015 at 03:53 AM
    Anyone got a good recommendation for a low maintenance reliable pH meter? I've got good strips
    but I want a fun new toy....

  • Posted in thread: Home Brew Club in the Mid Coast or LA region? on 02-01-2015 at 03:51 AM
    are you all grain or extract? I think there might be some people that hang around the vault
    that brew...

  • Posted in thread: Cornelius Keg with ball lock not letting the beer out on 02-01-2015 at 03:42 AM
    is there a valve on your C02 line that you forgot to put in the open position? Totally done
    that one before...

  • Posted in thread: Fermintaion time on 02-01-2015 at 03:40 AM
    RIS need time. a fair bit of time or they can just taste like burnt booze...I give mine at
    least 3 months of aging before tapping.

  • Posted in thread: Some questions. on 01-31-2015 at 11:44 PM
    as you may make some adjustments (like adding water) it's best to take the OG reading once it's
    cool. Also keep in mind that your hydrometer has a calibration range and your wort needs to be
    in that r...

  • Posted in thread: Tips on maintaining fermentation temps on 01-31-2015 at 11:02 PM
    don't forget the full on crazy option of building a fermentation chamber. Just an insulated
    box, a heat lamp in a paint can, an electric fan and a thermostat control....:)

  • Posted in thread: Regulator recommendation on 01-31-2015 at 10:32 PM
    I generally have 3 kegs on tap at once. I have a three way splitter and a three way regulator.
    Right now i'm using the regulator when carbing up the beer so each one can be at it's own
    custom pressure...

  • Posted in thread: Brew day underway on 01-31-2015 at 10:27 PM
    there are generally 3 hop step additions 60 minutes (Bittering) 15 Minutes (Hop Flavor)
    Flameout (Hop Aroma). So it will increase the hop flavor and decrease the aroma.

  • Posted in thread: Stuck Fermentation on 01-31-2015 at 10:22 PM
    What temp is that bad boy sitting at and what strain are you using? Belgians like it HOT! I'm
    talking 75+ kinda hot, I've had one that fermented super great at 95 (that is not a typo).

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