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  • Engineer, drinker, stepfather, dirtbiker, reader, computer geek, Ferrari owner, and general car enthusiast. Some are causes of others... :)
  • motorhead...
  • Civil Engineer, PE
  • hard rock/metal, although am really too old
  • Had a buddies, decided after much research to try it. Family got me a deluxe starter kit, and I have had a blast with it.
  • More Cider, continuation of refination of my Bourbon Vanilla Porter. Plan on keeping a cider in one keg, random brews in another, and porters and stouts bottled for my friends to try.
  • Cider V 4.3rnMy own design Cream IPA
  • Mystery Stout (ordered oatmeal stout, came with wrong grains, decided to try anyway)rnVanilla Bourbon PorterrnHoney BrownrnChocolate StoutrnGang Rape Prison Hootch CiderrnVanilla And Makers Mark Oak Chipped PorterrnTom's Simple CiderrnCaramel Cream Ale (followed HBT thread, it was not that good)rnTom's Simple CiderrnSpruce Red - worst I have ever hadrnanother Oaked Bourbon Barrel Porter
  • Cider v3.0 - primary til 5.5%, then cold crashed and force carbed for sweet sparkling ciderrnPeace Coffee Vanilla StoutrnCider V4.1rnHop Scare IPA
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  • Posted in thread: Solids in my kegged Cream Soda on 07-11-2013 at 02:47 PM
    So since my doctor says I can't drink as much beer as I used to due to some meds he put me on,
    I've started kegging soda for me and the kiddo. I made a 2.5 gallon batch of Gnome Extract
    Cream Soda and...

  • Posted in thread: Extract brewing - after steeping, can I wait to boil? on 09-07-2012 at 03:13 PM
    Rev, after a bit more research, it appears that there was a study done where 93% of a certain
    strain lactobacillus were killed at a temperature of 63 degrees Celcius, and I'm also finding
    20 minutes a...

  • Posted in thread: Extract brewing - after steeping, can I wait to boil? on 09-07-2012 at 12:35 PM
    So due to an extremely tight schedule involving work and child issues, I'd like to steep my
    specialty grains this Sunday afternoon, and then do the boil on Monday after work. All I would
    be doing woul...

  • Posted in thread: I don't mean to offend, but.. on 08-31-2012 at 07:04 PM
    You pretty much hit the nail on the head, and Kashue is exactly right. I've made several
    batches not varying anything, and I mean anything, from juice (same kind bought, which is where
    the variability...

  • Posted in thread: Ferment times? on 08-23-2012 at 04:06 PM
    I ferment/let condition for a month at 73 degrees, mainly using Safeale S-05, then straight
    into the keg for carbing and conditioning. Unfortunatly, the conditioning rarely happens, as my
    last keg las...

  • Posted in thread: ABV calculation after backsweetening on 08-23-2012 at 03:51 PM
    I actually asked the question a while back, and the easiest and most reasonable explanation I
    heard was that as long as you don't let any more fermentation happen, it's just a ratio of
    volumes added. ...

  • Posted in thread: Alcohol content if additives after fermentation on 06-18-2012 at 04:10 PM
    I've cold crashed and kegged, and I keep my cider kegs pretty cool (37 deg), so no worries
    about any restart. Suprised the 20 oz of flavoring and the gallon of juice added 3 equivalent
    pounds of sugar...

  • Posted in thread: Alcohol content if additives after fermentation on 06-17-2012 at 11:31 PM
    I'm probably having a brain fart here, and this probably ought to go in the cider forum, but
    this area gets more traffic, so forgive me in advance...Having issues determining alcohol
    content after add...

  • Posted in thread: Looking for granny smith carbed cider recipe... on 06-07-2012 at 04:00 PM
    Here's what I have done, and it has turned out pretty good for me. Assuming you know the
    basics...But you have to keg...Harris teeter apple cider 4 gallons.2 lbs WHITE sugarSafeale
    US05 yeast.Let it g...

  • Posted in thread: Today was a good day... on 01-09-2012 at 02:42 AM
    :mug: gotta love those days! nothing like the first beer after a productive brew day.
    :mug:Actually, nothing like the first beer at the BEGINNING of a brew day. :) As I get older I
    can appreciate more...