Last Activity:12-19-2007 5:24 PM
Posted in thread: Miller tap handle on a Coors keg on 05-26-2007 at 04:23 AM
I remember many weekends (lost weekends?) in Wisconsin drinking "Beer X" in a glass from a keg
with "Beer Y" painted on the label of the glass. Always made me raise an eyebrow, so this
Posted in thread: Wort chillers? on 05-12-2007 at 03:23 AM
First of all, if conservation of resources is your goal, making ice consumes a lot of
energy.I'm not debating that, because you're right. It just seems to me that whatever chiller
method you use there...
Posted in thread: Wort chillers? on 05-11-2007 at 03:25 AM
Just curious, but don't wort chillers consume A LOT of water to cool the wort? I kinda have a
problem with the concept of running water for 10 or more minutes when I could use 2 bags of ice
(and thus ...
Posted in thread: What do you do for a living? on 04-30-2007 at 03:29 AM
I work for a public agency purchasing open space for preservation purposes.
Posted in thread: homebrew & hangovers-the science on 04-30-2007 at 03:17 AM
What I found was that drinking a big glass of water before bed and taking a couple of headache
pills (aspirin, aceteminofen, ibuprofen-- it didn't matter which) generally worked wonders.The
Posted in thread: Steeping Grains on 04-27-2007 at 10:01 PM
I've seen a couple of extract recipes that suggest you steep your grains until the water starts
to boil. Don't the grains start to get astringent if you steep above 170F? I always thought a
Posted in thread: Airlock fouling? on 04-23-2007 at 03:59 AM
I came upon my amber in primary today in my cooler. The airlock had been fouled by an
overactive fermentation in my cooler (set to 63 F + or - 3 degrees). Beer had bubbled up into
the airlock and push...
Posted in thread: skipping the secondary on 04-11-2007 at 02:02 AM
I indicated "other", because it depends on the recipe and how the beer has fermented. If after
a week, I have met my target FG, no need to secondary.
Posted in thread: My Scottish Ale on 04-01-2007 at 02:29 AM
Maybe you should post the recipe so we can see how fermentable the grains were. . .
Posted in thread: Brewing a Porter on 03-22-2007 at 10:04 PM
(it ended up thinner than I'd like)The body was not as full as I had tasted when transferring
from primary to secondary or from secondary to bottle. The taste (even 6+ weeks on) is rather