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    ABOUT ME

  • IT Professional
  • Scotch fail
  • American Wheat
    Pumpkin Spice Brown
    English Brown
    Alebock
    Double IPA
    Irish Red take 2
  • Male
  • Single
  • Milwaukee
  • Wisconsin

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  • Posted in thread: Nottingham, sulfur aroma... documenting my journey on 09-08-2012 at 11:23 PM
    Sorry for not responding earlier, but someone bumping the thread gave me an email reminder.I am
    happy to report the awful sulfur/sewage aroma that accompanied the red was totally gone inside
    3 weeks. ...

  • Posted in thread: Never thought I'd be this guy on 02-05-2012 at 05:18 PM
    I realized with horror that if I keep up at my current pace I'd be up for 180 gallons in 2012,
    creeping up on the legal limit of 100 gallons per person per household. Only IT'S ALL ME.
    :drunk:Awesome.

  • Posted in thread: dry hopping without a bag? on 02-05-2012 at 05:07 PM
    I really doubt the bag makes a difference as I've made a lot of successful IPAs with great
    aroma using a bag. Also getting loose, soggy whole hops out of a carboy is a PITA :D

  • Posted in thread: Easy Stovetop All-Grain Brewing (with pics) on 02-04-2012 at 02:24 PM
    would it be possible to get a 6 gallon for the main boil, heat up my sparge in a small pot and
    dump it into my primary, set the bag in there after the hour of the main boil, and then add in
    the origin...

  • Posted in thread: Star san... Lots of foam on 01-25-2012 at 10:57 PM
    DON'T FEAR THE FOAM!Seriously, Five Star should trademark this and put it right on the bottle.

  • Posted in thread: Northern Brewer's 115TH Dream Hopbursted Blend IPA on 01-22-2012 at 07:03 PM
    I am hearing a lot of people talking about trouble carbing this one up in bottles. I am
    surprsied. I've done a lot of 7-8% ABV brews and have never had trouble getting bottles carbed.
    By this recipe i...

  • Posted in thread: Question on aging beer on 01-14-2012 at 11:07 PM
    I have a couple of New Glarus Barley Wines from 2005 sitting in my cupboard. They now have
    chunks floating in them. Should I run the beer through a coffee filter or cool it and hope it
    drops to the bo...

  • Posted in thread: Brewing beer without bottles? on 01-14-2012 at 01:41 PM
    I think the answer you're looking for is yes--start kegging.If you try using a drilled bucket
    or something, most of the CO2 will just gas off and you'll have flat beer.

  • Posted in thread: Can I use Now foods brewer’s yeast as a yeast nutrient? on 01-14-2012 at 03:32 AM
    Uhh... I'm a little confused. Is this a nutritional yeast marketed as "brewers yeast?"Yeast
    nutrient should not be expensive. Moreover, I think most homebrewers agree that great beer can
    be made witho...

  • Posted in thread: Nottingham, sulfur aroma... documenting my journey on 01-14-2012 at 03:02 AM
    So last week I allowed SWMBO to brew an irish red "on her own." I did the recipe, mashing, and
    advisory work, and she was very proud. We fermented it on Notty, which kicked off within 6
    hours and ferm...

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