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  • Webberville, Michigan
  • 34 years old, full-time college student pursuing physics degree, auto worker, very novice homebrewer
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  • My first and only brew (so far) is called "Fred's Scotch and so is this Ale" and I'm am anxiously waiting for it to ferment I'll let ya know how it goes.


  • Posted in thread: Brew Science Forum Introduction on 04-21-2009 at 05:38 PM
    Awesome new forum (at least new to me), great idea!

  • Posted in thread: overcarbed keg on 04-21-2009 at 05:14 PM
    I heard from my LHBS that if you drop the keg on the floor from about six inches height that
    the carbonation will come out of suspension quite readily, I haven't tried this yet though.

  • Posted in thread: Keep getting pieces of grain into boil kettle through FB on 04-16-2009 at 06:08 PM
    I have this problem with my bucket in a bucket lauter tun especially with pilsner malt it
    seems. I have always just used a small strainer and stirred my boil kettle through the strainer
    with a large s...

  • Posted in thread: Flaked Corn on 02-15-2009 at 08:27 PM
    Flaked corn is much less processed and is probably 100% corn, unlike (I suspect) corn flakes. I
    would be afraid of corn flakes gumming up your sparging process. By the way, I have brewed this
    beer a c...

  • Posted in thread: Cold crashing and then bottle conditioning? on 02-15-2009 at 08:16 PM
    I think cold crashing is usually used for force carbonation. The most important part in cold
    crashing is the cold. Preferably, you should slowly reduce the temp down to about 38 degrees.
    Ideally about...

  • Posted in thread: Is 140 too low to mash? on 01-05-2009 at 04:34 PM
    If your OG is good then I say go for it. Write down what you did just in case you really like
    the beer when it finishes.

  • Posted in thread: Is 140 too low to mash? on 01-05-2009 at 04:14 PM
    Can you check for conversion using the iodine test or hydrometer?

  • Posted in thread: bottling a lager on 01-03-2009 at 08:17 PM
    At refrigerator temp your beer will carbonate extremely slowly if at all (probably not at all).
    If you used corn sugar to prime your bottles the higher temps will not change the flavor of
    your beer be...

  • Posted in thread: Do I need to step mash pilsen malt? on 09-01-2008 at 02:06 PM
    I'll just go for it. Thanks for the quick reply.

  • Posted in thread: Do I need to step mash pilsen malt? on 09-01-2008 at 01:57 PM
    I am brewing my first lager today and I am using about 10% pilsen malt along with the other
    grains like pale malt and flaked maize. Do I need to step mash the pilsen malt? I certainly can
    if I need to...