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    ABOUT ME

  • It's always sunny in Philadelphia
  • It all started in March of 2010 when my brewing buddy got a starter kit for his birthday. Less than 2 months later my wife got me a starter kit for my birthday and we have been non-stop since then. Eventhough we are both extremely busy and our small apartments in Chicago make brewing a little challenging, we are still brewing a batch almost every month. We have progressed from extract for our 1st 5 batches to PM for the next 8 and recently went AG (7 batches down). We like big bold beers and are learning a ton while trying to brew them.
  • Blonde Barleywine
  • #1 - 6.5gal = Empty, #2 - 6.5gal = Empty, #3 - 5.0gal = Empty, #4 - 5.0gal = Empty
  • #1 - 5.0gal = Empty, #2 - 5.0gal = Empty, #3 - Spent Bourbon Barrel = DRiFTER Barleywine V2 (Post DiABLO), #4 - 6.5gal = KEN's SPiKED Porter
  • DOOZiE Russian Imperial Stout (V2), DRiFTER Barleywine (V1), SKiP's Pale Ale (V3), SS's IPA, Belgian Quad, Belgian Table
  • Male
  • Married
  • Chicago
  • IL

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  • Posted in thread: High Gravity Carbonation Issue on 08-16-2013 at 06:39 PM
    I definitely think the suggestion of adding some yeast at bottling is a good idea. I would use
    the same yeast though, don't want to add a more attenuative yeast and make bottle bombs.

  • Posted in thread: High Gravity Carbonation Issue on 08-16-2013 at 06:38 PM
    Still not there yet and it has been a full year in the bottles now. I would consider it right
    now as lightly carbonated, think BA Plead the 5th (if you have been lucky enough to try that).
    The bottles...

  • Posted in thread: Mold in Bourbon Barrel on 06-21-2013 at 03:39 AM
    Thing is that mold grows relatively deep into the pores of wood. Topical solutions will not
    kill the roots.Barrels should preferably be stored full of water and some citric acid so they
    don't mold in ...

  • Posted in thread: Mold in Bourbon Barrel on 06-20-2013 at 02:03 PM
    Fill it with boiling water. When cooled, dump water and add some bourbon. Just keep rotating
    the barrel daily until you're ready to fill it.That was my original plan, do you think the
    bourbon will wip...

  • Posted in thread: Mold in Bourbon Barrel on 06-20-2013 at 01:59 PM
    You have absolutely nothing to lose and everything to gain by trying to salvage this barrel, so
    let's just take it apart and fix it.1. take off the lid with the intent of returning it to a
    sealable co...

  • Posted in thread: Mold in Bourbon Barrel on 06-20-2013 at 01:58 PM
    Some barrel care stuff on this site.I've never tried to take care of my own
    barrel...--LexusChrisThank you! Very helpful tips there.

  • Posted in thread: Mold in Bourbon Barrel on 06-20-2013 at 01:54 PM
    Sorry, but I don't know if I'd trust putting 5 gallons of beer in there. I have a barrel that
    I've also used twice now. I don't have another plan for my barrel so I rinsed it out really
    well with hot ...

  • Posted in thread: Mold in Bourbon Barrel on 06-20-2013 at 01:52 PM
    I'd put it under equipment/sanitationDon't know much about barrels, but do wonder how that mold
    (and other bugs in there) can be removed/sanitized so your next beer will be yummy. Infections
    can be ve...

  • Posted in thread: Mold in Bourbon Barrel on 06-20-2013 at 02:25 AM
    Anyone have some advice on this? We are unsure if this barrel is salvageable, or we should just
    move on.

  • Posted in thread: Mold in Bourbon Barrel on 06-15-2013 at 05:58 PM
    Here is a picture128752

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