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  • American Southwest
  • Electronics tech mostly retired. Noobie to brewing having started out with Mr. Beer and just now trying my hand at bigger stuff.
  • Astronomy, good brew
  • retired
  • James P. Fisher
  • 60's, some classical
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  • Been brewing about a year now. I know just enough to be dangerous.
  • If I could brew even half as well as Sierra Nevada, I would be a happy camper. Ditto for Guinness stout.

    -a good India Pale ale
    -red Irish ale
    -a smooth rich Porter
    -a tasty stout
  • I don't secondary
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  • Posted in thread: Sanitizing Tap-A-Draft on 03-13-2010 at 05:04 AM
    I would really appreciate advice from those who have used the Tap-A-Draft system.I have a 6
    Liter bottle carbonated and almost ready to use. I think I understand how the dispenser unit is
    attached and...

  • Posted in thread: vacuum sealers? on 02-07-2010 at 07:42 AM
    I've tried one brand of low cost vacuum sealing bags from the local grocery with lame results.
    The bags lose seal over time. Anybody know of a good quality brand of vacuum storage system?
    And a relate...

  • Posted in thread: Pitching US-05 on 02-02-2010 at 09:46 AM
    I work hard at pampering the yeasties, so I re-hydrate in 80 to 90 deg. water with GoFerm.
    Also, my wort usually winds up with a thick layer of foam at pitching time which tends to cause
    dry yeast to ...

  • Posted in thread: Nottingham Yeast recall on 01-29-2010 at 04:41 AM
    Great... now I see this thread. I brewed my 1st ever batch the past Sunday and Notty was the
    yeast in the kit I was using. I knew enough to check the date and I remember it was 1/2011. But
    having not ...

  • Posted in thread: understanding expiration dates on 01-21-2010 at 11:07 PM
    Thanks for good advice. Time to brew.

  • Posted in thread: understanding expiration dates on 01-21-2010 at 02:17 PM
    I'm new to using liquid yeast. I'm planning an ale using White Labs WLP005. The vial label says
    'best if used by April 20-10'. Is this April of 2010, or April 20 of 2010?So I'm a little
    confused. I'm ...

  • Posted in thread: 1 year aged pale ale on 01-20-2010 at 12:30 PM
    Waytogo! Can you make a general comparison between the taste of this beer at older vs. younger?
    It really is beautifully clear.

  • Posted in thread: kegging opinions please on 01-19-2010 at 10:08 AM
    I'm want to start kegging my beer, but don't have fridge space for 5 gallon corny kegs. So I'm
    looking at the 2-3 gallon systems that use disposable CO2 cartridges for charging. The idea is
    that I can...

  • Posted in thread: Who likes using a bottle tree? on 01-17-2010 at 09:50 AM
    Have one, love it.

  • Posted in thread: Safale US -05 vs. Pacman Activator Yeast on 01-14-2010 at 09:37 AM
    I've never used Pacman. But Safale 05 is a fantastic yeast. If the fermentation is done
    properly, the result is unbelievably clean and crisp.

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