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Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-02-2011, 06:54 PM
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Oh come now, surely you had enough blue screen of...

Oh come now, surely you had enough blue screen of death time in Engineering school to be able to troubleshoot a windows box.

I chime in on this thread about a year ago as a Mechanical Engineer....
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-03-2011, 08:16 AM
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Views: 1,044
Posted By Sedge
turns 59 this year

turns 59 this year
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-03-2011, 08:09 AM
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Views: 1,950
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What exactly is the cream of tartar supposed to...

What exactly is the cream of tartar supposed to do? It's acidic, which seems like it would thin out the mouthfeel if anything. Its usually used in pH balancing applications in food to counteract...
Forum: Mead Forum 02-13-2011, 12:24 AM
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Views: 837
Posted By Sedge
Unfortunately, there really is nothing you can do...

Unfortunately, there really is nothing you can do about higher alcohol presence in your mead. If your goal is to lend some mouthfeel back to them or change the attack on your palette (acidity/tannin...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-04-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,400
Posted By Sedge
just moved out of philly, good thing i'm...

just moved out of philly, good thing i'm close-ish to PDX now.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-24-2011, 07:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 844
Posted By Sedge
The pic I posted above is actually WLP530 @60 in...

The pic I posted above is actually WLP530 @60 in a 50 environment...good healthy starters and servomyces + this yeast = blowoff, I don't care what temp you're at. There's no rule of thumb when...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-24-2011, 04:59 AM
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Posted By Sedge
This. I let my late/flameout additions sit...

This.

I let my late/flameout additions sit in the hot wort for about 10 minute before the chiller gets turned on, where it can take another 5-10 minutes to come out of the 'hop tea' temp range....
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-24-2011, 04:54 AM
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Posted By Sedge
you sleep in an uncomfortably warm room because...

you sleep in an uncomfortably warm room because the space heater is putting a carboy through a diacetyl rest...and its your roommate's beer, not yours (he won't take care of it properly)
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-24-2011, 04:52 AM
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as a homebrewer your resume is your beer...bring...

as a homebrewer your resume is your beer...bring them bottles. Paramecium hit it head on about the early morning thing. I just interned at a McMenamins and we were in at 8, out by 2.

I went to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-24-2011, 04:44 AM
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Posted By Sedge
Normally I'd agree, but having just interned as...

Normally I'd agree, but having just interned as assistant brewer at a McMenamins in Corvallis I have to say that some of them are cranking out good beer. The recipes may not be awe-inspiring, but if...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-24-2011, 04:34 AM
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Posted By Sedge
5 gallons IPA, 5 gallons Dubbel, 5 gallons Cider,...

5 gallons IPA, 5 gallons Dubbel, 5 gallons Cider, 5 Gallons Amber Ale

1477 + 1497 gal
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-24-2011, 04:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 844
Posted By Sedge
yeah milk jug, bucket, or growler works great. ...

yeah milk jug, bucket, or growler works great.

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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-24-2011, 04:12 AM
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Views: 961
Posted By Sedge
You live in Portland...go to a Market of Choice...

You live in Portland...go to a Market of Choice or any fancy schmancy grocery store, go to the baking section and look for rice syrup...shouldn't be a problem to find it.

If you can really only...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-18-2010, 04:43 AM
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Just saw a commercial for this on Comedy Central....

Just saw a commercial for this on Comedy Central. Threw me for a loop at first cause I just moved out of the shadow of Dogfish Head to Oregon and thought Sam was getting into the tv ad campaigns a la...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-18-2010, 07:59 PM
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Posted By Sedge
Yeah I'm a fan of Soracho Ace so I say go for it....

Yeah I'm a fan of Soracho Ace so I say go for it. I think it'll be delicious if used near flameout in fistfuls (unless its pellets).
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-20-2010, 04:51 PM
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A buddy of mine does small one gallon all grain...

A buddy of mine does small one gallon all grain batches using a short walmart bought cooler and a steamer basket as the false bottom. Works great for him. Sounds like you could set up something...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-11-2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Sedge
You also don't want to boil or cook very long...

You also don't want to boil or cook very long with the zest in there when cooking, as those oils are quite volatile. Throw them in at flameout and let them steep with the lid on in a whirlpool step...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-03-2010, 10:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,033
Posted By Sedge
I'm about to go start graduate study at Oregon...

I'm about to go start graduate study at Oregon State University in their food science program. They offer a fermentation science concentration in the undergrad level and have the labs the support...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-03-2010, 10:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,011
Posted By Sedge
I will happily give you detailed feedback.

I will happily give you detailed feedback.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-28-2010, 09:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,270
Posted By Sedge
I would suggest going to Yards Brewing Company...

I would suggest going to Yards Brewing Company over PBC. Beers are way better and the brewers are funny and friendly. Their tasting room opened this year and is quite nice. Plus its a very green...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-28-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 696
Posted By Sedge
Sweet, I've been anticipating trying these. I...

Sweet, I've been anticipating trying these. I love the single hop IPA concept, just wish they didn't cost so much as imports.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-27-2010, 06:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,270
Posted By Sedge
Definitely agree about Iron Hill's knowledgeable...

Definitely agree about Iron Hill's knowledgeable staff. Dock St I've been to many many times when living in West Philly. Absolutely no knowledge in the staff, but Dock St. has a different vibe than...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-10-2010, 01:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 504
Posted By Sedge
Yup yeast should be fine. Just rinse it nicely...

Yup yeast should be fine. Just rinse it nicely with sanitary water at the least before repitching if you find the flavor of the beer to be offensive.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-15-2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By Sedge
Are you bottling or kegging? Laying down a nice...

Are you bottling or kegging? Laying down a nice layer of CO2 to rack onto is a must if you've got the equipment. You should still be careful to avoid splashing when racking, but if it does splash a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-15-2010, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By Sedge
definitely take a gravity reading before making a...

definitely take a gravity reading before making a decision, and taste the sample you pull for said gravity reading. Its tough without having done it a lot, but see if you can detect any off flavors...
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