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  1. Punx Clever

    3 word story

    Time for re-boot
  2. Punx Clever

    Keep One, Drop One - Word Game

    country cookin'
  3. Punx Clever

    Diacetyl rest

    The way I understand the process of yeast cleaning up diacetyl... The Diacetyl precursor, alpha-acetolactate (AAL), is produced as a byproduct of active fermentation. It oxidizes to diacetyl, at which point the yeast will convert it into diols, which have a much higher taste threshold. This...
  4. Punx Clever

    What are you listening to (music!!!) right now? Embarrassing or not... share

    I find myself in the drunken ramblings section fairly often when work goes haywire... so here's this:
  5. Punx Clever

    So who's brewing this weekend?

    Saturday is going to be a Dunkel Dopplebock. I screwed it up last time learning how to use my Spike Solo... I've got it sorted out now.
  6. Punx Clever

    3 word story

    worked as expected
  7. Punx Clever

    How Many Gallons Brewed In 2021

    11 gallons of no-chill märzen... 1936 + 11 = 1947
  8. Punx Clever

    New post a picture of your pint

    "Blue Can" American Light Lager. Just went into the keg Sunday, so clarity and carbonation are both lacking... But it's a damn tasty yeast starter anyways. Can't wait for the märzen that went in after it.
  9. Punx Clever

    Best advice to give a new brewer?

    Nah man, nothing like a nice, brisk, 6am brew day with a big ol' cup of hot coffee! I'd say no brew(s) before the boil though!
  10. Punx Clever

    Best advice to give a new brewer?

    As several others have mentioned already, my best advice for someone looking to improve their beer is to invest in temperature controlled fermentation. Why? Well, you don't actually make beer. You make the sugar-water that we call wort. The yeast turn that wort into beer. You want your...
  11. Punx Clever

    Spike Solo Owner's Thread

    Based on that, I suspect that you'd also say that checking on my smoker every couple hours or so while cooking up a brisket is a recipe for a catastrophic fire. Nah, I disagree. I took the time to figure out what my production rate is on my RO system and check on it several times throughout...
  12. Punx Clever

    New post a picture of your pint

    For a first attempt at the style, and even for a mature recipe, I can't be happier with this English Brown Ale. This is a hard (vertical) pour at 10 psi and 38°F (2.4 vol).
  13. Punx Clever

    Spike Solo Owner's Thread

    Day before. I get 4-6 gph out of my RO unit. Usually brew on Saturdays, so get home from work on Friday, set up system, start filling water, check on it every couple of hours while I do chores, cook dinner, etc.
  14. Punx Clever

    Remaining CO2 in Cylinder

    You are looking for a marking that starts with a "T". My current 20# CO2 cylinder has a rare weight of 11.4 kg, which comes out to just about 25 lbs.
  15. Punx Clever

    FINALLY ordered an RO setup! What should I know?

    Like I said, it's been a while (and quite a few beers) since I installed the system... :drunk: I realized what I said and edited the post... but you must have grabbed the quote before I did. Might have cut the 2:1 bypass in half. Short of pulling apart the waste line to see, I couldn't say...
  16. Punx Clever

    FINALLY ordered an RO setup! What should I know?

    Yup. Not that big of a deal though, I'm OK with slower production rate... I just collect water the day before brewing. Concur. This falls in the category of "don't look a gift horse in the mouth". Christmas present form the old man. It's been a while since I set everything up, but if I...
  17. Punx Clever

    FINALLY ordered an RO setup! What should I know?

    Your right, I misremembered. Apparently it's a 300gpd unit. Stealth-RO300™ System with Upgraded KDF85/Catalytic Carbon Filter I suppose my 30-40psi well water is the cause of the ~100gpd actual production rate. Produces up to 300 GPD (gallons per day)/12 GPH (gallons per hour) of ultra-pure...
  18. Punx Clever

    What are you drinking now?

    I've been hitting a cider I brewed with guava paste and dry hopped with African Queen pretty heavy today
  19. Punx Clever

    Keep One, Drop One - Word Game

    interactive stimulation
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