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bio website brewathon.com
location Milwaukee, WI
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I have been brewing since 2009, with every attempt to expand and improve since. Also helped found a Milwaukee, WI based brew club, Brewathon, in 2011.

Always Brewing.


Aug
19
answered Can I steep grains ahead of time?
Aug
19
comment Using Pyrex Graham condenser as counterflow chiller?
+1 I agree that this should work, but also my only question would be how it would hold up to wear. But I guess, if it's made for hot chemicals in chemistry, where should there be the harm?
Aug
19
comment Do I need to adjust for temperature with a refractometer?
I would second always letting the sample cool on the refractometer for a few minutes before reading, I've been burned by this before.
Aug
15
comment Can Olive Oil REPLACE oxygenating wort
+1 I don't care who ya are, that's a good answer right there.
Aug
15
answered When is the most critical time to control fermentation temperature?
Aug
15
comment When is the most critical time to control fermentation temperature?
I would love to see this 'swamp chiller' rig you speak of...I vote SWAMP CHILLER :)
Aug
14
answered Ways to better utilize hops with a coffeepress?
Aug
13
comment Possible to intensify/increase the amount of yeast flavor?
@DennyConn Ya, the recipe was the same as my previous hefe. One thing I question if it made a difference, was I scraped the yeast cake off after 24 hours, so that it could form again. I wonder if the yeast cake is left alone, that it almost acts like a sealed barrier between the active yeast under neath and the air above. In the Brewing TV episode, they actually do this 2-3 separate times, along with mild agitation.
Aug
13
revised Possible to intensify/increase the amount of yeast flavor?
Update on results of following method in selected answer.
Aug
11
answered What difference does the crush make for steeped grains?
Aug
11
answered Ice the wort for fast cooling
Aug
9
comment harmful mold growing in fermentation freezer?
Seriously...just clean out your freezer. No need to over think this and get all analytical.
Aug
8
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Aug
8
comment What solution of hard alcohol is sufficient to sanitize and infuse something for addition to a fermenting beer?
I would do this before adding booze...like @DavidPGB stated, making a "tea" works well.
Aug
8
comment What solution of hard alcohol is sufficient to sanitize and infuse something for addition to a fermenting beer?
+1 on making a "tea".
Aug
8
answered harmful mold growing in fermentation freezer?
Aug
7
comment What solution of hard alcohol is sufficient to sanitize and infuse something for addition to a fermenting beer?
+1 I also agree with not sanitizing, and have never had a problem myself.
Aug
3
comment When should I add apricot puree to a Belgian beer?
The general consensus is to add in secondary, and you may want to review this post: homebrew.stackexchange.com/q/490/2518. That should give you details you need.
Aug
3
comment Freezer-pack-based cooling
+1 I would recommend the same. And definitely submerge the fermentor as much as possible.
Aug
1
answered Advice for converting to outdoor propane brewing