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bio website brewathon.com
location Milwaukee, WI
age 29
visits member for 1 years, 10 months
seen May 30 '13 at 18:32

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.


Dec
30
comment How to clean my my stove top?
What type of stove do you have? Is it a ceramic glass cooktop?
Nov
15
comment How to clean the inside of a blowoff hose
This is what I do as well.
Nov
15
comment How much malto dextrin is too much? Increasing body of gluten-free homebrew
@Graham Thanks for this note...did not even think of this, but will be sure to do my due diligence RE: the source of the dextrine.
Nov
15
comment How much malto dextrin is too much? Increasing body of gluten-free homebrew
This is great input, especially as I have never used malto dextrine before. Good to hear on the lack of sweetness, and appreciate the suggested amounts for body improvement.
Nov
15
comment How much malto dextrin is too much? Increasing body of gluten-free homebrew
@mdma It just seems that if I'm going through the work to get rid of the gluten, which in this case, is for the purpose of having the beer be easier on the digestive system for a particular beer drinker, that adding milk instead wouldn't necessarily get me closer to a more easily digestible beer. My logic may or may not be sound.
Nov
14
comment Why I can't recap commercial bottles?
No, your red baron capper already supports a larger crown. If you slide out these brackets, you will see what I mean.
Nov
1
comment What should I do about this weird bubble in the sediment?
+1 for just siphon off everything from above it.
Oct
30
comment Licorice flavor Beer
@FrustratedWithFormsDesigner I would make that comment an answer, as I agree that would be the way to go.
Oct
12
comment Can I use liquid nitrogen to cool my wort?
@tallie I've never heard of the "no-chill" method. Could you point to any reference? Really just makes me curious...
Sep
11
comment Wyeast Activator Swelling Expiration time
+1 on keeping it simple...especially since the brew is planned for tonight.
Sep
10
comment How can I tell there is mold in my bottles?
@baka The brush serves the same purpose as your PBW. PBW is useful for removing stuck on soils which are not reachable by a brush. Hardly worth the down vote.
Sep
7
comment Recommendations for a beer style w/ Cherry Extract
Touche good sir! :)
Sep
4
comment Harvested Yeast - What are these layers and do I have too much?
Thanks for the clarification on the layers and info on pitching rates. I am just now entering the "getting into yeast" phase of my home brewing life cycle, so this is very good info for where I am at and where I'm looking to go.
Aug
29
comment Racking a carbonated beer from a keg back to the fermenter
@JoeFish ...absolutely.
Aug
29
comment Is my batch contaminated / infected?
It looks delicious. Making me very thirsty...
Aug
29
comment Racking a carbonated beer from a keg back to the fermenter
Agreed, just make another beer. If you can't muster drinking it, donate the current to a charity or homeless shelter.
Aug
20
comment Is there any danger in fermenting outside?
If the question was instead "Is fermenting outside a bad idea?", the answer would be YES.
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.