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JoshR last won the day on October 31 2018

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About JoshR

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  • Birthday 10/14/1977

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    Tucson, AZ
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    Brewing, bowling, camping, hiking, hunting, video games, winemaking, fermenting anything I can get my hands on. I also competitively race bicycles.

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  1. JoshR

    Star San

    Like these guys said, the foam won't hurt anything, but if you MUST have less foam, there is a product you can find called Saniclean. It's from the same company as Starsan and is basically the same as Starsan, but a low-foaming version.
  2. JoshR

    Paulaner Oktoberfest Marzen

    Hoppysmile! Glad to see you again!!
  3. JoshR

    BrewMax Booster won't dissolve??

    Don't worry if it doesn't completely dissolve. The yeast will find their way.
  4. JoshR

    What should I do with this beer?

    Also, why not Brett AND fruit?
  5. JoshR

    What should I do with this beer?

    Now That's what I call "pellicle porn". Sexy! 😍
  6. JoshR

    Hazy IPA dry-hopping tips?

    I do still like their cucumber sour. Very good, but I hate buying it. lol
  7. JoshR

    Hazy IPA dry-hopping tips?

    Not to offend anyone, but I don't consider 10 Barrel a "craft brewery" because they are owned by AB Inbev and are not eligible for the "Craft Brewed" label from the American Brewers Association. I also wouldn't consider that good competition. They already "lost" when they sold out to ABI.
  8. JoshR

    MUG Nationals

    Congrats to all who placed!! Wish I had entered this year, but with my move, I just didn't have time (it also wouldn't have been fair...lol...). Great job on the saison, @Creeps McLane, it was fantastic and definitely the favorite! 🍻
  9. JoshR

    Is this an infection?

    It's not an infection @Jdub. I've used that yeast many times and it reacts the same way. It's common for the kveik strains.
  10. JoshR

    Backstory on my brewing experience

    Welcome, oldbagobones! It's amazing how far beer brewing has come on the social level in the past 20 years or so. Back in the day, you were considered sort of a mad scientist (of the best kind) when making beer - no one else was doing it. Nowadays, I have all sorts of friends asking me for recipes while sharing theirs, as well! It's a great bonding experience for everyone - not just the brewer, but the drinker, too. Welcome back to the obsession! 🍻
  11. JoshR

    Conditioning/Cider flavor

    Don't worry. You're good, bro. Just never ship beer via USPS. Always use UPS and FedEx and never tell them what's in it. If they do ask, just say it's yeast samples. Technically, it's true and legal. Cheers!
  12. Hit me up when this happens. Who knows where I'll be?
  13. JoshR

    MUG Nationals

    Confirmed! The competition is still on. I won't be organizing it, but I will be competing and judging, so be sure you bring your best beer, boys! 😈
  14. JoshR

    ABV boost

    Glad I was able to help!
  15. JoshR


    I LOVE Tepache! Especially the stuff made at Reverend Nat's Cidery in Portland, OR. As Rick correctly pointed out, it is not a beer. But it is not a liquor, either (liquor is distilled, Tepache is not). Tepache is a type of pineapple cider. And yes, it only takes a few days to ferment because it's not that alcoholic of a beverage to begin with. It only averages about 0.5% to 3% ABV. It uses natural yeast and bacteria found on the pineapple to ferment. It is typically mixed with beer to raise the ABV and temper the sweetness similar to a radler or shandy.