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    Creeps McLane reacted to epete28 in Going With Less Sugar   
    I use 16 oz bottles 90% of the time, and I always go with one teaspoon of sugar. I really dont have an issue with that amount of carbonation, but so many of you seem like it less carbed, so I decided to give it a shot. I've bottled a batch with 3/4 of a teaspoon. We'll see how I like it in about a month, lol.
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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from D Kristof in lagering is soooooo long   
    I drink lagers typically 4-5 weeks after pitching yeast. But i break rules...
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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from kedogn in Starting to think about HME and LME   
    For anyone who cares, i am always open to beer trades. Ill never mistreat your beer
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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from kedogn in Starting to think about HME and LME   
    For anyone who cares, i am always open to beer trades. Ill never mistreat your beer
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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from kedogn in Starting to think about HME and LME   
    For anyone who cares, i am always open to beer trades. Ill never mistreat your beer
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    Creeps McLane reacted to BDawg62 in Starting to think about HME and LME   
    If he is choosing to drink MichUltra over your homebrew it is time to cut him off.
     
    I have cut off two of my nephews after they brought a 12 of MichUltra to my Thanksgiving dinner knowing that I have all of the homebrew they could want.  They don't even get it offered to them yet I offer to others who are there.  My wife says that is mean spirited but I say there are unwritten laws that have been broken and they should be punished.
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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from Bonsai & Brew in lagering is soooooo long   
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    Creeps McLane reacted to efdbrian in lagering is soooooo long   
    @Creeps McLane, I brewed two batches of Helles this spring. One with the traditional cold ferment and the other with the 'quick lager' method. Both started at 49*F. The quick ferment temperature was raised 5*F when it reached 50% fermentation and another 5*F when it was 75% complete. In both cases when fermentation was almost done the temperature was raised for the diacetyl rest. After fermentation they were both cold crashed by lowering the temp 5*F per day until they were in the low 30sF. The traditional fermentation was made prior to the quick lager so that they would have similar conditioning times. After a little over a month I took them to my club meeting and performed a triangle test. Of the 10 people that participated, 8 correctly picked the different beer. Most commented that the traditional lager fermentation was noticeably smoother, though none of them thought that the quick lager was a bad beer. 
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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from MRB Josh R in 2018 MUG Competition   
    Ooooohhhhh hell yeah. Im in
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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from MRB Josh R in 2018 MUG Competition   
    Ooooohhhhh hell yeah. Im in
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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from D Kristof in Grain Mill Problems 😞   
    I have a cereal killer mill. I’ve been having some serious problems with it. So I decided to spend some time tonight and adjusting it, testing it, adjusting it, and finally being happy with my efforts. So I decided I would post a little anatomy of a grain mill to prevent people from having my problems. First of all, http://braukaiser.com/wiki/index.php/CrushEval that should help.
     
    Lets look here first cuz I think this was the root of my problem. The eye bolts are what lock the rollers to the set gap. The nuts are what lock the eye bolts in place thus reinforcing the roller setting. The process to set the gap is as follows: loosen eye bolts and the nuts should loosen with it. I then loosen the nuts a little further to ensure the eye bolt tighten up first. Next, I adjust the rollers. I have wooden shims that I kinda eye up and just make sure both sides are even. If both sides are not adjusted evenly then you’ll get grains that are more chopped than crushed. Find your setting, tighten eye bolts, tighten nuts. Go ahead and test. 

    these are the roller gap setting knobs.  The numbers are there more as guides. Mine don’t match up but the rollers do. However if you don’t monkey with it as much as I do then these should align correctly. 
     when you’re done, both rollers should be perfectly symmetrical. I set mine pretty tight cuz I am a big fan of wheat and rye in my beers and the grain is a little smaller than normal 2 row. Plus I mash in a sack.  When I test mine, I make sure I have grain on both ends on the mill and then I look and make sure both ends are crushing the same. 

     
    like me I said. I was having problems. I did a little research and saved myself from buying another set of rollers. After every brew day I just spray mine out with some condensed air. Boom, done. I hope this helps some one at some point. 
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    Creeps McLane reacted to Bonsai & Brew in 2018 MUG Competition   
    This is awesome!!!
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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from MRB Josh R in 2018 MUG Competition   
    Ooooohhhhh hell yeah. Im in
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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from MRB Josh R in 2018 MUG Competition   
    Ooooohhhhh hell yeah. Im in
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    Creeps McLane reacted to MRB Josh R in 2018 MUG Competition   
    Hey guys! We are hosting a competition for the 2018 MUG Conference (more on the conference soon). While the Conference registration hasn't started yet, the competition registration has. This competition is open to anyone and you do not need to be present to win. Mr. Beer recipes and all-grain recipes are welcome.  Register here:
     
    https://tucsonhomebrewclub.brewcompetition.com/
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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from MRB Tim in Hops   
    Heres lagunitas little sumtin sumtin hop schedule. 

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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from MRB Tim in Hops   
    Heres lagunitas little sumtin sumtin hop schedule. 

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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from kedogn in Stick on Thermometer   
    I always go with the more solid color. If theyre both equally solid then i split the difference. To me, the difference in a degree doesnt bother me. As long as i know a ball park figure

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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from kedogn in Stick on Thermometer   
    I always go with the more solid color. If theyre both equally solid then i split the difference. To me, the difference in a degree doesnt bother me. As long as i know a ball park figure

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    Creeps McLane reacted to Cato in Upcoming Brewing Schedule   
    Lol, my first thought was how does one head north in Wisconsin? Then I remembered that Michigan has that little finger peninsula that sticks out, or of course maybe your headed to Canada!
    Regardless, looking forward to hearing about your yeast harvesting venture.
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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from Cato in Upcoming Brewing Schedule   
    Tomorrow were headed up north. My plan is to take two mason jars and some wort up there and collect some yeast. Ill be sure to keep yall up to date on that adventure 
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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from D Kristof in What should I do with this beer?   
    This poll went further than just this forum. My wife, four year old and two year old also said brett. That brought it up to 8, which beats 7 for fruit. The two year old was quite persistent 
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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from Cato in What should I do with this beer?   
    I transferred 5 gallons of beer into a carboy with a healthy splash of omegas c2c American farmhouse yeast in it. Let the brett take control!!!
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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from D Kristof in What should I do with this beer?   
    This poll went further than just this forum. My wife, four year old and two year old also said brett. That brought it up to 8, which beats 7 for fruit. The two year old was quite persistent 
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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from D Kristof in What should I do with this beer?   
    This poll went further than just this forum. My wife, four year old and two year old also said brett. That brought it up to 8, which beats 7 for fruit. The two year old was quite persistent 
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