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FurloughFermentation – All grain brewing

I got a request to post details of our all-grain setup here. Unfortunately, it’s in another state, but I’m slowly rebuilding it–better. Our system was a recirculating mash system (RMS) with fairly precise temperature control. The temperatures were controlled via … Continue reading

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FurloughFermentation – Days 2-5

Yes, still behind… On day 2, I made a pumpkin beer, while on day 3 I made a Dunkelweizen. The pumpkin beer was a bit of a failure, but I’ll describe my process here anyway. The Dunkel was a store-provided … Continue reading

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FurloughFermentation – Zweiten Marzen

I know, I’m way behind–today is for catch-up. Government shutdown, day 1. A friend of mine and I built a recirculating mash system (RMS) for all-grain brewing. 10-12 gallon batches, wonderful results. Being geeks, the temperatures were all computer controlled. … Continue reading

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Furlough Fermentation

Those reading likely are aware that I am a research scientist with the US Geological Survey. That is, until Congress shut down the government; now I am furloughed along with 800,000 other Federal Employees. I am literally forbidden from working, … Continue reading

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Doomsday!

OK, let me be clear: the world is not going to end with any statistically significant probability on December 21st.  However, if you do want to get a rise out of someone go tweet @badastronomer Phil Plait and ask about … Continue reading

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Passing of Sir Patrick Moore

It is with sadness that we note the passing of Sir Patrick Moore.  Sir Moore, astronomer and friend of science education, passed away at his home at the age of 89, surrounded by “close friends, carers, and his cat, Ptolemy.” … Continue reading

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