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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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