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Kirk McRight
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Slow start...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kirk McRight Mar 25, 2010. 7 Replies

I just had a brew take nearly 60 hrs to show any krausen or signs of fermentation, but it's bubbling pretty good now and getting better. I've never had a beer take that long to get started. Is this…Continue

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Kirk McRight is attending ASH Editor's event

Gerneal Meeting Four Peaks Sept 21 7PM at Four Preaks Brewing

September 21, 2010 from 7pm to 9pm
PLEASE RSVP.....The September meeting for the Arizona Society of Homebrewers will take place at Four Peaks Brewing in Tempe. Since this is a licensed brewing operation there are a few critical rules we need to observe.We are allowed to bring homebrew, but we must bring all beer through the back door. No non-Four Peaks beer can ever be brought into the Bar and Restaurant.Bring your ASH card so that we can quickly check you in and wristband you.If you have been attending ASH meeting and are not…See More
Sep 21, 2010
Kirk McRight is attending Rob Fullmer's event

Weds, July 21st General Meeting at World Class Beverages at World Class Beverages

July 21, 2010 from 7pm to 9pm
Join us as we celebrate our continued partnership with World Class Beverages on this special Wednesday meeting at WCB.
Jul 21, 2010
Kirk McRight commented on Matt Weber's blog post Thanks for coming out to Sleepy Dog!
"It was good to meet you, Matt. Thanks for the walk-thru, I really enjoyed it!"
Jun 25, 2010
Kirk McRight replied to ASH Editor's discussion Sleepy Dog—Local Mutt Competition
"Finally, I get to attend a get-together. Looking forward to it. My schedule has kept me from the last two monthly meetings and more =P"
Jun 23, 2010
Kirk McRight replied to Rob Fullmer's discussion ASH is looking at new meeting space
"I might suggest to some of our members that if they live in an apartment complex that has a club house that it may be had for free or relatively cheap if a member lives there. Just an idea."
Apr 8, 2010
Ben Lipman and Kirk McRight are now friends
Apr 6, 2010
Kirk McRight replied to Kirk McRight's discussion Slow start...
"Excellent, Patrick. Brewer's Connection is right down the street for me. Hopefully I'll be able to do a starter for the Brewout on the 3rd. Thanks."
Mar 25, 2010
Patrick Barch replied to Kirk McRight's discussion Slow start...
"Thanks! It was fun building it! Brewers connection has stirbars in stock, as for the magnet orientation, I just used that nametag magnet thing as-is. The magnets seem to both be in the same direction, (they both repel or attract another magnet…"
Mar 25, 2010
Kirk McRight replied to Kirk McRight's discussion Slow start...
"Thanks Patrick. Actually I've already made a stirplate for the most part. I've got a 3 inch fan with potentiometer and a 5v 700mA power supply that seems to work pretty well (i.e., not TOO fast). I was just going to try a couple small bar…"
Mar 24, 2010

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Rob Fullmer replied to Kirk McRight's discussion Slow start...
"I like making starters because it lets you brew a little bit during the weekday."
Mar 24, 2010
Patrick Barch replied to Kirk McRight's discussion Slow start...
"Kirk, I was a bit sketchy on making a starter for my liquid yeast brews, I did a little looking into how its done and how to build a stirplate to get the most out of the process, it turned out to be quite easy! my stirplate build works great and was…"
Mar 24, 2010
Kirk McRight replied to Kirk McRight's discussion Slow start...
"Thanks Rob. I've always heard it's best to keep some backup yeast on hand, but there's nothing like first-hand experience, right? Like you said, lesson learned. Hopefully I'll get lucky this time. I was pretty careful about…"
Mar 18, 2010

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What type of brewing do you do?
Extract with steeped grains, Partial mash

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At 6:48pm on January 20, 2010,
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Tom Boggan
hell yeah man, way to kick off the new year
At 4:37pm on January 20, 2010,
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Ben Conner
Welcome to the new site! Good meeting ya at the meeting yesterday!

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