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Old 08-05-2013, 09:02 PM   #1
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Hello everyone,

Well, I took the plunge and tried my first all-grain adventure yesterday. I started with a nice American pale ale. My batch has been in the fermenter for about 24 hours now and I've got my fingers crossed.

In the past I've only done a couple extract batches which tasted fine, but were pretty boring to make. All-grain definitely promises to be a much more interesting adventure!

Why am I attracted to homebrewing? Well, I love to cook and I used to be a chemist (I have a PhD in organic chemistry, but I don't work in chemistry anymore). Homebrewing is basically a combination of chemistry and cooking (with a bit of microbiology thrown in), so the attraction is natural for me.

I look forward to sharing my adventures and learning with this group.

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Old 08-05-2013, 09:36 PM   #2
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Welcome aboard! Where at in Chicago? I'm south burbs.

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Old 08-05-2013, 09:45 PM   #3
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Southwest burbs...La Grange

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You are going to love amateur brewing. While the cooking side of brewing is fun, it was the biochemical and microbiological aspects of brewing that hooked me. You will be amazed at how much better your beer will get after you master the quality control aspects of brewing. Good microbiological quality control makes the difference between good beer and great beer. Yeast is the most important ingredient in beer.

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Old 08-06-2013, 01:00 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by FatDaddy64
Hello everyone,

Well, I took the plunge and tried my first all-grain adventure yesterday. I started with a nice American pale ale. My batch has been in the fermenter for about 24 hours now and I've got my fingers crossed.

In the past I've only done a couple extract batches which tasted fine, but were pretty boring to make. All-grain definitely promises to be a much more interesting adventure!

Why am I attracted to homebrewing? Well, I love to cook and I used to be a chemist (I have a PhD in organic chemistry, but I don't work in chemistry anymore). Homebrewing is basically a combination of chemistry and cooking (with a bit of microbiology thrown in), so the attraction is natural for me.

I look forward to sharing my adventures and learning with this group.
Are we having fun yet!?!? Just made the switch to all grain and did an American Pale for my first recipe also. We won't talk too much about the Pale Ale , but I'm currently sippin on an Amber Ale I did for my second batch and it's super tasty.
Keep up the good work!
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