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  • West Suburbs of Chicago
  • Woodworking,reading,and now brewing
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  • I was tired of paying so much for the beers I liked and I have wanted to try brewing for a couple of years. I finally decided to just go for it.
  • Barleywine, pale ale
  • Red Rye IPA
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  • Ed's Haus Pale Ale, Red Bank Ale, Belgian dubbel, Belgian pale ale, 999 barleywine, The Abyss imperial stout, Yooper's oatmeal stout,
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  • Posted in thread: Edworts Apfelwein and me on 07-11-2014 at 11:14 AM
    Wow. Reviving a 6 year old thread. Sent from my iPhone using Home Brew

  • Posted in thread: An easy question about mash and sparge volume on 07-08-2014 at 07:53 PM
    If you leave water behind, it stands to reason that you leave the sugar dissolved in that water
    behind. I always only sparge with the volume that makes my pre-boil volume correct. That said,
    1 quart s...

  • Posted in thread: exBEERiment Results: Fresh vs. Harvested Yeast on 07-08-2014 at 07:09 PM
    Cool experiment. I usually use US-05 (rehydrated) and have the next couple beers planned so
    that I can harvest the yeast for them. I haven't gone past the third brew yet, mostly because
    by then I am o...

  • Posted in thread: Malt/Hop Bill Feedback on 07-08-2014 at 05:23 PM
    Your hops look good to me. If anything you could push each addition back 5 minutes - so you
    have a 15 - 10 - 5 - 0 minute(s). That would drop your IBUs back a hair also. However, I will
    say that it is...

  • Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 07-04-2014 at 05:53 PM
    6 gallons of an amber ale. Seem right to do one on the 4th! Be safe everyone :mug:1

  • Posted in thread: FastRack - FastFerment Giveaway - Open to all! on 07-03-2014 at 05:38 PM
    Count me in! And thanks!

  • Posted in thread: What's in your fermenter(s)? on 06-21-2014 at 04:47 PM
    15 gallons RIS, 5.5 gallons of "light" stout (partigyle from RIS), 6 gallons of citra dry
    hopped pale that I hope to bottle today. Sent from my iPhone using Home Brew

  • Posted in thread: long primary on 06-21-2014 at 01:47 AM
    Primary for a year??Even I would have found time to rack to secondary!He bought it a year ago,
    but brewed it a couple of months ago. So I would say no worries. Sent from my iPhone using Home

  • Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 06-14-2014 at 08:05 PM
    A RIS with a partigyle, the stout will eventually oaked and vanilla,:rockin:Me too. I borrowed
    a friend' mash tun and did a double batch of imperial stout with a 6 gallon partigyle of a
    small stout. U...

  • Posted in thread: Wanna help me plan my choices at a rare beer festival? on 06-03-2014 at 06:37 PM
    For sure the Dragon's Milk. A few years ago I was at the brew pub looking through their library
    beers and had the chance to buy the 2006. I was told by out tour guide that the 2008 was a
    little better...