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  • I have been making beer on and off for the better part of a decade or longer; never been too over the top about it, and I will not say that I know very much about it. But, I've always liked hombrewing, so when I found this forum, which is a great resource, I might add, I decided to learn a few new things about the subject.
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  • Posted in thread: Experienced Brewer First Time BIAB, Couple of Questions on 02-23-2014 at 04:40 PM
    Phuff, I actually came to BIAB after, let's see ... 18 years now that I counted ... of brewing
    experience. I too have been brewing since the 1996, 1995, or 1994... somewhere in there. We
    used to BIAB ...

  • Posted in thread: New Brewery Tour on 10-22-2012 at 06:31 PM
    related... [ame="

  • Posted in thread: New Brewery Tour on 10-22-2012 at 06:27 PM

  • Posted in thread: Madison, WI homebrewer with a question about Boston's/Mass' Laws on 10-12-2012 at 12:27 PM
    In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts malt beverages not distiled with an alcohol content
    consistent with beer manufactured in a residence can be transported to the residence of friends
    or family. All ...

  • Posted in thread: Does adding gelatin oxygenate my beer? on 10-12-2012 at 02:42 AM
    I've been using gelatin to clarify my last couple of batches of beer. It's been very effective,
    but when I dumped my gelatin solution into my carboy tonight, it occurred to me that this
    process might ...

  • Posted in thread: gelatin finings? on 10-05-2012 at 03:20 AM
    Seriously, Knox gelatin is the way to go.Add it to a keg along with priming sugar and sit back
    and wait. Crystal clear and carbonated to my liking everytime.

  • Posted in thread: anyone used this yeast on 10-05-2012 at 03:11 AM
    Bry-97 is exactly what he is asking about.Knowing very little about it. It is a welcome
    addition... I remember when there were a lot more varieties of dry yeast.

  • Posted in thread: Logan, Utah: Brew-stuff for sale... on 03-31-2012 at 05:57 PM
    Hey Brewdudes, (I know could have put this in the classifieds. Mods feel free to move it if you
    think it best.)I am a Logan, UT. brewer sending out a feeler. I have some spare equipment that
    I am look...

  • Posted in thread: What Styles Can Be Made by SMaSH? on 03-17-2012 at 02:11 AM
    Howdy,I have a lot of Marris Otter as well as a pound each of Nugget, Cascade, Galena,
    Williamette, Columbus and Centennial. I'm not averse to toasting some of the MO.What can I make
    besides a cream a...

  • Posted in thread: I dont know what I just brewed on 03-17-2012 at 02:05 AM
    Last week I brewed a kitchen sink strong-ale, starting out at 1.080 SG.Target hops, Halcyon,
    Belgian Pils, Malted Oats, Crystal Malts 40 and 150, Amber Malt, Brown Malt, some Dry Malt
    Extract and a da...

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November 11, 2010  •  06:22 PM
It is quite a mistake to suppose that, when a man desires an alcoholic drink, he necessarily desires alcohol.

Let a man walk ten miles steadily on a hot summer's day along a dusty English road, and he will soon discover why beer was invented. The fact that beer has a very slight stimulating quality will be quite among the smallest reasons that induce him to ask for it.

In short, he will not be in the least desiring alcohol; he will be desiring beer.