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  • Posted in thread: Cherry Beech Smokebeer (Many Awards) on 05-01-2011 at 04:05 PM
    It took a second place in cat.23 smoked/wood aged beers in the Bay Area's World Cup of Beer. My
    first comp, and my first Lager! I don't know how many entries were in category 23, but there
    were 640 en...

  • Posted in thread: Anderson Valley ESB Clone Wanted - Boont Extra Special Bitter on 03-11-2011 at 03:46 AM
    Been to the brewery... they're pretty secretive (almost defensive) about their recipes. I asked
    one of their brewers about the hopping of the ESB after a brewery tour and several pints in the
    tap room...

  • Posted in thread: Immersion Chiller or CFC, ahhh...the million dollar question. on 07-30-2010 at 01:08 AM
    I get 6.5 gal down to under 70 degrees in 12 minutes with my 50' ribcage. 7 minutes down to 90
    with tap water (about 10 gallons, used for cleaning), and then switch to recirculating ice
    water, pumped ...

  • Posted in thread: Building a Mash Tun on 06-04-2010 at 02:41 AM
    I hit 75% with smaller beers, and 70% with beers up to 1.100 using my 10 gal round rubbermaid
    cooler with copper manifold and batch sparging. Good enough for me.Colin

  • Posted in thread: My micro brewer on 06-04-2010 at 02:35 AM
    Yes sir, that's my baby! think that she loves it as much as I do!

  • Posted in thread: Frozen strawberries in keg? on 06-01-2010 at 02:49 PM
    Thanks for all the advise... was in a time crunch, and left the beer fruitless. Keg kicked in a
    few hours!

  • Posted in thread: Frozen strawberries in keg? on 05-27-2010 at 04:46 PM
    I'm about to hit the road with a 5 gal keg of Bevarian Hefe... going to a 3 day event called
    the Strawberry Music Festival. Was wondering what would happen if I hung a sanitized grain bag
    with frozen ...

  • Posted in thread: Best Breakfast Beer on 04-22-2010 at 04:09 PM
    Just made a low gravity stout JUST for this purpose!

  • Posted in thread: Coleman Xtreme - California chemical warning on 12-30-2009 at 03:59 AM
    Everything in California now has this label... Hell, my daughter came out with it stuck to her
    forehead!Don't worry about it.

  • Posted in thread: Plastic Porter on 10-23-2009 at 03:04 PM
    So... Looking at all of this, and doing a bit more research, I've come up with a couple more
    changes to my process. 1 - No more steeping and letting the resulting wort sit for an extended
    period of ti...