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  • Several years ago my girlfriend (now my wife) bought me a basic home brewing kit for Christmas. It sat unused for a few years until a friend of mine bought himself a kit, and brewed a decent amber ale. A few months later another friend brewed a Mr. Beer kit, which tasted horrendous. Suddenly I felt the urge to show both of them up. I brought that kit from years ago out of the cobwebs, and brewed a kit recipe that came out decent. Since then both friends gave up on the hobby. I on the other hand, became obsessed with it. Many years, batches, and equipment upgrades later, I am producing beer that is as good or better (often better :) ) than the commercial breweries that I enjoy.
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  • Posted in thread: Requiem Raspberry on 04-09-2015 at 01:14 PM
    So a local craft beer bar hosts an annual homebrew competition. This competition takes 25
    entries and chooses the top 5 to be re-brewed for a beer and music festival, where the public
    votes on the win...

  • Posted in thread: Zoomin IPA from Northern Brewer on 03-05-2015 at 12:57 PM
    I do short boil extract batches all the time. Check out the 15 minute pale ale in the recipes
    section. I've done so many variations of it (different hops, less caramel malt, etc). They turn
    out great....

  • Posted in thread: 15 Minute Cascade Pale Ale on 10-23-2014 at 01:54 PM
    Anyone tried a Chinook heavy version of this?I haven't done an all-Chinook version, but I have
    brewed a version that was a Chinook/Citra combo. Turned out nice.

  • Posted in thread: wheres the best place to find bulk malt extract? on 09-11-2014 at 12:11 PM
    I started buying 6 packs of the 6 lb jugs of Gold LME from Midwest. $79.99 (basically one jug
    is free), and they have free shipping on orders over $59. Not too bad.I only wish you could mix
    and match ...

  • Posted in thread: Steeping Specialty Grains on 09-11-2014 at 11:55 AM
    Most of the first several batches I brewed were either from Northern Brewer or Midwest Brewing
    kits. Now that I've started venturing out, either recipes on here or other sources, I've
    noticed several ...

  • Posted in thread: Styles Well Suited to Extract? on 09-08-2014 at 08:13 PM
    Stouts and doppelbocks, on multiple ocassions.There's the reason why right there.You brewed
    dark beers that have roasted specialty grains in them with very strong flavor compounds. In
    substantial amou...

  • Posted in thread: Styles Well Suited to Extract? on 09-08-2014 at 12:44 PM
    I am a bit curious about the shorter boil for an IPA I use a bitter and then heavy late
    additions. What are you using for the bitter and how much?I hop-burst, so I am adding more hops
    later in the boi...

  • Posted in thread: Styles Well Suited to Extract? on 09-08-2014 at 12:39 PM
    This is nonsense because all food items are perishable, even those with a 20 year shelf life.
    If you're going to paint a picture, don't use a biased brush.Of course DME is also perishable.
    However bec...

  • Posted in thread: Styles Well Suited to Extract? on 09-02-2014 at 03:07 PM
    You can brew most styles successfully with extract. Things to consider:1) LME should be treated
    like any perishable food item. It should be refrigerated, and used fresh. If you can't get
    fresh LME fro...

  • Posted in thread: 15 Minute Cascade Pale Ale on 09-02-2014 at 12:47 PM
    Just wanted to mention that since my daughter was born last December, I've taken this 15 minute
    hopping method, and applied it to other styles of beer with great success. Everything from
    witbiers, moc...

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