CrookedTail

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06-10-2010

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09-03-2015 2:54 AM

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    ABOUT ME

  • Web Developer
  • Everything from Iron Maiden, to Johnny Cash, to Frank Sinatra.
  • Braveheart, The Crow, Boogie Nights, Goodfellas
  • I am addicted to the Food Network.
  • 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.
  • Male
  • Married
  • Patchogue
  • NY

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  • Posted in thread: Hefeweizen Recipe for a noob - HELP on 08-26-2015 at 03:54 AM
    Hefeweizen recipes all are more or less the same. A base of 50-65% wheat, with the remaining
    amount being pilsner malt. Some add a little Munich malt to that, but most stick to that very
    basic formula...

  • Posted in thread: Honey Balz Spring Wheat on 07-22-2015 at 05:47 PM
    Made this version month ago and just cracked first bottle. WOW! Soooo delicious!Thanks alot for
    this recipe! :mug:This is how I've been brewing it lately. Makes for a great summer brew.I put
    this vers...

  • Posted in thread: Honey Balz Spring Wheat on 07-22-2015 at 05:42 PM
    Hey CrookedTail, I like the looks of this recipe and I think I'm gonna try and make a 3 gallon
    batch, but I have some questions. I noticed that you didn't write down the temperatures for
    primary and s...

  • Posted in thread: Why can't I brew a good wit beer? on 07-19-2015 at 12:39 PM
    Pick up The New Complete Joy of Homebrewing, and try Charlie Papazian's Who's In The Garden
    Grand Cru. All extract recipe that turns out VERY close to Hoegaaden. It's a great recipe.

  • 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...

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