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  • I love home brewing.
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  • My brother got into home brewing and thought it was really interesting. He talked me into trying it one time, and when I came into town, he gave me a home brew kit for my 30th birthday. That was in April of 2010 and I have just taken off from there. I would still be doing partial grain brews today if it were not for a friend of mine that really got me interested in this stuff and taught me how to all grain. Now I am just playing with it and trying to perfect my methods and brew beer.
  • I am going to keep trying different things until I find the beer that I will call my signature beer. You know, then one that you always have around that everyone loves.
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  • Posted in thread: Whereto next on 01-10-2013 at 03:52 PM
    I agree with duboman. You need to take your time with learning the process before you jump in
    head first. I brewed at least 5 kits and probably 15 total partial grain beers before I ever
    started with ...

  • Posted in thread: Cold Break on 01-23-2012 at 02:26 PM
    The hops can still escape from the paint strainer bag. So the sludge could be a mix of hops,
    cold break, hot break, and even some grain from your mash. The hops are easy to notice because
    they are sti...

  • Posted in thread: Cold Break on 12-07-2011 at 01:54 PM
    Well, I know I'm the one who started this and I was confused myself, but since I posted this
    original question I have tried a few new things that seem to work just fine. First of all, I
    don't concern ...

  • Posted in thread: Cold Break on 11-19-2010 at 03:08 AM
    When Whirlpooling, do you wait until the wort is cooled or do you do it when it is hot? I have
    heard concerns about airation problems if the wort is cold, but not as much of a problem when
    it is coole...

  • Posted in thread: BJCP HBT Homebrew Competition on 11-17-2010 at 04:44 PM
    I think I will have at least one that I will enter, and maybe 2 or 3. This is going to be
    great. I have never entered a competition before and this will be a great way to find out if
    anyone else likes...

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2010? on 11-14-2010 at 09:56 PM
    29,985.5+ 5.5 Smelly IPA= 29,991

  • Posted in thread: Cold Break on 11-14-2010 at 04:18 AM
    Thanks for the input. I do somewhat filter my wort when transferring to the primary, so I am
    sure that helps some. I use a standard strainer and a funnel with a screen in it to keep as
    much of the hop...

  • Posted in thread: Cold Break on 11-13-2010 at 11:31 PM
    Ok, so I have been reading in Palmer's "Learn to Brew" about cold break. As I understand it,
    this is important to have a clear beer. The thing I am not understanding is how to keep it out
    of the beer....

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2010? on 11-13-2010 at 11:16 PM
    29762.5+5 Chocolate Honey Porter+5 Smelly Red Ale29772.5

  • Posted in thread: Lagering on 09-13-2010 at 06:43 PM
    Cyber thanks. I am not sure if I am going to do the diacetyl rest or not. But if I do, I will
    probably just do it in the fridge and turn the controller up to 70 or so. If I dont do it in
    the fridge, I...