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  • Posted in thread: What got you into the hobby? on 06-15-2016 at 06:32 PM
    My wife bought me a Mr. Beer kit for a Christmas gift including my own pots and utensils to
    brew everything in--knowing I would probably destroy her nice Pampered Chef things. She thought
    it might be ...

  • Posted in thread: Wedding beer on 02-25-2014 at 07:32 PM
    Maybe consider making a blonde or cream ale? I brewed a beer for a family wedding last summer,
    and while I initially was thinking about making a beer tuned to the wedding couple, I thought a
    little ha...

  • Posted in thread: Clerks who hold onto your credit card on 02-21-2014 at 08:48 PM
    I haven't been to a store in a long time where the clerk is the one swiping the card, stores
    around here now have pads and the customer is the one swiping. The only places that I can think
    of that sti...

  • Posted in thread: I want to like hops on 02-21-2014 at 08:01 PM
    It took me a little while to enjoy hoppy beers, but now I love them. I am not sure if you have
    a specialty beer store in your area or a bar/restaurant with a lot of beers on tap, but going
    somewhere a...

  • Posted in thread: Boiling sanitizes the about top-off water? Doesnt need sanitization? on 02-21-2014 at 01:08 PM
    I've always just used top off water directly from my tap. I use a sanitized container, from the
    tap to the carboy, but otherwise, its just cool tap water directly from my well. I've been
    brewing for a...

  • Posted in thread: Can someone help me get started? on 02-20-2014 at 04:50 PM
    Now here's something I'm unsure of: is the temperature of the boiling water very important or
    does it just have to be about 170 Fahrenheit? Once I mix everything up, do I just put on a

  • Posted in thread: Can someone help me get started? on 02-20-2014 at 04:28 PM
    I was wondering in the back of my mind if you were a college student. If your goal here is to
    produce a large amount of some sort of alcohol to consume, mead is not going to be your answer.
    Mead takes...

  • Posted in thread: Can someone help me get started? on 02-20-2014 at 02:59 PM
    Would it end up still being cheaper though if you factor in the ABV? I read in several places
    that it will usually end up costing about the same as purchasing 3-5% beer at the store.Is your
    only conce...

  • Posted in thread: Can someone help me get started? on 02-20-2014 at 01:59 PM
    I haven't done a mead yet myself, but I have researched it as well because I want to make a
    batch--though I am thinking right now on a much smaller scale of a 5 gallon batch. I know for
    the honey itse...

  • Posted in thread: How long is too long in primary? on 02-20-2014 at 01:43 PM
    I wouldn't worry about it. I've usually leave my beer in the primary for around 3 to 4 weeks,
    sometimes 5 if I am busy and don't have a chance to transfer it to the keg. It has never seemed
    to impact ...