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  • Been brewing for almost a year now! What got me into the hobby was actually making mead. It takes months to years to make a batch of mead, and I decided to put my spare carboy to use. Thankfully beer only takes a couple weeks! rnrnIn the past year I have made six brews (don't drink a lot, just like quality when I do). And I just bottled my mead that was in a tertiary for over a year. I just recently (6-12) started all-grain, and boy is it cheaper!
  • Fermenting,playing mandolin and guitar,wood working,gardening,aimlessly meandering the internet.
  • Folk, Americana, Bluegrass, Blues, Indie and.... pop (lol, I know)
  • Inglorious Bastards, Big Fish, Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy, Zombieland.
  • The Walking Dead!
  • Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy Series.
  • Cowford County C.A.S.K. Club, Jacksonville Beekeeper
  • Good buddy of mine started brewing back in college, and intruduced me to it a couple of years ago. I helped him once or twice, but he did all the hard work. He's left the country and when searching for honey uses I decided to try and make mead. After a couple months of the mead sitting in my secondary I realized I have a spare carboy, and decided to put it to use. Beer is much quicker start to finish than mead!rnrnSince starting I have now brewed various porters (like em), cider, scottish ale (using heather to bitter), pale ale, and now a cream ale.
  • I think next on the list goes in order as.rnrn1) George Washington's recipiernrn2) Smokey Porter
  • Cream Ale
  • Nothing :(
  • 2L Growler (Scotish Ale 80 Scheling), 12 22oz Rockets Cider, 2 22oz Rockets (Pale Ale) 2 12oz long necks full of Cider, 4 12oz of Pale Ale, 4 12oz of Porter, 5 12oz pumpkin porter, and 6 gallons of JOAM mead.
  • Nothing, and it's probably going to be a while.
  • Married
  • Jacksonville
  • FL


  • Posted in thread: Cheap & Easy 10 Gallon Rubbermaid MLT Conversion on 02-07-2013 at 03:36 AM
    So, sometime ago (IDK, ~8 months?) I built my MLT using this thread. I was/have ben very
    pleased with it. Espeacially since I haved ~$80 compared to my LHBS. I did use the sink line
    coil as a straine...

  • Posted in thread: for all you sanitation freaks! :D on 08-04-2012 at 02:53 PM
    This, my friends, is a widely accepted possible method (by archaeologists) of how our modern
    brewing evolved! I have done research on primitive fermenting, and this matches up to what I've
    found. (ie ...

  • Posted in thread: for all you sanitation freaks! :D on 08-04-2012 at 02:52 PM
    *EDIT* Original post deleted due to computer glitch causing 2x post.... Sorry.

  • Posted in thread: Competition Results on 08-01-2012 at 08:50 PM
    Thanks guys, Most of the judges were BJCP certified, however there were a couple novices, and I
    think a couple first timers in there...

  • Posted in thread: Competition Results on 07-31-2012 at 02:42 AM
    This past weekend was a large competition (593 entries). I entered 6 batches. Overall I didn't
    do amazing, average 28... Here are the results:#-CategoryStyle-Score-Best Quote-My
    Response1-9c-Scottish ...

  • Posted in thread: JOAM Bottling Today! on 07-31-2012 at 02:02 AM
    Well, no good news... :(The competition was this past Saturday and I scored a 22... That's
    pretty dishearting when you've waited a year on something...The judge made some good notes that
    I'd agree wit...

  • Posted in thread: Cream of Three Crops (Cream Ale) on 07-15-2012 at 02:13 AM
    Thanks Edmanster, I need to remember to practice patience! (I forget 3 weeks bottle minimum)

  • Posted in thread: Cream of Three Crops (Cream Ale) on 07-14-2012 at 02:54 PM
    I tested my beer one week after bottling (Wednesday) and I don't know if I like it all that
    much. In the defense of the OP, I DID add 2x the hops on accident. However, it had a pretty
    strong sulfer sm...

  • Posted in thread: Greenhorn brewer from Calgary on 07-14-2012 at 02:12 PM
    Hey Nick, Welcome! Your really gonna enjoy this hobby! The only thing I can say is that it is a
    true test of patience. Good luck with the brew and if you have questions about anything there
    are some g...

  • Posted in thread: Anyone use Bottle Mark bottle caps? on 07-02-2012 at 11:22 PM
    I ordered 250 a couple months ago and have been very happy with the result... But... I've been
    cherishing them too much to actually put them on a brew. I drew my logo, scanned it onto the
    computer, an...