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  • Brewing (duh!),Backpacking,Beekeeping
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  • My grandfather made beer and shine. Dad made beer, wine, and sake. I guess I just grew up around it.
  • Munich Dunkle (BJCP '15 8A)
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  • Posted in thread: Anyone have an Anvil burner yet? on 11-27-2015 at 10:41 PM
    A lot of people I know use Bayou Classic burners. They have a whole lot of different models and
    they are pretty sturdy. And cheaper I think. I wouldn't know as mine was a Christmas gift years

  • Posted in thread: Floaters in the beer? on 11-20-2015 at 10:53 PM
    Often a floater is a piece of hop that escaped the boil kettle and didn't sink to the bottom of
    the fermenter. Sometimes it is something left over from the krausen that didn't sink to the
    bottom. Eith...

  • Posted in thread: bubbled for 1 day only on 11-20-2015 at 10:49 PM
    Don't dump it. Proceed as you would have with the kit instructions. I've been brewing over 30
    years and I still have batches where I never see a bubble but the beer comes out fine. One good
    place to l...

  • Posted in thread: Full Boil, reduce hops if using a hop bag? on 09-17-2015 at 04:23 PM
    A hop bag will reduce utilization by 10%. More or less. And varies a bit between pellet or leaf
    and upon the specific gravity of the wort in the boil.Look up in the DIY part of the forums for
    a hop sp...

  • Posted in thread: Coldbreak Brewing Herms Giveaway! on 07-28-2015 at 11:13 AM
    I'm in.

  • Posted in thread: Yeast in neck of bottles on 06-08-2015 at 03:36 PM
    Sometimes the ring around the top of the bottle is caused by a mini-krausen when the yeast does
    its thing to carb your beer. Either way, don't worry about it. It is only cosmetic at worst and
    by the t...

  • Posted in thread: Airlock Liquid on 06-08-2015 at 03:33 PM
    I used water in my airlock for years with no issues. However, I now use cheap vodka in the
    airlock. That way if any gets sucked back in it isn't a big deal. I have never used StarSan in
    my airlock. I ...

  • Posted in thread: The HomeBrewTalk 2015 Big Giveaway! on 03-18-2015 at 02:14 PM
    count me in

  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing 20 Gallon Sight Glass Kettle Giveaway! on 02-24-2015 at 10:15 PM
    I'm in

  • Posted in thread: The SsBrewingTechnologies "Happy HolidaySs" Giveaway! on 12-04-2014 at 08:31 PM
    I'm in

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