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  • I'm a pretty simple guy who loves craft beer. My favorites are Stouts, Imperial Stouts, and Porters but I also like Amber Ales and Nut Browns quite a bit. I won't turn my nose up at anything PBR or above. Lower than that and the beer snob in me comes out.
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  • Just got into home brewing because of my love for craft beers.rnrnMy first and current setup:rnrn5 gallon stainless stock potrn5 gallon glass carboy for primary fermentationrn3 gallon glass carboy for secondary fermentation
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  • Posted in thread: 5 months in primary on 02-06-2016 at 05:11 AM
    Kegging a Belgian pale that's been in primary 5 months...we'll see.

  • Posted in thread: soaking oak chips in bourbon, discard bourbon or add all? on 09-22-2015 at 02:24 AM
    Since chips have more surface area than cubes,they work a bit faster. 7-8 days should do it.
    And no worry of tannins. Tannin extraction comes from a lot of time,which we aren't taking with

  • Posted in thread: force carb or natural carb on 09-22-2015 at 02:16 AM
    Natural carb is cheaper. Force carb (can be) faster. I always natural carb, cause I'm too
    skurred to waste my precious gas when sugar is so cheap. I'm sure I'll force carb at some point
    when I'm in a ...

  • Posted in thread: Is a Pale Ale good for first attempt? on 09-22-2015 at 01:01 AM
    Pale Ale is an excellent beer to start with. In my opinion it's THE beer that measures a
    brewer's ability. It really lets your use of malt and hops shine. As a beginner I did almost
    exclusively pales ...

  • Posted in thread: This Year's Pumpkin Ale on 09-20-2015 at 09:41 PM
    LOL oh yeah.... 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice @ 1 minute

  • Posted in thread: This Year's Pumpkin Ale on 09-20-2015 at 09:18 PM
    5 Gallon - Target OG 1.052 16 IBUs10lb - Marris Otter1lb - Vienna.5lb - Crystal 60Added to the
    mash - 1/2 large can Libbys pumpkin puree baked at 350 until carmelized, other half of the can
    added raw....

  • Posted in thread: To keg or not to keg?? on 09-20-2015 at 06:32 AM
    That is only partially true. That makes it sound so much easier,however, there are other things
    that are not mentioned. If you rinse your bottles as you drink them it is not difficult. Sure
    you have t...

  • Posted in thread: To keg or not to keg?? on 09-20-2015 at 06:28 AM
    Keg.I've had a few bottled beers that broke my heart because they were perfect except for their
    carbonation level. If I'd kegged them it could've been corrected.You can naturally carb in a
    keg. Just t...

  • Posted in thread: adding coffee to finished beer on 09-20-2015 at 06:14 AM
    Just tapped the keg on an IPA that was aged with a spiral oak stick that'd been soaked in
    bourbon. Delicious.

  • Posted in thread: smaller batch, 3.5 gallon bucket suggestions on 09-19-2015 at 03:16 AM
    I started on an electric stove doing 3 gallon batches because I couldn't hold a boil on the
    stoves weak coil with more volume. I fermented in 5 gallon carboys. It worked well and produced
    around 30 or...