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  • Ahoy hoy,
    Beer saved my life. For the last 15 years I had been cursed with a reoccurring stomach ailment that would put me fetal and dehydrate me to the point of needing IVs. I would miss 3-5 days work at a shot. At least 2 times a year, since about 1992. Doctors stated I must have a "weak system" without ever offering a glimpse of hope as to what caused it.
    I hadnt drank beer since I was 21, due to my false reasoning that i thought I hated beer. Turns out I just hated BMC and the other football beers. I found craft beers about a year and a half ago. Since I started to imbibe 2 -3 beers in the evening, I havent gotten sick, other then a cold, for over a year and a half now, for the first time since the early 90s. There is little doubt in my family that beer is the wonder drug that changed my life for the better. And since I live in Alaska, some beers just arent available, unless you make them yourself. So my wife bought me a homebrew kit at Xmas 2007. Ive been brewing 2-4 times a mo
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  • Posted in thread: Do you support your LHBS? on 10-07-2009 at 03:40 PM
    Ahoy hoy,I buy all my grain from either of our 2 "home brew stores" which are both actually
    beer and wine stores that side carry supplies. Since Im up in Alaska I cant afford the shipping
    on any grain...

  • Posted in thread: Dry-hopping in Primary on 10-07-2009 at 04:21 AM
    Ahoy hoy,If you are cold crashing, pellets work just fine. I throw them in for dry hopping 3
    days before the cold crash, which lasts 4 days. When I rack it to keg or bottle, the hops as
    well as everyt...

  • Posted in thread: How long to cold crash? on 09-30-2009 at 06:09 PM
    Ahoy hoy,When I brew anything, its in the carboy for 3 weeks. If I am dry hopping, I add it at
    that point, give it 3 days, then cold crash the carboy to 32-34 degrees for 4 days. At that
    point, its be...

  • Posted in thread: Tired of high ABV? Have a Nanny State... on 09-29-2009 at 09:35 PM
    Ahoy hoy,Britain is a perfect example of a country spiraling down the keaster. Cheers to these
    folks for at least taking a stand against those nannyists....

  • Posted in thread: 3rd Place at BJCP sanctioned event.. on 09-29-2009 at 09:22 PM
    ahoy hoy,Congrats! I got my first 2 3rd place medals ever this year as well. Never expected it
    either. I felt almost Olympic with these medals hanging on the wall at work.Again, good for

  • Posted in thread: Hibiscus Belgian Blonde Ale on 09-25-2009 at 05:32 PM
    Ahoy hoy,My blonde hibiscus is blood red. I put hibiscus flowers in it, 2 oz @ 15, then 2 more
    dry hop. My wife thinks its the bomb. It reminds her of rosie hibiscus from canada. You can get
    real hibi...

  • Posted in thread: Got a couple of 3rd place medals in the mail today.... on 08-19-2009 at 05:58 PM
    Ahoy hoy,The porter was a standard British to the bone porter. The other was a Belgium blond w/
    hibiscus flowers added. Made it red as blood, and weird like a beer/wine. The women love it.

  • Posted in thread: Got a couple of 3rd place medals in the mail today.... on 08-19-2009 at 05:06 PM
    from the ET Barnette Homebrew Competition held up here in Fairbanks. I took 3rd in the fruit
    beer, and 3rd in the porter. Got alot of schwagg including tshirts, mag subscriptions, glasses,
    coasters, h...

  • Posted in thread: Utopias 2009 on 08-04-2009 at 10:53 PM
    This is one beer I'll probably never taste.Yo...Just mix a shot of brandy with some wine, and
    youll be real close. I won a taste of it last year in a drawing, and I wanted to drag my tounge
    on the flo...

  • Posted in thread: Took a couple of 3rd Place finishes in this years homebrew competition on 08-04-2009 at 10:44 PM
    Ahoy hoy,I got my schwagg from the homebrew contest this weekend. They ran out of 3rd place
    medals so thats on backorder. But I got a banner, a wall hung mirror, 4 XXL t shirts with beer
    logos on them...

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