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  • Crown Point, Indiana
  • photography,homebrewing,watching college/pro football,tailgating,fishing
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  • Zac McConnell
  • Blues, Country, Classic Rock
  • Ocean's Eleven, Beautiful Girls, Black Hawk Down
  • Rescue Me, Damages, Deadliest Catch, Ice Road Truckers, Wrecked, This Old House, Primal Grill with S
  • On the Road, Da Vinci Code, The Westies
  • Got interested in homebrewing through a neighbor who showed me the ropes about 2 years ago. I started with a Mr. Beer kit that my wife bought me for Christmas one year, moved onto extract kits and now I have about 4 batches of all-grain under my belt and I love every minute of it.
  • Irish Red Ale (Fall)
    Oatmeal Stout (Winter)
  • OktoberFAST Ale,
  • Blue Balls Belgian Ale
  • California Common
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  • Married


  • Posted in thread: Kegged Batch Lacks Flavor on 02-13-2013 at 02:05 AM
    Thank you to everyone on the responses! I'm going to take the advice of everyone and pill it
    from the fridge as its been cold right out of the primary (no secondary). I'll give it some
    time and retry ...

  • Posted in thread: Kegged Batch Lacks Flavor on 02-11-2013 at 08:17 PM
    I recently kegged a batch of English mild brown ale. After 3 weeks in a keg it still seems to
    lack much malt flavor. Regardless of the style and how much malt should be tasted, I'm not very
    happy with...

  • Posted in thread: Drop Them Panties Again - Sweet Sparkling Cider on 03-11-2011 at 08:13 PM
    I haven't tried this as of yet, but hope to this weekend. Some quick questions for those who
    have:1.)Is a secondary necessary for this... some have, some haven't?2.)For those who have
    bottle carbonate...

  • Posted in thread: San Fran for the weekend...suggestions.. on 03-11-2011 at 06:51 PM
    Not sure if this was mentioned or not, but Beach Chalet is a good place for lunch, good beer
    and incredible view. Go place to go if you are traveling with a woman. Not too chickish though.
    Awesome reu...

  • Posted in thread: Cold Start in Primary on 02-15-2011 at 11:04 PM
    Yeah, I'm still torn on the hydrate - not to hydrate theory. It has worked for me so I stick
    with it the dry pitch, but I can see a benefit for hydrating too!I used a bucket, so I might
    need to take a...

  • Posted in thread: Cold Start in Primary on 02-15-2011 at 10:51 PM
    Thank you Yooper and SKMO!

  • Posted in thread: Cold Start in Primary on 02-15-2011 at 10:51 PM
    It was dry and no, I did not rehydrate.

  • Posted in thread: Cold Start in Primary on 02-15-2011 at 10:11 PM
    I pitched a pale ale with Nottingham on Saturday night and shelved it in my basement. Checked
    it the next morning expecting activity, but with no signs.Thought the temp in my basement was
    in range, bu...

  • Posted in thread: Sparging/Boiling in P.M. / Pitch Yeast in A.M. on 01-29-2010 at 11:36 PM
    I have looked for this question before I posted it and didn't see anything so I apologize if
    there is a thread that I missed.Has anyone tried this method: mash, sparge, boil, use an
    immersion chiller ...

  • Posted in thread: Gelatin Question on 10-29-2009 at 07:58 PM
    Gotcha, that makes sense. I was thinking that C.Cond. was similar to lagering but wanted to
    make sure. Thanks!

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Primary: N/A Secondary: N/A On-Tap: Blue Balls Belgian Wit On-Tap: Oktoberfast Ale On-Tap: EdWort's Apfelwein Bottled: Apfelwein, Cali Common On-Deck:Irish Red, Oatmeal Stout, Guinness Clone - Gettin' ready for the fall Quote: Originally Posted by Timberwolf View Post Non-Alcoholic beer is like going down on your cousin, it might taste the same but it just ainít right! MacKnockel's Brewing Co. Valparaiso, Indiana