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04-13-2011

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    ABOUT ME

  • I started out making wine from local fruit in better bottles a long time ago. After a year or two hiatus due to university, I acquired a used 30L kit for cheap one day and was surprised by how much more I enjoyed it after brewing a very satisfying kit ale with little effort. Gradually I have been buying more gear to support the hobby, but still use the plastic tank as it's still making good beer. I'm an ale drinker through and through - English bitters, IPA, APA, Scotch Ale, Dubbels, Tripels, and even ol' Newcastle - they are all beers I have a deep appreciation for. I also like a good creamy Irish stout on occasion, even a Belgian lambic. I generally stay away from lagers.
  • brewing and distilling,cooking,footy,video games
  • IT Analyst in the Health Care industry
  • Pear Cider (27/2/2011)
    Scotch Ale (1/4/2011)
    Munton's Highland Heavy Ale (14/5/2011)
  • Stout with Milo enhancer
  • English Bitter
  • Welcome to Homebrewers Anonymous! We hope that by following the twelve steps, you too will achieve spiritual enlightenment.

    1. We admitted we were powerless over commerical beer-that our lack of taste had become unmanageable.
    2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves gave the gift of yeast to all men - not just those who sought to profit from it.
    3. Made a decision to utilize this gift as God intended.
    4. Made a searching and fearless inventory of our LHBS.
    5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact steps followed during our first batch.
    6. Were entirely ready to have the yeasties remove all defects of character.
  • 7. Humbly asked our HBT buddies for advice after thoroughly searching the forums.
    8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to provide homebrew for them all.
    9. Made converts of such people to homebrew wherever possible, except when to do so would give them bottle shock.
    10. Continued to visit the inventory of our LHBS, and when something went wrong we promptly let the HBT community know.
    11. Sought through HBT and our LHBS to improve our conscious contact with the yeasties as we understand them, praying that time will heal all bad batches and create good beer for our mates.
    12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to commercial beer drinkers, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
  • Male
  • In a Relationship
  • Melbourne
  • Victoria

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Enhancing a brew with Milo (drink mix, not whole grain) on 02-17-2012 at 03:01 AM
    I opened up a couple of bottles around Christmas. The double batch didn't turn out so great,
    maybe because of the heavy fat content. Ended up smelling OK but tasting quite rancid. Wasn't
    even quaffabl...

  • Posted in thread: Carboy/ Keg Cleaner Giveaway on 06-23-2011 at 01:41 AM
    Sounds good!

  • Posted in thread: Enhancing a brew with Milo (drink mix, not whole grain) on 06-06-2011 at 10:23 AM
    Well the experimentation has begun! *rubs hands together* What I decided to do was go with an
    extract kit first, and if the results were decent enough to continue forward I would try again
    with a par...

  • Posted in thread: Made many mistakes. Is my brew still okay? on 06-03-2011 at 04:32 AM
    Just treat this batch as if you did nothing wrong. Yeasties don't hold grudges, they'll still
    do their thing when conditions aren't perfect and you'll end up at the very least with
    quaffable beer. RDW...

  • Posted in thread: Computer beer - looking for a name! on 06-03-2011 at 04:23 AM
    Seems rather obvious... call it Byter.

  • Posted in thread: D-rest, timing, knowing when fermentation is done on 06-03-2011 at 04:13 AM
    Here ya go buddy

  • Posted in thread: Beer Preference Survey to Settle Debate on 05-23-2011 at 04:16 AM
    That's one of the worst problems with craft beer in the states, IMO. Distribution. I used to
    live in New Orleans, and there would be a handful of places to get really good craft beer...
    but they'd all...

  • Posted in thread: Beer Preference Survey to Settle Debate on 05-23-2011 at 03:43 AM
    So basically this is a survey pitting up arguably some of the best craft beers from renowned
    California micros against top-selling macros. This survey won't give you the results you are
    looking for.Fi...

  • Posted in thread: Mississippi Homebrew Legalization on 05-23-2011 at 03:23 AM
    Counties can override the Feds, except where illegal aliens are concerned.I don't understand
    the concept of dry counties (or Parishes).Just like St. Tammany parish "voted" to abolish video
    poker - gue...

  • Posted in thread: first batch on 05-22-2011 at 11:04 AM
    Welcome to Homebrewers Anonymous! We hope that by following the twelve steps, you too will
    achieve spiritual enlightenment.1. We admitted we were powerless over commerical
    beer—that our lack of ...

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