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  • San Diego, CA, USA
  • Zymurgy
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  • I was born in Illinois at the age of 3. By the time I was 20, I was brewing my own beer. Of course, it had to sit in secondary until I was old enough to consume it.
  • Tricerahops Paleo Ale
  • Red-Headed Hopchild
  • Bock Bock Doppelbock
  • Wit's End Witbier
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  • Posted in thread: Heading to Hell...AKA Yuma, AZ on 02-09-2012 at 07:00 PM
    So I just moved to Hell as well (Yuma Az) and I am planning on starting to brew in the winter
    season since the heat is so ridiculous here. I am looking for anyone brewing in this area to
    meet up with ...

  • Posted in thread: Caramel Porter on 05-04-2011 at 04:28 AM
    Probably a bit late for the OP, but homemade toffee/caramel is an easy way to get the flavor
    you're looking for. For simplicity, about 2 cup table sugar and 2-3 tbsp water, boiled until
    the sugar melt...

  • Posted in thread: Starter or not to Starter?????? on 12-24-2010 at 06:25 AM
    If you time your starter right, you'll start seeing airlock activity within 4 hours of pitching
    your starter. A very satisfying finish to a long day of brewing.

  • Posted in thread: More Headspace in Primary? on 12-24-2010 at 06:21 AM
    Decant some off into a screw-top wine bottle, and start lagering as soon as krausen subsides.
    That way, you can have a nice sample bottle when temptation strikes!

  • Posted in thread: Basic Cider questions. on 12-24-2010 at 06:18 AM
    I experimented with using 4 gallons fresh orchard cider, and a gallon of store-bought cider
    concentrate (enough to make its own 5-gallon batch). Needless to say, the OG was up in the 70's
    (too lazy to...

  • Posted in thread: Whoops- peach overkill on 10-26-2010 at 04:34 AM
    Posting as promised.Pale Peach Bum (5 gal Extract)1/2# Caramel 10L1/2# Caramel 20L1/4#
    Carapils8# Pale DME (liquid)1 oz Cascade (5.1%)1 oz Willamette (4.9%)Irish Ale Yeast (WLP004)2#
    frozen peaches60o...

  • Posted in thread: New Brewer from SoCal on 10-24-2010 at 10:00 PM
    Gratuitous welcomes abound.

  • Posted in thread: Whoops- peach overkill on 10-07-2010 at 04:29 AM
    Keep in mind that after it's done fermenting the sugars, you'll still pull some peach flavor
    from the fruit if you use real peached. If you use extract, you probably aren't gaining much by
    letting it ...

  • Posted in thread: Heavenscent IIPA on 10-05-2010 at 11:17 PM
    Recipe stolen, and shall be brewed this weekend. Thank you.

  • Posted in thread: Whoops- peach overkill on 10-03-2010 at 03:54 AM
    If you add to primary, there's a good chance of getting a massive explosion. If you add to
    secondary, you'll probably restart fermentation, but there's nothing wrong with doing a
    tertiary fermentation...

If a watched pot never boils, doesn't that imply that watching a boiling pot will cool it down faster? Note: Reading this post increases your BAC by 50%.

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