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  • Posted in thread: Things that have fallen in your beer ! on 03-06-2014 at 07:11 PM
    I use one of those floating thermometers

  • Posted in thread: What's next? Goodbye IPA, hello.... on 03-06-2014 at 06:48 PM
    You would think so from the name, but no.The 3 Farmhouse ales I have had were not very good at
    all. They were just very bland. Never brewed up one myself so maybe I just got some crappy
    ones.I also an...

  • Posted in thread: What is your house beer you keep on tap? on 03-05-2014 at 08:05 PM
    This one is a regular batch as it stays on tap as it is a huge hit with everyone who is not
    used to home brewed beer(The Budweiser crowd) and is a SOLID easy weekend drinker that even
    seasoned my seas...

  • Posted in thread: "extract note"? on 02-25-2014 at 07:28 PM
    Extract twang is often different things to different brewers. It can be a stale or oxidized
    flavor. Or it can have a molasses, or licorice type of flavor. These are usually caused by
    maillard reaction...

  • Posted in thread: My first brew on 02-25-2014 at 04:38 PM
    Love the sippy cupSame could bundle that and sell it as a baby-blowoff kit!:-)Also,
    make some great dog biscuits out of those spent grains if you have any dogs. Mine love

  • Posted in thread: beaten down and frustrated on 02-25-2014 at 04:36 PM
    First of all, don't give up. There are lots of pitfalls that can cause a problem with your
    beer, but they are generally VERY easy to fix.The first thing I'd look at is your water. If you
    have ANY conc...

  • Posted in thread: I'm losing my mind over this on 02-25-2014 at 01:21 PM
    I visited a friend of mine this weekend who lives a couple hours away and I haven't seen in a
    few years. After taking another friend of ours out on Saturday night and crashing at friend
    #1's house, we...

  • Posted in thread: Sand looking trub when bottling on 02-20-2014 at 08:08 PM
    I see a nice fermentation ring so I think you are good. Maybe the yeast was fixing to put up a
    volleyball net and you messed up their beach before they could have their first game?Seriously,
    I think y...

  • Posted in thread: How often did you guys get off-flavors when starting out? on 02-20-2014 at 04:46 PM
    I'm 16-17 batches in and still have trouble, but as you say, I'm learning more with each batch.
    I've only done 1 batch that has been truly outstanding. Others have been 'good', a number have
    been 'dri...

  • Posted in thread: Making my wife understand the obsession on 02-20-2014 at 04:32 PM
    Its always a trade off in my house.If your finances can tolerate it, work the trade.My latest
    is a 12x28 finished/wired mancave/brewing retreat($8k) for my brewing hobby in return for a
    $20k home make...