Last Activity:08-31-2014 1:09 PM
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Posted in thread: Sometimers kicking in! What was the beer... on 07-31-2014 at 10:28 PM
I was just thinkin' of Shakeys the other dat when I was eating pizza and fried chicken together
with beer. That memory takes me wayyy back. Not sure but I'll bet the dark beer was Michelob or
Posted in thread: Official Broken Hydrometer Count on 05-23-2014 at 01:05 AM
I've been brewing for 5 years now and still have the same original hydrometer from my first
kit. I've only bothered to use it maybe 20 times in 190 batches. I use my refrac almost every
brewday for OG...
Posted in thread: Is there an unavoidable "homebrew" taste? on 05-14-2014 at 03:47 AM
OP, It might just be you. Have a blind tasting with 2 or more friends, sampling a few of yours
and a few comml beers. See if they can taste the homebrew taste. My friends can't tell the diff
with my b...
Posted in thread: Brewing and drinking? Yes Please! on 05-14-2014 at 03:39 AM
I always drink while I brew. They are part of many perfect days. I have brewed many dozens of
batches and they all turn out fine. Some I wait till I have the boil under control before I
pour my first ...
Posted in thread: Anyone choose not to use a pump? on 04-24-2014 at 12:56 AM
I never used a pump. I transfer strike water and sparge water with a 2qt saucepan. The rest by
gravity. (notice the essential 2qt saucepan)My brewsystem:
Posted in thread: Fermentability question on 04-23-2014 at 04:23 AM
I made the wort by mashing 1lb of base malt. I thought the syrup might not be fermentable
because the sugar was caramelized by boiling.
Posted in thread: Fermentability question on 04-23-2014 at 04:01 AM
I boiled 2qts of unhopped wort down to ~ 8oz of caramelized brown malt syrup to use in an
upcoming brew. Will this sugar be fermentable?
Posted in thread: Better bottles? on 04-20-2014 at 07:07 PM
I own 3 Better Bottles and like them a lot but I got tired of the blowoff problem so I got an
8gal Spiedel tank for primaries and then transfer (secondary) in my BBs.
Posted in thread: New Brewer, I Might Have Gone Overboard on 03-31-2014 at 12:04 AM
My first beer was a Mr Beer too. Since then I've brewed nearly 1000 gallons of very high
quality beer. Like Yooper and most of us others here, I love it! I'll bet you will too if you
continue with the...
Posted in thread: how long did it take you to get good? on 03-16-2014 at 11:19 PM
With rare exception all of my 178 (to date) batches have been good to excellent. I often buy
old favorites at the store and think... " Jeez, mine is much better")