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  • I am looking fir a few good "base" recipies... Once I find a few I like I can start to mess with them to make them mine? If you have any suggestions I would take them (I find myself leaninig to dark flavorful brews, and of course I like high content)
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  • I started Brewing with a buddy about 2 years ago. We had NO CLUE but have been learning as we go. I have had mostly pretty good recipies... one major flop (it hurt to drink).

    Currently I bottle everything but would like to try kegging
  • Sustainor - (Non-Traditional Bock),
    Bells Proter (Clone),
    Cranberry Hard Lemonade (for my wife)
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    Peat Smoked Porter
    *Innkeeper (Brew Club)
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    (2-5gall on batches...split)
    2.5 Gal of each {Makers Mark, Cheap Bourbon, Spiced Rum, Coffee Beans & Kuluah)
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    ---Something Awful---,
    Sweet Stout,
    Bourbon Barrel Porter *My best yet*,
    Nut Brow,
    Black IPA,
    St. Paul's Porter,
    Double Bourbon Barrel Porter,
    Dry Irish Stout
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    Dry Irish Stout-Gone,
    HARD Grapefruit
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  • Posted in thread: New Minnesota Brewer on 04-19-2011 at 03:30 AM
    How's it going everyone? I am a new homebrewer from Minnesota. I just got my first brew started
    two days ago of Autumn Amber Ale using a Midwest Supplies kit. I'm currently a biology major at
    the UofM...

  • Posted in thread: Keg cleaning on 04-11-2011 at 02:04 AM
    I'll be the voice from the other side of the line. I break down and clean my kegs once every
    year. I have 4 kegs, and make about 26 batches a year (I brew every two weeks), so I guess that
    comes down ...

  • Posted in thread: Keg cleaning on 04-11-2011 at 01:59 AM
    I run mine on my keg washer for an hour or two, (sprays the inside, runs oxyclean through the
    diptubes too). then rinse, sanitize, and put it away til next time. Break it down every 3-5
    batches (remov...

  • Posted in thread: Keg cleaning on 04-10-2011 at 08:23 PM
    I do rinse it... And soak it in San star. I usually pressurize and rince through one gallon of
    water, then do it again with a gallon of San star to clear the tubing and faucet.What I was
    trying to ask...

  • Posted in thread: Keg cleaning on 04-10-2011 at 01:51 PM
    I have now used my 5 gallon kegging system for 5 batches. Between each batch I sanitize with
    san star. I feel like every couple of batches I need to do a very thorough cleaning so "tastes"
    aren't left...

  • Posted in thread: Potassium sorbate on 04-10-2011 at 12:25 AM
    The combination of potassium sorbate and potassium sulfite (campden tablets) will prevent
    renewed fermentation and allow for back-sweetening. Add 1 campden tablet and 1/2 tsp sorbate
    per gallon on fin...

  • Posted in thread: Drop top Cranberry HARD lemonade on 03-31-2011 at 02:41 AM
    I made a keg of this and the SWMBO loves it. It's only been carbing for 3 days and Even I have
    to admit it's pretty awesome.Here are some notes I took on it.I made it on 2-2-08 and forgot to
    take the ...

  • Posted in thread: Good Hard lemonade on 03-31-2011 at 02:35 AM
    2 questions...1) the original recipe called for DME... do you have to boil that or just add it
    to the juice?2) Has anyone had success kegging it?(and if so I assume I could drop the sodium

  • Posted in thread: Chilling wort on 03-31-2011 at 02:18 AM
    Good answers...thanks.When I was asked, I mentioned santitzation (but we typically just use tap
    water to top off to 5 gal-which ins't sanatized either).Then I said, "well, we could boil and
    freeze... ...

  • Posted in thread: Chilling wort on 03-30-2011 at 12:44 PM
    I have been brewing for about 2 years... I just got a few buddies started. When I was
    explaining what we do they had a few questions I couldn't answer.I was explaining the
    importance of quickly chilli...