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  • Posted in thread: First brew is skunked on 04-08-2011 at 01:31 PM
    It's way too early to determine whether there are going to be off flavors. Fermentation always
    smells funny. The smell has been referred to, on here, as rhino farts. I'd leave it alone for
    awhile. Isn...

  • Posted in thread: Getting Hooked on IPAs on 04-04-2011 at 11:29 PM
    I found it at Hy-Vee Wine and Spirits. Hy-Vee is a big grocery store chain here and they have a
    pretty decent liquor section. If you meant what town, I live in Mason City.

  • Posted in thread: Getting Hooked on IPAs on 04-04-2011 at 02:02 AM
    After 15 months of brewing and trying to enjoy new styles, I can now appreciate and enjoy IPAs.
    They used to be too hoppy and bitter. But my tastes have changed enough that the last few weeks
    I've had...

  • Posted in thread: Habenero extract on 03-30-2011 at 10:06 PM
    You know, I've read other posts on here about people talking about doing this. I'd really be
    interested to hear if they did it and how it turned out. Let us know. Personally I've had one
    experience wi...

  • Posted in thread: Blow-off tube ? on 03-29-2011 at 06:27 PM
    I doubt it. OK, man. Do it how you want. There have been multiple people in this thread alone
    that said the blowoff bucket SHOULD BE LOWER. If you elevate the blowoff bucket, you are asking
    for troubl...

  • Posted in thread: Blow-off tube ? on 03-29-2011 at 11:53 AM
    You should elevate your carboy above the pot or you could get some of that water sucked back
    into your beer.

  • Posted in thread: What else is homemade at your house?? on 03-28-2011 at 10:30 PM
    Other than beer, I make meatballs and red spaghetti sauce from scratch. We grow most of our
    vegetables, and I've begun toying with different salsa recipes. We also made our children...;)

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2011? on 03-28-2011 at 11:35 AM
    5 gallons of SNPA clone = 8,617.

  • Posted in thread: Should my brew look like this??? on 03-27-2011 at 10:30 PM
    Perfectly normal. I know that most here will tell you not to use a secondary, but I do and an
    auto siphon will help you keep that stuff out.

  • Posted in thread: Good luck Revvy! on 02-21-2011 at 11:45 PM
    Drinking a homebrew to your speedy recovery revvy. Hope to see you back here soon.