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03-02-2010

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03-19-2011 11:31 PM

    ABOUT ME

  • Phoenix
  • Hello. I work as a news radio journalist in Phoenix, AZ and just got into the brewing hobby. I've always loved craft beers, my local breweries and brews made with love. I guess the next logical step was to dive in and start making my own!
  • Music,writing,gardening and now,making beer!
  • I work as a news radio journalist
  • Ben Norris
  • Punk rock, blues, folk
  • Harry Potter 1-6
  • Daily Show, Late Night with Conan O'Brien):
  • Anything by Cormac McCarthy and Harry Potter
  • Just got into it. I've always been a fan of beer made with love and especially, companies like New Belgium and Sierra Nevada that brew their beer in a socially and environmentally friendly way. I'm also inspired by local breweries that make quality beers and build a community.
  • Sierra Nevada clone
    IPA
  • My first Batch! A Heffe
  • Nothing yet ):
  • Male
  • Married

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  • Posted in thread: How does a cooler mash tun work? on 03-16-2011 at 03:47 AM
    I'm with hamiltont on this one. I used Don Osborn's website to build my mash tun for less than
    30 or 40 bucks and it's been a champ. High fives to the guys who can afford to all the nice
    stuff, but th...

  • Posted in thread: Question - modified biab or convert my 5 gallon cooler? on 01-24-2011 at 07:19 PM
    I went from using a bag in my cooler to a conversion. It's this: cheap, easy and improved my
    efficiency. Honestly, I just went with the minor upgrade because I got tired of holding the
    spigot button...

  • Posted in thread: 2011 Rogue Double Mocha Porter on 12-30-2010 at 11:55 PM
    Haven't even heard about this, but I'm a huge fan of the mocha porter. Can't wait! I hope it
    makes its way to AZ.

  • Posted in thread: Pitched Notty at 80F - what should I expect? on 12-30-2010 at 11:52 PM
    Wish I could help you there. I've never brewed a beer with that high of a gravity. Mine has an
    OG of about 1.045. However, last time I used nottingham, (1 gallon all grain parter) the
    noticeably activ...

  • Posted in thread: Pitched Notty at 80F - what should I expect? on 12-30-2010 at 08:58 PM
    Hot damn. Less than 48 hours and the active fermentation really slowed down. Yeasties really
    ripped through it. I'll probably take my first gravity reading in a week or so, but I've never
    had such a f...

  • Posted in thread: Broken Fridge = Fermentation Chamber? on 12-29-2010 at 11:44 PM
    Awesome! So I'm definitely going to go with the frozen bottle method until I can either fix
    this fridge or buy another for cheap. Thanks for the replies guys. I'm going to freeze some
    bottles and see ...

  • Posted in thread: Pitched Notty at 80F - what should I expect? on 12-29-2010 at 11:39 PM
    Whew! That's a load off guys. I know it was at least five hours before becoming active. Thanks
    for the replies. I will give it an extra week in the primary just to be sure.

  • Posted in thread: Single Tier Brew Stand Build on 12-29-2010 at 09:14 PM
    Holy crap dude! That is awesome :)

  • Posted in thread: Broken Fridge = Fermentation Chamber? on 12-29-2010 at 09:12 PM
    Hi guys. I have a completely broken fridge I'd like to turn into a fermentation chamber.
    Ideally, I could do this without the use of costly electronics (or any at all). Would a few
    frozen jugs in the ...

  • Posted in thread: Pitched Notty at 80F - what should I expect? on 12-29-2010 at 09:02 PM
    So I pitched some Nottingham yeast dry into wort that was 80-82 degrees last night. When I woke
    up this morning fermentation was in full swing. By the time I got home from work is was going
    nuts and t...

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