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  • bicycles,beer,land rovers,and self sufficiency
  • military
  • Paul Muething
  • Heavy Metal, classical, bluegrass, and whatever sounds good on any given day.
  • Jeremiah Johnson
  • No TV
  • New to homebrewing. I helped a friend with a kit and moved on. My first batch was a Porter that I adapted from a recipe using extract and specialty grains. Still conditioning in the bottles. The second batch is an IPA conducted with a partial mash. Also slightly modified version of known recipe. Current set up is a bucket and borrowed glass carboy. I dream of a Blichmann fermentor but will have to wait. Next piece of major equipment will be a pair of coolers that I will convert to a mash tun and HLT. Hoping for a chiller for Christmas.
  • My favorite beer from living in Europe was Schwarzbier. I tried everything I could get. I basically sampled everything I could find all over the continent. I would eventually like to try a Trappiste trippel in the Orval style. Also want to experiment with an imperial stout and maybe a simple farmhouse saison. I am a scientist at heart, so this is going to be fun.
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  • Grandpa's Strong AlernThumper Imperial IPA
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  • Posted in thread: Trip to San Antonio - Brewery suggestions? on 02-26-2014 at 01:30 PM
    I am headed to Ft Sam Houston in San Antonio so I am looking for good breweries to visit
    (preferably ones serving food for dinner) and hotel recommendations within walking distance of
    those breweries ...

  • Posted in thread: Safale US-05's alcohol tolerance? on 01-31-2014 at 06:39 PM
    I brewed an IIPA that finished at 9.5% using 2 packets of US-05. No issues with the ferment or
    carbonation. Only thing I noticed was that it took a bit longer to achieve the proper balance
    in the bott...

  • Posted in thread: St. Paul, MN - breweries to visit? on 01-10-2014 at 07:15 PM
    I am headed up to St. Paul next week. Any recommendations on which brewery(s) I should hit? I
    am not sure how many days I will be there so if there is a decent hotel located within walking
    distance of...

  • Posted in thread: Water filter on 12-31-2013 at 01:10 AM
    I was thinking about putting one of these together. Question for y'all. My Brita filter says
    that you should not let it dry out. If I build one of these it will be for filtering water for
    brewing. Eve...

  • Posted in thread: Anyone canning turkey? on 12-31-2013 at 12:52 AM
    For low acid foods you need a pressure cooker so you can get the temp up above boiling
    (212F/100C), whereas foods with adequate acid (think tomatoes) you can use a standard canning
    set up.We can rabbi...

  • Posted in thread: Monster mill for cracking corn? on 12-30-2013 at 11:52 AM
    Thanks for all the advice. I actually looked at the upgraded MM2-2.0 and it specifically says
    that it will crack corn. It has a wider gap which seems to be the problem with the others. I
    cannot look a...

  • Posted in thread: Starbucks vs Exit 6 brewpub on 12-29-2013 at 12:54 AM
    Yet another reason to hate those greedy bastards. They make crappy coffee, sell it for way too
    much, and do their best to put every small business out of business. I thought they usually
    stuck to putt...

  • Posted in thread: off flavors develop in bottles on 12-27-2013 at 12:42 AM
    I am getting a bit frustrated. My last few batches have been phenomenal when I open the first
    bottle, but the second is fair and the third is OFF. I made a hefe weizen and the first bottle
    was perfect...

  • Posted in thread: Monster mill for cracking corn? on 12-21-2013 at 12:07 AM
    I am about to purchase a mill and have pretty well settled on the MM2 but curious if this will
    crack corn as well. I would like to supplement my chicken feed with home grown corn but need to
    crack it ...

  • Posted in thread: dual purpose mill? on 12-18-2013 at 12:44 AM
    I would like to have a mill for crushing grain for brewing. I would also like to have a mill
    for grinding corn into meal or wheat into flour. Can I do both with a single mill? What do I
    need to look f...

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