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  • Been brewing since 1995. Of course made a lot of bad beers. Made some good ones too. See more of my brewing at
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  • Started off simple in 1995 just making hooch, raisin wine, etc... Got some beer equipment. Started bottling. Got into lagering with an old fridge. Took a few years off. Now i have the standard setup with two glass carboys. Lagering on the basement floor. Never made the same recipe twice. Mostly extract or partial mash kits with extra ingredients. Some wines when i get free fruit.
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  • Posted in thread: how do you save money... and what's your per bottle price? on 06-10-2015 at 09:27 PM
    I have been reusing and improvising equipment for a number of years now. I brew on the basement
    floor, so i don't need refrigeration. I brew on a stove. Electricity is negligible, maybe
    $0.25. I re-us...

  • Posted in thread: Getting Ready! on 05-08-2015 at 05:41 AM
    Your making a spirit, so have a good time and put your heart into it.

  • Posted in thread: Nervous about fermentation and infection on 04-12-2015 at 12:43 AM
    let it set and see what happens. No point in doing anything. Just make things worse

  • Posted in thread: liquid yeast vs. dry yeast on 04-10-2015 at 01:25 AM
    certainly try a liquid yeast, and decide for yourself. I like the smack packs for liquid yeast.
    Just smack it and let it set till it blows up. Instant starter. That's not to say i don't use
    dry. I do....

  • Posted in thread: Slight acidic aftertaste on all homebrews on 04-09-2015 at 09:44 PM
    Also you could just buy a small bottle of distilled and taste test side by side with tap. Is
    that the off flavor? Any small hints of it?

  • Posted in thread: Slight acidic aftertaste on all homebrews on 04-09-2015 at 07:51 AM
    try using distilled water. It is a perfect 7. No flavors, nothing

  • Posted in thread: Slight acidic aftertaste on all homebrews on 04-09-2015 at 07:44 AM
    Your water is a bit basic. If it was lower than 7 it would be acidic. 8 is a decent base. 9
    will clean your drains

  • Posted in thread: Brown Sugar - Chocolate Stout Question on 03-20-2015 at 12:57 AM
    Don't forget to consider ABV. that pound of brown sugar will up it. With over 10 pounds of malt
    that could be 9% to 12% alcohol.

  • Posted in thread: Second Straight Batch Lost to Contamination :( on 01-04-2014 at 10:47 PM
    I agree with pie man. Especially hoses. The are difficult to get clean. You may not be able to
    see a slight stain on the imside. New one are cheap at any hardware stores.

  • Posted in thread: Coconut Kava Stout on 01-01-2014 at 04:41 PM
    Most certainly.

Brewing is an art. Not a science.

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