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    ABOUT ME

  • ann arbor
  • I'm just starting to get into the homebrewing gig. I actually have not begun yet...just doing lots of reading and salivating. I started my "good beer" journeys when I was 21. There was a store that sold all kinds of singles so I decided to start sampling, and get away from the domestic crap of my college days. I began with wheats because I had brewed a dern good one with a friend while in culinary school. I have since moved away from them and am now dangerously hooked on IPAs. I keep wanting to try darker beers (which is the most recent addition to my tasting endeavours), but if there is an intriguing IPA, I just can't pass it up.
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    Bells Two Hearted clone
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  • Posted in thread: Cider for the SWMBO on 11-14-2009 at 03:37 PM
    On 11/1 I made a cider using 2 gallons cider1 qt Just Cranberries1 qt Just Pomegratate1 Red
    Star Cote de Blanc wine yeastSG 1.070Tastes great at basement temp (low to mid 60s). The
    gravity today (11/1...

  • Posted in thread: Cider carbing nicely...in secondary?! on 10-27-2009 at 11:50 PM
    gotcha. Do you think I should add another packet of yeast? I've been very lazy with this batch,
    so I didn't check the gravity before moving it to secondary. I just figured i should get it off
    the yeas...

  • Posted in thread: Cider carbing nicely...in secondary?! on 10-27-2009 at 06:01 PM
    Hey all, So I made a cider using 3 gallons Hy's Apple Cider (from Whole Foods)1 pound turbinado
    sugar1 pound honey1 packet Red Star Premier Cuvee (wine yeast)I had it in primary for about 2.5
    weeks an...

  • Posted in thread: step vs. infusion massing on 07-23-2009 at 12:21 PM
    rehydrate the yeast in boiled and cooled (85 degree F) water. Let it sit for 15 mins, but do
    not stir. Then swirl just before pitching to suspend the yeast in the water. I'm not going to
    answer the st...

  • Posted in thread: all grain brewing split boil indoors will it work? on 07-19-2009 at 01:16 AM
    If you are like me, and feel like home depot is a foreign country, you can always make an MLT
    out of 2 plastic fermentation buckets. I think charlie p. speaks of it in his book. You just
    drill a bunch...

  • Posted in thread: Bird Poop Beer on 07-18-2009 at 08:03 PM
    hey thanks for the suggestions! pasteurizing them would help i guess...but wouldn't that alter
    to the pectin in the fruit?I figured that boiling the berries would pasturize them. Not a good
    enough ide...

  • Posted in thread: Bird Poop Beer on 07-17-2009 at 10:33 PM
    So I'm thinking of going to my local metropark where there are lots of Mulberries. I was
    thinking of making a stout or an American Ale (i know, huge spread of ideas) and racking it
    over the mulberries...

  • Posted in thread: Is it infected? on 07-10-2009 at 12:26 AM
    Also to quickly aid in the gnat situation. The best way to get rid of the buggers is to set out
    something like a pie tin filled with vinegar. Put fruit the middle and let it rot. Whatever
    your set-up,...

  • Posted in thread: Sooo...what'd I make? on 07-10-2009 at 12:08 AM
    yeah, that is true...and that is what I did. I really don't know what I yielded after the 60
    minute boil. I used 2 different sized pots and the 2 fermenters I have were not marked. I
    probably ended up...

  • Posted in thread: Sooo...what'd I make? on 07-09-2009 at 10:06 PM
    yeah I was going to just do 5 gal, but yooper said 6.75 (for better conversion?) I figured 11
    lbs of grain was a good 5 gal batch...so not sure why i was told otherwise. I'll go with my gut
    next time....

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