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  • New to brewing, have always been a fan of a quality brew (lived in Germany in the early 80's).rnrnWill be brewing my first batch on 10/27/10 (Irish Stout)rnrnVery excited about my new hobby.
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  • New to brewing, Always liked good brews. Have been interested in brewing since seeing a MR Beer infomercial (no I am not using that system). I will be using the double fermentation method with a purchased recipe kit.
  • First step, Irish Stout. Will see how I do and how I enjoy the process.rnrnHappy to see that I can grow into a higher level of brewing just by adding parts as I grow with this art.
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  • Posted in thread: High ABV on 11-03-2013 at 03:39 PM
    I had it originally at 70% and that was spot on the first time. After that of course I wasn't
    opening it as much (only for periodic stirs) so was hitting 85%. I didn't adjust on the Weizen
    but did on ...

  • Posted in thread: power went out with 29 minutes left... on 11-03-2013 at 03:32 PM
    You need a bayou burner. Electric brewing stinks and takes forever. Wife gave me a burner for
    my 50th. Best wife ever. LHBS threw in a kit as a gift.

  • Posted in thread: Join a homebrew club! on 11-03-2013 at 03:27 PM
    Yea, you can leave those with your head spinning without even drinking.

  • Posted in thread: High ABV on 11-03-2013 at 03:23 PM
    The last three brews I have made have all come in higher than the recipe expected. I have gone
    from brew in a bag to a 5 gallon mash tun. I am not talking slightly higher but way higher. One
    was to be...

  • Posted in thread: Whiskey Barrel Stout on 11-03-2013 at 02:26 PM
    What about using the store bought "whiskey chips"?

  • Posted in thread: Brew Dogs... on 11-03-2013 at 01:38 PM
    I like the show.The Philadelphia episode was cool because they came up to Pottstown (which is
    the town next door). Funny to see people you know in an episode, the guy driving the car with
    the Parade Q...

  • Posted in thread: Whiskey Barrel Stout on 11-03-2013 at 12:18 PM
    Hello,I have a stout recipe that is well liked. Since my stout shelf is sadly empty it is time
    for a brewing.My wife and I recently went to a pub that had an amazing whiskey barrel stout on
    tap that s...

  • Posted in thread: Partial Mash Pumpkin Ale on 10-09-2012 at 02:34 PM
    Against my better judgement I did a batch with pumpkin puree in the mash. Got a stuck mash.
    Turned into a brew day from hell. Gas ran out with 10 minutes left in the boil. Other things
    happened that w...

  • Posted in thread: Partial Mash Pumpkin Ale on 10-06-2012 at 12:58 PM
    Why doesn't somebody just make a pumpkin malt extract and make it easy on newer brewers?

  • Posted in thread: full boil extract instead of adding top off water on 10-06-2012 at 12:45 PM
    Run the numbers through your brewing software I saw a big difference otherwise no. I drink less
    hoppy brews so I may just be hop sensitiveMy software usually says it doubles

Bill from Pa On Deck: Irish Stout, Primary: Pumpkin Ale Secondary: Empty Completed: Red, Wit and Blue, Irish Stout, Red Ale, German Style Amber Lager, All Grain Brews: Irish Red Ale, American Stout, Honey Weizen