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  • I am a do it yourselfer. I am a beer lover. Its only natural that I make my own beer.
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  • My wife bought me a starter kit for Christmas 2 years ago. Started brewing the pre-made extract kits, read a few homebrewing books and have been spying on people in this forum for ideas about all grain recipes and equipment setups. Now with more than a dozen AG batches under my belt I am starting to branch out and make my own recipes and clone some of my favorite craft beers. I have learned so much from HBT and encourage all brewers to join.
  • Pumpkin IPA,
    90 minute clone,
    A BIG stout
  • 90 minute clone
    Maris Otter IPA
  • Black ale
    Pale ale
    Westverletern clone,
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  • Posted in thread: Should I make a cider or a Mead? on 11-23-2012 at 10:34 PM
    Kinda late here but did you end up using craisins? My buddy gave me #7 of dried crans that I
    was thinking of putting in my mead...

  • Posted in thread: secondary temps on 07-04-2012 at 03:00 PM
    ive always secondaried @ room temps for ales. never a problem.

  • Posted in thread: Help me get weird with this double IPA on 07-02-2012 at 11:45 PM
    Id use em all too! If its too hoppy, which is almost impossible, it will always become more
    subdued as it ages.

  • Posted in thread: What are you drinking now? on 01-14-2012 at 02:42 AM
    Ruthless rye IPA. Black cannon on deck...

  • Posted in thread: Re-pitch @ 1.030? on 12-18-2011 at 09:36 PM
    Hmmm interesting... ive been looking into what yeasts people use in this situation and havent
    found much info. Have you done this before? Did it alter the taste any?

  • Posted in thread: Re-pitch @ 1.030? on 12-18-2011 at 07:56 PM
    Fermentation was steady @ 68 F. I crash cooled 3 days ago and the beer was prob 50 F when I
    took my reading this morning. I plugged this into Beersmith and the corrected gravity is 1.029.
    I might just...

  • Posted in thread: Re-pitch @ 1.030? on 12-18-2011 at 07:26 PM
    Well im thinking of just adding another packet of 04 and see what happens.

  • Posted in thread: Re-pitch @ 1.030? on 12-18-2011 at 07:11 PM
    Yes actually i meant to add that my mash temps were higher than i wanted; 153. So the yeast is
    prob done huh?

  • Posted in thread: Re-pitch @ 1.030? on 12-18-2011 at 06:56 PM
    Brewed a 90 minute (AG) clone 3 weeks ago. OG was 1.080. So today I was going to botttle it,
    took a gravity reading and it was 1.030. I used 2 packets of S-04 and Beersmith projected my FG
    @ 1.017. Sh...

  • Posted in thread: Attn NC brewers! New homebrew shop in Hillsborough on 12-18-2011 at 12:06 AM
    Nash st. homebrew just opened up in Hillsborough NC! Apparently the owners of the Wooden Nickel
    pub and Mystery brewing co. have teamed up to start a LHBS. I went there yesterday and theyre
    setup is p...

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