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  • I'm 32 and work as a Sys Admin for research firm. Just sold my house, had a baby, and moved all within 30 days. I'm ready to brew and have a beer. I enjoy sports, cooking, music, journalism, guitar, smoking meats, the outdoors, and of course beer!
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  • I had been wanting to brew for years and I randomly came across some free carboys. I borrowed pots and buckets until I had the needed stuff to brew. Once I brewed I was hooked. I brew all grain on a 5 gallon 3 vessel system that I've built up over time. I love to brew American ales and age specialty ales on wood. I'm a big seasonal beer drinker so I usually brew to the season and brew various styles within the season. I've been brewing for 4 years and I continue to get better, expand and upgrade my equipment, and come up with some pretty good recipes. I just got into kegging about a year ago and it's great to have the freshest IPA's at home that you can't find anywhere else. Homebrewtalk has been a saving grace! This forum is awesome.
  • Indian Brown Ale, VT IPA, Stocious Stout, Barley Wine, Black Ginger Ale, RIS,
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  • Posted in thread: Water Profile on 07-29-2015 at 04:40 PM
    I'd post this in the Brew Science thread if you haven't already. You might more replies from
    the scientists of hbt :mug:

  • Posted in thread: tried a few commercial brews yesterday...not impressed on 07-29-2015 at 04:12 PM
    I'll add that brewing a beer with fruit in it is much better than buying a commercial beer that
    is made fruity by "natural flavors" added. Whatever that is...The best is this snack I bought
    my kid onc...

  • Posted in thread: Off Flavor that goes away in 30-40 minutes on 07-29-2015 at 04:03 PM
    Agreed, water and ferms temps are usually at the top of the list for troubleshooting off
    flavors. Kind of tough to do without an actual description, but I'm wondering if by saison like
    you mean a bit ...

  • Posted in thread: Off Flavor that goes away in 30-40 minutes on 07-29-2015 at 02:25 PM
    wlp007's ideal fermentation temp says is 65-70 degrees. You said the first few days it
    fermented at 72/73 degrees which is probably when it was at peak fermentation. The heat spike
    was probably due to...

  • Posted in thread: Help with BJCP Style - APA or American IPA? on 07-29-2015 at 01:58 PM
    I've never had zombie dust but with 65 ibu's I'd be inclined to enter it as an ipa. It is on
    the lighter side of ipa's though but if you entered it as an apa you might be dinged for too
    much bitternes...

  • Posted in thread: Secondary Temp. on 07-28-2015 at 08:27 PM
    Assuming the yeast have finished cleaning things up after fermentation I just keep it at my
    cellaring temp for my aging beers which is about 62-64 degrees F. I've read high 50's is better
    but I haven'...

  • Posted in thread: Anyone try suspending oak cubes in bag in secondary on 07-28-2015 at 01:50 PM
    I just bottled a beer that I let age on bourbon soaked chips which I put in a muslin bag. I let
    it sit for 3 months in the primary. It slowly sunk but it never really reached the bottom of
    the ferment...

  • Posted in thread: A Cider Success on 07-28-2015 at 01:46 PM
    really cool idea. I agree on using some Belgian yeast for your next batch!

  • Posted in thread: Timeframe For Temp Control on 07-28-2015 at 01:41 PM
    Ideally you'd want to control your fermentation temps during initial fermentation. Once that's
    finished it's good to bring up the temp a bit so the yeast can clean things up- low to mid 70's
    should be...

  • Posted in thread: Good use of a Keg? Making BMC? Just wrong? on 07-27-2015 at 03:13 PM
    haha. that's awesome! If the wife ever lets me put a urinal in our house this is what I'm

Camp Brew Co. Primary: None. Brewing soon! 2ndary aging: None On Tap: Magic IPA, Lawnmower 15' Bottled: Bourbon Bbl Po' Boy Stout, Bourbon Oak Brolic Strong ale On Deck: Kumquat Wheat Pale ale

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