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  • Brewed about 20-30 batches in the late 1980's and early 1990's. One or two were AG but the rest were extract. I quit when I moved, had a boat load of kids and spent my weekends improvng my house(s). Another reason I quit was because I was cheap and I really didn't care about taste nor had I aquired a taste for flavorful beer. Now I have more money and aquired a taste for very flavorful brews so the homebrews are now great tasting.


  • Posted in thread: Stone Vertical Epic 06.06.06 on 12-19-2007 at 04:46 AM
    Here's the recipe right off the Stone Beer website: I don't know why there is such a
    difference.Here are the ingredients:Pale 2-R Malt: 87.5%Dark Wheat: 7%Carafa Special II: 5%
    White Wheat: 0.5%Magnum...

  • Posted in thread: walk me through setting up some taps... on 11-12-2007 at 03:49 PM
    Just passing along info I heard and helped me. Watch out about drilling holes in the side of
    the frig. They have hoses which carry essential stuff for the frig and puncturing them will
    ruin your frig....

  • Posted in thread: Brew Efficiency Question on 11-11-2007 at 05:48 AM
    The simple answer is comparing your specific gravity with what is the potential sg for the
    volume you have. Palmer's book "How to Brew" will help with figuring your potential. But one
    thing I don't kn...

  • Posted in thread: CO2 Tank Outside of Frig on 10-21-2007 at 11:19 PM
    Thanks for you're help. You mentioned differing pressures inside and outside of frig. Sounds
    like I have more reading to do......

  • Posted in thread: CO2 Tank Outside of Frig on 10-21-2007 at 05:09 AM
    I am a soon to be kegger having just made a craigslist score which came with a 20# CO2 tank.
    It's best if the tank stays outside my frig but I would like a very air-tight method of getting
    the gas lin...

  • Posted in thread: Washing Yeast Problem on 05-30-2007 at 02:38 PM
    I followed Palmer's book direction and I didn't get a discard layer either. I just assumed I
    filtered my brew really well. It was some Nottingham yeast. I did it while I was brewing my
    next batch so I...

  • Posted in thread: Brewpubs/beer bars in Los Angeles? on 05-29-2007 at 02:03 AM
    Couldn't pass up this discussion without mentioning BJ's Restaurant. Not sure how close to
    Torrance they get but I go to the one in Huntington Beach and the beer is awesome. They got
    about 6 regular b...

  • Posted in thread: Back to Brewing on 05-29-2007 at 01:53 AM
    I can understand the time thing but my extract brews take 3 hours from start to clean-up.
    That's about as long as your typically sports game. As far as your 5 year old, sounds like a
    good age to "help...

  • Posted in thread: NHL is back on 05-29-2007 at 12:38 AM
    Go Ducks......Ducks In Three......OK, I'm a fair weather fan, but can you blame me. I heard
    that the Cup winner has not come from the west coast since 1920 something. I live in Orange
    County and I can...

  • Posted in thread: Update - My new beer equipment on 05-26-2007 at 03:09 PM
    I'm adding to my equipment slowly and am looking for wort chillers. What's a "16 foot wort
    chiller"? Is that a typo or do I have something new to look into?