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  • Eric Bramwell
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  • The Mrs. bought me a Mr. Beer kit in 2012, then I upgraded to a five gal setup. I currently do 5 gallon all grain beers.
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  • Posted in thread: Tired Hands Milkshake Clone - Feedback please! on 02-14-2017 at 03:14 PM
    I brewed something VERY similar recently. Though I've never had the Tired Hands version, I
    couldn't have been happier with the way the beer turned out. It was a 6 gallon batch. I used 3
    vanilla beans,...

  • Posted in thread: Galaxy/Citra NE style IIPA on 01-06-2017 at 07:55 PM
    seems like the successful commercial versions are in the 60-ish range.... You think that is too
    high? I'm not so sure, especially with the extra gravity.I'm guessing that's measured with
    whirlpool add...

  • Posted in thread: Galaxy/Citra NE style IIPA on 01-06-2017 at 02:35 PM
    Looks awesome to me and similar to one of my favorite beers that I brew, mine just has some
    Mosaic as well and I use honey malt rather than crystal. For what its worth, I've found the
    sweet spot for m...

  • Posted in thread: Warrior Apollo Columbus on 12-21-2016 at 03:08 PM
    That looks like a really bitter beer! Apollo and Columbus can get you a lot of pungent dank
    aroma and quite a bit of grapefruit too if you would have used them in a dry hop and hop stand.
    I'd have mov...

  • Posted in thread: An IPA critique please on 11-07-2016 at 09:52 PM
    I'd personally drop the crystal down quite a bit, or even cut it out completely. If you're
    using Amber LME, it likely has some crystal already. If you haven't already purchased your
    ingredients I'd on...

  • Posted in thread: NE Style Pliny the Elder critique on 11-04-2016 at 02:04 PM
    I'd cut down on the bittering charge if you're going NE style. I'd do .5 oz of CTZ at 60 and
    get rid of the 45 minute addition. I'd move the .5 oz of CTZ you save there to 10 minutes. I'd
    get rid of t...

  • Posted in thread: Problem with Smithwicks clone on 10-27-2016 at 09:05 PM
    Give it time, its really early to judge the beer yet. The flavor of the beer after four days is
    going to be pretty different than it will be after a few weeks.

  • Posted in thread: 203 IBU's ? on 10-27-2016 at 03:46 PM
    No those are my hop additions. I've just never honestly paid attention to hop utilization and
    ibu calculations. I make my own recipes and over time appear to be slowly increasing how much
    hops I use (...

  • Posted in thread: 203 IBU's ? on 10-26-2016 at 08:19 PM
    To be honest with you, that 8 oz. bittering addition is a huge waste of hops. I'd even argue
    that 30 min. additions are a bit of a waste. Your bittering hop does matter, but the flavor and
    aroma contr...

  • Posted in thread: Trilium Melcher Street Clone on 10-17-2016 at 08:55 PM
    Brewer told my buddies in the first few minutes they were there that they used Conan. JC isn't
    giving up quality because he knows Conan is more reliable - attenuation, yeast counts,
    viability and floc...

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