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  • Transitioned into it through wine and mead-making, bought ingredients for 1st failed batch few days before 21st birthday and been enjoying the process ever since. Recently made a 2 gallon cooler MLT and started experimenting with 1 gallon all-grain batches- adds so much more to the process and taste. Amber ales, porters, stouts, IPAs, a barleywine, blonde ales, and wheats, a hefeweizen, banana wine, strawberry wine, mead, spiced mead, apple pie wine.
  • Honey Blonde, Arrogant Bastard, Wheat Wine
  • Sorachi Wheat Ale, Black IPA
  • Cascade Cream Ale
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  • Posted in thread: Saison recipes that shove the yeast flavors into the back seat? on 06-01-2015 at 08:54 PM
    Belle Saison yeast is pretty much like a wheat yeast, I didn't get much out of it fermenting
    around 75-80.

  • Posted in thread: Cream Ale critique on 09-13-2014 at 07:05 PM
    I've never used 6 row in my cream ale because there is talk about it adding a grainy character.
    Of course I wouldn't know because I've never used it. I usually do about 80% 2 row and 20%
    flaked corn, ...

  • Posted in thread: Making Soda at Home - The Giveaway! on 08-22-2014 at 11:53 AM
    Tasty!Sent from my iPhone using Home Brew

  • Posted in thread: Suggestions to prevent homebrew twang in next batch on 04-28-2014 at 05:45 PM
    I would also suggest water chemistry as the source of problems. My first major improvement to
    my beers was solid fermentation temp control; how do you control this aspect? Then mash ph
    control has bee...

  • Posted in thread: Help with 1st time water adjustments on 03-08-2014 at 11:20 PM
    I received my MW102 pH meter about 8 days ago, calibrated it, and have already put it to good
    use. Thanks for the sound advice, after looking at EZ Water and Bru'n Water spreadsheets, I
    ditched this 1...

  • Posted in thread: What makes some beers cloudy or clear? on 03-06-2014 at 01:36 AM
    Irish moss helped me a tiny bit but recently I have started adjusting my water chemistry. Every
    batch that I have added CaCl to has been crystal clear and without chill haze. Palmers website
    has a ref...

  • Posted in thread: Steep Bl Patent for color? on 03-02-2014 at 02:17 PM
    I usually throw some black patent on top of the mash right before I sparge to make my black
    IPA- usually 5% of whatever my mash grain bill was. It gets really dark and extracts a tiny bit
    of roast.If ...

  • Posted in thread: Question about adding orange? on 02-13-2014 at 08:40 PM
    I've used the fresh zest of whatever is the most aromatic orange you can find in the grocery
    store and it came out great. I've seen a few people add the peel but follow the majority who
    believe that t...

  • Posted in thread: Help with 1st time water adjustments on 01-24-2014 at 10:37 PM
    Hi, I used BrauKaiser's tutorial for the at home water test (not as detailed as a Ward's test
    since I dont have sulfate info, etc) but it gave me a good starting point. My pale beers come
    out tasting ...

  • Posted in thread: wlp500 hefeweizen on 12-31-2013 at 06:19 PM
    I just tasted a blonde ale split batch- half fermented with us05 and the other half with
    wlp500, both at 68f for 6 days before going to room temperatures. The wlp500 bottle I just
    tasted smells and ta...


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