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  • West Suburbs of Chicago
  • Woodworking,reading,and now brewing
  • Superintendent / Carpenter
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  • Contemporary Christian
  • Shawshank Redemption, Star Wars Series, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Caddy Shack, Stripes
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  • The Bilble, Shannara series, Karen Kingsbury books
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  • I was tired of paying so much for the beers I liked and I have wanted to try brewing for a couple of years. I finally decided to just go for it.
  • Barleywine, pale ale
  • Red Rye IPA
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  • Ed's Haus Pale Ale, Red Bank Ale, Belgian dubbel, Belgian pale ale, 999 barleywine, The Abyss imperial stout, Yooper's oatmeal stout,
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  • Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 09-01-2014 at 01:27 PM
    Just started the boil on a black IPA. 221318Sent from my iPhone using Home Brew

  • Posted in thread: OBX Brewing Co. on 08-10-2014 at 07:53 PM
    Good place, good beer and good food. I second Weeping Radish, although it is aways back up on
    the mainland (about half hour drive from Nags Head), so maybe just buy some of their beer at
    one of the lo...

  • Posted in thread: How many of you oxygenate dry yeast? on 08-05-2014 at 12:44 AM
    Although supposedly not necessary, I hit for 30 sec. with O2. Figure it can't hurt. When I
    re-pitch yeast I go for 60 sec.

  • Posted in thread: Homebrewing as a way to save money on 08-04-2014 at 10:29 PM
    I got into home brewing five years ago because the beer I liked was costing $8-$11 per six
    pack. I did extract for six batches, then switched to all grain. Bought recipes from
    Brewmaster's Warehouse, ...

  • Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 08-02-2014 at 11:44 PM
    Brewed 10 gallons of pale ale today. Pitched US-05 on half and WLP500 on the other half.Sent
    from my iPhone using Home Brew

  • Posted in thread: HopHouse Brewing Supply Hops Giveaway - Open to All! on 07-14-2014 at 05:06 PM
    I'm in!Sent from my iPhone using Home Brew

  • Posted in thread: Edworts Apfelwein and me on 07-11-2014 at 11:14 AM
    Wow. Reviving a 6 year old thread. Sent from my iPhone using Home Brew

  • Posted in thread: An easy question about mash and sparge volume on 07-08-2014 at 07:53 PM
    If you leave water behind, it stands to reason that you leave the sugar dissolved in that water
    behind. I always only sparge with the volume that makes my pre-boil volume correct. That said,
    1 quart s...

  • Posted in thread: exBEERiment Results: Fresh vs. Harvested Yeast on 07-08-2014 at 07:09 PM
    Cool experiment. I usually use US-05 (rehydrated) and have the next couple beers planned so
    that I can harvest the yeast for them. I haven't gone past the third brew yet, mostly because
    by then I am o...

  • Posted in thread: Malt/Hop Bill Feedback on 07-08-2014 at 05:23 PM
    Your hops look good to me. If anything you could push each addition back 5 minutes - so you
    have a 15 - 10 - 5 - 0 minute(s). That would drop your IBUs back a hair also. However, I will
    say that it is...