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  • I am a full time firefighter that has decided to pick up brewing as a hobby.
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  • Brandon
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  • A coworker of mine has been home brewing for many years and I asked him to make some beer for my wedding. He did and I helped him on brew day and have been hooked ever since. I brewed my first batch in March 2013 and it was an amber ale from a extract kit. Next up is Pale Ale extract kit. After a few successful extract brews I would like to move to whole grain.
  • One brew I am super interested in brewing is something similar to Triple Carmelite.
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  • Posted in thread: Wort Monster Giveaway on 04-17-2014 at 08:40 PM
    I'm in!Sent from my iPhone using Home Brew

  • Posted in thread: Blowout Help! on 03-04-2014 at 03:57 AM
    It's been 10 days since I brewed, I took a gravity reading today and I'm at 1.020. Recipe says
    1.012-1.018 range so I'm close. When I opened the bucked over the weekend it had quite a
    krausen on it st...

  • Posted in thread: Hops Education Please on 03-01-2014 at 04:43 PM
    IBUs don't depend on wort gravity, although it was previously thought so.What does impact the
    IBUs is simple dilution and the fact that hops oils have a maximum amount of isomerization
    before being sa...

  • Posted in thread: Hops Education Please on 03-01-2014 at 04:11 PM
    As the gravity in your wort increases, hop utilization decreases.What you can do to offset a
    partial boil is add a god majority of your extract late in the boil (the last 5-10 minutes).
    This keeps you...

  • Posted in thread: Hops Education Please on 02-28-2014 at 03:07 PM
    I have been reading some posts about how your boil size can affect your IBU. I have found that
    utilization drops considerably when only doing a 2gal boil vs a full boil. Is this true? Is
    there a way t...

  • Posted in thread: Move to secondary or not? on 02-28-2014 at 02:45 PM
    I brewed an extract batch of Ferocious form Midwest 7 days ago. The instructions say to ferment
    in primary for 5-7 days and if using secondary(which I am), add hops to secondary and rack on
    top. I too...

  • Posted in thread: Blowout Help! on 02-22-2014 at 03:48 PM
    It's been 24 hours and fermentation was super active all day yesterday. I'm a bit curious about
    having an over active fermentation. Here is a picture of what was left in my sanitizer catch
    that my blo...

  • Posted in thread: Stir plate fan speed controller??? on 02-22-2014 at 05:11 AM
    So if I doubled to a 50ohm rheostat 6 watts that should cover the power correct?Sent from my
    iPhone using Home BrewLooks like it should work to me. I'm no electrical engineer but that
    makes sense. Goo...

  • Posted in thread: Stir plate fan speed controller??? on 02-22-2014 at 01:47 AM
    I just built a stir plate. I was able to get a free cigar box at a local smoke shop and it
    worked out perfect. Here is where I got most of my information for the build. thing that I
    noticed in your i...

  • Posted in thread: Blowout Help! on 02-21-2014 at 03:48 PM
    Went with the tube. Problem solved. Thanks!180996Sent from my iPhone using Home Brew