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  • Posted in thread: What does your SWMBO think of your brewing hobby(lifestyle for some of you) on 02-16-2011 at 05:52 AM
    Unfortunately, my lovely bride hates the smell of the brewing, fermenting, bottling and the
    drinking process. She had a childhood filled with an alcoholic father and somehow fears that
    her easygoing, ...

  • Posted in thread: Doh! first bottle bombs on 12-23-2010 at 02:08 AM
    If it's the only one so far, could be a defect in the bottle. I guess I'm a bottle half full
    kinda guy.

  • Posted in thread: what chemical process takes place in bottle-conditioning? on 12-23-2010 at 02:05 AM
    I know one process is the absorption of Co2 by the beer, forming carbonic acid. Providing a
    change in the taste of the beer.

  • Posted in thread: New to brewing today on 12-12-2010 at 05:39 AM
    I've been brewing for just over two years. I haven't taken the time to brew an Imperial Stout.
    I gotta say, for a first beer, you picked a doozy. Most people start with something simple,
    such as a pal...

  • Posted in thread: What happens if you don't mash out? on 12-07-2010 at 02:36 AM
    You're screwed, I would take it out back and dump it out. Not really, at the mashing out point
    your stopping conversion of sugars. I think you'll be fine, especially if it's fermenting. Like
    everyone ...

  • Posted in thread: MLT w/ Brew Bag? on 11-26-2010 at 04:11 PM
    I've brewed several beers using this technique. It's worked fine. An issues you might run into
    is a little lower efficiency from wort retention.

  • Posted in thread: Opinions of this recipe, please. on 11-21-2010 at 09:37 PM
    The wort was fairly dark. Not, black like a stout. OG was 1.066. I wasn't really aiming for a
    specific style. I had a weird idea of throwing something together to see what came of it. It
    actually does...

  • Posted in thread: Brew This Weekend Ready By Dec. 21...Is it Possible...Suggestions? on 11-20-2010 at 01:27 AM
    I'd go with a Pale Ale like Edworts Haus Pale Ale. Can't beat it.

  • Posted in thread: Opinions of this recipe, please. on 11-20-2010 at 01:23 AM
    For the people that might know, how do you think this simple recipe might turn out? 6 gal.
    finished product.10 lb 2-row1 lb crystal 601 lb roasted barley1 oz Cascade 7.4% at 601 oz
    Centennial 9.2% at ...

  • Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 05-01-2010 at 08:03 PM
    Just finished my self-proclaimed Iron Maiden Ale. It's an ESB brewed in honor of my first
    Maiden concert June 9th. Up the irons!!!!