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  • buster brewery....
  • retired (,lookin)
  • Have always been curious, now have the time.
  • Remake of a Blue Moon clone.
  • Coastal white wine
  • Empty
  • Irish Red ale. Octane IPA, Fat Tire clone, Blue Moon clone, Amber Bach, Mailbach, Amarillo Face, Hefeweizen, and Bourbon Barrel ale (still aging).rnOn the wine side White Zenfendel, Raspberry Skeeter Pee. Apple, lime, cranberry Skeeter Pee, Strawberry, Blackberry, Cherry, Cherry Pee and Cherry Brandy (WOW!).
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  • Danville
  • Illinois


  • Posted in thread: Kegging in mini Kegs on 06-23-2016 at 11:23 PM
    In a hope to reduce some bottling I purchased a set of mini kegs, about 1.25 gal per keg. I
    processes the batch in the same manner as always, using corn sugar to carbonate. I filled 2
    mini kegs and fi...

  • Posted in thread: NorcalBrewing Solutions Giveaway! on 10-09-2013 at 12:34 AM
    Enter me please!

  • Posted in thread: Never Ending Fermentation on 06-29-2013 at 03:35 PM
    The brew is sitting at 1.015 which is where it has been, so I would say its done. Still some
    bubbles but it is beginning to clear, so I will let it sit for another week or so and bottle.

  • Posted in thread: Never Ending Fermentation on 06-29-2013 at 02:22 PM
    I brewed, partial mash, a Blue Moon clone 6 weeks ago. The brewing process went well however,
    the og was lower than expected. I pitched the yeast and after several days didnt see much
    activity. So I r...

  • Posted in thread: How to keep fermentor cool? on 03-13-2013 at 04:08 PM
    I have struggled with temp control also, using a swamp cooler you can easily get down to 69F
    but the temp swings between ice additions. I wanted better temp control so I went to the next
    step. Using t...

  • Posted in thread: anyone from central illinois? on 03-13-2013 at 03:38 PM
    Keeping friends and family happy in Danville. Buster Brewery.

  • Posted in thread: HomeBrewTalk 2013 Big Giveaway! on 02-23-2013 at 02:34 PM
    YES, count me in!!!

  • Posted in thread: A year of experience on 02-01-2013 at 03:06 PM
    Typically it has been 5 -14 days at first racking, I may rack 2-4 times depending on the wine,
    total ferment time is typically 30 - 40 days. I manage head space with different sizes of
    carboys instead...

  • Posted in thread: Brandy on 01-29-2013 at 05:54 PM
    I have made cherry brandy using tha attached recipe I found in Brian Cooks "Making Wine" It was
    great after 3 months but smoothed out after 6.

  • Posted in thread: A year of experience on 01-29-2013 at 05:41 PM
    I have just bottled my 13th batch of wine, here are some of my observations and questions:Most
    of my batches finish with an bitter-alcohol taste. These get better after 6 months to a year of