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  • Heat,Silence of the Lambs
  • Wheat beer, Cushlomachree stout, toad spit stout, porter, berry kiss honey wheat raspberry, honey wheat raspberry, cheeks to the wind mild, cherry popper stout, Raspberry big wheat and extra honey, honey wheat ale, summer wheat, honey wheat ale #2, Anita's honey wheat ale #3
  • Robust Molasses porter
  • Amber Ale
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  • Posted in thread: Beginner's kit or "la carte"? on 03-04-2010 at 03:31 PM
    Many kits come a with glass thermometer. Check out the digital cooking thermometers. They are
    only 15-20 bucks and you don't have to worry about them breaking. Plus they are easy to read. I
    just got o...

  • Posted in thread: First brew with many mishaps. on 03-02-2010 at 03:15 PM
    Take a gravity reading. If it is high give it a few days and take another to see if it is
    dropping. If it is the same you can pitch more yeast. If you are fermenting in a bucket it may
    look like its n...

  • Posted in thread: Easy Amber Ale on 03-02-2010 at 05:26 AM
    5 lbs light LME2 lbs light DME1 lb clover honey.5 lb carapils malt1 lb crystal 60L1.5 oz
    cascade whole hops (boil 55 min).5 oz cascade whole hops (finishing)1 pk wyeast American Ale
    1056Bottled 48 12 ...

  • Posted in thread: Mash Question on 03-02-2010 at 04:36 AM
    Mashing a recipe that calls for 11.75 lbs. of grain. Papazian suggests 1 quart of strike water
    for every pound of grain. He then suggests .5 gallon sparge water for every 1 pound of grain.
    Even after ...

  • Posted in thread: Nube nube nube on 03-01-2010 at 10:13 PM has good starter kits. I would recomend getting a 10 gallon brew kettle. If you
    want to upgrade to all grain your not stuck having to buy another pot. happy brewing:mug:

  • Posted in thread: Starsan beer on 03-01-2010 at 10:01 PM
    This sort of thing is why I no longer drink while brewing. too many "Oh Sh!t" moments. For me,
    my tap opens up when the fermenter door closes.I have the same policy. I would forget stuff all
    the time....

  • Posted in thread: First brew day in pictures..... on 02-28-2010 at 06:28 PM
    Cheers on your first brew:mug:. The hardest part for me is the waiting.

  • Posted in thread: Why does my beer have no alcohol? on 02-26-2010 at 04:52 PM
    How long are you letting your beer bottle condition? My extract brews start out a little
    watery, but after 4-5 weeks they have much better mouth feel/body. It sucks waiting, but maybe
    it just needs mo...

  • Posted in thread: Cost vs. Labor - Before I do anything! on 02-25-2010 at 05:24 PM
    A buddy of mine just spent 2000$ on a record player the other day....To me, my 150$ micro
    brewery (using buckets to make beer!) seems like a cheap and satisfying hobby. You're making
    your own beer, ho...

  • Posted in thread: Going to need a Propane Burner........... on 02-25-2010 at 05:10 PM
    I was able to find a 110,000 BTU burner at home depot for 59 bux ....its been great. Check it
    outI have the same one and it works very well. It will boil 8 gallons in about 30 minutes. Its
    sturdy too.