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  • Motorcycles,Beer,guns,normal American stuff
  • Had Many, mastered none
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  • Listening to NPR interview of HomeBrew supply owners Summer of 2011, did web search, bought beginners kit, just brewed my 8th extract kit 4-23-12. Ordered 3 more kit next day. Haven't ordered the same kit twice because I love trying new beers!
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  • Caribou Slobber Brown Ale (Moose Drool clone) Northern Brewer,rnPhat Tyre Amber Ale (you know) Northern Brewer
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  • Posted in thread: Cloudy Star San on 10-22-2014 at 10:01 PM
    I use distilled water for my Starsan solution and it stays crystal clear for months.:mug:

  • Posted in thread: Heady Topper Clone - Now a Commercialized Kit? on 10-16-2014 at 09:39 PM
    Yeah $60 is a heavy lift for an extract kit. Most of the cost is probably the hops, and that
    yeast at $8.+Have you tried Morebeer's Pliny the Elder Double IPA kit? Lots of hops, a Russian
    River compan...

  • Posted in thread: turning non-alcoholic beer to alcoholic ? on 10-16-2014 at 03:04 AM
    Find some expats that live on a compound, befriend them, when they invite you to the compound
    there will be beer :ban:

  • Posted in thread: Bottle bombs!!!! on 10-12-2014 at 06:48 AM
    Yes a hydrometer is an essential piece of equipment especially if your bottling. Reaching a
    stable final gravity tells you the fermentation is complete, and you can prime and bottle. They
    are cheap, a...

  • Posted in thread: Krausen Not Dropping When using Yeast Nutrient on 10-09-2014 at 06:31 PM
    I can't remember using yeast nutrient in any of my brews (about 30 so far). I also prefer dry
    yeast, and US 05 is my go to. Never had krausen not drop. I would suspect the nutrient, try
    again without ...

  • Posted in thread: Fermentation bucket lid does not completely seal. on 10-09-2014 at 06:20 PM
    I'm assuming your second brew was a high gravity IPA. My suggestion, especially for high
    gravity brews is to use a blowoff tube for the first couple of days. I also use 6.5 gallon
    buckets for 5 gal br...

  • Posted in thread: What is the worst ingredient you have ever added? on 10-08-2014 at 01:11 AM
    I added a pint of blackberry jam that failed to gel to a wheat beer. Not sure if the blackberry
    "syrup" or the fact that the ferment temp was about 80 was the reason it was undrinkable. Made
    me leery ...

  • Posted in thread: The 22 ounce bomber on 10-08-2014 at 12:55 AM
    Most people will not appreciate your homebrew, so definitely don't give them 22 oz. bottles.
    They may like it, or even love it, but they won't really appreciate the time, effort, and love
    you put into...

  • Posted in thread: Wyeast questions on 10-08-2014 at 12:25 AM
    Make your life and brew days simpler, use dry yeast. Rehydrate 1 hour before pitching. Sure
    simplified my brew days, results have been more consistent, fermentation typically within 4 to
    6 hours, and ...

  • Posted in thread: Funnels? on 10-07-2014 at 11:22 PM
    I would not sweat the California warning, if your not funneling super hot liquid it should not
    be a big deal. I'm pretty sure anything in some outrageous contact or ingestion will possibly
    cause cance...