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01-21-2011

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03-15-2012 8:55 AM

    ABOUT ME

  • Kiteboarding,Wakeboarding,Computer Games,Music,Juggling
  • Back to the Future
  • South Park
  • Started brewing January 2011. I'm spending time learning the basics so I can eventually tweak existing recipes or come up with my own completely original brews. Unfortunately don't have the room or equipment to do all-grains but kits have been working great for me so far.
  • On my list this season is a whiskey stout, a belgian ale, maybe my first wine, and an amber that I want to try and get creative with.
  • All Kits: Red, Stout, Chocolate Stout, Strawberry Blonde
  • Male
  • Single
  • St. Pete
  • FL

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: A Summer Fruit Brew (need advice!) on 03-17-2011 at 08:40 PM
    mattldm, any tips/grain bills that I can take a look at? I'm still not comfortable making my
    own bill from scratch so any reference point would be useful, even though the fruit levels will
    be way diff...

  • Posted in thread: A Summer Fruit Brew (need advice!) on 03-16-2011 at 07:36 PM
    I've been browsing the forums and can't seem to find anything quite what I'm looking for in the
    recipe world. My goal is basically this: A refreshing and crisp wheat/witbier with the addition
    of fruit...

  • Posted in thread: My First Experiment on 02-16-2011 at 08:07 PM
    Thanks everyone. I wasn't even thinking about the excess head-space causing that much of an
    issue (and unfortunately I don't have any access to CO2 to fill). I guess I'll hold off on
    experimenting unt...

  • Posted in thread: My First Experiment on 02-15-2011 at 11:45 PM
    rudu81, What's the big concern with extra headspace? I don't really have anything smaller to
    put it in. Won't the fermentation from adding the berries push out excess oxygen?

  • Posted in thread: My First Experiment on 02-15-2011 at 11:43 PM
    So I should be good dumping the frozen berries in directly? I don't want to get some kinda
    infection. I just picked up frozen berries in a bag instead of something canned, hence my
    concern.

  • Posted in thread: Best Valentine's Gift on 02-15-2011 at 09:48 PM
    LUCKY! All I got was a less-heavy wallet....

  • Posted in thread: My First Experiment on 02-15-2011 at 09:41 PM
    After getting a couple brews under my belt, I've decided I'm going to experiment a little with
    half of my 5 gallons of stout that just passed the 2 week mark in the primary (2 weeks, 3 days
    to be exac...

  • Posted in thread: Irish Stout Extract in Primary - how long? on 02-04-2011 at 06:45 PM
    I have a partial-grain stout in my primary right now. The instructions said about 10 days but I
    checked the gravity last night after 2 weeks and am going to leave it an extra week since it's
    not quite...

  • Posted in thread: Cherry Stout bottled on 02-02-2011 at 06:50 PM
    Congrats! I'm about to put my first stout (my second brew ever as well) in to seconday this
    weekend on top of some raspberries and then I'm thinking about adding some chocolate at
    bottling. Let us kno...

  • Posted in thread: I made it 2 1/2 days... on 02-01-2011 at 08:06 PM
    I've been doing the same thing with my first brew, but I actually made it a whole week before
    cracking open my first brew ever. Since then I've been pretty good about waiting (but did have
    one while b...

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