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  • I had never considered home brewing. Received my first home brewing Ingredient and Equipment kits from my wife for a Christmas gift 2 years ago. They sat around for an entire year. the day after the following Christmas i broke everything out and started brewing, It was a True Brew Brown Ale, It came out OK. I continued brewing True brew kits for most of the year. Pale Ale, Nut Brown Ale, Porter, Hefeweizen, Black Lager, Oktoberfest, and IPA, not necessarily in that order. Most came out pretty good. At the beginning of this year I have broken away from using the kits and started developing my own formulas, using liquid yeast and playing around with multiple hops additions. I will be doing partial mashes for the rest of this year (2011) and will be starting All Grains hopefully early next year. Currently I have brewed this year, Bock, Honey Blonde Ale, and American Pale Ale.
  • Rauchbier, Pumpkin Ale, Schwarzbier, Chocolate Chipotle Stout, American Lager, American Amber Ale, Dopplebock, Honey blonde Ale, Pils
  • Hefeweizen
  • Oktoberfest, Bock(2nd Place OSHC 41), Honey Blonde Ale, American Pale Ale, Nut brown Ale, IPA
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  • Cranston
  • RI


  • Posted in thread: Carboy/ Keg Cleaner Giveaway on 05-26-2011 at 07:34 PM
    Looks like an excellent product.

  • Posted in thread: Munich Helles on 05-03-2011 at 12:40 AM
    I have a general procedure before I brew a style i have to make. I will try the commercial
    versions of the product that I want to brew However this one eludes me.I have tried
    Weihenstephaner Original ...

  • Posted in thread: Stupid Question on 04-24-2011 at 09:55 PM
    I was with you up to the part about, "with a vortex fully displacing the liquid". Obviously,
    anything fully displacing the liquid in the flask will cause it to overflow. A vortex is
    neither desirable ...

  • Posted in thread: Stupid Question on 04-24-2011 at 09:14 PM
    And the obvious answer i think would be Yes, But I want to double checkWill a 2000 ML Flask be
    able hold a full 2000 ML of starter and have a vortex with out the liquid over flowing?Sorry,
    never took ...

  • Posted in thread: Brewmasters Warehouse on 04-18-2011 at 01:23 PM
    Question about the brewbuilder, What calculation formula do you use for bitterness?

  • Posted in thread: Carboy Headspace and Oxidation on 04-15-2011 at 01:55 AM
    Was thinking about this and was wondering if anyone has tried dropping a small piece of dry ice
    into the carboy to help prevent oxidation after transferring to secondary/tertiary

  • Posted in thread: Brewmasters Warehouse on 04-10-2011 at 05:38 PM
    Love your brew builder, I will be ordering from you soon.

  • Posted in thread: First Time bottling, broken bottles on 04-05-2011 at 01:10 AM
    Sam Adams bottles work perfectly!So do Dogfish Head (and the labels are easy to get off) and
    New Belgium bottles.I have used these as well, also never had a problem with Saranac or Harpoon

  • Posted in thread: Checking Efficiency? on 04-04-2011 at 01:57 AM
    I am doing my first partial mash. My plan to hit my style target is to take the wort after mash
    and sparge and add enough water to hit the 5 gal mark. then cool a portion of it and take a
    gravity read...

  • Posted in thread: 2 Stage Immersion Chiller with Pump ? on 04-04-2011 at 12:49 AM
    I'm getting ready to buy another 25 ft of copper and run them together by splitting the line
    with a t.If i understand this correctly you are going to get a second Immersion Chiller and
    have one seate...

On Deck: Pumpkin Ale, Schwarzbier Primary: Rauchbier Secondary - Bottled: Bock (2nd Place OSHC), Honey Blonde Ale, American Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, Oktoberfest, Hefeweizen.