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  • Poconos, PA
  • As of January 2008, just starting out in home brewing.
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  • I've been trying different beers over the past year, and discovered I liked darker beers--good to know all beer isn't the typical pee-water I was used too. Then while on two separate business trips to the same company, my party was taken to a local brew pub--The Pour House, Rivertown turned out the owner of the place is a chemist too, and he just decided he'd be happier brewing for a living. I loved every beer I tried. I hit another microbrew local to me that specialized more in lagers. At first I was skeptical considering the pee-water I was used to was all called 'lager,' but I loved everything I tried there too. Then I just knew I had to learn to brew.


  • Posted in thread: Beer sour at bottling on 07-29-2011 at 02:21 AM
    What I did for for a plastic bucket that produced vinegar beer: heat some water to about 150F
    and transfer to the bucket, dumping in a half cup of bleach as you go. Let it soak till it
    cools and repla...

  • Posted in thread: Who's grinding? on 07-29-2011 at 02:07 AM
    A lot of folks here use a Corona Mill. I nearly bought one but folks here were telling me about
    the Barley Crusher being so much better so I went that route. It probably doesn't matter based
    on the ef...

  • Posted in thread: Had to crush grains with a blender, use the flour? on 07-29-2011 at 01:52 AM
    Wow. I've never heard of that. I'm sure if you mention what state your in folks closer to you
    will chime in with better LHBS. The one i use is in Bethlehem, PA (Keystone Home Brew) and
    they've always ...

  • Posted in thread: First ever AG today!!! on 07-26-2011 at 04:02 AM
    It'll probably be one of the best beers you ever tasted. I know in mine i tasted malt flavor
    like i never had before. Good luck with how it turns out. And Congrats!

  • Posted in thread: Need ideas for a hop schedule on 07-25-2011 at 03:25 AM
    Okay screwed up. I realized I only used 7.5# Marris Otter (in addition to 8 oz 40L crystal
    malt). Realized it when trying to figure out how I missed my original gravity. I didn't bother
    with DME. How ...

  • Posted in thread: Need ideas for a hop schedule on 07-25-2011 at 01:10 AM
    Thanks. I'll use 1oz ekg and 0.5 Northdown to bitter and aroma with fuggles!

  • Posted in thread: Need ideas for a hop schedule on 07-24-2011 at 11:19 PM
    Brewing this beer:lets assume I average about 75% to 80% efficiency:8.5# Maris Otter8 oz 40L
    Crystal MaltMash Schedule: 80 min (start at 154, dropping to 150 degrees F over 80 minutes)Hop

  • Posted in thread: Brewing on a glass cooktop? on 07-24-2011 at 05:50 PM
    They work good. That's what I learned to brew on. Not so much for a full boil, but for partial
    mash and extract brews, they work. It did take quite a while to get the 4 gallons to go though.
    I've gone...

  • Posted in thread: Absorbing 5 gallons of beer with dry hops? on 07-24-2011 at 03:11 PM
    Nearly sprayed my computer screen with coffee when I read the OP in this thread. Seriously
    there are folks who make hop tea, but this would likely be far worse than that. It's all about
    balance. Yes y...

  • Posted in thread: Well, that sucked... on 07-24-2011 at 02:43 PM
    I read someone saying it was your first? Eh, i had problems with my first AG batch, and ended
    up making one of the best beers i've ever had... Even if it's not your first, 4.5 gallons isn't
    bad. You p...

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