Last Activity:02-22-2012 3:27 PM
Posted in thread: New Guy from Naperville, IL on 01-28-2012 at 01:37 AM
Hmmm...chloramine isn't even listed on the Naperville water analysis. Just chlorine. Same goes
for the Chicago report (though they oddly don't have any available after 2010). But then some
Posted in thread: New Guy from Naperville, IL on 01-25-2012 at 02:53 AM
I think I have a copy of the city's water report, I'll see if I can find it. I think it may be
available on the city website too.Thanks for the tip...didn't even think about the city
website. Found it...
Posted in thread: New Guy from Naperville, IL on 01-25-2012 at 01:06 AM
Another question for locals: do you use straight local tap water for brewing? Or do you filter
it? Pretty sure all our water comes from the Lake Michigan supply but not sure of its profile.
Posted in thread: IPA=blah on 01-24-2012 at 04:50 AM
Sierra Nevada pale ale + summer day = happy me. Technically not an IPA but still...
Posted in thread: New Guy from Naperville, IL on 01-24-2012 at 04:44 AM
Fox Valley Home Brew and Winery Supplies 14 W Downer Pl in downtown Aurora.I should mention I
work there part time.Took your advice and made a trip. Fred helped me out...awesome guy. I'll
Posted in thread: So I tasted my first batch... on 01-22-2012 at 05:33 PM
Just to provide a little more detail, I happened to pop open a bottle of cheap red wine last
night, and realized immediately that the aroma of my beer was virtually identical to that of
the wine, and ...
Posted in thread: So I tasted my first batch... on 01-22-2012 at 03:33 AM
sounds about right for a stout. Time will do this beer good..what temp did you ferment at?Cool,
thanks all. I'll just wait and see.To answer this question, I fermented in the high 60s/low
Posted in thread: So I tasted my first batch... on 01-21-2012 at 11:15 PM
Opened a bottle of my first batch today. It was made with a Coopers Stout kit.It has only been
conditioning for 4 days but I wanted to be sure they were carbonating.Good news: They are
Posted in thread: New Guy from Naperville, IL on 01-20-2012 at 08:22 PM
Hey all! Good to see there are a bunch of you in the area. So, here's a question: I've been
shopping at the Brew & Grow in Bolingbrook (which has been a good place). Any recommendations
for other good...
Posted in thread: Disappointing sample bottle. on 01-20-2012 at 07:55 PM
Is it possible that your priming sugar wasn't mixed well? Have you tried bottles from different
stages in the bottling? Or maybe the bottles are too cold for the yeast to do their thing?I'm
24 hours f...