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  • Several years ago my girlfriend (now my wife) bought me a basic home brewing kit for Christmas. It sat unused for a few years until a friend of mine bought himself a kit, and brewed a decent amber ale. A few months later another friend brewed a Mr. Beer kit, which tasted horrendous. Suddenly I felt the urge to show both of them up. I brought that kit from years ago out of the cobwebs, and brewed a kit recipe that came out decent. Since then both friends gave up on the hobby. I on the other hand, became obsessed with it. Many years, batches, and equipment upgrades later, I am producing beer that is as good or better (often better :) ) than the commercial breweries that I enjoy.
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  • Posted in thread: Will extract get old? on 08-18-2014 at 01:32 PM
    The general rule of thumb is to use LME as fast as you can, but really it all depends on how
    you store it. If you refrigerate it, waiting 3 months to use it is fine. At cold temps, LME can
    last. If it...

  • Posted in thread: I bought the wrong LME by accident on 05-16-2014 at 12:39 PM
    I call it 'Festival Ale' - it's similar to an Octoberfest Ale, so it's a hybrid. Something I've
    brewed every year and still do even though I've moved to all grain. It's one of those beers
    that makes p...

  • Posted in thread: Honey Balz Spring Wheat on 04-23-2014 at 03:27 AM
    Just tapped this version. It is FANTASTIC! The citrusy hops elevate this beer to a whole other
    level. Sent from my SCH-I535 using Home Brew mobile app

  • Posted in thread: Wort Monster Giveaway on 04-22-2014 at 12:40 PM

  • Posted in thread: Pilsner DME vs Golden Light DME on 04-15-2014 at 06:55 PM
    I doubt the extract had anything to do with it. You probably just had very healthy yeast this
    time around.

  • Posted in thread: Honey Balz Spring Wheat on 04-15-2014 at 04:21 PM
    Just brewed up a variation of this for a competition. All late hops.Fermentables5lbs Wheat
    DME.5lb Honey Malt1lb Honey (added @ flameout)Hops1oz Amarillo (9 AAU) @ 10min1oz Citra (14.1
    AAU) @ 10min1oz...

  • Posted in thread: "extract note"? on 03-06-2014 at 02:12 PM
    So I've typically plunked my container of LME in HOT water for about 20 min priort to adding it
    to the brew kettle, simply to make it easier to get most of the liquid out of the containter.
    Might this...

  • Posted in thread: Honey Balz Spring Wheat on 03-06-2014 at 02:09 PM
    CrookedTail, I was looking for a new recipe to brew this weekend and ran across your Honey Balz
    recipe. This is an old post so hopefully you're still out there.What do you think about using
    WB-06 inst...

  • Posted in thread: There's a twang on my stout on 02-26-2014 at 07:42 PM
    How long did it age? Sent from my SCH-I535 using Home Brew mobile app

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