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Posted in thread: Ideas On Improving My Beer Kit-In-A-Box on 12-22-2013 at 04:13 PM
Instructions: Round-filed! I'm going with the Kirkwooder Method! :rockin:I'll let you know how
it turns out.
Posted in thread: Ideas On Improving My Beer Kit-In-A-Box on 12-22-2013 at 03:30 PM
Thanks Yoop! I had a feeling the LME being hopped was the fly in the ointment. I think I will
increase the volume of the boil and then stir in the extract(s). Any suggestions on the timing
of the hops...
Posted in thread: Reusing bottles on 12-22-2013 at 03:17 PM
I experimented with capping a twist off bottle once. Result: Broken bottle AND broken bottle
capper. Stick with the pop offs, you can't go wrong.
Posted in thread: Ideas On Improving My Beer Kit-In-A-Box on 12-22-2013 at 03:10 PM
Ingredients are as follows:Hopped Dark LME - 1 can (3.3 lbs)Dark DME - 1 lbDark DME - 1
lbCrystal 60L - 6 oz for steepingRoasted Barley - 4 oz for steepingCascade (US) - 1 ozCascade
(US) - 1 ozMuntons...
Posted in thread: Ideas On Improving My Beer Kit-In-A-Box on 12-22-2013 at 03:05 PM
I am a noob brewer who got hooked early this year. Seriously hooked. For my 6th batch I decided
to try a mail-order kit in a box from True Brew (an Irish Stout). All my previous brews have
been made w...
Posted in thread: So Cal Noobie on 02-17-2013 at 02:27 PM
Hey Brewsmith, I'm in West Torrance near the South Bay Galleria. I really like South Bay
Homebrew Supply. That's where I got all my stuff for my first brew. I think I'm hooked! Ready
to start planning...
Posted in thread: So Cal Noobie on 02-17-2013 at 02:22 PM
Thanks Colorado! That sets my mind at ease. And duly noted on sanitizing. The stir paddle was
not yet sanitized but I am hoping it's fine since it was the stir paddle I used for the boil.
Posted in thread: So Cal Noobie on 02-17-2013 at 03:37 AM
Well I finally had my window and I seized it. After a couple of false starts (wife, kids,
working six days a week) I finally embarked on my first brew day today. Had a great time and I
enjoyed the pro...
Posted in thread: What's the best lhbs in SoCal? La/oc on 02-01-2013 at 09:34 PM
I second South Bay Brewing Supply. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Didn't try to upsell me a
bunch of gadgets and trinkets I didn't need. And they always seem willing to give advice and
tips for the ne...
Posted in thread: So Cal Noobie on 01-30-2013 at 01:48 AM
Thanks for the heads up, I just might do that. That is, after all, where I purchased my
equipment today. Can't wait to get started!