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  • First brew November 2012.
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  • Posted in thread: Craft Beer & Brewing magazine on 09-13-2014 at 03:32 PM
    Seems to be a rehash of old articles after a while. Hell, the monthly style brews are right out
    of "Brewing Classic Styles." Maybe after I subscribe for another year or so I'll recognize the
    articles ...

  • Posted in thread: What's your profession? on 03-29-2014 at 03:30 AM
    I'm a ballerina. What difference does it make?

  • Posted in thread: How old is your oldest beer? (And is it drinkable) on 03-25-2014 at 04:31 PM
    Red ale is just over one year old, and my Kolsch and EPA are coming up on one year ... the
    reason they've lasted is because I've decided they suck. And I once thought my red ale was my
    WOW! beer.

  • Posted in thread: Music while brewing on 03-25-2014 at 04:26 PM
    I also only listen to brewing podcasts when I brew. I also noticed that the only time I
    whistle, hum or sing a tune, is when I'm in the kitchen cooking or brewing.

  • Posted in thread: Craft Beer & Brewing magazine on 03-25-2014 at 04:23 PM
    In my opinion hbt is way better than any magazine available.BYO is definitely worth the cost.

  • Posted in thread: Making my wife understand the obsession on 02-21-2014 at 12:34 AM
    not knowing your financial situation maybe she is right, or maybe she isn't. But if it's going
    to be an issue maybe discuss it with her, and let her know how important it is to your brewing
    and tell h...

  • Posted in thread: Missed My Barley Wine OG on 02-03-2014 at 05:03 PM
    I'm pissed at myself for making all efforts to make my first barley wine a good one, with extra
    attention to my yeast starter, filtered water, sanitation, and I thought if this one went well
    I could m...

  • Posted in thread: How long is too long in the primary on 01-22-2014 at 10:45 PM
    Pumpkin porter was in the primary for three months because of a surgery. It turned out great.

  • Posted in thread: Starter not fermenting on 01-19-2014 at 03:27 PM
    I tried the plastic wrap test and it shows no sign of fermentation, so looks like I'll be
    starting over with the yeast starter. Also I realized I might not have prepared my starter
    properly. I used on...

  • Posted in thread: Using the Outdoors Instead of a Chiller? Concerns about lactobacillus on 01-18-2014 at 05:32 PM
    I've done it without any harm, but it'll take over an hour. A cold water bath will be much
    faster, as liquid to liquid heat transfer is much more effective than liquid to air.Same here