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  • I was at a friends house and he gave me a honey wheat ale that was brewed at a brewfest locally here in BG. It was one of the best tasting beers I'd ever had. At that point I did some google searching and saw some youtube videos on brewing coopers kits. I just started fermenting my first one last night. Australian Pale Ale from Coopers. Nervous but excited about what comes next.
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  • Posted in thread: First time growing hops and initial setup on 07-19-2014 at 08:14 PM
    I've been home brewing for a few years now and have tossed around the idea of getting a couple
    of hop plants going but hadn't pulled the trigger at this point. I was just on vacation in
    South Haven, M...

  • Posted in thread: Man, I love Apfelwein on 07-03-2012 at 03:00 PM
    I started my first batch last week with 3 gallons of apple juice, 1.5 lbs light brown sugar,
    and red star premier cuvee yeast(LHBS didn't have Montrachet). I threw it all together Thursday
    6/28 and ju...

  • Posted in thread: All Grain vs Cooper's Kit in a Can on 10-04-2011 at 01:20 AM
    I just cracked open a 10 month old beer from my second all grain batch ever from last
    December(first one was a disaster...miserable efficiency, mashed too hot from inaccurate
    thermometer, fg was 1.024...

  • Posted in thread: All Grain vs Cooper's Kit in a Can on 10-03-2011 at 02:14 AM
    You could probably brew the kit better today than you could have done a year ago.I don't think can, pour, add DME, stir, top off with water, pitch... It's not the brewing it's the

  • Posted in thread: All Grain vs Cooper's Kit in a Can on 10-03-2011 at 01:13 AM
    I've been brewing for a little over a year and my first 2 brews were cooper's australian pale
    ale can kits. I then did one extract batch before switching over completely to all grain with
    BIAB. My bee...

  • Posted in thread: First BIAB on 10-02-2011 at 12:33 PM
    It is fermenting now, so I may (or may not) report back when I have taste tested the AG vs
    Extract. GregI for one would like to hear what you have to say about a direct comparison
    between those 2 bat...

  • Posted in thread: First BIAB on 10-01-2011 at 08:50 PM
    Like you said, I'm sure you've made great beer going the extract route. I did a couple kit in a
    can batches and 1 extract batch before I went BIAB and they were very good beers. The cost
    savings with ...

  • Posted in thread: BIAB and Partial Mash Questions on 09-27-2011 at 09:17 PM
    Hi, but instead of having 2 separate pots, can I just add more water at the end? I have a 15
    gallons pot. I want to do 10 gallons batch. By the time I combine all the grains, water, my 15
    gallon pot w...

  • Posted in thread: BIAB and Partial Mash Questions on 09-27-2011 at 01:01 AM
    Currently I am using a turkey fryer to do full boil extract recipes. I am interested in trying
    a partial mash or all grain BIAB but I have a few questions:all grain BIAB: I don't believe my
    30qt kettl...

  • Posted in thread: Star-San longevity on 09-18-2011 at 12:38 PM
    do you keep it in a sealed bucket?a gallon milk jug...As for the tap vs. RO or distilled...the
    metallic ions will definitely cloud it, but pH is what is important. The chlorine used to treat
    the tap w...