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  • I Have been drinking microbrews for a whlie.Love the taste of most but not the retail price. So, I decided to try to make my own beer. Bought my equipment and starter ingredient kit locally. Just doing partial mash extract kits for now and want to get into whole grain in the future, once I figure out the basic process. Made 2 brews so far, an American Amber(turned out more like an IPA) and a English Brown Ale(tastes real good out of the primary).
  • Light ales, Honey ales, IPA's
  • English Brown Ale
  • American Amber
  • none
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  • Wisconsin


  • Posted in thread: Hops and grains? on 09-09-2016 at 04:39 AM is where I get my brewing supplies. out of Little Chute, WI. Very affordable.
    2 row for $.76/LB if you buy 10 lbs or more.

  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing Kettle Giveaway on 08-15-2016 at 02:11 AM
    I'm in

  • Posted in thread: Issue with Irish moss on 06-01-2016 at 11:24 PM
    I use half Tablespoon at 15 minutes. Cool down, I always filter out hops. what Irish Moss does
    is coagulate the hops(gets them thicker), less finer particles go through the strainer.

  • Posted in thread: Selling all grain Equipment on 05-30-2016 at 03:17 AM
    Selling all my All-grain equipment. I have a 5 gallon SS pot(do 4 gallon boils with top off in
    fermenter), 4 gallon aluminum pot(sparge), 5 gallon round cooler Mash Tun with valve and braid,
    3 6.5 gal...

  • Posted in thread: Mashtun Size on 05-25-2016 at 07:48 PM
    If Space/Time is limited...I use a 5 gallon Rubbermaid round DYI mash tun(Menards green one). 5
    gallon SS pot(4 gallon boils) top off in fermenter. I use beersmith to help with recipe
    adjustments. The...

  • Posted in thread: full boil? on 05-23-2016 at 03:30 AM
    I have a 5 gallon pot, do 4 gallon boils(add the initial hop addition off the burner to avoid
    boilovers). Top off in the fermenter. Usually boils down to about 3.25 to 3.5 gallons. Makes
    some great be...

  • Posted in thread: No Hydrometer on 05-22-2016 at 05:19 AM
    i just put the hydrometer in the fermenting bucket, you don't need to use the sample tube.

  • Posted in thread: Why does everyone make their brewday so stressfull and expensive on 05-05-2016 at 01:58 AM
    I have had shared my beer with friends and the LHBS, and have been told it is excellent, and
    they are wanting more. Thats all I need for knowing I am doing brewing the right way. I don't
    stress over r...

  • Posted in thread: Why does everyone make their brewday so stressfull and expensive on 05-04-2016 at 05:00 AM
    Brewing is easy. All grain is easy. Figure out how much strike water you need, heat it up.
    Grind your grain(if it isn't preground at the LHBS). mash the grain. Drain the wort, Sparge to
    boil volume. B...

  • Posted in thread: Oxygen Setup on 05-04-2016 at 04:53 AM
    I have rehydrated yeast in the past and found it makes for a more stressful brew day. Plus I
    see no difference in the quality of my beers. Aeration, I have tried to aerate my wort also,
    again with no ...