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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
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  • Posted in thread: Secondary fermentation on 08-17-2014 at 05:42 PM
    It's not necessary. I do it for clearing of my brews. I like to get as much out of the primary
    as I can, so I usually suck a little too much yeast. When you transfer to the secondary, that
    yeast will ...

  • Posted in thread: on 08-13-2014 at 12:26 AM
    I have been buying my ingredients there lately, and just starting to drink the beer i made with
    it, and the honey wheat i made is excellent. He crushes real fine, had one stuck sparge, bought
    myself a...

  • Posted in thread: New Barley Crusher and OG on 08-11-2014 at 12:27 AM
    Just used my Barley crusher for the 1st time. If I achieved my expected OG, I shouldn't have to
    change to roller settings, am I correct in this assumption?

  • Posted in thread: Altered Brewing Process on 08-06-2014 at 11:13 AM

  • Posted in thread: Altered Brewing Process on 08-06-2014 at 11:04 AM
    A few days ago I had a boil over that ended up burning my hand because I grabbed the handles
    when the wort went over the top of the kettle. So last night I tried to brew again, but this
    time at the ho...

  • Posted in thread: Bad Brew Day...Burned my hand on 08-03-2014 at 02:39 AM
    Never had one boil over before this.... what i usually do, is stir the boiling wort before I
    dump the hops in, but this one just went over in like a split second. gonna buy some kettle

  • Posted in thread: Bad Brew Day...Burned my hand on 08-03-2014 at 02:00 AM
    Was brewing, what was going to be a delicious pale ale, when a boil over occurred at my 1st hop
    addition. Stupid me grabbed the handles of the pot and the wort boiled over onto my right hand
    causing 2...

  • Posted in thread: Did I bottle too early? on 07-28-2014 at 01:41 AM
    the kits always tell you to bottle early. that way they sell more kits. What most home brewers
    do is leave the beer alone in the fermenter for at least 2 weeks. usually 3 weeks. what I do is

  • Posted in thread: Screen for brew kettle on 07-27-2014 at 08:22 PM
    buy some window screen and make a frame for it?

  • Posted in thread: FastRack Party Pack Giveaway! - Open to All Members! on 07-26-2014 at 11:40 PM
    I want this